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Ring O' Bells

4.4
4.4
1295 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The Ring O’ Bells is located in the heart of the picturesque Cheshire village Christleton. Recently extended & fully refurbished to the highest standard the unique plush interior creates a fabulous ambience and compliments the pubs picturesque surroundings.
The addition of The Glasshouse, a contemporary new extension, gives an exciting dimension to the pub, creating a spectacular dining environment perfect for hosting any special event. In the warmer months its fully retractable doors create the ideal inside/outside space.
The restaurant has also been given a fresh new look creating a vibrant place to dine. For main meals, the new spring/summer menu includes wonderful seasonal dishes such as Orchiette Pasta with Fennel Sausage, Wild Broccoli & Shaved Scamorza and Roasted Rack of Lamb with Fondant Potato, alongside established favourites like hand-stretched stone-baked pizzas and Sunday roasts.
Alfresco drinking & dining is also well catered for – when weather permits.

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2 people

19:00


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, International, English

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–21:00 Sun 12:00–19:00

  • Phone number

    01244 335422

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Andrew King

  • Private party facilities

    We can cater for up to 80 people & we are very flexible on menus. You can work together with our Head Chef to create your perfect menu.

  • Private party contact

    Laurence Campbell: 01244 335422

  • Area

    Chester

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,295 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Cheshire

    Neighbourhood Gem

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    Most Booked

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Best Overall

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Best Food

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Best Service

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Best Ambience

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Best Value

  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Healthy

  • Cheshire West and Chester

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  • Cheshire West and Chester

    Neighbourhood Gem

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  • Cheshire West and Chester

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  1. EF

    EmmaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    With covid rising I’d rather not have sat so close to the next tables but as a last minute booking I can’t complain too much and everything else was superb. Excellent veggie roast and my kids ate nearly everything of their big helpings!
  2. AG

    AlunG

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely food and drink.Very professional friendly staff
  3. LM

    LindsayM

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Ordered food at 6pm and we were still waiting at 7pm as it hadn’t arrived.
  4. ED

    EmmaD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good kids menu, and helpful staff. Large menu with plenty of choice. It was warm in the conservatory area, but no too busy.
  5. JB

    JudithB

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The food was excellent and very good value when discount included. Service was abysmal. Our “while you wait” was delivered AFTER our main course - 45 minutes after it was ordered. We did not accept it then.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and fabulous food.
  7. J

    Jodie

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely staff, service excellent as always and food great. Would have given the food 5 stars except the hand cut chips were so hard couldnt eat most of them fearing for my teeth. Shame. Otherwise excellent.
  8. MB

    MrsB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    We are yesterday at the Ring of bells in Christleton and the table was ok. As it was a Tuesday it wasn't busy back and forth along the car park which is what we were sat next too. Their decking area was being replaced which was a shame because that's where I expected to be sat but never mind. I can say the staff were very nice. But the food was not great at all. I had the steak sandwich which was very disappointing. It came like a burger on brioche bap and the steak was very nice but that was where it ended. I couldn't eat the bun because it was covered in cheese sauce which was what you expect on Cauliflower but it just didn't go with the steak at all. I was aware it had cheese sauce so it was my mistake but I just don't think it tasted right together and it was so messy to eat I ended up with it all o er myself. I would have preferred just cheese. My dad had the crispy beef salad which was lovely but incredibly spicy and a little to spicy for my dad. And my mum just had a starter which was ok although the gravy that came with it was sludgy with a skin on top. Which was rather off putting. So all in all a bit of a disappointment.
  9. AR

    AndyRees

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience2
    Disappointed. Have been to the ring o bells dozens of times but the quality of the food is really going down hill. Had a burger. Cheap coleslaw (would have expected homemade for the price), came with pulled chicken (it literally was just white ripped up bits of chicken that looked like leftovers from roast dinner), beef patty was small and insipid looking), fries were disappointing. No side salad. Type of thing I would have expected at a cheap chain restaurant. Expect better from Ring o Bells. Particularly for £16
  10. D

    Dinnerbunny

    London

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Welcomed promptly and seated: asked for drinks and water. Drinks arrived relatively promptly; no tap water. Asked again; but it did not arrive until main courses. Drinks generally arrived more slowly than food. Good starters: calamari southern fried chicken and tomato bruschetta . Followed by roast beef snd steak. Good veg and nice roasties. Pudding was a mango semi freddo served too cold so not as tasty as it should have been, with a delicious blood orange sorbet and strawberries; and ice cream from the Cheshire IcecreamFarm. Generally good cooking but spoilt by details. Wine is a tad more pricy than it may be should be?
  11. LH

    LouiseH

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely warm welcome. Dogs aloud. Nice menu choices and nice to see a few vegan options too. I had the vegan pizza which was delicious!
  12. JP

    JenP

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Unfortunately the food was poor, and had to be sent back, when replaced still wasn’t great so there happy to serve to that standard we didn’t stay for desert
  13. MH

    MaryH

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed a family meal at Ring o belles for Father’s Day. We eat here regularly & always have a great experience/ meal. Good service & food was delicious as always & it’s good value for money. As the weather is improving we sat outside for a while after eating & the outside area could do with a revamp including the children's play area 👍🏼
  14. HS

    HeatherS

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We like it here. It was a bit too noisy for me but when some people left it was fine. The food was very good. My other half said the soup was the best he had tasted. I love the garlic tomato pizza bread. Only slight criticism is I would have liked it hotter. The roast Turkey was fab. Excellent range of veg
  15. KB

    KarenB

    Cheshire

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Buddha bowl was disappointing, not very tasty and dried up beans. Not great value for money.
  16. YL

