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The Bell & Cross at Clent, Stourbridge, West Midlands

The Bell & Cross at Clent

4.4
4.4
86 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The Bell and Cross is a 19th century, grade two listed building. Sympathetically renovated in 2018, retaining the historical features and charm it has long been famed for. Embracing the buildings original layout, the restaurant is split into five dining rooms, creating an intimate and relaxing experience.

With an enviable outdoor space, the vibrancy and style of the restaurant extends out into the garden and the classic bar area and original smoke room will take you back to a traditional pub. We are also very dog friendly, and your canine companions are most welcome in our bar area, snug and our outside dining area including our marquees.

The menus at The Bell and Cross change on a seasonal basis and we offer a varied A la carte menu served all day. We also offer a varied small plates menu, lunchtime sandwiches and of course a traditional roast on Sundays.

The restaurant coupled with our lovely outside marquees and seating areas makes the Bell and Cross the perfect place to dine.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Bistro, British

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00–23:30 Sat 12:00–00:00 Sun 12:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    01562 730319

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 86 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Worcestershire

    Fit for Foodies

  • Worcestershire

    Outdoor Eating

  • Worcestershire

    Romance

  • Worcestershire

    Special Occasions

  • Worcestershire

    Most Booked

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  1. HI

    HILARYP

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Evening meal menu much better than Sunday lunch menu and better value for money
  2. EM

    EstherM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food4service1ambience1
    We visited last night having made the reservation a while ago. We did arrive half an hour early and was sat in the bar. There was only one person serving drinks so we waited 20mins to be served while she attending to table service! After being seated and ordering food the wait seemed forever. My husband even fetched another round of drinks as we couldn't see a member of staff. Starters came out and the food was lovely. I ordered a glass of wine which came and was warm so sent it back and changed for a gin instead. The gin was then garnished with cucumber that had to be sent back too! It tasted awful!Then we waited nearly an hour for our mains! The couple on the table next to us got offered a round of drinks for waiting we didn't? Eventually the main came must say lovely food. The whole experience has put us off coming back and we have eaten here before and always had good service. I did let the waitress know how I felt when we came to pay. She actually agreed with everything I said. I suggested to her they offer us a complimentary cocktail for the poor service. She did apologise and the cocktails did arrive(with a plate containing small pieces of cake)only after my suggestion! It spoilt our evening which is a shame as it was our wedding anniversary. If we had of driven there I would have probably got up and gone elsewhere but we came by taxi and don't live local so couldn't. It's sad to say we probably won't be returning 😕
  3. PS

    PatS

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food. Excellent service Enjoyed the background music outside Thankyou
  4. RL

    RebeccaL

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    Our table was booked for 7.15. It took ten minutes for the menus to be brought over and drinks ordered. We were told that there was a delay with food but our mains did not arrive until 9.15pm. The staff were very apologetic and we were given a significant discount on our meal. My beef bourginion was delicious but my friend’s king prawn linguine had too much sauce and was sickly. She ate less than half of it. At £19 plus for main meals our expectations for quality were not met.
  5. VH

    VictoriaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb as always. Food, service and atmosphere all top notch.
  6. E

    Emily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful however I did not feel as if there was much variety as some of the options were not available. The service was great and we loved the atmosphere of the garden.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 8 August 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Nice food, our waitress was very pleasant, although we waited nearly an hour to have our order taken. Not sure if it was due to lack of staff? We sat in the marquee, we found the seating a bit uncomfortable. Other than that it’s a lovely place and the food is decent!
  8. AM

    AndyM

    Worcestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Booked on Open Table at the last minute and a great surprise Beautiful Hummus & Pitta to start, Hake and Beef Bourginion off the mains were plentiful and we shared Plum Pudding with Vanilla custard - all good piping hot and served by two lovely ladies The place is quirky in an interesting way and set in a lovely country street Great place you should try
  9. JS

    JenniferS

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Was disappointed, menu choice, in necessary background music.
  10. DA

    DaleA

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent overall. Main course particularly nice. Quiet and intimate room with only 4 tables. Very pleasant service
  11. P

    Paddy

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 August 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    An enjoyable experience good quality food good service in a lovely setting. I will definitely go again
  12. b

    bakes

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff very friendly and helpful, food was superb . We all had different things and everyone was pleased with their choices. It really is a top class venue.
  13. J

    Julie

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant evening with friends Good all round service and food
  14. MH

    MaryH

    Warwickshire

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have rediscovered The Bell and Cross and are so pleased to have done so. Interesting and wide ranging menu. However, when my companion be moaned the lack of just simple, plain potatoes, lo and behold they were produced! Thank you Chef! Well done all......
  15. SE

