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The Bell

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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The Bell The Street | Purleigh, Maldon CM9 6RF, England
+44 1621 828348
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wickham bishops essex
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been here often as such a lovely setting and old pub. on this occasion we had booked where we normally just turn up The pub was short staffed so we waited for all drinks & food to long. Starters were pleasant squid / pork & whitebait Mains on the other hand were not nice both my husband &... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for the first time recently and were very impressed. There is a nice atmosphere inside and the staff were all very friendly. The food was delicious, with plenty of nice choices on the specials board. The lamb rump and the hake were both lovely. Would recommend a visit.

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Thank EricEssex2014
Basildon, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband suggested a meal out not local to us but a night out just the 2 of us we are of the older generation great l am up for that. Here we go 100%. Soup and fresh bread beautiful home made Fish Cake to die for Dave's Gammon juicy tender delicious chips were real chips not frozen rubbish Scampi... More 

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Thank betty_1946
Maldon, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We have visited this venue many times now. The food has always been delicious. The staff are lovely. The only problem is getting a table as it is very popular, but so worth a little wait.

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Thank Debseedo1
Essex
1 review
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Celebrated our Mum's 80th Birthday with 2 to 3 course Sunday lunch for 25 people. Due to our number we had the upstairs room to ourselves, which we was able to decorate.We food ordered in advance for ease and the whole experience from start to finish was excellent. Kirsten, Julian and their team were exceptionally accommodating and looked after our... More 

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Thank BeanFrost
London, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Came in for lunch to catch up with a friend who had recommended this place. The pub has a very nice ambience and the staff are friendly and helpful. There were three beers on offer, two local and an Adnams if I remember correctly. I suppose the only let down was the steak and stilton pie. There was plenty of... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Good location, great food, nice atmosphere and reasonably priced. Liked the menu with good choice. Will return soon with family.

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Thank Westwestwest
Maldon, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We visited The Bell for the first time a week ago, what a pleasant surprise. A lovely old traditional pub, with a warm welcome for us and our dog. A good selection of well kept beer (according to the better half who's a bit of an afficionado) and very good selection of dishes on the menu. This is not the... More 

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Thank AnnaMGa
Maldon, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Half way round a nice long walk we stopped here for lunch. We were accommodated without booking and it filled up over lunch. The Hophead Dark Star we had was very well kept. We shared some whitebait to start which was very nicely cooked and I had calves liver to follow. I like it a bit pink so I should... More 

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Thank Phil K
Essex, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

9 of us went for a Christmas get together and chose The Bell at Purleigh as it's quite local and central to us all. We have visited before and always find the atmosphere very friendly and welcoming, from both customers and the landlord/staff. After a few pre lunch drinks we went to our table and ordered our food. The choice... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Bell The Street | Purleigh, Maldon CM9 6RF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Maldon
  • Phone Number: +44 1621 828348

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