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The Bell at Hampton Poyle

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$$ - $$$
British, Pub
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11 Oxford Road | Hampton Poyle, Kidlington OX5 2QD, England
+44 1865 376242
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18:30 - 18:29
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Sun - Sat 18:30 - 18:29
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Royal Leamington Spa, England, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to recommend this amazing restaurant, it is stunning in every way.Great service, great food, friendly and efficient service. I imaginative menu with a very good wine list.

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Thank KenH7
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this review

Superb! Thank you kindly for your wonderful review and for taking the time to review the Bell. We hope to see you soon! All the best. More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having moved to Oxfordshire in July 2016, we've been round all different pubs and restaurants. The Bell is our favourite pub/restaurant that we have found so far. The roasts on Sundays are perfect which are complemented by scrumptious puddings. The staff are also so friendly and welcoming. We would highly recommend to dine here.

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Thank Alicia Grace C
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your wonderful comments! We are extremely pleased to hear about your experience and that you have become our regulars. Do ensure you make yourselves known on your next visit! GM More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both starters and both main courses were very well prepared and tasted wonderful. The service was excellent, welcoming, pleasant, cheerful staff all round. This IS the way to do it!

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Thank Richard L
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this review

Fantastic! Thank you very much for your kind words and we look forward to having you with us again. Best wishes. More 

Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

We had a girls supper here on Saturday night and were given a lovely table in a private area just off the main room so we still felt part of the buzz. Service was good and the food ok but not good enough for the money. We shared 5 starters between 8 of us and all had a main course,... More 

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Thank JollyBoat
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your constructive review. I am a bit surprised with your comment in regards to the price per head as with sharing starters and no puddings seems a bit too high. We are very sorry to hear about your disappointment, but we do hope that you will give us another chance. Do make sure you speak... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I've been a few times to The Bell before but always during the week. This time I went with my family for lunch on Saturday and was blown away. We started with Garlic bread and a couple off prawn skewers to share between us. Sweet prawns, unctuous dips and garlic bread the kids devoured. Personally I want a finger bowl... More 

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Thank Jeremy S
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this review

Wow, how amazing! We are extremely pleased that you had your best steak ever at the Bell. Your comments have blown us away and we feel privileged to have accommodated this experience for you. We hope to see you with us soon and we wish you and family all the best. More 

Rugby, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

We were a table of 8 and our overwhelming comments when we saw the menu was - what a lot of words! Someone has overthought the presentation of the menu so that there was just too much information presented in an unhelpful way. Every ingredient in every dish was mentioned in it. The meat eaters loved the food - I'm... More 

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Thank Marion N
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your honest comments of your experience. We very much appreciate your time taken to review the Bell and thank you for your constructive criticism. I will definitely have a meeting with our head chef Nick Anderson and try to accommodate more vegetarian options. Perhaps on your next visit I would suggest to speak to manager... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

large dining room, well set out,2 course lunch, excellent, gammon, mash & brussel greens,chocolate tort & icecream,Becky was serving,friendly,chatty,welcoming;as opposed to the talkhouse. the bell, we will return

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Thank alanwilliams200
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this review

How lovely! Thank you very much for your time taken to review the Bell and we are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your experience with us. Best wishes. More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I brought my husband here for a birthday Sunday lunch and having never eaten here before, we were not disappointed. The staff were friendly and accommodating and the atmosphere was really lovely and thriving. The restaurant was rather busy as you'd expect for a Sunday but it was a nice mix of families, couples and groups. The food was very... More 

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Thank KristianAndJen
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind comment. We are extremely pleased to hear that you both enjoyed your husband's birthday here at the Bell. Sundays are very popular and the trio of meats is definitely a winner. We look forward to seeing you with us again soon. More 

Brackley, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Great place for your special family meal or just the two of you. Been four times now over the past two or three years. Always had a great time there and lovely food.

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Thank bux58
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this review

Wonderful, thank you very much for your kind comments and we look forward to welcoming you again in the new year! More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Amazing meals had here over and over again. Sunday roasts, and dinners. The service is friendly and welcoming. The food is always delicious and cooked perfectly. Even my blue steaks! It has a lovely atmosphere and is great to sit for a drink too. We even got a massive rib of beef for Christmas, which Nick the chef aged for... More 

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Thank andsophie
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this review

Thank you! We are very pleased to hear you enjoy your returning meals at the Bell! It's wonderful to hear the feedback regarding our dry ager for beef that served you over Christmas. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
18:30 - 18:29
Monday
18:30 - 18:29
Tuesday
18:30 - 18:29
Wednesday
18:30 - 18:29
Thursday
18:30 - 18:29
Friday
18:30 - 18:29
Saturday
18:30 - 18:29
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Oxford Road | Hampton Poyle, Kidlington OX5 2QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Kidlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 376242

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?