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The Bell Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Ashford Road, Ivychurch TN29 0AL, England
+44 1797 344355
16:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Thu 16:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great pub excellent staff and wonderful beer range and prices. One great pub, plenty of parking, food reasonable menu limited. Atmosphere makes up for and short comings and beer is great nice garden

Thank Ade1905
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was the perfect sunny spring day, straight out of a Rupert Brooke poem. It was Sunday, The Kent coastal towns and their pubs were heaving with tourists, so we plunged into Romney March, and half way across we turned up in the Midsomer Murder hamlet of Ivychurch. Could the little pub next to the ancient church possibly offer us... More 

Thank philipc623
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit to The Bell. The food is so good. If you want proper home cooked quality grub, then this is the place to visit....5 Stars Landlord / Landlady :-)

Thank Talkydaveandrea
London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and food friendly staff Good choice on Menu and Specials board. Make sure you go there hungry as the food portions are very big.

Thank D R
London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Dropped in after cinema at junction 9 wanting pub grub. Warm hello, a. Lovely fire roaring in the grate. Friendly staff, nothing seemed too much trouble! Probably I have a thing about chair pads, a bit flat ( see other reviews) but we were there to eat. Scrumptious pie and good meaty lasagne. No room for pud! See you again,... More 

1 Thank Sue S
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Lovely little pub, tucked away in Ivychurch, Kent. Plenty of parking and plenty of Real Ale always on tap and well kept. The food is pretty dam good also. If you are planing to eat its worth calling ahead to check availability, never had a problem getting a table but its worth noting the kitchen closes at 14:30 on a... More 

Thank Andrew F
London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016

One of the best pubs I have been in. The atmosphere is brilliant as is the drink and food. I can't fault this terrific pub. The Owners , chef and staff are terrific.

1 Thank Janice T
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for a quick lunch Pub was fairly busy for the time of day but had a warm welcome Had two dogs with us so we were told where we could sit, very friendly staff Good choice of hot and cold light bites available and very reasonably priced Cosy friendly pub in the shadow of a Norman church. Very... More 

Thank Andrew W
Littlestone, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Great food, pleasant surroundings, lovely staff and good atmosphere. highly recommended.and well worth a visit if looking for a new place to eat.

Thank Tompie2014
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

There aren't many tables in this pub so you need to book ahead. The food is always good with a fairly traditional menu and a range of 'specials'. It's very much a locals pub and it can be hard to get through the crowd around the bar.

Thank AlpineTravellerKent

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ashford Road, Ivychurch TN29 0AL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Ivychurch
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 344355
16th century pub with a good selection of real ales, excellent atmosphere and a huge variety of really good food

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