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The Bell

128 Main Road | Danbury, Danbury CM3 4DT, England
+44 1245 222028
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (10 reviews)
“pie” (11 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 pm - 11:00 pmAll hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
128 Main Road | Danbury, Danbury CM3 4DT, England
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1 - 10 of 149 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited The Bell for the first time last Sunday for lunch as the reviews were such that it seemed as if it was the best in the area well, it definitely isn't!!!!! The food was bland and anaemic, served just warm with a small...More

Thank mwd33
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for your review. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your meals. We will always sort out any problem any of our guests have. We just need to be told. I can promise you we only use Heinz ketchup. Next time you visit us I'll...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic Food, and atmosphere, Thoroughly recomend. The service is brilliant, and best of all Value for money

Thank ajwashbourne
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your nice review. I'm glad you and your father-in-law enjoyed your visit to us and hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main attraction of this pub is the friendly and efficient staff. The lady working the evening we went I think was called Lorraine. Within 5 minutes of being seated at our table we were chatting as if she were a friend. She obviously has...More

Thank vania170973
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. I'm very glad you enjoyed your visit. We always try and welcome everyone who comes into the pub. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Called up to check they were still doing food and they kindly stayed open for food for us. Very warm welcome and really nice food. Will definitely recommendMore

Thank Mikey8886
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for the review. We will always try and help hungry people. If one of our chefs are still here after food serving hours we will gladly do a meal. Our normal food serving hours are 12 till 9 Monday to Saturday and 12...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

My Wife and I decided to visit Furzelea which was open under the National Gardens Scheme (“NGS”), after having lunch en route in Danbury. There are mixed reviews for some of the eateries in Danbury, so we decided to have lunch at the first pub...More

Thank UKTerry
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you. I'm glad you and your wife enjoyed your trip to us. We've been doing pies on Wednesdays for over 5 years now and even in the summer they are very popular. Hope we see you again soon.

Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We had such an amazing time at this pub. The staff were so amazingly helpful and friendly. It was the most stress free event I've ever organised. They were truly wonderful. I would highly recommend having a function/party here!! Lovely place! Kim and Ben Hall...More

Thank kimtweetypie
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2017

Dear Kim, many thanks for taking the time to review us. I'm glad the party went well and stress free. Looking forward to seeing you soon for your party.

Reviewed 5 June 2017

I'm involved in running a small committee whose members come from a range of locations in Essex and Suffolk. We are a Branch of a large organisation that is technically a charity So I spent some time looking for a location where we could meet...More

Thank BasildonJohn
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 7 June 2017

Thank you so much for your review. Always nice to see your group. There will be chocolate biscuits at no cost for your teas and coffees next time!

Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

A wonderful time was had by all, the staff were helpful and friendly, the pub itself is a warm welcoming place with a large garden for the children and families to chill out together. The landlord was brilliant in helping with the arrangement and arrival...More

Thank Nicki B
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Thank you for your nice review. Its was a lovely evening and I'm glad everyone enjoyed it.

Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

I was visting danbury recently on business and decided to pop into the bell was greeted by a friendly smile by the barmaid . The pub had a good choice of food and drinks, having ordered i sat down the food did not take long...More

Thank Chris M
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2017

Many thanks for taking the time to post this review on TripAdvisor. We do try to have a fast service at lunch time as many of our guests are on their lunch breaks. Hope to see you soon.

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Pop in to get an early evening dinner. Great welcoming and service. Nice menu but what I call basic pub food.More

Thank sashford79
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Thank you for you review and rating us average. As you will see from many of my reply we try to be a pub not a restaurant. Our pub menu includes many home made dishes and our prices start at £4.95 for a curry and...More

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Dawn W
9 January 2017|
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Response from crath121 | Property representative |
We do. We like a booking in advance.
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Linda W
21 December 2016|
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Yes. All day. Food served 12-7
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 16
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Main Road | Danbury, Danbury CM3 4DT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Danbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 222028
  • E-mail
Description
A traditional friendly pub. Serving many home made dishes all day.
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