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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
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Thornton, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Party of around 18 friends arranged hot buffet. The veg curry was hot great for me but too hot for some. Some fish, and chicken 'guojons' plus chips and some salad. Most were meat eaters so should have been better catered for. Maybe a misunderstanding as the new management are trying hard to please and the excellent curry displayed chefs... More 

Thank Bryck
Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved every aspect of our celebration, our own private table in the conservatory for the party of 12 adults and 2 children, great service, excellent food and our requests for 'off the menu' items, asked for in advance, were amazing. Thank you Paul and Joanne for providing everything needed for a memorable evening and special mention to the chef and... More 

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

So very glad we could help with you celebration. Thank you very much for your lovely comments they go along way in giving our team a good pat on the back thank you More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great Menu food has been spot on every time we have visited. The owners are brilliant and cannot do enough for you I would highly recommend this place to others.

Thank Kirsty M
Bradford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family would like to thank Paul & Joanne for making my fathers ninety - first Birthday treat perfect. They worked so hard waiting on table for my family, the meals were served to perfection, fish & chips were fantastic. The chef deserves a special mention "Jamie" he is passionate about cooking, he is truly a great chef .

Thank Pensioner186408
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this review

Thank you so happy that we could make this day special for you we are very proud of our chef and the team and it's wonderful to show them great comments like this THANK YOU More 

1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ring O'Bells is my Mums favourite pub and when the previous owners left we worried that things would not be the same and they are not, they are much better! To start with both Paul and Joanne are perfect hosts, nothing is too much for them, four members of our party where running late due to traffic problems and... More 

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

You were a wonderful family exactly why when you book your table at the Ring O Bells it's yours for how ever long you need. It's great for families to get together. More 

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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just been to The Ring for the first time since Ann and Clive Preston left. Met Paul and Joanne for the first time. This was for a Sunday lunch come birthday bash for 8 of us.. There was a warm and friendly greeting for us. The place is smart and has had a nice refurb. It wasn't as busy as... More 

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

So happy that you had a good time. Thank you for taking the time to comment we had a nice time serving you lovely group and great to chat with. Thank you More 

West Yorkshire
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great, not massive portions on the starter front, but very tasty and good choice. The new owners seem really nice, taking an interest and engaging with you. The only thing that lets it slip from a 5 to a 4 star was the table service. Ordered drinks three times and each time they were wrong. Drinks missed,... More 

Thank JonathanB-UK
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments and definitely noted. We are a work in progress and yes we shall eventually get it right. Thank you for your patience. More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met up with the family on Sunday for Sunday lunch. The place was buzzing, lots of familiar faces and friends were also of the same mind. Several family birthday parties were also dining and the atmosphere was relaxed. There was a good selection of starters which were served and eaten and enjoyed, extra bread was offered to my son who... More 

1 Thank suzyq52_9
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this review

Thank you lovely to see you back again. Hoping our relaxed Sunday atmosphere will catch on and more families will take the time to spend together like yours. More 

1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the restaurant for a lunch. We have not been since the new owners have refurbished the pub and menu. Food is over priced and portion size is not for the small appetite. Starters or nibbles were poor I do not think a 3 1cm cubed pieces of goats cheese and different beetroot is worth the price tag.... More 

1 Thank Oddjob3
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments which have been duly noted. We are a family run pub serving good quality fresh local produce. We constantly provide for large parties and families on a regular basis. I am extremely proud of all our team in particular the Chef who has rebuilt this business from nothing. More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a five course meal with perfect accompanying wines. The owners create a lovely atmosphere where quality food is served in a friendly and efficient manner. It's great to have this fabulous restaurant back to its best, if not better.

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

Thank you so much for this lovely comment a great motivator for our lovely team who work so hard. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 31
Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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
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?