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The Bell

) #1 of 6 Restaurants in Danbury $$ - $$$ , British,
128 Main Road | Danbury, Danbury CM3 4DT, England
+44 1245 222028
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Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (10 reviews)
“pie” (10 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
128 Main Road | Danbury, Danbury CM3 4DT, England
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1 - 10 of 144 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had such an amazing time at this pub. The staff were so amazingly helpful and friendly. It was the most stress free event I've ever organised. They were truly wonderful. I would highly recommend having a function/party here!! Lovely place! Kim and Ben Hall...More

Thank kimtweetypie
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Kim, many thanks for taking the time to review us. I'm glad the party went well and stress free. Looking forward to seeing you soon for your party.

Reviewed 5 June 2017

I'm involved in running a small committee whose members come from a range of locations in Essex and Suffolk. We are a Branch of a large organisation that is technically a charity So I spent some time looking for a location where we could meet...More

Thank BasildonJohn
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Thank you so much for your review. Always nice to see your group. There will be chocolate biscuits at no cost for your teas and coffees next time!

Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

A wonderful time was had by all, the staff were helpful and friendly, the pub itself is a warm welcoming place with a large garden for the children and families to chill out together. The landlord was brilliant in helping with the arrangement and arrival...More

Thank Nicki B
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thank you for your nice review. Its was a lovely evening and I'm glad everyone enjoyed it.

Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

I was visting danbury recently on business and decided to pop into the bell was greeted by a friendly smile by the barmaid . The pub had a good choice of food and drinks, having ordered i sat down the food did not take long...More

Thank Chris M
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to post this review on TripAdvisor. We do try to have a fast service at lunch time as many of our guests are on their lunch breaks. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Pop in to get an early evening dinner. Great welcoming and service. Nice menu but what I call basic pub food.More

Thank sashford79
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thank you for you review and rating us average. As you will see from many of my reply we try to be a pub not a restaurant. Our pub menu includes many home made dishes and our prices start at £4.95 for a curry and...More

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Friendly customer service even for a lunch time visit. Tasty and well priced food and drink, especially the baguettes.

Thank Oliver T
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us and many thanks for the nice comments. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 28 May 2017

Warm friendly atmosphere. Cosy pub with lovely outside seating. Set in lovely countryside and walks. Food is tasty and good selection. Desert was particularly mouth watering.

Thank tracy W
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Thank you for your kind words. Glad you had a nice time with us. Most of our desserts are home made. From our Apple crumbles, to our cheese cakes to name but a few.

Reviewed 23 May 2017

Whatever the time of day lunch, early evening or evening just as last orders is called you know you will always be greeted by a smiling face behind the bar Nothing is too much trouble for this great local Keep up the good work-great chicken...More

Thank Stephen W
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Thank you for your positive feed back. We try to run the Bell as a traditional pub selling good home made food. As you kindly mentioned we do Currys on Monday as well as home made pies Wednesday and roasts on Sunday. See you soon.

Reviewed 14 May 2017

My husband and I have visited The Bell several times now and have found Kym and Lorraine to be most welcoming! The food is fantastic; good home cooked grub! We have also ordered off piste a few times and have not been disappointed! Can't recommend...More

Thank Julie B
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Thank you for your review and the nice things you say about us. Its always nice to see you and Steve.

Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Decided to try out The Bell tonight to see what it's like as I can't remember the last time we visited. We received a very warm welcome on arrival from the barman, who directed us to our table and took out drinks orders. We checked...More

1  Thank Chris S
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2017

Many thanks for your review. So happy you enjoyed your time with us and thank you for posting the pictures of our desserts. Our young Chef enjoys creating these as well as many other dishes.

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Dawn W
8 January 2017|
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Response from crath121 | Property representative |
We do. We like a booking in advance.
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Linda W
20 December 2016|
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Yes. All day. Food served 12-7
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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Description
A traditional friendly pub. Serving many home made dishes all day.
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