Guide MICHELIN 2020

The Bell - Ticehurst

(170 Reviews)
The Bell in Ticehurst High Street, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, E Sussex, TN5 7AS


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.

Customer reviews for The Bell - Ticehurst
(based on 170 reviews)

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (12)
  • al fresco (22)
  • breakfast (33)
  • business (11)
  • child friendly (26)
  • dinner (124)
  • entertainment (9)
  • large parties (39)
  • lunch (95)
  • luxury (13)
  • private dining (36)
  • romantic (58)
  • trendy (40)
  • value (44)
  • views (3)
  • By Jenny N from Ticehurst
    13 November 2019

    We were disappointed with the food to be honest. 4 of us had the strange dried up risotto which was ok but felt like leftovers. I’m sure your other main dishes were lovely for a weekend or evening but not really what we wanted for a weekday lunch. Salads & lighter dishes were needed, or your starters available as bigger portions. Ambience & staff lovely as usual. I’m booked to come again in a few wks with friends so I hope there’ll be other options on the menu.

  • By Patricia T from Uckfield
    11 November 2019

    Very enjoyable lunch with friends and good value . We hope the ambience doesn’t change with the alterations.

  • By Gary S from Eastbourne
    11 November 2019

    what a fabulous place this is. Fantastic service and lovely staff. Food was excellent and lovely and hot. Having a small menu is great because you know that everything on it is freshly sourced and cooked. Prices were what we would expect to pay in this sort of establishment

  • By Angela McGillivary M from Canterbury
    8 November 2019

    Lamb and duck dishes were very tasty. I can't comment on the drinks as we had soft drinks

  • By Heather F from Bedfordshire
    25 October 2019

    A very pleasant quirky place, good food and pleasant staff

  • By Maria O from Robertsbridge
    24 October 2019

    It was our first visit to the Bell and I am sure it wasn't the last one. It is a real nice cosy with friendly staff and good food.

  • By W K from Etchingham
    22 October 2019

    Great starters and main courses. Would have liked a longer desert menu. Ambience is lovely - marvellous rustic charm. Staff friendly and efficient.

  • By Charlotte D from East Sussex
    5 October 2019

    I booked this as a surprise evening out for my partner after hearing such great reviews. The places is lovely, the set up for eating is perfect as you have the quietness to enjoy conversation with who you are dining with but you are still able to enjoy the pub atmosphere as well, the service was excellent prompt with getting your orders. I love the fact that the have the breads, olives set up in the middle it a lovely touch and great to see, the food was amazing so tasty which is lovely from a pub as being a vegetarian this can lead to it always being the same.

  • By Anna A from Local wadhurst
    4 October 2019

    Lovely pub.. great table, service a bit slow. Food good but we don’t come the the Bell much due to the menu being very limited.

  • By Claire L from Goudhurst
    29 September 2019

    Excellent food and service in a quirky environment!

Restaurant Location Map
The Bell - Ticehurst
The Bell in Ticehurst High Street, Ticehurst, Wadhurst, E Sussex, TN5 7AS