The Ring O' Bells

4.7
20 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasions
Here at the Ring’O’Bells our ‘small plates’ menu is designed to offer our customers the highest quality of food in a way that allows each person to sample a variety of dishes.

We like to test the creativity of our highly skilled chefs resulting in great dishes you’d be unlikely to find elsewhere. Unlike tapas it’s not about everything being brought to your table all at once but more about promoting a slow paced and relaxed dining experience whereby ordering dish by dish you can eat as much or as little as you feel comfortable.

At the Ring’O’Bells we endeavour to please, after all, what restaurant would be complete without steak! Alongside our small plates menu we are proud to offer a selection of selected steaks which we chargrill for an authentic flavour. Other offerings include roast diners available Sunday lunch time and live jazz every Sunday evening.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, Modern European
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Hours of Operation
Mon–Thu 17:00–23:00
Fri–Sun 12:00–23:00
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Phone number
01225 448870
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine
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OT
London
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely dinner: superb food, great ambience, and friendly staff!

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v
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place. The small plates are definitely NOT tapas, but more like you can plan your own tasting menu. Excellent wine recommendations too. The food was fabulous. Best meal we’ve had in Bath since living here for a month, and we’ve been out exploring a lot!

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AF
Bath
6 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the variation in the menu and the way the food is presented. It was suggested that we have 6 of the smaller plates between us and that was perfect. We shared everything although we noticed that
others seemed to eat just what they had ordered.

Food was exceptional

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R
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional - found through Trip Advisor and got lucky with a booking. Great opportunity to sample some delicious food

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MW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent welcome, food and service. Very reasonable given we ordered the majority of the menu. Would strongly recommend

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NO
London
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely fantastic meal - great choice (including for vegetarians) and all the dishes we had were imaginative, tasty and well presented. It's unusual in that you would typically order 3 "main courses" each, so they're smaller than a normal main, but you get the variety like you would with tapas, but without sharing :) It's more expensive than a normal pub meal (coming to £40 a head for us with the 3 mains & a dessert each, good bottle of wine, additional alcohol, soft drinks and a decent tip) but I wouldn't hesitate on going there again if we visit Bath in the future - it really was a special meal.

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u
London
13 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Not far from the railway station and decent place to eat with friendly staff. Take care when ordering. Make sure you know what you’re getting - we ordered too many dishes that were far too rich and difficult to digest.

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MF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The gnocchi was very bland. I think the concept of very small portions doesn't work. If I pay nine pounds for soup, I expect a full portion of soup, not a tiny dish. The salad was good The hanger steak was good. One lamb chop doesn't really fill the bill. My advice, switch to larger portions and charge whatever you must.

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RB
London
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this place. Been in Bath two years now and never ventured in and were blown away but the friendly greeting, the wonderful service and great food. Our new favourite place to eat in Bath! Thank you!

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KS
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice meal. Nice to have a menu that's a bit different! Really nice food and friendly service

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JJ
Berkshire
8 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant food....fantastic small plates with brilliant flavours

MUST try the squid with feta cheese stuffing

Staff are super friendly and atmosphere is great

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R
London
58 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Unusually interesting food realised to a high standard. The setting is much more pub-like than the food.

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OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most amazing food.
The best place to eat in Bath.
The small plates are just SO good. I have not tasted food this good anywhere else, ever.
I usually have two small plates, and my husband often does the same, or has a steak or an amazing roast, if on a Sunday. Despite the fact that the roasts look so good, I just cannot stop eating the stuffed squid! Since living in Bath these last 6 months, We have eater lunch here 9 times. It is just a hop behind the train station or a 15min stroll along the canal from the Holburne Museum. Highly recommend!

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Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Portions are small but worth the price. Don't be put off by the location just out of the centre of Bath, absolutely worth the short walk.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, drink and service here were superb! The atmosphere was sophisticated but casual with no raised voices from other tables. I would highly recommend to give the Ring O bells a try and look forward to coming back soon. we opted for the tapas style plates and believe me I love my food but 6 plates plus 2 sides between 2 was MORE than enough!! The service was friendly and engaging and a lot of other restaurants could learn a thing from the staff here!!!

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Bath
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The “Small Plate” idea allows you to have a variety of dishes. There was a good selection and all the dishes we had were lovely. Something a little different with great service and a relaxing atmosphere.

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w
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We opted for the tapas menu, which enabled us to try lots of different dishes, including most of the vegetarian ones. They were the best. The Chorizo Cassoulet and the Mackerel Fillet were lacklustre. The portions are really quite small -- tapas size -- and unless you have a very small appetite, you will find yourself having to order three or more. Good for an informal family/friends' party.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of small plates which enabled me to try some more adventurous food whilst my partner could stick happily within his comfort zone with a good steak. Great wine, good service and restaurant was not frantically busy but nice gentle buzz of atmosphere. A great meal!

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OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food, good service, had a great evening with my partner. Thanks!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, made the day special with flowers and proceco for the wife, great food and highly recommended.

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