Five Bells

Lewes Road, Chailey Green,, South Chailey BN8 4DA
$$ English

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: Lewes Road, Chailey Green,, South Chailey BN8 4DA
  • Cross Street: chailey
  • Cuisine: Desserts | English | Seafood | Steak |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Google Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01825278328
  • Features: Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Working Fireplace,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dog Friendly,

Photos

Five Bells - On Sundays WE Roast
Five Bells - Steak Night, Every Thursday

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Monday Lunch 12:00 - 15:00
Monday Dinner 18:00 - 21:00
Monday Breakfast 9:00 - 12:00
Tuesday
Tuesday Lunch 12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday Dinner 18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday Breakfast 9:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
Wednesday Dinner 18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday Lunch 12:00 - 15:00
Wednesday Breakfast 9:00 - 12:00
Thursday
Thursday Dinner 18:00 - 21:00
Thursday Lunch 12:00 - 15:00
Thursday Breakfast 9:00 - 12:00
Friday
Friday Lunch 12:00 - 15:00
Friday Dinner 18:00 - 21:00
Friday Breakfast 9:00 - 12:00
Saturday
Saturday Breakfast 9:00 - 12:00
Saturday all day 12:00 - 21:00
Sunday
Sunday Breakfast 9:00 - 12:00
Sunday Roast Lunch 12:00 - 19:30
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.43 out of 5 stars based on 416 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 23, 2024
Lee D.
Always a friendly welcome , lovely pub, great food , and all staff are fantastic . Will be back

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 08, 2024
Rachel S.
Wonderful environment, honestly delicious food & good drinks selection. Very friendly and helpful service. I would definitely recommend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 03, 2024
Doreen N.
On entering establishment it was really dark and being unsteady on feet was a little concerning otherwise enjoyable visit

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 15, 2024
Rebecca F.
Really lovely pub. Super staff, and the food was amazing. Little area for little ones, which is a great touch.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 16, 2024
Lesley B.
Lovely atmosphere, great food and friendly staff - perfect place for a Sunday roast

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 11, 2024
Judy P.
All lovely. Landlady brilliant.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 28, 2023
Gayle C.
Well looked after and food superb

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 06, 2023
Sarah M.
Great country pub with atmosphere, lovely staff and a fab roast beef Sunday lunch.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 03, 2023
Nancy F.
Fantastic meal . Super friendly service . Lovely roaring fire ! Thursday steak night ! Perfect . Will be back .

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 30, 2023
Martin B.
Very good evening, good food and service. A good promotion deal.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 15, 2023
Denise J.
We came out for my husbands birthday and were extremely satisfied with everything and will come again. Denise Jackson

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 09, 2023
Marisa R.
Had a lovely Sunday roast for my mums birthday. Delicious rib of beef. Excellent service by a young man. Lovely decor, loved the fairy lights and branches on the ceiling. Beautiful country pub.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 23, 2023
Kath P.
Very happy with everything, food was delicious, lovely pub , great service it’s a 10 from us

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 23, 2023
Jane B.
I had a lovely lunch with friends. All the staff were friendly and efficient.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 28, 2023
David d.
Your staff were excellent

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 26, 2023
Emma K.
Excellent pub, friendly atmosphere, nice decor and feel, food excellent especially the burger!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 3/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 20, 2023
Carole C.
A beautiful little pub from the outside & a warm welcome from the young female waitress. Food was served quickly and the presentation looked great, but that's when it went downhill. We both chose roast beef and the slices that came were very thick and very hard to cut through. The roasties were tasteless and the horseradish had a chemical taste to it. The veg was fine and a great Yorkshire pud tho. We were not asked how it was until we had finished. When the landlord came over, I said that neither of us had enjoyed the beef, but that I would take it away for my friends dog. There was no real apology or concern shown. We declined dessert and just had coffee. Disappointing all round & a real shame, as they have a lovely pub there.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 12, 2023
Joanne T.
Sunday roast dinner was lovely. Lots of it and great value for money. Good service from the staff

