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The Bell Tavern

$$ - $$$, British,
Lower Duthie Drive, Belvidere Estate | At The Belvidere Manor Hotel, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 387 1055
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Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good36%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“cobb salad” (5 reviews)
“steak pie” (5 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, African, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Lower Duthie Drive, Belvidere Estate | At The Belvidere Manor Hotel, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 231 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for Sunday lunch yesterday, and apart from Jeffrey, the amazing waiter, the rest of the staff were just going through the motion. Not at all interested or enthusiastic. Slow service, and the first time that we've not enjoyed the fish. It was grey...More

Thank suzannegrocott
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The servers here are great and the food was very good. It small and gets full on weekend nights so definitely book a table. The feel is of an old English pub, including the clientele :)

Thank anuka9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the estate where we staying & offers excellent beer & good food prepared in the main property It's the smallest pub in Knysna & has a small indoor & outdoor area. Great attentive staff too Loved it

Thank northampton15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From the waiters signature statement of "super" to the speed our drinks and order arrived The Bell is a perfect Sunday afternoon spot for late lunch

Thank Court-Ricour
Reviewed 19 August 2017

A cosy small English pub as part of Belvidere Manor Hotel. Open to non guests as well and appears a local following in addition to guests like us. Staff were great throughout and atmosphere was warm and cosy on a chilly night outside. Would be...More

Thank Emanpee
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This is a very sad review for me to write because I wish so much that this place would just jack itself up. We have been here three times, each time hoping against hope that the staff would just be a little more enthusiastic. But...More

Thank KezziB
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The Bell tavern is the perfect end to a day's travelling! It offers well prepared pub food with great variety. I chose crab cakes which were tasty and perfectly crispy - my husband had excellent ribs. He waxed especially lyrical about his chips!! The dessert...More

Thank FlickSouthAfrica
Reviewed 30 July 2017

An amazing place tucked in Belvidere Manor. The food was excellent as was the friendly staff. The menu has something for everyone from starter to dessert? The view from the outside tables is stunning. The tavern is very small dating back to 1834 with a...More

Thank Pat H
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Cosy place in Belvidere Manor that dubs itself "the smallest pub in Knysna". A menu of classics, including melt-in-your-mouth fish and chips, bangers n mash and an unmissable chicken and mushroom pie.

Thank ZA_world
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Ordered the pork chop. On the menu as: Pork chop with mushy peas and red cabbage slaw. Mushy peas were whole peas mixed into mash. That ain't mushy peas!! Red cabbage slaw. Well now.... A small dish with some shocking pink mush and a few...More

Thank Maureen N
Mike M, Manager at The Bell Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2017

Hi Maureen I'm sorry to read your review - it's not the normal standard . please could you give Sue (044 3871055) a ring tomorrow if possible so we can sort this out. thank you for bring this to our attention. Mike We would call...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$9
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Duthie Drive, Belvidere Estate | At The Belvidere Manor Hotel, Knysna 6570, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 387 1055
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Description
It is a quaint little pub situated on the grounds of Belvidere Manor. Well known for serving the best Pot Pies and Fish and Chips
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