Guide MICHELIN 2020

The Bell - Ticehurst

(227 Reviews)
The Bell in Ticehurst High Street, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, South East England, TN5 7AS
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Main course: £14
Food spend: £30

Restaurant description

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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for The Bell - Ticehurst
(based on 227 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (13)
  • al fresco (43)
  • breakfast (43)
  • business (14)
  • child friendly (32)
  • dinner (164)
  • entertainment (13)
  • large parties (43)
  • lunch (132)
  • luxury (17)
  • private dining (47)
  • romantic (80)
  • trendy (57)
  • value (54)
  • views (5)
  • By Howard H from London
    23 September 2020

    Great food and service. Nice wine list and very friendly service. Highly recommend

  • By Michael W from Etchingham
    22 September 2020

    Delightful outdoor garden with well spaced tables, excellent thoughtful service and extremely good food.

  • By Susie P from Exeter
    21 September 2020

    Delightful friendly helpful staff, with tasty Spanish South American inspired food (not too spicy) Nice environment and very clean. Would recommend - in fact I recommended it to my daughter, who has told me she has already been and photographed a wedding there ! I would definitely return when next in the area.

  • By Tony F from TONBRIDGE
    18 September 2020

    Very different to standard pub grub and all the better for it. A limited menu with a lean towards Spanish cuisine is totally delicious. My octopus tentacle was splendid and a share of the ham as a starter was lovely.

  • By Lucilla W from London
    14 September 2020

    We absolutely loved staying at The Bell. We loved the relaxed, rustic feel and the food was absolutely delicious. We loved the fact that it had a Spanish touch to it; octopus and prawn/squid was so good! The room was so comfy and homely, loved the bath in particular and the fact that we could bring our puppy. Everything was so perfect about our stay, no fuss or ponce, just brilliant!

  • By Katherine J from London
    12 September 2020

    I've eaten breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Bell and all the food was delicious. Its not standard pub grub, its innovative flavours, fresh and well presented. The staff are lovely.

  • By Daniel M from London
    12 September 2020

    Different but very nice menu. Very friendly service.

  • By Terry S from Tunbridge Wells
    11 September 2020

    Well, Firstly, very disappointed that no staff were wearing any form of mask or face shield, as your website indicated that you were conforming to the Government Covid rules. Second, although the food was good, but serving a 10 oz steak in a cereal bowl was not !!!, and cut up, what was all that about !!!! A steak needs to be served up on a plate. However my wife enjoyed the tapas, so we will be back Mr T Spencer

  • By Lyndon F from Broadstairs
    8 September 2020

    Absolutely fantastic! The service was brilliant and the food was wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay @ The Bell.

  • By Steve N from Basingstoke
    8 September 2020

    Really quirky building and decorated artistically, creating a good atmosphere. Staff lovely but disappeared for long periods. Simple menu with a Spanish theme, which I thought was a tad expensive. About £20 for small piece of grilled chicken with a yogurt dressing and chips. On arrival clientele were friendly in the bar area and told us ‘we don’t wear masks in here’, social distancing wasn’t taken seriously. Bar was enclosed with Perspex screening to protect staff, but waiting staff wore no protection. We were served our dinner in an area away from the bar/restaurant so felt safe there. Tables very sticky, probably layered with antibacterial spray without washing in between. I’ve been to restaurants that take better care of COVID protection.

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The Bell - Ticehurst
The Bell in Ticehurst High Street, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, South East England, TN5 7AS