    YL1000

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service, the ambiance was just right for a family gathering.
  17. w

    wattogirl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had booked mentioning one of the party was gluten free, I was really impressed to find a gluten free menu waiting for us at the table. The choice of food was excellent, not used too having so many gluten free options
  18. MS

    MarkS

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant, vibrant place. They employ a number of young adults to serve at tables and work behind the bar. All are a credit to the management. Been in so many similar environments where the younger members of staff are looking at their phones. Good food albeit an 8oz steak was a tad pricey but excellent
  19. CE

    ChristopherE

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first visit to “The Bells” in a while. We were not disappointed, both the food and the service were excellent. We will return again soon.
  20. LM

    LindsayM

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It was busy but we ordered food and it took nearly an hour to arrive. Had to ask twice for more drinks and nobody checked if the food was ok when it did arrive.
  21. KM

    KarenM

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service from the brilliant team at Ring o Bells.
  22. C

    Canals56

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Firts visit for a couple of years - a Family Treat - treat it was. We were delighted with the menu choices, cheerfulness of our server and general cheerful ambience. Starters were tasty and tempting: Bruschetta with Garlic Cherry Tomatoes & Fresh Basil, Calamari Alioli (we had two servings and shared). For mains, one of us had Buddha Bowl Basmati & Wild Rice, Roast Veg & Pulses, Seeds, Avocado Salsa, Guacamole with additional Haloumi. Another chose Caesar Salad. Our vegetarian family member chose the ~Vegetarian Sunday Roast (with the largest Yorkshire Pudding I've seen for a long time. The children chose from the Children's Menu and demolished everything in front of them. The dessert of Belgian Waffle accompanied by three scoops of vanilla ice-cream and butterscotch sauce ensured that the writer of this review spent the rest of the afternoon snoozing. Maybe the two large glasses of Merlot helped. Will be returning.
  23. S

    Shelly

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Polite & efficient staff. Busy & noisy on a Saturday evening. Prefer week nights on previous visits,as quieter. Good food. Nice interior design.
  24. AB

    AnnB

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our visit, as usual. The staff are helpful and friendly, the food is delicious.
  25. KG

    KerryG

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super service and food as always. Drinks are a little expensive
  26. JB

    JulieB

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We came back for the food and on our2nd visit we were not disappointed and dog friendly 🐾🐾
  27. AL

    AndyL

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food was terrific and we are so glad we went as after the bill arrived, we discovered it was 50% off all food!!! Yay, bonus. The service was not the quickest, but, to be fair, it was exceptionally busy. Well done the Ring O Bells, Christleton.
  28. KM

    KM2022

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really nice family meal. We didn’t have the Sunday roast but the Yorkshire puddings looked enormous! Catered well and very attentive to our little one’s allergies.
  29. SC

    SharonC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We’ve been here a few times before and took family along this time. Lovely as always except the chicken burgers were slightly over cooked and the batter was slightly burnt . Love this place and the staff. See you soon
  30. JD

    JenniferD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delighted to get a last minute booking on busy bank holiday. Lovely welcome, excellent service from friendly staff and the food, chosen from a varied menu, was very tasty.
  31. ND

    NeilD

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Extended seating outside and suspect kitchen not expanded so long wait for food and had to go to service area to get waitress service for drinks more than once. Steak for main was less than rare and sent back. Came back sliced and barely cooked any further so unable to eat it. On plate collection I made the point to a young waitress and a little later a 'manageress' came to the table to tell me that she had seen the steak being cooked more! Unfortunately, the uneaten plate spoke for itself and yet I was being told I was wrong. Interesting approach to customer service and no adjustment to the bill. Friends and I will not be returning.
  32. MF

    MaureenF

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food excellent service Would highly recommend
  33. G

    Gray

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Cod and chips was ok but alas the chips were tough and cold
  34. s

    sbbbbbdbkjb

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    told burgers where buy one get one free, they where half price so someone could have had something else but it wasn't made clear, charged for bacon (£2 ish per burger) we didn't ask for, soft drinks way too expensive £2.20 for black-current cordial is ridiculous to be honest. Price should be disclosed when ordering if its that high.
  35. MT

    MikeT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Thursday 50% off food, great value & food was good.
  36. SF

    StephenF

    Cheshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 May 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Nice food. But why are dogs permitted in the restaurant? Dogs OK, but owners seem to think they can go anywhere and get too close to other diners who do not wish to be sitting next to smelly dogs whilst eating.
  37. CW

    ChloeW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful trip to Ring O Bells. It never disappoints! Food quality and service are wonderful.
  38. LE

    LouiseE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The roast potatoes were quite hard. Normally the food is really good but not as good as normal.
  39. TA

    TraceyA

    Cheshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    We have been going to Ring O Bells for last couple of yrs obs lockdown permitted and there seems to have been a steady decline in the service This Sunday was poor and most tables were left with dirty uncleared plates, I eventually had to ask for table to be cleared, shame food was usual high std wasn’t busy but tables were simply ignored
  40. MP

    MarkP

    Cheshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very pleasant. Good varied menu (but not too much choice!).

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Ring O' Bells does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Ring O' Bells also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01244 335422.

Ring O' Bells is rated 4.4 stars by 1295 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Google Map for Ring O' Bells

Village Road Chester, Cheshire CH3 7AS

Additional information

  • Area

    Chester

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–21:00 Sun 12:00–19:00

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, International, English

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Andrew King

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    01244 335422

  • Private party facilities

    We can cater for up to 80 people & we are very flexible on menus. You can work together with our Head Chef to create your perfect menu.

  • Private party contact

    Laurence Campbell: 01244 335422

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