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The Bell - Ticehurst

The Bell Inn, High Street, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, TN5 7AS +44 1580468004

((((* British
Main course: £14
Food spend: £30

In view of the fact that the restaurant was very busy,the wait for our mains was was not only justified but well worth it. Would revisit if in the area again.

John Morgon 27 October 2016
from London Borough of Hillingdon

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Nestled in the heart of an English country village, The Bell dates back to 1560. Heart-warming British dishes are served in eccentric but cosy surrounds, complete with a roaring log fire.

Seasonally changing menus are packed with fresh produce. Using ingredients sourced from local farms and suppliers, as well as fish fresh from the Sussex coast, expect uncomplicated British favourites alongside flavour-packed European dishes.

Filled with curiosities, The Bell’s eclectic design makes for a unique setting. Offering a host of local ales, the cosy bar exudes rustic charm, complete with wooden beams and exposed brickwork, whilst a tranquil beer garden is on hand for al fresco drinking and dining in warmer weather.

Close to many local attractions including several National Trust properties, Bewl Water and Bedgebury Pinetum, find The Bell Ticehurst a 20-minute drive from Tunbridge Wells.

The Bell - Ticehurst

The Bell Inn, High Street, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, TN5 7AS

Contact +44 1580200234
Reservations +44 1580468004

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Customer reviews for The Bell - Ticehurst

4.2 ((((* (based on 41 reviews)
87% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (24)
  • lunch (20)
  • romantic (11)
  • trendy (9)
  • large parties (8)
  • value (8)
  • child friendly (7)
  • breakfast (6)
  • private dining (6)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • entertainment (3)
  • luxury (3)
  • business (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • ((((( 4 December 2016 by Andrew Wilkinson from Brentwood

    Great meal. Friendly people. Good choice.

  • ((((( 29 November 2016 by Fenella Godber from Etchingham

    We had an excellent Sunday Lunch. Great food, great atmosphere, not hurried, great staff.

  • ((((* 18 November 2016 by Rosalind Porter from Ticehurst

    the food was good value for money. The portions were neither too large or too small. Ice cream served in individual glasses was a bit OTT.

  • ((((( 9 November 2016 by Jo Bayles from West Sussex

    We absolutely loved The Bell. We met for a family Sunday lunch, great service - lots of friendly, polite staff always on hand. Quality food with a really good menu. We had a good selection of starters to share - the whitebait & smoked prawns were particularly good. Most of us a roast & these were really special.

  • ((*** 1 November 2016 by Richard Summerfield from Flimwell

    Nice cosy atmopshere, very good food and service. However, couldn't believe dogs were allowed in the restaurant. As my wife is allergic to dogs it will affect whether we eat here again or in fact recommend to friends.

  • ((((( 27 October 2016 by John Morgon from London Borough of Hillingdon

    In view of the fact that the restaurant was very busy,the wait for our mains was was not only justified but well worth it. Would revisit if in the area again.

  • ((((( 14 October 2016 by Jim Henderson from London

    An excellent experience. Great food and service and good value for money.

  • ((((* 12 October 2016 by Verity Clarke from Speldhurst

    Lovely atmosphere. Excellent attentive service. Lovely wine. Reasonable prices. Just a problem with inedible calves' liver which was replaced with delicious fish and chips. No problem at all. Would come again.

  • ((*** 24 September 2016 by CJ from Hereford

    The waiting staff were clearly inexperienced; they asked for our orders too soon and put another couple right next to us even though the restaurant was not full on a Monday night.
    Long wait for the mains, eventually manager apologised and offered a free drink, but we were just hungry. When the meals came one was under-cooked and the other dried from being kept warm.
    A pity because the Bell is trying to be different, and do the right thing with local suppliers. Breakfast was a much better experience

  • (**** 24 September 2016 by Eva Mason from Maidstone

    The food was very good but the service was dreadful. The bar staff knew nothing about the beers. The young lad was obliging enough but didn't have a clue and nobody seemed to be helping him.
    The manager looked scruffy and was unable to get the light above our heads working which meant we ate in a very dim light!
    The wine was very good but the bottle was just left on the table with nobody asking us to taste it or even serving us with it.
    The waitress remembered to bring the finger bowl just as one of our party had finished her prawns.
    The scoops of ice cream were served in warm sundae dishes (too large) - presentation bad and we had to ask for spoons and serviettes.
    We thought it insensitive serving the bill in a bible.

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