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The Bell - Ticehurst

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

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Main course: £14
Food spend: £30

The food was excellent as was the choice. Highly receommended

Barbara Farren 13 January 2018
from Tunbridge Wells

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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

4.3 (((() (based on 86 reviews)
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  • dinner (57)
  • lunch (48)
  • romantic (23)
  • large parties (19)
  • trendy (18)
  • value (18)
  • private dining (16)
  • breakfast (15)
  • child friendly (13)
  • al fresco (8)
  • afternoon tea (6)
  • luxury (6)
  • business (5)
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  • ((((( 13 January 2018 by Barbara Farren from Tunbridge Wells

    The food was excellent as was the choice. Highly receommended

  • ((*** 26 December 2017 by Graham Cooper from Church Stretton

    This was our second visit to the Bell in a month as we had been impressed by the cosy atmosphere, attentive service and nicely cooked food.
    We were a bit disappointed that the menu was unchanged and three of the four of us us ordered duck breasts - previously enjoyed - as our main course. Unhappily these turned out to be very underdone, mainly gristle and inedible. The waiter offered us another main course but we decided enough was enough. We were not charged for these and given free deserts as compensation.
    Clearly, this was a bit of a let down, but we felt the waiter did well in the circumstances. However, there must be a question over the quality of produce and the judgement and skill of the chef.

  • ((((* 23 December 2017 by Steven from Brighton

    Lovely cosy restaurant and pub, with attentive service. Menu small but we'll crafted. A few more vegetarian options would be welcomed.

  • ((((* 23 November 2017 by David Ballinger from Ticehurst

    Very lovely restaurant

  • ((((( 10 November 2017 by Chris Ogden from Hawkhurst

    A lovely meal throughout - the waitress was lovely personality and very helpful.

  • ((((( 8 November 2017 by Sue Lee from Rye

    I have been many times for both lunch and dinner. It is a good halfway place where I can meet a friend. We have always had good food. Monday my friend had the sea bream which she really enjoyed and I had the mushroom mac and cheese, which is my favourite at the Bell. The staff are always polite and friendly.

  • ((((( 26 October 2017 by Alan from Ilford

    Really enjoyed it here. The atmosphere and decor is so unusual (we loved the ham being carved in the middle of the restaurant)(and of course the gents loo!). Our waitress was lovely, and the food was brilliant. Minor issue- could have been some more veg with the lamb. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

  • ((((( 26 October 2017 by Bert Furnival from Paddock Wood

    Lovely chara

    pub in the centre of Ticehurst

    Lovely character pub in the centre of Ticehurst. excellent welcome from staff on arrival, Food rating 10 out of 10, table service excellent. have been to many pubs/restaurants in Kent and Sussex, but this is one of the best. Will definitely return. Only one very minor matter;- Car park too small.


  • ((((* 17 October 2017 by Roy Findlater from Robertsbridge, E Sussex

    We had three courses each, all very nicely presented on the plate. All chosen from a good varied menu. Food tasty and enjoyable. I was slightly disappointed with the white bait starter, which had been left a little to long in the fryer. However, when brought to the attention of the manager he immediately to on board my comments and deleted the charge from our bill. The atmosphere was cosy with just the right amount of light and very busy.

  • ((((* 5 October 2017 by Michael Huggins from Oxford

    Really lovely place great location
    for a few national trust places

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