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“Consistent Quality” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Bell

The Bell
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $31
Cuisines: British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Country pub, restaurant and boutique B&B situated about 4 miles south of Stratford upon Avon on the edge of the Cotswolds. Award winning gastro pub with emphasis on taste and flavour, all dishes are imaginative and cooked fresh to order. Menu changes with the season to accommodate fresh, local and seasonal produce. Wines are handpicked and guest ales run alongside Guiness, Alscot Ale and Robinsons cider. Each of the nine rooms are individually styled with en-suite facilities and added luxuries such as L'Occitane toiletries and fresh milk and Monsoon Estates coffee. The perfect retreat for any occasion.
London, England, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Consistent Quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2014

As a professional tour guide I know the importance of a good meal to help make the day something special.

For that reason I am very careful about where I take people. While I have used the Bell before it was a while ago since I conducted a tour where the geography was such that it made sense to visit again.

I was as impressed as on previous occasions. Despite having suffered from some members of staff not showing up for work on a busy day, they could not have been more welcoming.

The Bell offers an excellent breath of menu from some solid basics done really well to an interesting range of more sophisticated offerings. In short, something for everybody.

The inside is modern and spacious and exudes a very relaxed atmosphere. They also have a lovely garden area with some great views of the beautiful countryside which surrounds the property.

Although only a short way from Stratford Upon Avon it is a world away in terms of the crowds and it is well worth driving out of the town having done all the more obvious stuff.

I will without doubt use the Bell again this summer and I am sure it would make a nice place for an overnight stay.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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HellsBells033, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Many thanks for your kind comments and feedback, we are delighted that you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back again.
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English first
Stratford Upon Avon
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179 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“"Duck's off..."”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

We went on a Saturday night and it was busy. It was a bit annoying that 3 things that we ordered from their menu were sold out - it was a bit like Fawlty Towers because the waiter kept coming back to say sorry... In the end we both had fillet steaks with crab, which were fantastic. Food is cooked well and its very tasty.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mont1e
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HellsBells033, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review, May 28, 2014
Oh no, popular choices! So sorry we couldn't make your visit perfect but thanks for the comments and please come again to try the other dishes.
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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great Food, Location & Service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

Situated a few miles outside Stratford upon Avon, the Bell serves high quality food and wine, underpinned by great friendly service. The Ploughman's lunch with hand cut chips is to die for!
The Bell also has high quality accommodation. The only negative point is the wifi connection; which did not work on our visit.
Highly recommended - Enjoy!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Malcolm D
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surrey
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014

A lovely pub, the interior is great, shabby chic look. Outside seating area with amazing views. Ordered the Ploughmans with chips, very tasty. Locally grown produce, big portions, the best Chips ever tasted in my life. Would like to come and stay in one of the rooms.

Visited April 2014
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Denver, Colorado
1 review
“Superb!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed an excellent lunch on Good Friday, it was delicious.
They were extremely busy but the service was excellent and the staff very friendly.
As soon as we returned to the cottage were renting In Stratford we made sure to get a reservation for lunch on Easter Sunday knowing it would be delicious.
We weren't disappointed. The roast beef was cooked to perfection and the Yorkshire pudding was probably the best I've ever had( other than my mothers).
We returned again for dinner on Monday.
Three visits in four days should easily show what we thought of this restaurant, the food and the staff,all superb! Unfortunately we left Stratford on Tuesday wishing we were staying longer to enjoy more of the same.
We certainly hope to return again very soon.
Thank you to all the excellent staff!

Visited April 2014
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