The Eight Bells

4.4
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229 reviews
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£25 and under
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British

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Sunday Lunch
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 229 People Are Saying
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paulw
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely building, oodles of character and presented beautifully. The food was very delicious, only wished we lived closer so we can visit again!

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RichardF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always good, service is always good, prices are always good. WhT more can you ask for from a local pub and restaurant?! Just a really good place to go for food and drink in a pleasant environment.

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SueD
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food and choice.Fish was a little over done for my taste .

TB
TimB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service superb food great staff and great location - well done the eight bells for a fantastic customer experience

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hannahh
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was delicious and very big portions. Would recommend to anyone to try.
Staff were friendly and welcoming and very attentive

GB
GarethB
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Nice evening all round.

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vipLucylu
London
71 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very tasty, as always. Good service, distancing in place.

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Tiggy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I went for lunch. We both had fish and chips! Batter was lovely and crisp! Very well cooked. Delicious deserts. Thai rice pudding and chocolate mousse! Staff were very friendly and helpful! Will definitely go again!

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RosM
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed a delicious lunch at The Eight Bells. From welcome to goodbye the staff couldn’t have been more friendly or more helpful. Nothing was too much bother. The food is good quality and well cooked - amazing croutons in the caesar salad! Good value for money too so can really recommend The Eight Bells for lunch.

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Abigail
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a lovely meal at Eight Bells. Really love staff and delicious food. Thank you!

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TonyF
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Imaginative menu, very pleasant service and well organised layout.

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LindaM
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The staff were very friendly & courteous, food was excellent! Although a little pricey, especially the wine. But we enjoyed it very much

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KathieM
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The butter nut squash risotto was delicious. The Caesar salad was excellent.
The service was first class,2 helpful waiters who were friendly and efficient.

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PatS
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting the eight bells Saffron Walden, my partner and I were not dissapointed. The venue was in an old building with a lot of original character The restaurant had a vaulted ceiling and gave a feeling of airiness. Tables were spaced enough apart from a covid perspective. The staff were welcoming and attentive. We had the rib eye steak and ceaser salad with sticky toffe pudding for desert. Great food, great drink and a lovely 1st anniversary celebration. Highly recommend this eating venue

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philw
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service in a lovely environment

KB
KevB
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Great service. Great Food. COVID Secure.

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BriggsJ
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Beautiful old building,
Friendly and helpful staff,
Good lunch menu

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Yellowfresia
London
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience1

The service was hit and miss depending on who served.
They play an Australian commercial radio so you have to sit through endless ads which is really annoying.
The food was okay.
Won't rush back.

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AngieH
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a delicious meal for two.
Staff very friendly and food delicious.
Great ambience despite social distancing. Thoroughly recommend

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SuzanneW
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A tasty meal, friendly staff and a great ambience - what more do you need for a great meal out!

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vipOlekC
London
4 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Medium rare steak was massively underdone.
We ordered Rose champagne. I think it was the worse I have ever tasted.
On thes two items it is fair to say I was very disappointed.

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RichardH
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

poor social distancing, not following their own rules

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FionaS
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was hot and tasty, served well and in friendly way. Very pleased with the venue and would go again.

JD
JennyD
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming. It had great Covid measures, we felt very safe. We will definitely return

HA
HAIDEE
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely setting for a lovely meal with excellent service. The main course of sea bass was absolutely delicious and will be going back to have it again.

LD
LindaD
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good value for money, good service And welcomed the baby - would recommend and also return

RV
RobertV
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice. Lovely old pub with ridiculously kitsch decor.

HW
HannahW
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Most of our meals were lovely but one of the ladies in our group had fish and the portion size was tiny. It was £18 so not great value at all. We were given a poor excuse about it being to do with the ‘eat out to help out’ and they weren’t particularly apologetic!

PB
PaulB
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great meal with the family only negative was that the children’s meals were quite small

RJ
RJBWGC
London
21 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

A bit difficult to judge on this visit as the kitchen had no gas, rather limiting the menu! They did well under the circumstances.

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Jules
Essex
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked The Eight Bells for Sunday dinner after an afternoon at Audley End House nearby.

Stunning decor, delicious food (we loved the fact that the roast dinner came with so much fresh veg - perfectly cooked; plus the sticky toffee pudding was divine). Great value considering the quality of the food and the lovely atmosphere.

Highly recommend!

CM
ClaireM
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a lovely lunch. We felt safe and well looked after, and the food was lovely.

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Phoebe
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and staff incredible, cannot wait to come back again

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IanB
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The CV-19 precautions in the eight Bells were very reassuring and thorough whilst still maintaining perfect ambiance and service. The food, as always, was very well cooked and served. Highly recommended in all.

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LeanneC
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely food and great service
Thanks Charlie and David

JS
J2S2
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice environment to spent time with family and friends

JP
JamesPM
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent and tasty meal for two. Both the sea bass and pork belly were superb. Delicious pea, spinach and mint soup as well and friendly, prompt service.

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Leonie
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good choice of food, all delicious and very good service. Good value too.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely building and good food

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ZStar1
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious freshly cooked food, friendly and quick service, lovely pub. Incredible value on the Eat out to help out scheme. Children’s menu has tasty choices and good portion sizes

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