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 22, 2023
James M.
I have already emailed Revived Inns, giving my (negative) views on the Table Agent booking system. In fact we nearly didn't make a booking, as when trying to book, it appeared that the Pub/Restaurant was exceptionally busy. In fact we were the only people eating. There were only about another two people with a drink in the bar area at the time.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 15, 2023
Sarah B.
We have just moved to the area and took advantage of Thurs steak night! A very pretty pub with a great garden, we shall return. Thankyou, see you again!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 10, 2023
Rose T.
Lovely friendly environment and food was delicious

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 07, 2023
Martin B.
A very good experience of an evening meal all round.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 08, 2023
Susan K.
Very pleasant good value meal

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 06, 2023
Jo T.
Such a lovely atmosphere, excellent food and service. So glad to have our pub back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 18, 2023
Virginia J.
Food was fab, pork crackling could have been a bit crispier, but overall a lovely meal for your very first day!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 23, 2024
Geoff B.
The food was tasty but my poached salmon was not as hot as it should have been. That aside, we enjoyed our meal and will return.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 10, 2024
Ros S.
Lovely place for a relaxed evening

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 27, 2023
Diane B.
The welcome was good the food was great had a lovely time serve was good to very friendly

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 27, 2023
Anne S.
Enjoyed our visit, very friendly and helpful waitress. Apologetic because power problems meant it was chilly but it was OK My beef was lovely, potato a bit stodgy! My friend thought she was having a grilled gammon steak but it was warmed cooked gammon. Maybe could have been explained better but overall very nice and we will be back

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 30, 2023
Melle R.
Very good will be back

Overall: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Sep 27, 2023
Michael V.
Beautiful garden on a beautiful day.....and open on a Monday!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 18, 2023
Chris W.
Very nice welcome - friendly happy staff who were very helpful with our choice of meals cooked to our desired taste (roasts)

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 08, 2023
Josephine M.
Very good all round. If I have any complaints, it is that there was very little on the menu for vegetarians (vegan curry only). Although I did not have chips myself, I pinched one from my partner and agreed with him and 2 others at the table that the chips were the best they had ever eaten.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 31, 2023
Robert C.
Food took some time to arrive despite the restaurant having only a handful of customers.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 14, 2023
Shirley B.
We enjoyed our visit and the food was excellent. It took a while to arrive because, like everywhere . Pubs and restaurants are suffering from lack of staff. That is the only reason for giving a 9 on 'service'and 'overall experience'. However the staff were extremely polite and handled the situation well.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 05, 2023
Tony D.
The first time my friends and I have been there since the changes, and we were all impressed. It was an excellent meal, from start to finish. Thank you. We shall be back!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 12, 2023
Harry W.
Excellent service and food. Definitely go there again

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 07, 2023
Richard T.
Service is excellent and we all enjoyed the food and an excellent ambience. We will definitely return.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 24, 2023
Joe W.
All round good experience. The service was a tad slow, but not a problem a problem for us as we were not in a rush. Well worthy of a visit

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 10, 2023
Jackie G.
Excellent service. A good pub lunch and a warm fire.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 12, 2023
Elaine H.
A very pleasant evening with good service and food. I had the £10 steak deal which was very good and lemon tart (? Bought in) lovely and lemony. Music ---the speaker was just above us was a bit loud.....we could have asked to it to be turned down. The restaurant was quite full which was great to see.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 09, 2023
Anna P.
We were very well looked after. A bit of a wait for our meal and then for the bill and payment, but they were busy with people in the beer garden and we were inside. Food was good and plentiful and staff were very accommodating to my young nephew.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 05, 2023
Caroline M.
A little disappointed this time as the meal size was small, especially the mixed grill. The scampi special was good thou. Service was good as they seemed short staffed and the waitress was friendly and helpful. Will be returning as I felt this was a blip on the food this time.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
May 15, 2023
David S.
All good… food was good value and well cooked, just a shame there weren’t more diners

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
May 02, 2023
Lisa S.
The Five Bells do lovely food, and the staff are very friendly. Would definitely recommend

