The Eight Bells
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.
food good, people cheerful, service speedy. very happy, especially as we had a 20% off coupon, which made it good value as well.
Had a turkey roast and was beautiful food. I'd say a little over priced but still very nice and would recommend.
Returned to the Eight Bells after reading the the great reviews on trip advisor. We were not disappointed, food was delicious, service very good all in all good we had a very enjoyable family dinner.
Excellent Food and Service.. Comfortable but minimal places to just sit and chill. But we will definitely go again..
we were very well received and the staff were helpful in accommodating our party of 6. the food was good . the only issue we had was service was a little slow but then the place was very busy. the quality was excellent.
Catered well for my gluten free issues..... very tasty!
Large party was noisy and made our service slow. This should have been planned for so not to disrupt the service level.
We often take guests there as the dining room is so pretty, the staff friendly and the food is good and very good value.
We had a fantastic Sunday Lunch here, the staff were attentive and the food was excellent.
Nice place for lunch before visiting Audley end house. Our guests were amazed by the Sunday roast and massive Yorkshire puddings. Only downside was lack of baby changing facilities but staff let us use their spare room for it.
Great food, great service, great ambience. Would definitely go back
The best food in Saffron Walden by a country mile.
Very good service, we were kept informed on when our meal would be served. Our only issue with the food was that the vegetables were a mixture instead of individual types. Not everyone likes cabbage and swede!!!
Meat and gravy etc very well presented and tasty.
Very nice remodeled pub. Food was great and staff were attentive and helpful.
Beautiful, great food, easy to park friendly staff
Very enjoyable, top service - attentive, considerate and professional staff. We will be back. Family place that is dog friendly.
Great food. If coming for a meal and want to talk, restaurant maybe better option than bar.
Service seemed more attentive in restaurant area too.
But, for a leisurely relaxed meal with no time restraints, bar area works well.
We thought the starters were meagre and over priced, main course ok but top end price wise. Wine in our view fine apart from price, I feel priced at three times retail is ott.
We tried as new ownership and make over but we were disappointed and will not re visit.
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The setting was great and the staff attentive and helpful.
Sunday lunch is great. Shame the deserts didn’t offer any gluten free options for my wife apart from ice cream. Not the first time or the last time I will go.
Very good food on the set Sunday menu, well prepared and not overcooked. Beef was nicely matured with good flavour and just the colour I like. The dining environment is fun and stimulating, even if the tables are a little regimented. However, they are far enough apart that you do not overhear the neighbouring conversations. Excellent beers and well kept.
Lovely eve, great service, really friendly staff. Food was very good, slightly pricey perhaps and could do with some more traditional pub grub on the menu, but overall highly recomnend. 😊
Beautiful food and fantastic, friendly staff.
You will not be disappointed 😁👌
Sunday lunch. Food was amazing . Best Sunday roast I’ve had (obvs apart from my mums!) out for some time.
It would be useful to serve smaller plates. The food was lovely but far too much.
Food good, unusual and well-prepared, service excellent. Could have done with the musak turned down
A wonderful birthday party with good food, a wonderful historic barn and our waiter was a gem
I love the Eight Bells. The new decor is great. The menu is consistently good. The wine menu is nice and the staff are always friendly and helpful. Sunday lunch is always excellent. Very tender meat and lots of vegetables.
I was really disappointed when I took a friend for a birthday lunch at the 8 Bells. Having made a booking, we were offered a table in the garden which we took. Only when we sat down, were we told there was no waiter service outside and "if you want anything, you'll have to come and order it from the bar". We were served outside in the end but the food was only OK and expensive for what we had. I won't be returning.
A quaint , old English ,conveniently placed pub /restaurant serving good food with pleasant, helpful service
Will certainly return. Very nice evening, with friends who also want to try other dishes
Lovely refurbishment. The food was delicious. Had a really nice sauvignon blanc Aroha Bay.
Dietary requirements were handled extremely well, with for-thought having been out into the Main & Starters offered to me. Everything was well presented, cooked & service as one would expect.
I would have given 5 stars if the portions had been a little larger (my partners Roast was very acceptable)
The starter was small bread was of course already available on the table!
The main although extremely nice, could (should) have been served with more vegetables (as per the roasts.
However I have no hesitation in recommended &/or revisiting again in the future.
We were very impressed with the new Décor of the Restaurant and by the good level of service we experienced.
Quality of the food was very good and the portion sizes were very generous. We would definitely come back..
This was our first time at the restaurant.
The location was great, quite central with lots of parking. The main meals were quite nice - perhaps a tad overpriced though. The bar staff and serving staff were all great - knowledgeable and attentive. The meal was let down by one dessert which contained a very stale brownie - several days old. Not good - had to leave most of it.
Otherwise a a fairly positive experience. We wish the owners and staff well.
folks, thanks for taking the time to feed back to us, we welcome your comments to help us improve, we would prefer if you let us know when you are here so we can try to fix any issues straight away, as it seems you enjoyed most of your experience i hope you'll be back soon and maybe I can buy you a dessert! thanks Charlie
Very good and Interesting menu choices. Friendly, but not over familiar service. Attentive but did not ‘bother’ us. Excellent ambience. Good value.
Fantastic food and service as always.
New interior looks great! I like the atmosphere and the foods amazing. A good selection of gluten free and it’s clearly marked on the menu. Service is a little slow but there was only one person serving I think. I will be back in again.
Much improved but still need attention to detail.
Lovely reception even though it was the hottest day of the year and stifling hot inside and out and everyone was suffering from the intense heat. But they were still attentive and friendly staff, even if they were melting! Gorgeous food and beautiful surroundings too. Will definitely be back.