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Bell & Cross

$$ - $$$, British,
Holy Cross, Clent DY9 9QL, England
+44 1562 730319
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“duck breast” (4 reviews)
“steak” (24 reviews)
“sea bass” (5 reviews)
Closes in 7 min
18:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Holy Cross, Clent DY9 9QL, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

have been to this pub for lunch on a number of occasions always to good standard. Went yesterday and what a change for the worse. Firstly no-one in the pub at 10 past one. Took the waitress 5 minutes to come to serve us, only...More

Thank david h
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place used to be brilliant but not any more. We visited for lunch today. No atmosphere as there were no customers. My husband's steak was well done and dry instead of medium as requested. His salad which consisted of rocket tasted strange so he...More

Thank Goldy10044
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently visited for lunch and were really impressed with a lovely selection of sandwiches, croque Monsieur ,my favourite, and delightful desserts. So we're keen to return for an evening Saturday meal. We weren't disappointed. We both started with the smoked salmon starter with a...More

Thank mandg7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just passing by and on the on the off chance decided to check out what was going on. Great sharing plate followed by two mains to a high standard. Really enjoyed it and have booked for Sunday lunch.

Thank Simon N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Attended last night for an evening meal with friends and was disappointed with how the food looked and tasted. The starter of smoked salmon was covered with herbs so really the taste of salmon was lost. The skate fish was totally drenched in lemon juice...More

2  Thank janisrspca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in for when the kitchen opened at 6pm, we arrived earlier to have a drink and asked if we could put our order in for when the kitchen opened, not a problem we were told, and then promptly ignored... eventually at 1810 we...More

1  Thank Aero2493
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived on time for a 12 noon booking today and after a short wait we were shown to a table for 2 having chosen to eat indoors. At 12:25 there was no sign of any menus, no offer any drinks, no sign of staff...not a...More

2  Thank suzig300
A B, Owner at Bell & Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback, it's really helpful for us to hear about customer experiences so we can improve where we have not met expectations. On this occasion clearly we have got it wrong, and as a valued customer we would like to put that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So many people moving into the restaurant business underestimate how hard it can be. Not wanting to burst anyone's bubble this review is trying to be constructive. I understand the need to have a limited menu but the dishes need to hit the mark every...More

1  Thank Kuga-John
A B, Owner at Bell & Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for your feedback, where we have not met with customer expectations, our aim is to always put that right. Its always easier for us to put things right on the actual day, so the head chef can replace anything that's not as expected, however...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking forward to coming back to this (once lovely) country pub in clent. I was initially concerned when the car park and beer garden were empty at 1pm on a summer Sunday in England. No photos of the owner with the English football...More

3  Thank Nicola W
A B, Owner at Bell & Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thankyou for your feedback and comment. We have welcomed a new head chef to the Bell & Cross who has developed a solid menu to ensure all our valued customers expectations are not only met but exceeded. On this occasion I see no comment to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Normally visit this place two or three times a year, this was the first time under the new management. Same as a very recent review we were presented with typed sheet of paper with a small selection of dishes. There were two steak dishes, one...More

Thank m b
A B, Owner at Bell & Cross, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your valued feedback. Our website is still under construction at the moment so apologies for any misunderstanding with menu offering. We have welcomed our new head chef on 15th August who has developed a solid menu with something for everyone. We would...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 27
Bar, British, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Holy Cross, Clent DY9 9QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Worcestershire  >  Clent
  • Phone Number: +44 1562 730319
  • E-mail
We are embarking on an exciting new chapter at The Bell & Cross and our new website will launch soon.

In the meantime, we’re still serving fabulous food in the cosy and comfortable surroundings we’re famous for.
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