    SimonE

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Our first time for a meal. Another first the cheese soufflé to start, which we both enjoyed. Hake was my main and was really good. My wife has the Curry very tasty indeed.
  16. a

    andrewd

    London

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food - try the cauliflower wings Main courses quite large, no room for oudding
  17. D

    Dips

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab service very delicious food and great ambience perfect meal out !
  18. AK

    AlisonK

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 August 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely country pub. Great outdoor seating area.....benches perhaps a little bit too far from the table for the not so tall ones!! Starters and mains very good indeed. I wasn't overly keen on the pannacotta.
  19. MR

    MommaRev

    Worcestershire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 August 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    My plaice was extremely greasy I couldn't eat the batter. My daughter's tempura cauliflower was in thick batter. It arrived without the sauce and the pickled cucumber was just thickly sliced with vinegar . Service was okay but we had to ask for the bill twice.
  20. LS

    LeeS

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and probably the best Sunday roast I've ever had. The beer was fantastic (Timothy Taylor) and I would definitely recommend this place to anyone
  21. MH

    MaryH

    Warwickshire

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious Sunday roast lamb and desserts. Friendly, helpful and hard-working staff. Has much improved since last visit 3 years ago. Prices higher than average but a good place for a special celebration.
  22. B

    Barsea

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service was very friendly and informative. The restaurant was extremely busy and the meals took a while to be served - about half an hour for each of the starter and main course. That said the food was very high quality and enjoyable.
  23. HI

    HILARYP

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Absolutely fantastic, everything was so tasty booked again for two weeks time. Best meal for a while! Keep up the good work.
  24. TH

    TrevorH

    Oxford

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was very good and the waiting staff were very attentive.
  25. JS

    JuliaS

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food which looked and tasted good. Friendly and helpful staff. Will return.
  26. T

    jennyT

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would recommend, staff lovely, food fabulous, never disapoints, will be back
  27. VC

    VeronicaC

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Lovely pub with great food. Service a bit slow but staff were friendly.
  28. J

    Joeh

    Worcestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve been here many times and it’s always brilliant, food is incredible and service is always great too.
  29. V

    Vixsta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good service. Very attentive. Food was delicious. We had all the small plates with a couple of bottles of wine. Lovely quiet table at 5pm. Love the little rooms. Creates an enjoyable personal experience. Definitely going back to work our way through the menu.
  30. GE

    GillianE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No complaints, staff lovely, food really good, went with friends and had a lovely evening.
  31. C

    Casablanca

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Please improve your choice of Red wine to include a decent Burgundy.
  32. S

    Sandy

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Overall it was a lovely evening with friends, the food was nice, although one of the group had to wait for his starter but he was given a free glass of vine as a gesture of good will. One other member of the group asked for a large glass of coke, which he waited 45 minutes for and when it came it was a small glass. Overall score I would give 4/5 because it was a good night.
  33. MH

    MicheleH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 July 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    We had a selection of small plates - all well presented and tasty- arancini balls were rather large so couldn’t eat them all! Overall great atmosphere
  34. DC

    DebbieC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The menu was very varied, with lots of tempting dishes, it was difficult to choose. Everyone enjoyed their food. The service was attentive and friendly despite the staff being under pressure due to unforeseen late bookings.
  35. PS

    PatS

    Worcestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always superb food and excellent service. Good ales also.
  36. RH

    RogerH

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    An excellent lunch and amazingly good value delightful polite and cheerful staff .Not hurried in any way and a very relaxed atmosphere. I almost gave it 5 * but then that leaves nowhere to go for the exceptional !!! Will certainly return
  37. AF

    AndrewF

    Birmingham

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service really, really good
  38. JH

    JayneH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, staff always cheerful even though it was so hot. Big shout out to all kitchen staff working in that heat.
  39. LR

    LRTyler

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Service could have been a little better. Took a while to take our drinks & then food order. Asked twice by two different people if our food was ok.
  40. P

    Pjabmorris

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The staff are very attentive. Always want to please you. They were let down by many dishes on the menu not being available. Notwithstanding that, what we had was very good. Would I recommend? Yea I would, because I think there is a lot more to come from this restaurant.

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The Bell & Cross at Clent is rated 4.4 stars by 86 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 12 times today
Google Map for The Bell & Cross at Clent

Holy Cross, Clent, Stourbridge, West Midlands DY9 9QL

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Clent

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00–23:30 Sat 12:00–00:00 Sun 12:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Bistro, British

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wine

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