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The Bell Inn (circa 1635) situated in Outwood, a tiny hamlet roughly the same size that it was in the 17th century when Londoners first came here to escape the Great Plague, has all the charm and character that only hundreds of years can give to an old English pub. Surrounded by National Trust walks and stunning landscapes, garden views across the beautiful Surrey countryside and of course, delicious and interesting menu choices, award winning real ales which are cared for devotedly alongside a wide range of specially selected wines, spirits, draught beers and ciders. If you are looking for a break in your busy day, the perfect environment to relax enjoying a meal, or just a pint and a chat
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $26
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
British, Gastropub, Bar, Pub
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed October 12, 2020 via mobile

The food is always fabulous but I have to mention the chips! If you order anything always add a side chips, they are the best I have ever had :)

Date of visit: October 2020
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thebellinnoutwood, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded October 13, 2020

Hello Louise.. Thank you for reviewing our chips. Having carried out extensive research, sampling many to find the perfect ones, we're really glad that you loved them. lol

Reviewed October 4, 2020

The special was Wiener Schnitzel served, in good English style, with chips, mushroom and tomato. Still, two of us found it tasty and different. The main menu had a fairly good range, but as with other Fuller’s pub-restaurants it is not designed for carnivores -...a chicken breast was the only proper meat offering, unless you include a burger or pie of the day. I treated myself to a dessert, but the crumble had a strange dusty texture, not cooked through, and the fruit was sour. A nice jug of custard accompanied. The tiramisu was very, very sweet and did not seem to have any marsala or other alcohol. This is not a place for wine lovers. The waitress (who was very good) reeled off the names of the 4 red wines on offer, but the pinot noir did not taste familiar. The Chilean sauvignon blanc was apparently not much to write home about. OK, this was pub grub, which is what Fuller’s presumably set out to offer. Avoid foreign-named dishes, and drink beer rather than wine, and you’ll have a good meal in a very friendly place.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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thebellinnoutwood, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded October 6, 2020

Hello Michael Many thanks for writing your review for us. We do read them all and discuss points raised at our regular meetings. I should point out that The Bell is no longer operated by Fuller's. Switching from a managed house, my company took the...More

Reviewed September 26, 2020

I went out for dinner to The Bell with my daughter and son. The service was absolutely wonderful, the food was excellent and they really made us feel at home. We will definitely go again soon.

Date of visit: September 2020
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thebellinnoutwood, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2020

Hello Samantha. Thank you for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. I'm very lucky to have such a wonderful team here who appreciate acknowledgment for their efforts. Very best. Steve

Reviewed September 24, 2020

What a beautiful pub. We stumbled on the Bell Inn nestled in the Surrey countryside and decided to go inside for lunch. . Full of old fashioned charm and beams. Great service and I will definitely be going back for the food.A very tempting menu...the good was delicious.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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thebellinnoutwood, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2020

Thank you Katy for taking the time to write us such a lovely review. We love our old Pub and are glad to hear that you've fallen for it too. Steve

Reviewed September 21, 2020

Three of us attended this Inn for lunch, it was a Wednesday, not very busy and we sat outside to start with but it then got windy so we retreated to inside. There is plenty of room inside and out. The staff were helpful and...the whole place is arranged for the current virus regulations. They even disposed of a Hornet that came in the restaurant to join us. Not really a children's place inside but very ok for kids outside. The service was prompt but not too pushy, and the food was good, we had a Mrs Owtons burger, Chicken breast, chorizo croquette, and Grilled halloumi Burger. All were fine, cooked freshly and presented fine, but not over fussy. The drinks selection was good and the place has a good pub feel. The car park is a good size. Would go again. Prices are upper mid range for food and drinks, for three drinks, ( Beer ) and three mains it was just over £60.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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thebellinnoutwood, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2020

Thank you Bob for writing us such a kind review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and the uninvited Hornet wasn't a problem. See you again soon. Steve

Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

Haven’t been here for a few years. However, we were in the area and trying to find somewhere to shelter away from the wind and rain. Popped in on the off chance they had a table and they had one left (the rest all booked...out!). I had lamb roast, wife vegetarian, two kids meals. The food was fantastic - decent portions and very very tasty. We left totally stuffed! Love the ‘local’ atmosphere too, with local friends popping in with their dogs, having a drink and chat, then heading on. Staff were attentive and service was great. Nothing too much trouble for them. We will be back, and soon, I hope! Thanks for a great mealMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 9, 2020

Our family of six enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Bell yesterday. Depsite blowing an absolute hooley outside, we ventured out to meet with family and enjoyed a great lunch. The roast lamb was delicious with generous portions as was the vegetarian roast. The burgers...were deemed 'ok' from the teenagers - praise indeed. The staff were very friendly, the atmosphere warm and cosy. Would visit again for sure.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed October 9, 2019

Such a shame. I had been there once before, for lunch and had a reasonable sandwich but was extremely disappointed with their Sunday roast. We ordered 2 roast lambs and a childrens chicken dinner. Thank goodness it was me eating the kids roast as they...wouldn't have been able to chew the chicken that was dry and tough. Although the lamb was tender the amount of veg with the meat was pitiful. I have had a much better lamb shank roast for the same money elsewhere, so will be going there in future. Also ordered were fish fingers for a 3 year old, these came up as goujons. They were greasy and still had the skin of the fish on. Not at all palatable for a 3 year old. Such a waste of money. On the up the staff were pleasant.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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John M, Manager at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2019

Jacqui, thank you for your review of which I am most concerned to here of your shortcomings. We do make every effort to ensure that we check back with our customers during their meal to make sure everything is to their liking but it would...More

Reviewed October 8, 2019

We visited this restaurant last sunday was highly disappointed not only with the food but with the staff too! I ordered a prawn cocktail starter was as bland as anything the sauce had no taste to it was really strange! So I thought ok ill...just wait for the roast dinner , I ordered a roast lamb which really was just awful the lamb had no taste, unseasoned! the roast potatoes were definitely cooked from frozen absolutely disgusting! Hardly any veg just a few soggy carrots. I didnt want to complain as i had a guest woth me who we had invited! We were then just left waiting for a waitress to attend to our table to remove the plates with no luck! we waited around 20mins only for my partner to go to the bar and ask for our bill , can i just say the restaurant had quietened down by this point so there is no excuse to be just left in the corner! Will not visit this place again!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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John M, Manager at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2019

Dear Ash, thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to The Bell. Naturally I am very concerned to read of the shortcomings that you experienced and please rest assured that these have been discussed with the staff. If you would like...More

Reviewed October 6, 2019

Went for a great birthday lunch with the family. Menu satisfied our various tastes - even though no pies on the day we went. Very tolerant of our one year old. All in all we had a lovely time

Date of visit: October 2019
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John M, Manager at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2019

Peter, thank you for taking he time to review your recent visit to The Bell & we hope to see you back again.

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Hi Kims612016, All of our food is prepared fresh, on site by our team of chef's. we receive daily deliveries from our butcher, fish monger, green grocer and bakery. We use Brakes for our disposables, toilet rolls, paper... More
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