The Brisley Bell

4.7
268 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Worth the Drive

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About

Set in the village of Brisley on a beautiful common, The Bell has exceptional views of unadulterated Norfolk countryside with its big skies. Ideally situated between coast and city, it is the perfect base from which you can enjoy all that Norfolk has to offer.

The newly renovated 17th century pub retains many of its old charms, while embracing the new, and is embellished with eclectic interiors.

The large beer garden and croquet lawn are the perfect tonic to a busy week and watching cricket on the common, pint in hand as the sun goes down, is an ideal way to spend a lazy summer's evening.

Working with local suppliers, Head Chef Hervé Stouvenel creates sensational seasonal dishes, full of fantastic flavours, combining classic English cuisine with global influences. As a freehouse, the broad selection of ales, beers, wines and spirits means you’re certain to find old favourites or discover new delights.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, Pub
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Saturday:
Lunch:
12pm - 2.30pm
Dinner:
6pm - 9pm
Sunday:
12pm - 4pm
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Phone number
01362 668040
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Hervé Stouvenel
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Parking Details
There is ample parking at the front of the building.
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Special Events & Promotions
Christmas opening times:-

Christmas eve: Open and booking for lunch. No dinner service, open for drinks only in the evening

Christmas day: open for drinks only, 11am to 2pm

Boxing day: open at 11am, hot bar snacks available for lunch. No dinner. Close at 8pm

27th December: Business as usual

New years eve: Open at 11am and booking for lunch, then the pub closes at 3pm. Open for 7pm for new years eve party (this is a ticketed event)

New year day: Closed

2nd January: Closed

3rd January: Business as usual
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent host , had the meal booked at 8.30, but arrived 3/4hr early, were able to find a snug place to sit and was advised that we could order from there & go to our table when ready , brilliant, nice range of beers etc
A great night , didn’t leave until 11pm , we were the last ones there

Thank you

Brisley Bell

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NK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a Fabulous meal with friends, we all enjoyed it. Sea bream with a hot salad very yum and chocolate pecan brownie for desert. We will be going there again very soon.

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T
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We have been several times now but this time wasn’t quite as nice as usual

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CM
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and delicious food the only thing that was a bit annoying we had 2 flies buzzing around us

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NC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment you enter you are greeted with a “Genuine” smile.

Bar and Restaurant staff all very welcoming, knowledgeable and wanting to help.

I have no negatives bar that I had to leave as they were closing.

It was my second visit and most definitely will not be my last.

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N
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a lovely night out here. Our waiter was lovely, the food was very nice and the building was beautiful. Only thing i disliked was the way one staff member spoke to another behind the bar, i thought her manner was quite rude and i felt for the poor girl she was being so rude to. This is not something i appreciated seeing especially in what was such a lovely place where all other staff members were so friendly.

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GT
London
12 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

A most pleasant experience, as usual. Some bread with the starters (for mopping up sauces & juices) as standard and more vegetables with the main course would have been appreciated....

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DG
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another excellent meal with everything exceeding expectations, all set in a traditional Norfolk pub atmosphere

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VJ
London
7 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A lovely Sunday lunch, enjoyed the gardens and the ambiance inside. Just right.

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IP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all respects, as usual at the Brisley Bell.

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EW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our once a month treat and never disappointed, we shall return

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JC
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We arrived on a sunny evening making the large garden seating very inviting. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about their food and drink. Our meal came quite quickly, and never felt rushed by the staff between coarses, yet didn't feel neglected either. Thoroughly enjoyable evening. We will be making the 45min trip again.

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AG
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All round lovely place love it! We have been coming to the Bell since it opened and it’s still perfect no matter what the occasion. Beautifully interior designed by the owners so has a very personal touch. We wish them continued success.

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p
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely location very friendly staff, food very good.....and very tastefully renovated.....

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GW
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The only issue is the lack of vegetarian options which restricts use by several people I know. Shame .
Otherwise excellent in all respects re staff, service, venue , food quality and quantity.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would recommend to all . Great ambience , lovely hot food, welcoming but professional staff, wide variations on the menu .

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CA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, good value, lovely staff. A bit noisy and the chips could have been crispier. Portion sizes a bit too big, but overall a great find and great experience

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MH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious good and excellent service in cosy surroundings.

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JB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fabulous meal as always - never been disappointed. Friendly efficient staff and a comfortable relaxed atmosphere. The best place to go in north norfolk!

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JC
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

fab food, atmosphere and staff - thoroughly recommend!!

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GB
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The Brisley Bell was highly recommended by friends to my wife and myself and we were not disappointed. Food, service and ambience were all excellent.

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WH
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service again.
We have never been disappointed after .

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KR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd visit, 2nd fabulous meal. Food is lovely. Setting is beautiful and the staff are professional but friendly.

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PR
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as always! This time we sat out in the garden, the staff were excellent and the dogs loved it.

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JF
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again both food and service have excelled, we are never disappointed

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DF
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We have dined at the Bell on a number of occasions since the extensive refurbishment and have had a lovely evening on each occasion!

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SS
Shropshire
1 review
Dined on 14 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All I can say is EXCELLENT in every way.Can’t wait to visit again !

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m
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

hadn't been to the bell for years, and I wanted somewhere nice to take a lady out for dinner so I thought I would give it a try, we were both really impressed with the changes, the staff was fabulous and it has a great atmosphere we will definitely go back.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Welcoming, good food, good service, could be noisy at peak times and forks with the sweets would be nice especially with the very nice pavlova .

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GC
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I could not fault the friendly efficient service and the lovely food . It’s currently our favourite place to go for a family celebration.

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HF
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Up to the standard we have come to expect. Another delicious meal and the liver is to die for!

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BM
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Waited 25 minutes to be asked for a drink at the table and when it came it was wrong and the beer was off . Steak was terrible looked liked it came off a side off a road like road kill overall service was terrible. And we were really disappointed in the whole meal etc

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JM
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our son found the Bell for mother’s day, and what a memorable day it was the place is fantastic with lovely staff, amazing food, good wine list, fab desserts, comfortable and quite intriguing too. We have been back twice now and found it memorable each time. It will also be great in the summer with the lovely garden and common, a real chill out place, What a find, well done Amelia and Marcus.

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LA
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and atmosphere! Service was friendly and welcoming, will be returning soon. Thank you very much.

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DC
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant dining with exceptional service and very good food. Really difficult to complain about anything !!

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FR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 2 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food and wine in an attractive building with friendly service.

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JH
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and very nice food. Lovely decor, and ambiance.

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M
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding lunch. Great service and ambiance. Highly recommend for almost any occasion

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O
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sunday lunch we've ever had! Even before desserts were finished the next Sunday lunch here was already booked - and we are not locals (live circa 3hrs from the Bell)! Totally worth the drive. The atmosphere, the food, the wine, the service, the smell of fireplace - everything is just perfect and all you could ever with for a Sunday lunch!

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T
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food for a Sunday lunch with family , dog friendly too which is great 😊

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