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The Bell

$$ - $$$, British,
The Bell The Street | Purleigh, Maldon CM9 6RF, England
+44 1621 828348
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good16%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Bell The Street | Purleigh, Maldon CM9 6RF, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We popped in here while in the area on a Sunday they were very accommodating fitting us in. Me and my husband both had the roasts and were delicious! Potatoes were cooked just how we like them - crispy! Our daughter had chicken goujons and...More

Thank Emcraig
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Last time I went to this pub was 25 years ago and guess what it was good then and I’m not disappointed this time either 😀 We pre booked a table and was greeted warmly when we turned up, the menus and special board had...More

Thank Bushpig999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We popped in for lunch on a snowy, Saturday afternoon, to be met with a warm welcome and a roaring open fire. We had not booked and managed to get a table for two. The specials board looked very inviting and my partner chose a...More

Thank ClareMcK
Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

This pub is local-ish to me and is always packed out whenever I have visited. The landlady is very warm and welcoming. The ambience warm and cosy. The food is excellent pub classics done well with a focus on local produce. On this my latest...More

Thank Rick O
Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

We had a rare opportunity to pop out for a child free lunch today and found The Purleigh Bell on Trip advisor. We didn’t book and just turned up on the off chance (on Valentine’s day in half term?!!) The carpark was full so I...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 13 February 2018

We only went because our daughter's first choice was not serving food and we had promised her lunch! Lady Luck was shining on us - for sure. Our only criticism - the red wine was cold and so not as enjoyable as it should have...More

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 3 February 2018

the food was very tasty and the staff were friendly and helpful. bit disappointed that a fellow dinner was aloud to have his dog sitting up the table with him and not on the floor, but overall good.

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 25 January 2018

We went just after New Year for lunch having been recommended to visit. The real fires are wonderful and the pub has so much character. The two people serving were very young but were both excellent. We were warmly greeted, offered drinks and explained the...More

Thank MontyDon2016
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Just the right sort of village pub, perched on top of the only hill in the neighbourhood with superb views across the coastal marshes. Turned up on Sunday lunchtime with grumpy children in tow and no booking; though they were full they went out of...More

Thank Gwandryas
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We popped in on New Year's day for a drink ten minutes before they were closing, the lady behind the bar kindly still served us drinks. We got chatting to some customers who had dined there and they told us how amazing the food is...More

Thank Shellessex
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Response from betty_1946 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry as a customer l am not sure xx
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Sorry i was very tired thought i was asking the pub
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
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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