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The Bell Hotel Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Market Place, Faringdon OX7 3PP, England
+44 1367 358050
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Scotland
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176 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Well this restaurant is the place to eat. Traditional ' upmarket pub food '. Reasonable prices, good food and gross, and I mean gross, portions. Pie of the week with mash potato and veg and gravy boat. Go on beat me. I could only eat half of this tasty pie. After the first night my wife was smarter than me... More 

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London
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Think there has been a change of owners, food gone downhill. Fish fingers were brown inside as they were more mashed potato and minced fish.....not proper fish fingers. Inedible. Thought this may be a one off but went back and had a similarly bad experience. Menu has changed as prices seem to have crept up but food has declined in... More 

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Thank LondonBc1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I have just had the pork belly and I must say it was the best meal I have ever had. All the flavours and the textures married together perfectly. It is a must have at the Bell Hotel. Yes pop down and have it! Compliments to the chef and all the team. 5* meal

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Thank Nathan W
London, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Always tasty, the staff are very friendly and there is a very good, very cheap carvery on a Sunday in the restaurant. The decor is traditional, and there's usually some sports on the TV in the side room.

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Thank EmilyJu
Oxford, United Kingdom
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173 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Not bad but not the best in Faringdon. We had dinner here and the bar area was very noisy. The food was ok but not exceptional. The decor is interesting and quite cosy.

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Thank ArtyOxford
Faringdon, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

My wife and I popped in here today as we are locals and were hoping to find a good lunch. The bar was virtually empty when we arrived and the greeting from the staff was certainly not the warmest. The menu on the blackboard looked enticing and we both chose steak sandwiches, particularly because they were described as being made... More 

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1 Thank Gof S
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Travelled all the way from Wantage for a Sunday carvery. Sat ourselves down as every member of staff who saw us ignored us. Sat at a table for 20 minutes being ignored. Looked at the dried piece of beef on the carvery getting dryer and dryer so decided to leave.

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1 Thank JL2603
Faringdon, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I believe the accommodation to be good though we've not used it. The carvery is excellent, the bar food is correct. The building is interesting as it's an old staging inn. The staff are friendly and efficient.

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Thank Carolyn0145
London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Family visit 4 of us do not know the area but this hotel looked very inviting. Olde Worlde welcoming, not very busy for a Friday night. Two of the party were delighted with their meal but the other 2 (myself included) chose the same meal but could not eat it as it was too spicy. We chose the green thai... More 

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Thank epspjs
Herts
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

We stayed a very comfortable night here and had a satisfactory breakfast. Although our bedroom was at the front of the hotel, it was very hot so the windows were open but the noise did not affect us at all. Very pleasant staff.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Market Place, Faringdon OX7 3PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Faringdon
  • Phone Number: +44 1367 358050

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