The Bell

The Bell, Waltham St Lawrence RG10 0JJ
$ English

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: The Bell, Waltham St Lawrence RG10 0JJ
  • Cross Street: The Street
  • Cuisine: English |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01189341788
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Takeout Available, Working Fireplace, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dog Friendly,

Photos

The Bell - Bell Rainbow Dark

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Afternoon - Outside 12:00 - 3:00
Afternoon - Inside 12:00 - 15:00
Evening - Outside 17:00 - 23:00
Evening - Inside 17:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
Afternoon - Outside 12:00 - 3:00
Afternoon - Inside 12:00 - 15:00
Evening - Outside 17:00 - 23:00
Evening - Inside 17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
Afternoon - Outside 12:00 - 3:00
Afternoon - Inside 12:00 - 15:00
Evening - Outside 17:00 - 23:00
Evening - Inside 17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
Afternoon - Outside 12:00 - 3:00
Afternoon - Inside 12:00 - 15:00
Evening - Outside 17:00 - 23:00
Evening - Inside 17:00 - 23:00
Friday
Afternoon - Outside 12:00 - 3:00
Afternoon - Inside 12:00 - 15:00
Evening - Outside 17:00 - 23:00
Evening - Inside 17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
All Day - Outside 12:00 - 23:00
All Day - Inside 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday
All Day - Outside 12:00 - 17:00
All Day - Inside 12:00 - 17:00

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.72 out of 5 stars based on 661 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Sep 10, 2021
Amanda C.
Amazing food & service! We’ll be visiting again soon!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 7/10
Sep 09, 2021
Kevin P.
Staff were exceptional. Friendly, helpful, tolerant. Combine that with good food and an intriguing and lovely location, and it is hard to fault.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
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Value: 8/10
Jul 24, 2021
Shirley T.
Lovely ambience outside as usual. Delicious sticky toffee pudding. However, the sausage sandwich offered instead of your more usual sausage ciabatta was of a lower standard. The sausages were smaller and less tasty and moist, and the bread was a bit hard. It would be really great if you were able to re-resource this from your previous supplier - it's our favourite menu item. Glad you're back, anyway!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 22, 2021
Steve O.
Excellent all round

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Jul 21, 2021
Damon F.
Superb service, great food and drinks as always, thank you all very much.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 08, 2021
Michca M.
I loved the quail & all the dishes were very good. The beer ice cream is not for everyone but well worth a try. Friendly service & a cosy welcoming atmosphere. it is always nice to return

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 02, 2021
Sarah P.
Friendly staff, good service, lovely clean well organised venue and great food.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Jun 26, 2021
Andrea L.
Always great food at the Bell, but a bit pricey sometimes.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 21, 2021
Jan S.
Alway enjoy our time at the bell food and drink first class

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Jun 19, 2021
Andrew T.
Great pub with friendly service. We didn't eat so I can't rate the food (just the beer).

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Jun 11, 2021
Robin C.
Excellent in every respect

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 08, 2021
Kristin M.
A great pub with really good atmosphere, food and drink! Really enjoyed our lunch and will be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Value: 9/10
May 19, 2021
Lynn R.
Service was brilliant. It was outside on the patio all tables were under gazebos and the atmosphere was very friendly. I think the portion size could have been a little larger but the food was delicious

Overall: 10/10
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May 15, 2021
John D.
As always Scott runs a good pub and keeps a good beer.

Overall: 10/10
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May 14, 2021
kevin c.
Made us very welcome and adhered to the corona virus restrictions. Lovely setting

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 30, 2021
Julian A.
Best pub in the world, great beer and food, excellent friendly service in amazing surroundings

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 29, 2021
Rupert M.
Always enjoy the Bell, it’s a good country pub, not too many around now.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 21, 2021
Natalie R.
Fabulous as always

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 20, 2020
Karen H.
Really loved the food and atmosphere!

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Dec 14, 2020
STEPHANIE B.
We have been to the Bell many times and despite the current difficult times, Scott and the team ways make you feel welcome and at home. The food and drink were up to the normal excellent standard. I would recommend The Bell wholeheartedly.

