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Ring O'Bells

212 Hill Top Road | Thornton, Bradford BD13 3QL, England
+44 1274 832296
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
212 Hill Top Road | Thornton, Bradford BD13 3QL, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful find! We had the unfortunate need to be in Shipley for a funeral and stayed the night before. We were recommended this lovely pub and would equally tell others how good it was. Although the chef had stopped serving she cooked up...More

Thank Amber-Savannah
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

What a wonderful review it’s lovely that you appreciated what the publicans did for you and although we love what you have said unfortunately you have the wrong Ring O Bells we are the Ring O Bells in Thornton. Please revisit their site and put...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to give Ring O Bells another go following a not so good review in April 2016. Glad we did we were greeted by hosts with a lovely refreshing cocktail & then shown to our table . The food was beautifully cooked & presented...More

Thank cheryl19591990
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so happy that you enjoyed your evening. We have come along way since April 2016 and are now evolving to where we want to be. We have a great team that never cease to amaze us. Everyone has been so poorly over the...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Reserving a table at a bar/restaurant only visited infrequently, one always wonders whether the high standards met on previous occasions would be maintained, especially over the Xmas/New Year period. I need not have worried. We were welcomed like old friends, even though our last visit...More

Thank Neil C
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you this review is very gratefully received. Today is Sunday when most of the team are in and I will take great pride in showing this review to them all. We will always keep trying to do our best and it is only through...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve had better meals elsewhere (although the food was not by any means bad) but their staff were fantastic with my toddler who of course cannot sit still! They were really engaging and cooed and fussed over here which was really nice to feel welcome...More

Thank Kllouise1
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Our food is not to everyone’s style or liking we understand that. But everyone is welcomed the same whether you are a regular, local or occasional visitor and as for our little visitors well they rule the roost and if it’s not right for them...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never fails to impress and the GF menu is without doubt one of the best i have ever seen . The staff and the owners Paul &Jo are so friendly would recommend this restaurant the chef isnt bad either

Thank marlowe78
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much lovely comment and as for the Chef, he tries 😀😀

Reviewed 15 December 2017 via mobile

We went with a group of 7 people. The waitress, landlord and husband were attentive and were actually interested in what and how we wanted our food. It was a delightful meal and wholesome food. We will visit again. I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank 561rose
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2017

Thank you for your recommendation, we are not everyone’s cup of tea, as we are a little different. I am so glad you tried us and liked it thank you again.

Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Visited here saturday evening with my partner who is coeliac which can often be difficult when dining out for options of gluten free dishes.... NOT here... everything is pretty much gluten free she was absolutey blown away by the choices avalible... the food itself was...More

Thank sheldont-hx
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Thank you so glad you enjoyed yourselves that’s exactly what we are about, a little more relaxed food slower which makes time for a good chin wag and a few laughs. Look forward to seeing you soon

Reviewed 3 December 2017

Wow we just called in today on the off spur ..wow Iam I glad we did. We dine out a lot around Halifax and Bradford area ..I have too say this us one off the best restaurants we have had the pleasure too eat in.....More

Thank denise l
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Wow thank you what a lovely review. It is really great for the team after all the hard work they put in. We are different the style of service is very relaxed food doesn’t come flying out to you, our presentation is quirky, but above...More

Reviewed 29 November 2017

Went today to treat mum for her birthday. Can only say Excellent Food excellent Staff Excellent host Thank you and we shall be back 😀 Mike & Lora

Thank 377lora
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Thank you it’s lovely for families to come together and our pleasure to serve you and get to know you

Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Customer service was brilliant, we could not have been more looked after. Had a war themed menu for remembrance Sunday, and the food was superb! Would recommend!

Thank Emma C
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

We had such a great day on Sunday some of our customers even remembered the dishes thank you for your comments a good day in memory of all our heroes

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sarah O
19 November 2017|
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Response from Joanne H | Property representative |
Food is served all day from 12 noon. The Kitchen finishes tues-wed 8pm thurs-fri-Saturday 9pm and Sunday 6.30pm. Come and join us for a drink or food. Thank you Jo
Andy G
24 December 2016|
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Response from Joanne H | Property representative |
Yes there is a dress code for New Years eve please wear black tie or dinner suit no jeans.
11 October 2016|
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Response from Joanne H | Property representative |
Much of the menu is gluten free except for the pie and tart and a couple of the desserts but I am sure that very soon we shall be completely gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$14 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 6:30 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Hill Top Road | Thornton, Bradford BD13 3QL, England (Formerly The Ring O'Bells)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Bradford
  • Phone Number: +44 1274 832296
  • E-mail
A traditional Yorkshire pub/restaurant with a terrific view of the Yorkshire Dalesin the distance, offering good wholesome food. All produce is freshly delivered on a daily basis using only quality products locally sourced. The new owners Joanne and Paul are pleased with the new refurbishment completed in November 2016 having already had a full kitchen refit in April 2016.Please call in to just have a drink or dine with us. Tuesday and Wednesday noon-8pm Thursday-Saturday noon-9pm Sundays noon-6.30pm. Saturday's and Sundays are already extremely busy if you are dining it is advisable to book, if not please join us for a drink
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