The Eight Bells

4.5
293 reviews
£25 and under
British
Our menus are thoughtfully crafted and often changed. Enjoy superb food prepared using the freshest local ingredients, with timeless classics and innovative specials, always fresh with one thing in common – great taste. Everything is cooked to order using as much local produce as our head chef can buy, and served in stylish, relaxed and modern surroundings. Our Sunday roast is fast becoming legendary and is served all day. Join us any time for great food and drink and warm, friendly service.

Book a table for dinner, eat at the bar or pull the curtains to the Drawing Room, our intimate private dining room that’s perfect for smaller gatherings, dinner parties and informal business meetings.

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What 293 People Are Saying
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SuzieH
London
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, service and atmosphere, some of the Christmas songs were a bit shouty though! Overall a great experience.

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JobyC
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and service, will definitely be going back.

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AllanH
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, well presented and generous portion sizes. All your staff were friendly, helpful, making us feel relaxed and safe during these strange times. We will return when we can!
Our huge compliments to a great team all round

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SvetlanaB
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant food and service, we had a marvellous time !

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Elvira1
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the trout thank you and the stick toffee pudding is always a treat to the taste buds! Staff friendly and courteous.

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JenD
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely pub with outdoor heating. Although it is a little pricey.

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Pauw
London
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was a very quiet night when we visited but the service was excellent and the food was very good

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RabandTed
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As our only turkey Christmas meal this year and just before we had to go into tier 3, we chose to go to the Eight Bells. A good meal and beautifully served with a smile (well it was behind a mask but you could see it was a smile there!). Good for Covid protection and we enjoyed ourselves very much. Thank you.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed three courses from the Christmas set menu which was delicious and such good value for a starter, roast dinner and dessert! Will definitely be returning soon

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JaneC
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've ever eaten (Sunday roast) and I'm REALLY fussy - great menu.
Service perfect in every way.
Gorgeous deco and ambience.
Worth every penny!

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Bebb
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely food, very helpful and friendly staff. Good menu choices.
Covid risk management good, fully compliant but relaxed so not stressful
Recommended for Tier 2 supper

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JoannaR
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great menu and food, service and ambience as always.

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CharisB
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely venue - great atmosphere. The food was good - we had the festive menu and can recommend the turkey main course. Staff were very polite and cheerful.

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COXY
Cambridge
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Staff are excellent, food good and the overall experience is
good especially in this "funny old time"

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KarenW
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food,felt very safe and great to be out again!

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SamL
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and great service. We went after visiting audley end and would definitely recommend with kids.
They have covid measures in place and we felt safe during the visit.
We will be visiting again!

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Staff efficient and friendly enough
Food quite good
Very expensive

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Rachael
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Given the current circumstances I would understand a restaurant changing or altering their opening hours. However when making a booking weeks in advance you expect them to at least have the courtesy to inform you of this change. Instead I receive confirmation of my booking and an email the day before saying we look forward to welcoming you please reconfirm your booking, which I do. I arrive at the restaurant to find them closed and having to seek alternative arrangements for my family including 2 small children. Days after the disappointment I then receive two more emails saying thank you for dining with us and a request to rate their service. Unfortunately there has been none, only a completely inaccurate automated service.

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HotMealColdPUb
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience1

The food was amazing and a really good portion, Staff were really friendly but the service was a little slow, it wasn’t terrible though! what really let the experience down was that it was absolutely freezing in there! Which made it hard to enjoy it as it’s not what you want in the winter! would go back if they sorted the heating out

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Russellw
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff were very helpful especially as we arrived 30 minutes late. The food was good and very well priced - we had the set menu and they have a good selection of wine.

The tables were very well spaced out and you do feel safe as all the staff also where masks. Will certainly go again

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Noodle
London
6 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cosy lovely dinning room great choice on menu. We had the Christmas menu it was delicious and good value definitely would return

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LornaS
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent COVID rules upheld, felt very safe and comfortable, will definitely be returning!

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JonathanS
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always, can’t fault it! Great service and food from start to finish.

JM
JackyM
London
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Lovely, unique venue, beautifully decorated for Christmas. Very relaxed vibe but with excellent service - nice subtle music in the background. Nut roast was excellent but pork a little too fatty. Overall excellent. Highly recommended!

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JeremyF
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner at the Eight Bells just before 'lockdown2' - comfortable surrounding, good food and friendly service - we look forward to returning again soon

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Mostiles68
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food beautiful cooked and presented .. table service also very good

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Julia
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delicious meal in the beautiful historic barn setting of the dining room. Great service and felt completely safe - a wonderful evening.

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PaulineP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best Sunday roast dinners we have had outside of home - and the desserts didn't disappoint either - all served by friendly staff - need I say more? - go and try it for yourself ( once we're allowed again!)
Thanks for a great lunch.

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JaneS
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really tasty food at a decent price in a comfortable front room type environment

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Wendy
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very helpful, and necessary precautions were in place re Covid, that made you feel safe.

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ShellyB
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious food, lovely ambiance and very quaffable wine. A wonderful venue.

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Glenn
Cambridge
18 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Excellent service.

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AnneliseS
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great lunch: beautifully cooked beef and the vegetarian choice excellent. Lovely atmosphere and it made for a really memorable day out. Service was extremely high qaulity. Never been before but so glad we came here!

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NickiP
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, good service in an amazing medieval barn. Food is definitely not your standard pub grub - this is beautifully cooked and served with flair.

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BexShex
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

A lovely lunch. Service was faultless and a nice ambience. Very Covid safe, we felt in good hands.
Our only small complaint would be that the meal sizes weren’t the same. So my husbands meal (the chicken) was tiny... very small chicken breast, 1 leg meat bonbon, small scrape of parsnip puree compared to my huge (half the plate) steak, lots of chips and tomatoes and mushrooms.
It was all delicious though!

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MrsD
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a very belated anniversary meal with my hubby, great menu and a nice mix food delicious the vegan crumble was amazing and my husband hasn't stopped talking about the Fish!

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EveB
London
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, really pleasant staff, very good Covid procedures

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Jezz
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Top form cooking from Dave and his kitchen. Tasty dishes of a good size to fill without stuffing. Lovely wine list topped off an excellent visit.

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AlleynaC
London
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely old pub with great food. Child & dog friendly too. A great place to start a Sunday walk in the country!

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RODS
Essex
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely venue, amazing food for meat eaters and vegetarians. Great cocktails. Felt very safe with current COVID measures. Will return soon.

FAQs

The Eight Bells is rated 4.5 stars by 293 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.