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 13, 2020
Crazy Dave S.
The Bell have it all. From reception to food, drink and settling the bill. I highly recommend The Bell

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 11, 2020
Heather N.
Liked new menu, staff very helpful

Overall: 10/10
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Dec 06, 2020
Murray H.
Beautiful steak

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Dec 04, 2020
Peter F.
We have used the Bell for many years and have always enjoyed good ale food and ambiance- just a great pub

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 06, 2020
Victoria C.
Really enjoyed our meal at The Bell. Service was great and food was delicious. Most importantly, even on a freezing cold night it was a pleasant temperature inside! We would definitely return back.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 25, 2020
Sue J.
As ever the Bell didn’t disappoint. In current times it all feels safe and organised. The food was delicious and there’s a good selection of different beers.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 17, 2020
Rick E.
Covid secure. Excellent friendly service. Good choice of beer and ciders, and the food is of the finest quality and expertly prepared. Some of so-called posh high end restaurants should send someone to eat there to see how it’s done!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 03, 2020
Charles A.
To perfect to share....

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 26, 2020
Nick K.
A great welcome in these testing times

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 25, 2020
Ann F.
This is a beautiful old pub. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent and our drinks were served just as we like them. We will definitely visit again when we are next in the area.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 08, 2020
Belinda W.
The food and service were absolutely excellent - we loved everything.

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Sep 06, 2020
Beverley N.
Been my fave pub food for about 20 years.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 03, 2020
Ruth H.
Great pint of beer and the mussels were delicious

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 09, 2020
Valerie F.
We enjoyed a great lunch with excellent beers and wines. Service was fast and friendly. The pub has introduced sensible safety and sanitation measures. Looking forward to visiting again.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 08, 2020
Chas S.
Even in this new era, the Bell does it right. The benefit of a large garden helps.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2020
Pip B.
Good pub, good grub with fine ale, even when the one I was drinking ran out they provided a test glass of a new one to try. Would highly recommend a visit.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Value: 9/10
Aug 04, 2020
Roger B.
Hey it’s my local, it’s a great place!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2020
Mike B.
A terrific place for a pub meal or real ale. I recommend it highly. So much so, our neighbours went there the following day! Ambience score would have been 10 too I am sure if we had eaten in the garden and not at the front! Next time!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Jul 29, 2020
carmel S.
Excellent COVID systems in place very welcoming staff knowledgable about the beers available , lovely food a small menu choice which shows their faith in the quality food provided . They did not disappoint- would happily return & recommend to others

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 28, 2020
Stephen F.
Love The Bell. Post Lockdown set up works really well.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 25, 2020
Clare S.
We had a fabulous lunch!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
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Value: 8/10
Jul 25, 2020
Liz J.
Super lunch. Relaxed and pleasant. Good service too.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 21, 2020
Louise B.
Wonderful as always

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 21, 2020
Rupert M.
All very good. So glad that you are now open again, we have missed being able to pop out for a snack lunch. Well done.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 20, 2020
Chris B.
The Bell and all involved are wonderful .

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 19, 2020
Andy C.
Thanks to Scott, Iain and the team who worked really hard to make the customer experience the best they can within the constraints of the new restrictions. Food and beers were as excellent as ever albeit with a slightly smaller choice of both. The need for full table service placed a huge burden on the small team who worked tirelessly to keep up with everyone's needs and managed to keep smiling throughout. A very good first post-lockdown pub night out.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 19, 2020
Chris F.
Excellent evening. Booked in advance and they were great in reserving us a table on the patio. Staff we really friendly and helpful, keeping their distance and cleaning everything down between use. Food was tasty and the cider was great - a perfect post-lockdown trip to the pub.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 17, 2020
Lynne D.
So good to get back to our favourite pub. We will be back again soon. Well done all staff at the Bell.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 13, 2020
Justina M.
Great pub in ever aspect. Long may it live on as there are very few left like it

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Jul 13, 2020
Kevin C.
Great to be eating out again. reassuring with the pub adhering to the best practice rules.