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The Bell

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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128 Main Road | Danbury, Danbury CM3 4DT, England
+44 1245 222028
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A large group of us visited late Sunday afternoon with children and dogs in tow. Service and food was fantastic. No request was too much trouble. Great menu choice, including good children's menu. I opted for the roast beef, which was lovely. All meals arrived at the table at the same time, very well presented and all piping hot. Great... More 

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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Superb hospitality for my walking group as ever. Happy to accommodate everyone including a late request for a vegan meal. Option to sit in the garden or the upstairs room. Thanks again and will definitely book again.

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Thank Sue G
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Again we had another good evening in the bell. We don't live that local but it is well worth the drive, all the food is home made and the staff and manager make the evening relaxing and although they are attentive it's not overpowering would recommend if you fancy a pleasant evening of home cooked food and a chilled atmosphere... More 

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1 Thank Richard H
Dartford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Second visit here with my Dad. Found it by chance the first time then looked for it again! Very welcoming and attentive staff and great food! I do enjoy fresh vegetables freshly cooked and these were! Good variety on the menu and very good value. Will return again!

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1 Thank Linda C
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. I'm glad you and your father enjoyed your visit with us and our vegetables met with your exasperation. Hope to see you both soon. More 

Yateley, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We popped in our way back from visiting my mother in her nursing home in Danbury. We live in Hampshire, so did not know what the pub was like,except for the trip-advisor reviews. We had lunch and a quick drink. The food was good, well-priced and service was prompt. The manager was friendly as were the locals! We were also... More 

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Thank normanhouse77
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Many thanks for your nice review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. There is one step to get into the pub. Hope to see you soon. More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend, girlfriends daughter and me stopped in this pub as we were passing. We found that the food selection here was very good the kids menu was also very accommodating. I would recommend coming here as the overall atmosphere, service and food its great. Will definitely come back in the future.

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1 Thank James G
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Many thanks for reviewing us. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip to us and hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

I have been visiting this establishment for many years and have always found it a friendly and sociable pub eaten here on many occasions food is and service is unbelievable I also held my 60th birthday party here and I thoroughly enjoyed it kym and Lorraine could not do enough for me to make it any more of a successful... More 

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Thank BarryPalmer69
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Dear Barry thank you for your review. You must be our most loyal customer. I believe you have been drinking here for over 40 years and that your father before you drank here. The gold watch is on its way. More 

Waltham Abbey, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Probably the best village pub in Essex! A fab welcome from Kym and his team. Great range of food and drink - lovely coffee, open fires and a wonderful selection of tasty food - we will be back!

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1 Thank Erica1242014
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you soon. More 

Brooklyn, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Upon entering The Bell you immediately feel the warmth of the pub. Charming decor with ample seating, a large bar, two gas fireplaces surrounded by, what else, a lot of bells, all of which were collected over the years (we recently contributed one ourselves). You are instantly greeted by one of the loveliest men you will ever meet, Kym, who... More 

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Thank julielich
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind review and the bell. We welcome everyone to the Bell and try to make them feel at home. That is what going to a pub should be about. Look forward to seeing you when your back from American. More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Nice easy-going place to chill, landlords chatty and engaging, foods good and available all day and if you just fancy a no nonsense pint at the end of the day it's very accommodating

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Thank Richard H
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I couldn't have put it better for what we aim for. A happy New year and hope to see you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Main Road | Danbury, Danbury CM3 4DT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Danbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 222028
Description
A traditional friendly pub. Serving many home made dishes all day.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?