survey result

Summary

£59
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This fifteenth-century coaching inn, timber-framed without and beamed within, is many people’s idea of “the perfect pub” – with “gorgeous food, but still a place where you can enjoy a pint and a laugh with your mates”. Under the same family ownership for more than 80 years, it has expanded into neighbouring buildings to povide accommodation and a modern cocktail bar, The Ostlers.

Summary

£53
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This fifteenth-century timber-framed favourite has been run by the same family for 80 years, and “really stands out for its service” and “remarkable consistency”. “They use local, seasonal ingredients and the menu is different on every visit – love it!”. The owners also run The Ostlers, a modern cocktail bar and grill a few doors away.

Summary

£53
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This fifteenth-century timber-framed favourite has been run by the same family for 80 years, and “really stands out for its service” and “remarkable consistency”. “They use local, seasonal ingredients and the menu is different on every visit – love it!”. The owners also run The Ostlers, a modern cocktail bar and grill a few doors away.

Summary

£49
   ££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“The old pub oozes charm and when cold, the roaring fire near the bar is just the thing”, say fans of this timber-framed 15th-century coaching inn. “Then there’s the food: fantastic, but not so fancy it would put the man in the street off, and it’s in generous portions”. Run by the same family for 75 years, it’s a place where tradition is taken seriously – a Good Friday custom of adding a new hot cross bun to a collection hanging over the bar is more than a century old. “We’ve been regular diners for the past 25 years and it never fails to deliver – the regularly changing menu means you never get bored”.

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Owner's description

The Bell Inn, set in the lovely historic village of Horndon on the Hill, is a 15th Century Coaching Inn run by the same family for over 75 years.

The two busy bars have the warm, friendly atmosphere of a ‘proper’ pub. There’s an open fire, numerous ales on hand pump and a top-class wine by the glass list. The menu changes daily, using seasonal and local produce where possible. Upstairs, and in the Georgian properties next door but one, are 27 individually styled bedrooms featuring both modern and period twists that remain sympathetic to the beautiful buildings in which they reside.

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£8.00 £25.00 £3.50 £7.95
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £18.95
Filter Coffee £2.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

Portions
Yes
25, 30
No dress code
40

Private dining

We have three rooms of differing size and aspect available for private hire. We cater for business and social events, from boardroom meetings or small family gatherings right up to larger private parties, corporate away days or business promotions and events such as product launches.

The Bell Inn Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Bell Inn Restaurant in SS17, Horndon on the Hill by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Bell Inn restaurant.
Paul F
Bit of delay Return after a while. Incredib...
Reviewed 1 months,

"Bit of delay Return after a while. Incredibly busy today, sadly meant a long time between courses. "Entertained" by family with four children next table one playing a phone, console very loudly. Roast was ok but Yorkshire a bit crunchy for me. Ok meal, not as exceptional as in the past."

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High Rd, Horndon on the Hill, SS17 8LD
Opening hours
Monday12 pm‑2.00 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday12 pm‑2.00 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2.00 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2.00 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2.00 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2.00 pm, 5:30 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑6.00 pm

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