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Ring O'Bells

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212 Hill Top Road | Thornton, Bradford BD13 3QL, England (Formerly The Ring O'Bells)
+44 1274 832296
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12:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is going to be a good place to be, after a fab referb, and lovely new owners and staff. Been 3 times and had good food and service at all three well worth trying. Its the best its been for years .

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Thank marlowe78
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Having read recent good reviews we thought we would give the Ring O'Bells a try. We were informed that the place had just reopened after a bit of modernisation. The pub area looks really cosy but we opted to sit in the restaurant. From the moment we arrived the staff were extremely warm and friendly. The beer was well kept... More 

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Thank Jim M
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We came here and found a gluten free menu and different food, the paté was fab with gluten free crackers even without asking which to me is excellent.

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Thank Elipond
Bradford, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We've been three times since our last review, and found the food and staff very much improved. Beer's not bad two ethier. We've had a selection of starter's, main's and sweet over our visit's and enjoyed all. Just short of a bit of modernisation. Good luck for the future.

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Thank thompsons2005
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this review

Modernisation begins 7th November - 18th November. We hope that you like it. Thank you for your positive comments very much appreciated after all the hard work that our young staff have put in will pass on and let them all know. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place keeps getting better and better ....called in for Sunday Lunch the place was buzzing ... our meal was excellent and we're really looking forward to coming back after the refurb, seen the plans going to be fantastic. Staff, Paul and Jo are extremely friendly and nothing seems too much bother. Definitely a Jewel in Thornton!

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Thank Helen M
Bradford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a table for 12 for my 50th birthday last week. When we arrived the conservatory had been reserved for us and it had been decorated with birthday banners and there was prosecco chilling waiting for us. The staff ( a special mention has to go to Jamie) were fabulous. Nothing was too much trouble and made the evening... More 

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Thank Yorks L
Bradford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Closing for 10 working days, will have to form an orderly queue for the reopening. Had a really brilliant Sunday lunch today food as always great along with the atmosphere, walked in, everyone chatting and having a laugh amongst themselves, with the staff (who are brilliant) and with the other customers. What a wonderful, welcoming feel this place has. Can't... More 

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Thank Jadman46
Thornton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this week and I have to say what a lovely place. The staff were very friendly, and accommodating.There was a fantastic menu , plenty of choice and very tasty. A lovely family ( and dog ) friendly restaurant, the staff were brilliant with my 3 year old. Just a lovely, warm atmosphere , we will definitely be returning... More 

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Thank kawazaki25
Halifax, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely food, good service, good value for money, friendly and very pleasant atmosphere. The restaurant is closing for reburbishment for approx 2 weeks. We will definately return Thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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Thank Denpet2011
Brighouse, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Ring O'Bells last week after reading the Trip Advisor reviews. The menu had a wide variety of choice and the prices were good value. The staff were all really new and kept having to ask the owner questions, such as what steaks they had on etc. I think the owners are making the staff feel uncomfortable and... More 

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Thank Nicole B
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this review

Absolutely mortified we pride ourselves in giving our young staff the experience they need in people skills and have the utmost respect for those that work alongside us. The service in question was a young persons first night front of house unsure of the menu and really nervous. After working with us in the kitchen for a while we thought... 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
USD 13 - USD 31
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 19:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Hill Top Road | Thornton, Bradford BD13 3QL, England (Formerly The Ring O'Bells)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Bradford
  • Phone Number: +44 1274 832296
Description
A traditional Yorkshire pub/restaurant in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, offering good wholesome food. All produce is freshly delivered on a daily basis using only quality products locally sourced. Throughout the year the new owners Joanne and Paul are planning a subtle refurbishment having already had a full kitchen refit. Please call in to just have a drink or dine with us. Tuesday-Saturday noon-9pm Sundays noon-7pm. Saturday's and Sundays are already extremely busy if you are dining it is advisable to book, if not please join us for a drink

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