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The Bell Tavern

Lower Duthie Drive, Belvidere Estate | At The Belvidere Manor Hotel, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 387 1055
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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“cobb salad” (5 reviews)
“pork chop” (4 reviews)
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Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Lower Duthie Drive, Belvidere Estate | At The Belvidere Manor Hotel, Knysna 6570, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although lacking the warm beer on tap and dedicated locals, this was a good try at an authentic English country pub. Housed in a converted Farm building, with basic wooden furniture and no frills decor it had a cosy atmosphere. Service was brisk rather than...More

1  Thank halcyonbp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In the grounds of the Belvidere Manor and old colonial Tavern. Good food and service with loads of character.

Thank Linda T
Reviewed May 6, 2018

Such a small establishment with such a large soul - the Bell is one of those hidden treasures that you need to experience when you come to the Garden Route

Thank Chris B
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Fantabulous old English pub on beautiful grounds set in a tranquil setting. Would have loved to stay and try the highly recommended pot pie but left in a hurry as the tiny little flying insects that were all Over the place both inside the pub...More

Thank ashley b
Reviewed April 24, 2018

Had Sunday lunch there. Just a plain simple chicken & mushroom pie freshly baked which was absolutely amazing. Delicious pastry and lovely thick gravy. The ambience was superb and the service efficient and friendly. I will definitely go there again next time I visit Knysa.

Thank shaunwood1
Reviewed April 9, 2018 via mobile

Now this Is a smashing little place old world Quaint it’s got soul and Character , it also has good staff very friendly and helpful , food is excellent there homemade Pies are worth the Drive alone ,keep up the good work

Thank PuppypowerT
Reviewed April 6, 2018 via mobile

Sitting on the patio of The Bell Tavern under trellises adorned with autumnal vines and looking across at the flickering glow of the vibrant town of Knysna across the lagoon whilst lingering over a delicious meal al fresco is my idea of heaven. The Bell...More

Thank LindaH475
Reviewed March 30, 2018

This rather British pub/restaurant is not in Knysna but rather in the charming hamlet of Belvedere on the west side of Knysna lagoon. The location is stunning and the Bell is a 5 star lunch stop if you make the trip to see the small...More

Thank wisborough1
Reviewed March 14, 2018

We knew we would be lucky to get Sunday lunch because we were late having met up with friends and delayed. It really did not matter because we had a lovely meal and drinks on a lazy lovely Summer afternoon. We will have to wait...More

Thank Billy B
Reviewed February 26, 2018

Excellent place to sit in the sun in lovely area and enjoy a meal with excellent beer and wine. It is great to choose one or two courses without having to eat through a complete menu!!

Thank michaeldufty
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February 22, 2018|
Response from Sue53_11 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think they take bookings at all
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$3 - US$9
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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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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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