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  1. Distance: 27.01mi
  2. Distance: 27.76mi
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Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 27.01mi
  2. Distance: 27.76mi
  3. Distance: 29.60mi
  4. Distance: 30.13mi
  1. Distance: 27.01mi
  2. Distance: 27.76mi
  3. Distance: 29.60mi
  4. Distance: 30.13mi

About The Bellhouse

The Bell House is home to a fine selection of beers, traditional real ales and an extensive wine list, which can all be enjoyed by all, At the heart of the pub is a team of highly experienced chefs and front of house staff who are all passionate about food and service. The 15th century restaurant and pub is set in beautiful surroundings, and has retained its fantastic characteristics serving traditional British dishes, influenced by what is available locally as well as in season, meat used at the restaurant is of the highest quality.

321 Rayleigh Road
Leigh-On-Sea, Essex SS9 5PX
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
British, Comfort Food, Steak

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: 12pm - 7:30pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
01702 524271

Parking Details:
The Bellhouse offers onsite parking

Public Transport:
There are bus stops with short walking distance from Rayleigh Road

Executive Chef:
Craig Tomlin

Private Party Facilities:
Having the restaurant split over two floor enables the team to segregate the upstairs restaurant for private dining and functions to bespoke to your liking

Private Party Contact:
Management Team: 01702 524271

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Bellhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Lunch (48)
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Special Occasions (44)
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Cosy (43)
Casual (41)
Sunday Lunch (40)
Neighbourhood Gem (37)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Good for a Date (29)
Worth the Drive (29)
Comfort Food (25)
Group Bookings (22)
Child Friendly (20)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Outdoor Eating (18)
Seasonal (16)
Great Beer (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Brunch (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Authentic (8)
Business Meals (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Quick Bite (7)
Romance (6)
Fun (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Music (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (London)·Dined on 24 November 2017

Friendly local pub with excellent pub grub with flare and taste! Great service from Geoff! Do try the Beer battered cod but the small size is lovely and rather huge, such good value and really tasty. Everything was well presented and we all enjoyed our lunch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 14 November 2017

Good food, good service, nice atmosphere, staff very friendly and helpful and efficient. Have been twice now, will definitely go again and would recommend it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 13 November 2017

Great service, friendly staff, great food, large portion’s, varied menu 👍

Tags: Fun, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Authentic
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·Dined on 11 November 2017

Been here several times now and the food has always been outstanding. Always have great service and the menu has plenty of options. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Essex)·Dined on 5 November 2017

We go to the bell house often and it’s always fantastic food and service. Cheryl served us was friendly and helpful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Essex)·Dined on 5 November 2017

Very nice Sunday lunch, as always, with excellent service

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 5 November 2017

Table was ready on arrival and staff very attentive. Had a fussy 3 year old but her needs were catered for without question. Food was very good (had roast dinners).

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Essex)·Dined on 1 November 2017

I have been to the Bellhouse many times over the years, for all different occasions and the food has not failed to impress. Service and quality of food is great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Comfort Food
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·Dined on 29 October 2017

Really lovely Sunday lunch, definitely will be going back!!

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (Essex)·Dined on 28 October 2017

It was our 45th wedding anniversary and the night out had to be good. It was. Brilliant. Our waitress, who had only been there for the last month was a treasure and a real catch for the Bellhouse. Food was top drawer.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Essex)·Dined on 18 October 2017

very enjoyable set menu and the waitress and bar staff very accommodating and good service. A good choice for the set menu as the head chef has recently changed the menu

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Essex)·Dined on 12 October 2017

Lovely food. Booked at last minute and had a table spare and by the window. Garden is lovely and great for the kids too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 8 October 2017

Lovely Sunday roast with friendly staff ... we will be visiting again ... nice atmosphere ... good for family's as well as couples

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 1 October 2017

Excellent value for money, food was great. We went for Sunday lunch, great choice and variety. Would recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 1 October 2017

Highly recommend this restaurant. Visited with friends for Sunday Lunch which was Tasty, well presented and plentiful. The huge Yorkshire puddings are certainly a talking point. Dessert was amazing too.
The restaurant is large and in Tudor style with beams. It was full but you could still have a conversation easily.
The service was fast, despite a very busy restaurant. Also professional and friendly.
Will definitely visit again soon.

Tags: People Watching, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Authentic, Good for Groups, Fun, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Casual
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·Dined on 26 September 2017

This was an excellent meal with everything more than I expected.
only downside was maybe the fact that when ordering the steak it was an extra 4 pounds. Did not like that as diffetent to the menu price.
But all good and well worth the visit.

