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The Bell

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The Bell The Street | Purleigh, Maldon CM9 6RF, England
01621 828 348
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Dagenham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were invited to The Bell for a family 18th birthday and it was our first time there. First impressions were that it is a beautiful historic pub. Then we hit a snag. We were the first guests to arrive and I am in a wheelchair and the main door to the pub is awkward to access with a chair,... More 

Thank BorryBoo
Maldon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely old pub with a warm welcome, lovely landlord/lady. Good menu choices adequately cooked and well presented.

Thank Sheena127
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a gem of a country pub , we had a Sunday lunch and it could not be faulted, the starters were excellent and the Roast Beef was to die for (rare and succulent) and the vegetables cooked to perfection. the wine was not over priced and service first class , all in all a very pleasant way to spend... More 

Thank Nick L
Tiptree, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

For the second time I had a great meal from the dish of the day menu while my husband on the last occasion had overcooked whitebait (which the chef said was how people liked them with no trace of fish) and on the second time last week was served pork belly from the microwave which was cold on the outside... More 

Thank twilightLondon
Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

1st time visiting The Bell and had a lovely reception from Julian and Kirsten. The meal was very well presented and very tasty. Absolute gem of a find and will be visiting again without hesitation ! Thank you to all the staff. Lindsey & Greg .

Thank Jonesy1971
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Apart from a very good business meeting the meal and reception from all the staff was fabulous! It was the 1st time visiting The Bell and Julian, Kirsten and the staff were lovely and so was the food! We won't hesitate to come back - Thank you so much. Lindsey & Greg . X

Thank Lindsey J
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We popped to the Bell at Purleigh last Sunday to see a friend's art exhibition and had some lunch first. There were a lot of sporting fixtures that day including Formula One and Wimbledon final so it was not quite as full as it could have been, which was very pleasant. I plumped for the roast beef my partner had... More 

Thank Ladyrhodes
West Wales
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

My father lives locally and this is his 'local' so I have eaten here many times when visiting him but never taken the time to give a review and I thought it's about time I did! We had lunch last week, he had a substantial lunch and I had a light lunch, as always it was delicious, and very good... More 

Thank Little_Axe
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Took my 86 year old dad for a drink today. Went to the bar and stood for nearly 15 minutes waiting to be served as the bar had nobody behind it. Walked round the corner and the lady was making coffees for a table outside. I asked if she would be long and was met with a glare and said... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

The Sunday lunch was of a high quality - if you want the free entertainment park over the neighbours drive and Stan will be out to thrall you - during our vist two cars did this and it was very entertaining

Thank veryexptraveler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Bell The Street | Purleigh, Maldon CM9 6RF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Maldon
  • Phone Number: 01621 828 348

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?