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 29, 2023
Rosalind W.
Steak night was good value and we liked the small dessert option with coffee. We waited some time to be served but overall a good experience.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 15, 2023
David G.
It was great in all respects, and the staff were lovely. Thanks, and will be back.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 04, 2023
Jeff L.
First visit with friends and found it all to be a pleasant atmosphere and the manager and staff very attentive. We will return.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 26, 2023
James B.
Food was good for the money. Service was a bit slower than I would have expected.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 11, 2023
Stafford W.
nice to have it back open

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 04, 2023
Michael W.
Good, basic pub food, well cooked. Good size portions. Excellent service. Lovely old pub ambience. Maybe the menu could be expanded a bit but overall good value and good experience.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Feb 03, 2023
Clive S.
Food, service and value all good. Like the rustic feel of the decor, but it could do with a bit more warmth on a not very cold day.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 01, 2023
Peter B.
Still bedding in after long shut down and new management. Good portions but roast beef too much connective tissue. Kale underdone but red cabbage great. Lovely staff but need better training. Well done though and good to have you back in the village

Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 14, 2023
Denise P.
Unfortunately, we were the only table eating on a Monday lunchtime but the meal from the Christmas menu was really good, well cooked and so much food that we couldn’t tackle dessert. Maybe so much on the plate wasn’t necessary, however delicious. The welcome and service were excellent and we’d certainly come back

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 26, 2023
Kirsty P.
Overall food was good, initially the incorrect main course was bought out for my husband, the waiter had duplicated my main order rather than having one halloumi burger and one steak we received two halloumi burgers, this was rectified but my husband had to wait a further 20 mins for his main course, it wasn't even busy so there was no excuse for this really and on top of that the receipt machine was not working so we ended up with a handwritten receipt

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 18, 2023
Raymond P.
The pub was very quiet with only us and two other diners. Throughout our time there we could hear staff loudly discussing their private lives in the kitchen, seemingly unaware that they could be heard in the pub. Also, despite there being a lit fire near to our table, albeit through an archway in another room, the pub was cold. If other parts of the dining area which were not in use had been curtained off that may have helped but there appeared to be lack of heating generally. The service, whilst polite and courteous was vey slow and with so few diners we were disappointed that the food took so long to arrive. When it did arrive, it was fine but the issues we have mentioned rather spolied the overall experience.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 26, 2023
Alex H.
Good food and service but rather slow

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
May 21, 2023
Richard W.
Delightful serving staff, but did not keep enough of an eye on tables even though it was not busy. Twice we had to go in search of them. Surprising that the bar had only one pint-sized jug available. Menu featured item flagged as gluten-free, but alert staff said that is wrong. Surprising that there was only one pie available. Food was freshly prepared, well plated and hot, but took longer than might be expected with limited number of lunchers in the pub. Food was of reasonable flavour, but gluten-free fish was mostly batter and little fish.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 28, 2023
Nicola H.
A truly delicious Sunday Roast. The beef was cooked to perfection, the vegetables were seasonal, not over cooked and the portions were generous! Very attentive service from a lovely waitress. My only complaint was that the loos were not very pleasant - smelt damp, felt cold and were overall rather unappealing. If the loos were given a makeover The Five Bells would be a very good pub!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Feb 23, 2023
Andy S.
The service was great thank you. New menu is a bit limited but no complaints about the specials. Especially enjoyed Harvey’s Old Ale!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 6/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 05, 2023
Betty R.
It's early days for the new Five Bells - the decor is cosy and the staff exceptionally friendly. Minor criticisms of the service - no hand wash bowl or bowl for mussell shells and a misunderstanding over the order, but the food was good and good value and the ambience just what you hope for in a village pub. Looking forward to our next visit.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 26, 2023
Simon B.
Considering the 5 bells has just had a redec we felt it was OK but not outstanding. After waiting a considerable time for our meals, all 3 steaks were well done. (2 were supposed to be medium and 1 m/r) Service was good.