The Bell at Ramsbury

4.4
101 reviews
£26 to £40
British
Our informal Modern British restaurant serves the best of British seasonal cuisine as well as pub classics, with much of the produce grown in our own kitchen garden and always organic where possible, keeping our carbon footprint to the minimum.
Think succulent loin of Ramsbury Estate venison and pan fried fillet of gurnard and save some room for spiced caramel panna cotta or sticky toffee pudding.
Let our wine connoisseurs guide you on complimentary wine choices.
Your perfect destination for a romantic or family meal, a business lunch or a warming Sunday roast.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 101 People Are Saying
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Ewan
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and the dining room was comfortable and spacious. My first and main courses were both absolutely delicious, however, my treacle tart was a bit dry, perhaps overcooked. Overall a most enjoyable dinner with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful experience in fabulous ambient surroundings, matched with a excellent food and wine. Staff were very warm, welcoming and professional. A gem of a pub!

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AlexF
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, and lovely atmosphere. Will definitely be coming back

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

This is my local - I live in the village. I understand there is a new chef so maybe teething issues. Ordered chicken pie - arrived looking like a small pork pie horribly overcooked and very dry but just edible. Pudding menu had treacle tart which is always a must. Sadly it could have been used for Kevlar.

On the plus side the manager was very apologetic and surprisingly removed the cost of both items from the bill without saying a word.

Historically the food was alway wonderful here (if rather expensive) so was rather disappointing

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Zoe25
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely relaxing pub with great food and really good staff, friendly yet professional. We felt welcomed from the moment we stepped in the door, dogs are welcome (in the pub area not the dining room). A pleasant buzz of conversation never rose to an intrusive level and the whole experience was excellent

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KeithF
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu was not confusingly long, indicating a preference by The Bell to concentrate well on producing delicious food exceedingly well presented.
Food is likely to satisfy most tastes.

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SaraS
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time celebrating our son's birthday. The service was friendly and efficient and the food was delicious. Nice personal touch with the addition of 'Happy Birthday' written in chocolate on my son's pudding plate.

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JamesK
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Starter nibbles very tasty; my plaice good size and well cooked. Bit modest on greens and sauté potatoes. My wife’s cod was a bit small and the white beans in tomato sauce were too close to baked beans! Plus no real chorizo flavour. Strawberry marquise very good; nice staff; lovely setting.

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Customer
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Standard dropped. Not quite what it used to be. Sunday Roast Beef meal very small portions with just one small slice of beef. Limited choice of starters. Cod bites nothing more than glorified fish fingers. Admittedly, trying times post covid, but was expecting better.

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StuartL
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal and fantastic, polite and friendly staff - perfect!!

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MaxL
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely food. And the staff were very attentive and friendly.
Would highly recommend.

MJ
MexicoJane
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A lovely village pub. The food was delicious and well-presented. A very good experience overall, highly recommended.

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MikeB
Staffordshire
6 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food at a reasonable price, decorations excellent but room dominated by a noisy table.

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Moonraker
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bell is a warm, and welcoming Inn. The interior is light, spacious and tastefully decorated. Great staff who are duly attentive. The lunch menu is varied with a good range of starters, mains and puddings. The food was perfectly cooked and well presented. I was very impressed and will definitely eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in a village setting. Highly recommend fish and chips. Pies are so flavorful. Desserts are well worth the calories. We found this on the Michelin app on our way to Wales ftom London. We returned two weeks later on our way back because it was that good.

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GardeningQueen
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

An excellent lunch. The waiting staff took time to find a low calorie non alcoholic drink, that wasn’t coke. The food was of a high standard particularly the puddings. The Chef obviously knows his pastry. The menu was short but more than adequate. We will go again.

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GeraintJ
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu (Saturday lunch) and the food really hit the spot. The service was very efficient and friendly. This is a beautiful pub/restaurant. No problems parking.

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CeciliaD
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Usually we love The Bell! But this time it was very poor from the food to the service, they have no manager at the moment and I suspect a new chef, such a shame.

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AndyM
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service, helpful staff and really good classic food

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EdwinaJ
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great use of local produce beautifully presented. Lovely service as well. Thanks

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SylviaW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Would recommend without any hesitation
The The 2 waitresses were a delight
Congratulations to the chef and his staff.

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StuartN
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location, a very smart pub, offering excellent friendly service.
A better choice of food than most places in current covid affected conditions.

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Natsg
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service from novice waitress fine.
Whitebait excellent.
Flat iron steak ordered medium to well
Raw with blood
Taken back
Not replaced
Put under some sort of blowtorch
Charred extremities leaving interior still raw
No sign of management
After 10 minutes , long after my dining partner food was cooling, offer of another main.
No management apologises.
No attempt at offset.
Still spent over £70
Serious customer service issues.

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Victoria
Herefordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Really disappointed. We came in at Christmas 2020 and the meal was very good. Assuming a new chef now and our burger/bun and steak was burnt and smelt burnt. We told our waitress and assume she did not pass on our come t? Our waitresses were not good. Very very disappointed considering location and good history. I feel the pub had gone very downhill with no soul to it.

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Localguest22
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Late Sunday roast pork and beef lunch which was excellent, also the Thai salad had just enough heat for tingling lips afterwards.
The restaurant was quiet and a little background music would add to the atmosphere.
The waitress was pleasant but a smile and some enthusiasm wouldn't go a miss.

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GaryJ
London
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and excellent service. Have waited a long time to go and will definitely be returning.

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John
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful village pub/restaurant. Excellent foos as usual

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TaniaC
London
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable food and wine although felt the starter (whitebait) was rather over cooked. Mains both very good.

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LesD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were great and the food excellent. Looking forward to next time!

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RoyS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and attentive staff with good quality food.

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Trapper
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Our meal was OK but nothing special. My beer was cloudy but I was told it was acceptable. Service was good. Surroundings were fine. Probably won’t return.

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PaulB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent Sunday roast with good local ale and friendly staff

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JoanneP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another great meal at The Bell! Love the menu as there is always something different. Fortunately the lamb rump is a staple main course, thank goodness, my absolute favourite
choice.

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Conor
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Over priced menu, and very small food portions. Service and staff was flawless

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Ellfoodie23
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a delicious Sunday lunch at The Bell, Ramsbury. Highly recommend the Whitebait starter, and the delicious Roast Beef - excellent sized portions.
Service was fantastic from start to finish, look forward to returning again soon.

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NickE
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food, and very good service. Rain drove us in from the garden to cafe area, which was nice and quiet in these covid times....

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JamesB
London
13 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We booked well in advance arrived to find ourselves sat next to the only other booked table. There was no attempt to space diners out.
Food was very average there is little I would recommend though the service was friendly and efficient.
Not a restaurant I would bother to visit again.

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becca
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

unfortunately my starter with a Burrata , well the Burrata was non existent and had a piece of Burrata rather than a whole one . I love Burrata so this was very disappointing .
my Hake was tasteless ,and potatoes undercooked . My husbands burger was dry rather than juicy .

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Elephant
Devon
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok, perfectly acceptable, but nothing special given the price. The waitress got two of our drinks orders wrong but otherwise the service was good. Nice people and location but overall a disappointing experience for the high price. We will not be returning given the excellent choices nearby.

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NaomiJ
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful Saturday lunch. Super accommodating with our 10 month old. The food was absolutely incredible and the service was just as perfect. The food isn't cheap however it is certainly a you pay for what you get. We will be back!

FAQs

The Bell at Ramsbury offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01672 520230.

The Bell at Ramsbury is rated 4.4 stars by 101 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.