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The Bell Inn
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High Rd Horndon on the Hill Stanford-le-Hope, Essex SS17 8LD, United Kingdom
High RoadGBEssexStanford-le-HopeSS17 8LD
+44 1375
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The Bell Inn, set in the lovely historic village of Horndon on the Hill, is a 15th Century Coaching Inn run by the same family for over 75 years. The two busy bars have the warm, friendly atmosphere of a ‘proper’ pub. There is an open fire, numerous ales on hand pump and a top-class wine by the glass list. The menu changes daily, using seasonal and local produce where possible. Upstairs, and in the Georgian properties next door but one, are 27 individually styled bedrooms featuring both modern and period twists that remain sympathetic to the beautiful buildings in which they reside. The Bell is featured in all the serious guides and has won numerous industry awards including being recommended in The Times Cool Hotel Guide 2014 and The Sunday Times Food List as one of the 10 best gastropubs in the UK. Facilities: restaurant, bar, hotel rooms, outside eating area, open fire, meeting rooms, private dinning, functions & events.
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Gastropub dishes and real ale in cosy 15th-century coaching inn, plus elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi.- Google
"Food excellent, beer good, staff very friendly and professional, mien host."
"Flaming creme brulee always a favourite."
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Phil Spratt
5 months ago
I can fully see why this place has won so many awards over the decades. The menu is inventive, the food is incredible, the wine list is thoughtful and the service is top notch. Set in a beautiful old pub with open fires and heavy beams, this is one of the best pubs for food I've ever experienced. It's definitely the best I've found in the local area. As there are steps to the main door, pushchairs are not allowed in due to fire regulations but high chairs are available. In fact, our waiter went to a sister pub up the road to fetch ours for us.
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liz heard
4 months ago
Wonderful food and great staff
Alexander Dalziel
6 months ago
Food excellent, beer good, staff very friendly and professional, mien host
Trevor Thomas
8 months ago
Food outstanding excellent service always a friendly well come. !I ,
Wendy Bell
3 months ago
Wonderfully atmospheric place - no muzac or coin machines. Just excellent food, good drink and great staff.
Martin Smith
6 months ago
Excellent Food, great beer, and wine. A class act John, well done.
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Robert Hopkins
11 months ago
Essential stop over on the drive from Essex to Plymouth. Food always great and service excellent. Flaming creme brulee always a favourite
Cj Cj
9 months ago
quite simply stunning food and atmosphere. Has always been, long may it continue.