The Bell

The Bell, Waltham St Lawrence RG10 0JJ

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,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
The Patio | Closed
The Pub | Closed
Tuesday
The Patio | Closed
The Pub | Closed
Wednesday
The Pub | Lunch 12:00 - 3:00  
Valid between: Dec. 1, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2099
The Patio | Bar 17:00 - 23:00  
The Pub | Bar 17:00 - 23:00  
Thursday
The Patio | Lunch 12:00 - 15:00  
The Pub | Lunch 12:00 - 15:00  
The Patio | Dinner 17:00 - 23:00  
The Pub | Dinner 17:00 - 23:00  
Friday
The Patio | Lunch 12:00 - 15:00  
The Pub | Lunch 12:00 - 15:00  
The Patio | Dinner 17:00 - 23:00  
The Pub | Dinner 17:00 - 23:00  
Saturday
The Patio | Lunch 12:00 - 15:00  
The Pub | Lunch 12:00 - 15:00  
The Patio | Dinner 17:00 - 23:00  
The Pub | Dinner 17:00 - 23:00  
Sunday
The Patio | Lunch 12:00 - 17:00  
The Pub | Lunch 12:00 - 17:00  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 03, 2020
Charles A.

To perfect to share....


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2020
Nick K.

A great welcome in these testing times


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 08, 2020
Belinda W.

The food and service were absolutely excellent - we loved everything.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2020
Beverley N.

Been my fave pub food for about 20 years.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 02, 2020
Ruth H.

Great pint of beer and the mussels were delicious


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 07, 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
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 04, 2020
Roger B.

Hey it’s my local, it’s a great place!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 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
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
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
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 28, 2020
Stephen F.

Love The Bell. Post Lockdown set up works really well.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 25, 2020
Clare S.

We had a fabulous lunch!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 25, 2020
Liz J.

Super lunch. Relaxed and pleasant. Good service too.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 21, 2020
Louise B.

Wonderful as always


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2020
Chris B.

The Bell and all involved are wonderful .


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
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
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 13, 2020
Kevin C.

Great to be eating out again. reassuring with the pub adhering to the best practice rules.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 13, 2020
Jan S.

Sunday lunch was proberbly the best I have had anywhere beautifully presented and came out hot Thank you for a relaxing afternoon .


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 13, 2020
Kate R.

Lovely to be back


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2020
Mark W.

The Bell is back. Food was fabulous, service is great! Atmosphere was perfect!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 10, 2020
Julian A.

Simply the best pub in the world, serving great beers


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 09, 2020
Campbel M.

Great pub, Great food, Great service, Great atmosphere.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 18, 2020
Gill C.

Lovely!!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 16, 2020
Duncan H.

Very pleasant drink in the garden served with a smile


Overall: 9/10
Food: 1/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 3/10
Sep 15, 2020
Eddie L.

Lovely pub, great service and staff but sadly the lamb at £19.50 was very chewy and not a pleasant experience and the meals were barely warm.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 0/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 08, 2020
David B.

I did not go into the pub itself so cannot mark ambiance. The garden and village setting are quite lovely


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 08, 2020
Pete S.

First visit and a genuinely pleasant evening with good food and excellent, friendly service. Will definitely return soon.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Aug 02, 2020
John H.

The service was fine and friendly. I thought the range of food was a bit thin and a bit pricy. Offering cheese on toast with no garnish at all is a bit cheeky. I thought the portions were a bit small but the quality of the food was good. I would suggest a wider range of slightly more conventional pub food might be more appealing to customers.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 28, 2020
Dennis David J.

The Bell never disappoints, whether just there for a pint from their ever interesting ales or for dining. It’s a relaxed unfussy ambience with old village character. On this occasion the Sunday lunch menu was limited due to kitchen staff shortage but that’s a blip in my overall experience of The Bell. The barman/waiter (Chris) seems unfazed during hectic periods, running around like a whippet yet always with a cheery greeting in his familiar manner. Hope the place never changes.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 26, 2020
john h.

We did not eat therefore no comment Othetwise excellent evening


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 18, 2020
Mike S.

Could do with an option to rate the beer (10)


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 14, 2020
Ian S.

Great to be back at The Bell at long, long last. New distancing does feel a little odd inside the pub at first. Outside in the sunshine with 6 people per (large) table is almost like back to "normal" - Thanks Scott, Iain, Chris and all of the staff..Cheers


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2020
Barbara I.

Staff and food were great and really enjoyed being back in the pub. Ambience can't be the same of course, but we will definitely be back!


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 12, 2020
Fiona B.

Sat outside on the patio, very wrapped up. When it started raining we moved to covered bench seating - good to have that option!


Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 06, 2020
Alison C.

The ribeye steaks were delicious . Not the best table though - a bit chilly .


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 6/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 6/10
Jul 21, 2020
Mark C.

Bring back the steak!