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The Bell Inn

High Street, Thorpe le Soken CO16 0DY, England
+44 1255 861119
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible7%
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“sunday roast” (4 reviews)
“burgers” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street, Thorpe le Soken CO16 0DY, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Popped into this nice little pub on our way to the Lifehouse Spa. I had phoned the previous day to make a reservation as this has good reviews on TA so thought it may be very busy. To my surprise it wasn't but you never...More

Thank shelby-smith
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the Bell in Thorpe Le Soken for a Sunday lunch with friends (table of 8). the food was all excellent, reasonably priced and drinks too. Service was efficient and friendly, cannot recommend enough!

Thank wendy890693
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We went here for my son's confirmation. Despite a hoard of us, the food and service was excellent. I am veggie and it has to be the best flaky pastry tart I have ever tasted! I cannot recommend highly enough. Definitely going back! The service...More

Thank Wensleyfoss
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Went there for Sunday lunch. only 4 people in there so I should have left then.. only 1 choice of roast which was beef. very tough very hard to cut, & pre sliced not carved from a joint. Potatoe4s chef roast (boiled then deep fried)...More

Thank Marcia S
Reviewed 31 August 2017

we stayed at the premier inn @ weeley ,only 4-5 minutes drive, bank holiday Monday evening ,we managed to get booked in for 8pm ,most local pubs etc had stopped serving . 2 x roast beef dinners + 2 homemade burgers ,chips etc. & good...More

Thank lloyd m
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Came here for lunch with t we was relaxing in the bell watching Floyd Mayweather an Conor McGregor knock bells out of each other. Staff very welcoming, decor fantastic had a back yard that backed into a graveyard. But the dead bit about our visit...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Very friendly, dog friendly if well behaved, good menu good prices great atmosphere, good local pub well worth a visit

1  Thank carl s
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Super impressed with our experience here. We were staying at the nearby Lifehouse Spa but didn't fancy eating there. The Bell Inn has a nice menu with plenty of choice. Several choices for vegetarians too. Quick and friendly service. One of the best meals out...More

1  Thank Elizabeth_1404
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Over priced boaring menu. No wonder it was empty on a Saturday night. Steak sandwich is a main course? Waitress was very polite. Even when sending vegetarian tart back due to being burnt. Good point is another one was supplied

1  Thank Toni L
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Good choice and reasonable prices. We thought the food was superb, especially the steak pie. Friendly pub and attentive staff, highly recommended.

Thank DM_on_holiday
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Phyllis D
11 October 2017|
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Response from Marcia S | Reviewed this property |
yes across the road nearly always empty that should tell you something.
Chris S
21 March 2017|
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Response from peter r | Property representative |
yes we have a children's menu if you need any more information please feel free to ask on here or phone us thank you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street, Thorpe le Soken CO16 0DY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Thorpe le Soken
  • Phone Number: +44 1255 861119
  • E-mail
Welcome to The Bell at Thorpe. We are a traditional village pub steeped in history that dates back to the 16th century with stunning timber beams throughout. We offer quality real ales that change on a regular basis as well as a great selection of fine wines both by the bottle and glass. We also boast a beautiful secluded sun terrace that backs onto the local church giving you peace and tranquility. Our bar menu offers a great selection of pub classics and baguettes served Tuesday through to Sunday when we also have our fabulous roasts! In addition we also have our restaurant The Olive Branch Bistro if you are looking for something a little more formal or for that special occasion. Join us to relax, maybe play one of our board games or just spend time with family and friends. We look forward to seeing you soon. The team at The Bell
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