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 22 September 2017

A celebratory meal, which was perfect. Excellent food, service and company. Thank you!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Cozy
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·Dined on 19 September 2017

Had a great evening at the bellhouse the service and food was very good, our waiter Geoff was really knowledgeable about the menu and had a sense of humour, the manager came over a couple of times to make sure all was well. We will be back soon.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great Beer, Paleo Friendly, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 17 September 2017

Good quality food, without the long wait, would recommend to anyone.
The turkey roast 10/10

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on 17 September 2017

Good service, tasty food, nice surroundings considering the location, not too expensive but not a cheap n cheerful place. Lovely.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Essex)·Dined on 16 September 2017

Was a very enjoyable meal and such a good service

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 (London)·Dined on 13 September 2017

We both enjoyed the set three course set lunch menu which was great value and the food was well presented and absolutely delicious.

Staff were very friendly and efficient.

Great atmosphere in the place too

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Essex)·Dined on 10 September 2017

Found this by accident and can only describe the Sunday lunch as exceptional. Very friendly and attentive staff. Only downside was very limited dessert menu. Not a major issue as the lunch was very substantial.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 26 August 2017

fantastic food great atmosphere
good outside space for meeting friends people watching. family friendly

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on 21 August 2017

Lunch to celebrate a friend's 80th birthday. Thoroughly enjoyed by us all

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on 20 August 2017

We are lucky to have the Bellhouse as our local.
Great staff and very well managed. Our Sunday roast meal was delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on 14 August 2017

We were served by a lovely young girl named Zoe she was very helpful with menu options and knew the menu very well. She was very well presented and very cheery. Lovely girl.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on 13 August 2017

The best roast dinner around , closest I've ever found to a home cooked roast dinner - we won't go anywhere else!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on 13 August 2017

Excellent local facility. Food great, staff friendly and good value for money. What's not to like?

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on 7 August 2017

We had an early evening meal with my parents and our children. The menu choice was varied and all dishes looked tempting. There was plenty of vegetarian options and enough variety on the menu to cater for allergies. Both starters and main course were well presented and very tasty.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on 4 August 2017

This was our second visit to the Bellhouse. We enjoyed it so much last week that we booked again and invited family. The food is very good and value for money. Service is efficient. We thought the alcoholic drinks were a bit on the pricy side.

Very nice location and ambience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Essex)·Dined on 30 July 2017

Another excellent Sunday Roast Lunch at the Bell House, we've been here before and there is no doubt that we will, of course, go back. Excellent Sunday Lunch.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on 27 July 2017

Used to like this pub many years ago, but have not been there for quite a while, as have been out of the area. But what a return! My wife and I had lunch here, and it was extremely enjoyable and good value for money. Chose from the set lunch menu as there was plenty on there that we liked, and enjoyed every mouthful. I have to single out the Apple and Pear crumble for dessert. No gooey mouth clogging rolled oats in this dish - it was real crumble all the way, which melted on the tongue. Not had one like it in years. All washed down with some real ale. Very efficiently served by Geoff, our waiter, who was very attentive without being pushy. Will definitely be back!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Essex)·Dined on 16 July 2017

Had a very delicious Sunday lunch and the staff and the ambience of the restaurant was first class. Would not hesitate to recommend it to friends and family.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Hertfordshire)·Dined on 9 July 2017

Family get together for Sunday lunch, food was great and the service was excellent.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Essex)·Dined on 1 July 2017

Booked a table for a quiet Saturday lunchtime family birthday celebration for 5 people.
The atmosphere was cosy and inviting, with plenty of space around us - we did not feel 'crammed in'.
Very attentive service, we were not rushed, good food and plenty of it - worth the money.
Would definitely recommend to friends.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Essex)·Dined on 24 June 2017

As usual the Bellhouse provided excellent, friendly and light hearted service. this coupled with a very good menu of really well cooked food (probably the best lamb meal I have ever had!) and a good selection of beers and ales. Nice to be treated as a regular with good banter between us and staff. Not the cheapest around but surely one of the best "value for money" establishments locally.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Essex)·Dined on 22 June 2017

The Bellhouse is our local, so we are very lucky. However, we still think it is an excellent venue for really tasty food and a great menu. We have many friends, who come out of the area to eat there as well. The service is excellent as well, even when they are busy. Keep up the good work !

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Good for Groups, Casual, Cozy
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 (Essex)·Dined on 21 June 2017

Nice relaxing venue for midweek meal - pleasant and helpful staff

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Kent)·Dined on 17 June 2017

Lovely food but quite pricey £9.95 for cheese which consisted mainly of goat's cheese nor impressed. But otherwise good evening.

Tags: Casual
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