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The Bell at Iden

$$ - $$$, British,
Church Lane | Iden, Iden, Rye TN31 7PU, England
+44 1797 280242
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
Church Lane | Iden, Iden, Rye TN31 7PU, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We are locals and eat and drink here on a regular basis. The food is of an excellent standard and great value for money with a choice of specials. A visit would not be complete without a cuddle with Liliana and a catch up with...More

Thank Kakie999
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after a long walk on a hot and sunny day. I had fish and chips and my partner had scampi and chips. Both meals we very well cooked, well presented, and delicious. We would definitely go there again.

Thank Privateersman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Ramblers group enjoyed a lovely lunch at the Bell today. The landlord and lady were extremely helpful and welcoming. The food is great and home made. We chose from the lunchtime menu and most of us had sandwiches on artisan bread rolls. - we...More

Thank andrew s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An impromptu couple of nights stay in Iden near Rye with my two small dogs Eddie & Gino due to car issues. Stayed just a short walk from the Bell at Iden which was a pub recommended to me by my hosts. The Bell was...More

Thank joshuapaul73
Reviewed 30 January 2018

We visited this cosy country pub yesterday for Sunday lunch to be greeted by a warm welcome with fires at both ends of the pub. We had a superb meal where I had roast beef with perfectly cooked vegetables and a good size portion and...More

Thank netches2018
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We decided to give this pub another try as new owners last year and so glad we did. We had the most delicious Sunday lunch, the vegetables were not over cooked and probably the best roast potatoes ever. My partner had the trio of meats...More

Thank Pauline T
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Four of us ate supper here on the Friday before Christmas and came away very pleased. There was a good range of interesting choices on the menu and the food was very well cooked. One of us chose just a simple fish and chips -...More

Thank Newburyboy
Reviewed 21 December 2017

We're lucky to be in walking distance of this terrific pub. Food is always delicious, owners are fab and fun and staff are great. They also have BnB rooms and they too are really lovely. Worth a visit....

Thank RuddyglowPark
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Down for the Great Dixter annual plant fair and needed a bed for one night; tried a few but found that could only book for two nights at a weekend! Happily the Bell at Iden were no problem for a one-nighter. After a couple of...More

Thank MandMStAlbans
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A group of friends booked in advance for a Saturday lunch meal, we were not asked to order food in advance. On arrival the bar staff were very friendly and helpful. The food is far from cheap and is standard basic bar food. I ordered...More

Thank Keith H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$54
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Lane | Iden, Iden, Rye TN31 7PU, England (Formerly The Bell at Iden)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye  >  Iden
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 280242
  • E-mail
This traditional village pub dates back to the 15th century with our snug area dating back to 1107! Legend has it, that the original building was used as accommodation for the monks that built Iden church. We have two delightful letting rooms, separate to the pub. Rooms offer king sized beds and en-suite facilities. Other features include original oak beams within the letting rooms and the main inn. Make yourselves tea and coffee in vintage china in the morning in bed whilst watching television with freeview prior to popping over the the restaurant for a sumptuous hearty breakfast using fresh local produce - continental and full English are offered.We are proud of our home cooked food and offer far more than your usual pub grub. Our food is locally sourced where possible and reflects seasonal changes. We are a perfect dining space for a romantic dinner for two, a family celebration or a private party.
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