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The Bell Tavern

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Lower Duthie Drive, Belvidere Estate | At The Belvidere Manor Hotel, Knysna 6570, South Africa
+27 44 387 1055
08:00 - 22:00
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Selkirk, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very popular place to eat. The food was well cooked and presented nicely. Good atmosphere and lovely setting. Friendly staff and good service.

Thank storm76
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What an outstanding meal with great beer and wine served here. In the old days this used to be a barn which has now been converted into a pub........it is the smallest pub / tavern in South Africa. The atmosphere is cosy, casual and relaxed :-) The pub is frequented by travelers from many countries as was evident to us... More 

Thank gerberpm
Kendal, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Bell is situated behind the the Belvidere Manor hotel and is owned by the hotel. They have tables inside and out and whilst it is fairly small, that just adds to the character. Very friendly staff and really good food.

Thank Johnandpam103
Malaga, Spain
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262 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in on our way back from Brenton on Sea for a light Lunch, can only say so pleased we did. Had a lovely leisurely lunch of a Ploughmans and a Cob Salad served by Jeffrey, who by the way, has the biggest smile I have ever seen, and so courteous. Thank you for making my day. Loved The Bell.

Thank 450kate
Bucks uk
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86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot and great food (including Yorkshire puddings) for Sunday lunch. Get there early as no bookings. Good solid English type pub grub - pies look great too.

Thank malcandkaren
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great wee pub with a very pleasant atmosphere. We go there every year as a lunch time treat. Not to be missed if you want a quite lunch in a relax environment. You can then go and visit the ancient church and read about the history of the area.

Thank g_heneaghan
Melrose, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pub was recommended to us and we certainly weren't disappointed. The menu has an excellent range of pub food at very reasonable prices. The dishes we chose (chicken pot pie and liver, bacon and onions) were perfectly cooked and the portions more than enough (especially the pie which was huge!). Good service and nice beer - what more could... More 

Thank darnickfolk
henley in arden
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108 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a nice fish evening meal which was kinglip and was well cooked and served with a nice bottle of wine. it is a quaint pub and very pleasant location to sit out and enjoy your meals.

Thank michaeldufty
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151 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived too late for lunch which others described as superb. We chose the chicken and mushroom pie and a burger with mushrooms instead of the bun. Brilliant pub food and superb Mitchell's beer. Bell Tavern is in a lovely calm spot. The service was friendly and swift. Overall I would wholeheartedly recommend the Bell. Earlier next time to get... More 

Thank Billy B
Knysna, South Africa
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Fab location , fab food, including superb Bobotie and best Sunday lunch in town. And lovely ice cold Forresters at just 25 Rand a pint. Can't be beat for value, service.

Thank mpetermcc0y

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Duthie Drive, Belvidere Estate | At The Belvidere Manor Hotel, Knysna 6570, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 387 1055
It is a quaint little pub sitauated on the grounds of Belvidere Manor

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