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The Bellhouse

302 reviews
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£25 and under
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Top tags:
  • Lunch
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Neighbourhood Gem

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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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British, Comfort Food, Steak
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Hours of Operation

Monday - Saturday: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: 12pm - 7:30pm
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Phone number
01702 524271
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Craig Tomlin
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Parking Details
The Bellhouse offers onsite parking
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Public Transit
There are bus stops with short walking distance from Rayleigh Road
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access, Wine
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0  Dined on 7 December 2017

Love the ambience of this place. The food was lovely and I had come with 3 friends for a Birthday/Christmas celebration. It was very cold evening but was warm and cosy in the restaurant. We all enjoyed our meals. The price was reasonable and we will visit again soon. The only thing I don’t like is the configuration of the entrance / exit of the car park. We observed several cars not following the directions in and out . Potential for an accident if not careful.

Wrenjen (London)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Kent)
4.0  Dined on 19 November 2017

Liked the ambience but would like a more varied menu on Sundays as not a fan of roast no chicken burger would be good

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on 13 November 2017

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

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner 
3.0  Dined on 8 November 2017

Started with a mix-up over drinks - this was corrected. We then both chose beetroot and goat's cheese mousse which looked quite lost on the large plate. We both found this starter very small and quite strange! I ordered chicken which was supposed to be served with seasonal vegetables......but I didn't get any! This has happened previously. Unfortunately we didn't have the menu so weren't able to check that veg was included - so I just had chicken and mash. The chef was good enough to make a gluten free sauce for me.
My friend had fish & chips which she was quite happy with. She also enjoyed her cheesecake - the only dessert I could have was ice-cream but this was not very enjoyable.
On leaving we followed the drive to the right as instructed, but on driving out and to the left onto the main road there was a loud bang under the car - this has also happened previously - presumably the suspension!

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on 5 November 2017

Food was very nice. Service was good.Nice place to go for Sunday roast, will go again.

OpenTable Diner (Essex)
5.0  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.

Vwdancer (Essex)
5.0  Dined on 5 November 2017

Very nice Sunday lunch, as always, with excellent service