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Review of The Five Bells Inn

The Five Bells Inn
Ranked #25 of 568 Restaurants in Exeter
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$57
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: The Five Bells Inn at Clyst Hydon is a delightful thatched 16th century building that has been the village local for over a 100 years. Following an extensive renovation and refurbishment it reopened on 9th August 2013 under new management. Special dietary requirements are willingly catered for.
Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

Invited to a private party at The Five Bells, never been before but found it down the Devon lanes. Glad we went, a delightful country pub building tastefully modernised inside but managing to maintain that Devon pub atmosphere. Warm greeting from the team, and a glass of champagne always goes down well. We were quite a large party but there was plenty of room to mingle or sit down and relax/chat.
The food, we had a buffet as over 50 of us, was amazing - wish I could find beef like that! Muscles, lobsters, chicken, salads, sweets and cheese the selection was vast and impressive and tasted amazing.
Chris and his friendly efficient team did an amazing job - if I lived nearer I would be a regular visitor.It will be on my Great Places in Devon. Thanks team

Thank Alan W
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Reviewed 19 October 2015

We called in here for an early evening meal after a short break to Devon. Only a short journey off the M5 and again well worth the visit. The food was excellent and the service superb.
An absolute gem in the Devon countryside.

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Thank HuwEvs
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

A secret waiting to be found. Sister to Jack in the Green in Rockbeare - slightly less atmosphere but food is still first class.

Small but diverse menu, tasty and delicious. Friendly and knowledgeable service often lacking in village locations but not here.

Simply lovely.

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Thank christine r
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Reviewed 12 October 2015

A very pleasant village pub in a quiet location. First impressions as you approach are very favourable, a lovely old building, well maintained. The car park is handy and there's plenty of space. The welcome is friendly and the range of beers and wines is good.
We were a large group but the service was personal and cheerful. The food was delicious, the cod I had literally melted in the mouth and it was accompanied by a intriguing array of vegetables.
We weren't hurried in any way and were able to linger over coffee.
Would certainly return, this pub deserves full support.

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Thank A M
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

We visit friends in Devon a few times a year, being food lovers we try a lot of different pubs and restaurants around the area. We decided to go back to the five bells for a second time because we enjoyed our visit here so much at the end of last year. Our visit this time was just as good as the last time, good food and wine in a nice but unpretentious setting. Starters and desserts were great but the main course was the real triumph, we had their speciality, a rib-eye steak served in a skillet for two people to share. The steak was beautifully cooked and seasoned, very tasty, you could tell it was a good quality cut of meat. The food here is great value for money, it really isn't that expensive considering the quality of the food, especially starters and desserts which are around the £6.50 mark.

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Thank Flashbax
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