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“Death knell”
Review of Ye Olde Six Bells

Ye Olde Six Bells
Ranked #7 of 121 Restaurants in Horley
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Ye Olde Six Bells in Horley is a country pub & restaurant oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.
Reviewed December 17, 2012

Met a friend passing through Gatwick and wanted to get off airport for a meal. Told by hotel that the Ye Olde Six Bells was the best Horley had to offer......

Waited for an age to be seated, waitresses walking passed no recognition.
When finally spoken to asked if we had booked (Monday night), studied the booking sheet for a long time then sat us at a bad table right in front of kitchen door. When asked to move to another table told they were all reserved (by the time we left there were a number of empty tables!)
Dirty “scratch and sniff” menus.
Beer battered mushroom starter was very garlicy and very small. (only two small mushrooms cut in half)
Gammon main course very small, peas lukewarm. Cod main ok.
Wine plonked in ice bucket not served or poured.
Very bad and slow bar service after meal. Barman very ignorant and did not apologise for making us wait.

We will not return and wonder what the other restaurants in Horley are like if this is the best.

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2  Thank George35WestSussex
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

Great location at the end of a lane, but really close to gatwick airport and with a large carpark. Really "olde worlde" gastro pub with loads of character. Great menu selection, great service and great value. Just great!

Thank easyfrenchy
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

I have been to this pub at least five times over the last two years. I absolutely love the feel and character of this place. The food is always great! I can never fault it, however on each visit I have found that the service is very slow and staff are not particularly friendly,the place seems very poorly managed. It's such a shame, as it has everything else going for it.

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1  Thank ELWilko1
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Manager has recently changed. Charlie the new team manager has revitalised the atmosphere. It is brilliant and brings everything expected from an olde worlde english pub.
Food is great, prices reasonable. Guarantee an enjoyable evening. We are ehaving our Xmas meal there!

Thank Jol R
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Reviewed December 7, 2012 via mobile

First time, Friday lunch for 2. Told to take a seat as Table Service. No one came for 15 mins, approached Bar told someone would come to take our order. No one did, we left !

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Thank Paula F
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