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The Brisley Bell

The Green, Dereham, NR20 5DW

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  • The Brisley Bell Inn - Norfolk
  • The Brisley Bell Inn - Norfolk
  • The Brisley Bell Inn - Norfolk
  • The Brisley Bell Inn - Norfolk
  • The Brisley Bell Inn - Norfolk
  • The Brisley Bell Inn - Norfolk
  • The Brisley Bell Inn - Norfolk
Main course: £18
Food spend: £33
Opening hours
Tuesday to Saturday: 11:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 11:00 - 22:00.

Excellent as always!!

Hugh 10 October 2018
from Brisley

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A beautiful 17th-century inn overlooking the Norfolk countryside, The Brisley Bell was named Best Pub at the 2017 Norfolk Food & Drink Awards and Norfolk Hero’s Best New Food & Drink venture 2018. With a lovely beer garden, croquet lawn and two crackling inglenook fires, this is a perfect spot to relax and sample gourmet flavours from trusted local suppliers.

Michelin-trained Head Chef Hervé Stouvenel crafts mouthwatering seasonal recipes on The Brisley Bell menu, filled with international influences. Enjoy local flavours to start, with grilled Norfolk asparagus with lemon mayonnaise, moving on to soy-braised short rib of beef with roasted garlic mash from. On Sundays there are generous Sunday roasts with all the trimmings, perfect to enjoy with a wine from a local supplier.

The Brisley Bell in Norfolk also serves craft beers and cask ales from a selection of local breweries, and whiskey from a distillery just outside Norwich. Be sure to try the ice cream from Lakenham Creamery too, or tuck in to the signature cheese board.

Filled with eclectic style, The Brisley Bell offers diners a true taste of seasonal Norfolk, all in a tranquil countryside setting.

The Brisley Bell

The Green, Dereham, NR20 5DW

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Customer reviews for The Brisley Bell

4.8 ((((( (based on 104 reviews)
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  • dinner (80)
  • lunch (60)
  • private dining (30)
  • value (29)
  • romantic (28)
  • luxury (24)
  • al fresco (22)
  • trendy (16)
  • views (15)
  • large parties (13)
  • child friendly (11)
  • afternoon tea (9)
  • business (6)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((( 10 October 2018 by David from Dereham

    We had Sunday lunch, the atmosphere was warm and welcoming, we enjoyed a drink before sitting down. The meal was exceptional, most of us had the beef which was tender, a good mix of vegetables and the gravy was tasty, I loved the way we had a large slice of beef instead of thin slices, it was succulent and juicy. One person had the chicken and chiritzo stew which he said was lovely, and another had the Lamb, which she said was beautiful. The staff were attentive and helpful.
    Only other comment, although our plates were hot the actual food was Luke warm, I'm afraid I like my food piping hot so I asked for it to be microwaved which they did. Great meal will definitely recommend it.

  • ((((( 10 October 2018 by Hugh from Brisley

    Excellent as always!!

  • ((((* 3 October 2018 by Jan from Brisley, Norfolk

    The food was good and plenty of it, but having only one vegetarian option was disappointing. Once again, NO choice at all for vegetarians. And what about vegans?
    Our table for two was completely overwhelmed by eight people at the next table, two of whom were small babes in arms and crying on and off. and needing to be walked about rather a lot. So not very peaceful or relaxing. It was my husband's eight-second birthday but unfortunately we could barely hear each other. It was a small 'snug' room with no other tables for eating at. The waitress was very kind and moved us to a coffee table near the bar where we had our pudding and there we could hear ourselves talk.

  • ((((( 2 October 2018 by Malcolm from King's Lynn

    Sunday lunch at the Bell is always a far more exciting experience than most quality venues. The menu always contains quirks of delight in terms of content, taste, and presentation. The last Sunday was no exception. The ladies loved the goats cheese starters, my daughter swooned over her whitebait and I love the quails eggs with black pudding. The main courses we went for - beef sirloin and the whole partridge were both succulent, tender and very tasty.
    We all wanted to go for the third course when we arrived but, alas, stomachs did nopt have enough space left over after the first two courses.
    As usual the ambience, courtesy and service were all impeccable.

  • ((((( 2 October 2018 by Terri from Norfolk

    I and friends had a fantastic meal and overall experience at the Bell. We took our dogs with us (pre-booked) and were in a superb table in the 'snug' that has original features and a big fire place. The atmosphere in the pub restaurant on Saturday evening was fantastic, a real buzz about the place that felt comfortable and a pleasure to be in. The food was excellent, and complimented by wonderful wine, beer and desert wines! And the staff who looked after our table were so much fun, whilst at the same time being really efficient and attentive. Can't get better than that - I would recommend the Bell to anyone who wants a wonderful atmosphere and quality all round. I have already booked to go again.

  • ((((( 30 September 2018 by Julie from North elmham


  • ((((* 30 September 2018 by Penny from Cambridge

    Couldn’t fault in any way
    Decor was lovely interesting and comfortable
    Service was brilliant totally unobtrusive but attentive
    Wine was delicious
    Food was superb quail confit starter brill, tender beef, al dente vegetables and lovely meringue
    Garden and patio area very pretty and well cared for

  • (((** 30 September 2018 by Susie from King's Lynn

    We were not overly impressed sadly.

  • ((((( 28 September 2018 by Susan from Norwich

    Our second visit for Sunday roast.....first time was just gorgeous.....this time was simply amazing ...the best roast lamb and beef we had ever had in our lives !! Generous portions...beautifully displayed and ....oh my goodness.....DELICIOUS!!!
    We shall be back !!! !

  • ((((( 26 September 2018 by Sarah from Beetley

    We cannot get enough of The Brisley Bell! It is decorated to a high standard and the food is amazing! Best food for miles!

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