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“Delicious - will be visiting again soon!”
Review of Beckingham Bell

Beckingham Bell
Ranked #18 of 100 Restaurants in Maldon
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Traditional country pub set in a rural location with plenty of great features. We specialise in traditional country pub food. We have Fresh Fish on Fridays, eat in or takeaway. You will always get a friendly welcome and will enjoy our relaxed environment, you can sit in our sunroom overlooking the pond with its carp and ducks including the lovely ornate mandarin ducks, in the garden weather permitting or in the lounge near the fire. We have hard standing for caravans and coach parties welcome. We are open 7 days a week but no food served on Mondays.
Maldon, United Kingdom
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“Delicious - will be visiting again soon!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

I recently visited The Bell with my family for the first time since the change of owner. When we walked in, we noticed there was a much nicer, more welcoming atmosphere than before. We didn't book, and were pretty lucky to get a table as at 6pm there were already a few families eating. I noticed immediately there was a focus on local produce on the menu, something that was really refreshing to see. I even found out later that the free range eggs my sister had were laid by the owner's chickens!

We each had different meals, all from the specials board. Having special dietary requirements is always tricky when eating out, but the chef was more than happy to alter the dish for me. The steak was absolutely wonderful, cooked to perfection and just the right amount. Everyone else thoroughly enjoyed the food too, which hasn't happened in a long time!

After our meal the owner showed us the project he was working on outside, where he has started to keep his own chickens, quails, vegetables and herbs to use in the restaurant. Local produce doesn't get much better than that!

All in all, the food was brilliant and the service to match. I'll definitely be visiting again!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Josh B
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Carol H, Owner at Beckingham Bell, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Many thanks for your feed back, it's always good to hear positive comments we look forward to seeing you soon.
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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“unimpressed”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Looked at website and booked to eat our evening meal for 7pm (for family of 3 adults, Son and wife taking Mother out). Upon arrival we thought it was a different place and questioned if we had the right pub, which bar man replied yes same pub, not the same menu, no 2 or 3 course meals as shown on the website.
The bar man was unwelcoming and made sarcastic remarks. Did not even pour the can of coke into the glass, that one of us had kindly asked for, or inform us our table was ready or where to sit

Cannot comment on food as we left feeling so unwelcome about 7.30pm,

Don't be mislead by the website

  • Visited May 2013
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic Food”
Reviewed May 3, 2013

Went as a family. 14 year old son very fussy. Food was lovely. two of us had the pie. Best ever pastry. Chef made up a chicken dish especially for son. Really good quality food and friendly helpful host. Really recommend.

  • Visited May 2013
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Shaun H, Owner at Beckingham Bell, responded to this review, May 27, 2013
Thank you for your review, good to hear you enjoyed you meal and service, if we can do something on request we will always try our best.

Many thanks
Shaun & Carol
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