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The Bell Tavern

Lower Duthie Drive, Belvidere Estate | At The Belvidere Manor Hotel, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 387 1055
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
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Opens in 14 min
Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Lower Duthie Drive, Belvidere Estate | At The Belvidere Manor Hotel, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had an amazing special at the Bell today. The lunch Sunday plate was really good. The food was top notch and the atmosphere it just to beautiful

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Moogle123
Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat here often and have to say food on the whole is consistently good. Expect slow service, in their defence they do explain that everything is prepared to order and this does show. Staff are very friendly and have to work hard when full,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SAtraveller61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This English-style pub and restaurant is the perfect supper venue for anyone overnighting in the Belvidere and Brenton areas of Knysna. The food options are down to earth but tasty and portions are more than generous. There is a wonderful warm ambiance inside when the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Knyzna1
Reviewed November 27, 2018

We were staying in a cottage at Belvidere Manor so this was our local. The first night my husband had the liver andonions iwth mash, I had the steak pie with chips, both were very tasty, The second night we only wanted a snack so...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cjkj3246
Reviewed September 12, 2018

Customers pay for value and pleasant experiences not an overrated museum badly run offering no care and no love hospitality. Far better run and managed places elsewhere in Knysna to be had.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank toulagounaris
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

If you want quiet, peacefull beautiful nature you go to Belvidere. The village is rich with history and you can enjoy eats and drinks at The Bell Tavern. Friendly service will round off your relaxing stay.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Anri B
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We decided to try the Sunday roast lunch and will definitely go back! The setting is great, service excellent, very good value for money and a huge plate of delicious , very well prepared food!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Stella M
Reviewed August 10, 2018

We have lunch here regularly and enjoy the friendly service from Jeffrey and his team. My favourite dishes are the Cobb salad and the chicken pie. The best of all is the fact that it is pet friendly if you sit outdoors!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank adriennee360
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

Food always pretty good but service today at The Bell Tavern was really bad ... as locals we go often and whilst not always perfect, staff on today were really bad. Not understaffed, just all more intent on huddling around the bar engrossed in their...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Gasified
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Beautifully cooked food in an idyllic setting. And the view from the gardens....wow. I shall take my friends here very soon.

Date of visit: October 2017
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February 22, 2018|
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Response from MikeM243 | Property representative |
Yes we do take bookings for Sunday lunch
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $9
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Duthie Drive, Belvidere Estate | At The Belvidere Manor Hotel, Knysna 6570, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 387 1055
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It is a quaint little pub situated on the grounds of Belvidere Manor. Well known for serving the best Pot Pies and Fish and Chips
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