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The Bell

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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128 Main Road | Danbury, Danbury CM3 4DT, England
+44 1245 222028
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been visiting this establishment for many years and have always found it a friendly and sociable pub eaten here on many occasions food is and service is unbelievable I also held my 60th birthday party here and I thoroughly enjoyed it kym and Lorraine could not do enough for me to make it any more of a successful... More 

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Thank BarryPalmer69
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Dear Barry thank you for your review. You must be our most loyal customer. I believe you have been drinking here for over 40 years and that your father before you drank here. The gold watch is on its way. More 

Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably the best village pub in Essex! A fab welcome from Kym and his team. Great range of food and drink - lovely coffee, open fires and a wonderful selection of tasty food - we will be back!

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Thank Erica1242014
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you soon. More 

Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upon entering The Bell you immediately feel the warmth of the pub. Charming decor with ample seating, a large bar, two gas fireplaces surrounded by, what else, a lot of bells, all of which were collected over the years (we recently contributed one ourselves). You are instantly greeted by one of the loveliest men you will ever meet, Kym, who... More 

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Thank julielich
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review and the bell. We welcome everyone to the Bell and try to make them feel at home. That is what going to a pub should be about. Look forward to seeing you when your back from American. More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice easy-going place to chill, landlords chatty and engaging, foods good and available all day and if you just fancy a no nonsense pint at the end of the day it's very accommodating

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Thank Richard H
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I couldn't have put it better for what we aim for. A happy New year and hope to see you soon. More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Always a warm welcome from Kim & his team. Well kept real ales & beers Great pub food What else do you want from your local

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Thank Stephen W
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We aim to make everyone welcome and serve a good pint and nice food. Hope you have a great Christmas. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow !! What a fantastic meal with fantastic service and a very reasonable price. We were a family of 11 eating there last night with every one having 3 courses, not one complaint by anyone and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals. The gentleman who served us all evening was so kind and helpful. I'm not local to this pub restaurant... More 

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Thank Lisa S
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. I'm glad everyone enjoyed themselves and may l say what a lovely group of people you were. Hope you all have a great Christmas. More 

Woodham Mortimer, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We booked a table at the Bell for Sunday lunch as a pre xmas dinner. Having never been before I wasn't sure what to expect so was a bit disappointed that there was no dining room but that is something I should have checked first. Never the less we had a lovely meal, the roast lamb was really and the... More 

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Thank Gill P
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip to us. I must admit the homemade crumble is one of my favourites'. Hope to see you again soon. More 

1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The best pub in Danbury. Great atmosphere, beer and food at a reasonable price. What more do you want?

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Thank JYoung352
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Many thanks for the 5 stars. What you have said is exactly what we aim for. More 

Brooklyn, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

After leaving Danbury many years ago for London then New York, upon my returning to take care of some family affairs the 'Bell' along with the wonderful staff (Kim, you know who you are) became our go to place almost instantly. The warm feeling as you arrive just keeps you there, their flexibility with the menu to cater for our... More 

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Thank Mark F
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. It's been nice to get to know you and Julie over the last year. We will make sure there's a Guinness and cider waiting for you on your return. More 

Brightlingsea, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Arrived at 3pm and was pleased that they were still serving hot food. Barman very friendly and helpful. Lovely roast meal served quickly. We were the only ones there at first but by the time we were leaving there was quite a crowd, all served with the same politeness and friendliness, a highchair was provided for one small visitor. Lovely... More 

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Thank Vegetariannanny
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip to us. We serve food 12 till 7 on Sundays and 12 till 9 all other days. Hope to see you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Main Road | Danbury, Danbury CM3 4DT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Danbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 222028
Description
A traditional friendly pub. Serving many home made dishes all day.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?