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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.

The Brisley bell was recommended to us by friends who had dined with you
We were not dissapointed in any way
Service, Food, Ambiance were all excellent

Robert 11 August 2018
from Mexborough

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A beautiful 17th-century overlooking the Norfolk countryside, The Brisley Bell was named Best Pub at the 2017 Norfolk Food & Drink Awards. With a lush beer garden, croquet lawn and 2 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

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  • dinner (41)
  • lunch (31)
  • private dining (18)
  • al fresco (14)
  • luxury (14)
  • romantic (12)
  • value (10)
  • views (10)
  • large parties (9)
  • trendy (8)
  • child friendly (6)
  • afternoon tea (4)
  • business (3)
  • ((((( 16 August 2018 by Bron from Elsing

    Lovely food, great service, well worth the money

  • (((** 15 August 2018 by Tammy from Dereham

    Not as good as we had hoped. My husband had the ham, egg and chips - the ham was fatty, the chips were cold and one of the eggs was hard. Two of us had the tiger prawns which lacked any warmth and the liqueur floater coffees were cold. The deserts were super.. .
    It was our friend's birthday so nothing was said at the time - we didn't want to spoil the day.
    The waitresses were lovely, the pub setting is lovely but we were very disappointed that our meals did not add up to recommendations .
    Would we try again? the jury is out at the moment.

  • ((((* 14 August 2018 by Belinda from Briston

    We booked in for a Sunday lunch for my mother's birthday. We have been to the Brisley Bell several times and always find the food to be excellent. This time we were not disappointed! A very good choice of dishes, not expensive, served by friendly and helpful staff. The only downside was the choice of beer which was mainly pale summer ales which we're not keen on, a dark and flavourful beer would have been perfect. Otherwise a five star experience.

  • ((((( 11 August 2018 by Robert from Mexborough

    The Brisley bell was recommended to us by friends who had dined with you
    We were not dissapointed in any way
    Service, Food, Ambiance were all excellent

  • ((((( 10 August 2018 by Tim from dereham

    lovely sunny sunday atmosphere, relaxed, informal and classy. Friendly attentive staff, available but not intrusive. service was smart. Roast beef had great depth of flavour, and generous portion. Lots of great gravy !

  • ((((( 10 August 2018 by Jill from Castle Acre Norfolk

    fabulous place .

  • ((((( 10 August 2018 by Geoff from Mattishall

    Excellent meal, excellent service with a charming smile. Surroundings pleasantly traditional and well laid out. Everything well priced and an altogether excellent dining experience. We will return for sure, thank you.

  • ((((( 9 August 2018 by Christine from stanfield

    an excellent meal as usual in a great atmosphere

  • ((((( 9 August 2018 by Oscar from High Kelling

    We had some American friends visiting us and we wanted to take them somewhere special. We hadn’t been to the Brisley Bell before and although it was a bit of a drive, we thought we’ed try it.!! We all really loved it! We walked in to a lovely, genuine, welcome, all the staff were lovely: our table was great and the service and the menu was excellent. We will definitely be back.
    The only (minor) negative I have is that we ordered our cocktails and our food/wine at the same time, and the cocktails and the first course arrived together. It was probably our fault as we should have just ordered drinks first, but not really a problem...
    North Norfolk has lots of nice pubs which serve good ‘pub’ food.: the Brisley Bell is that extra bit ‘special’

  • ((((( 9 August 2018 by Val from Brisley

    Excellent as always in every way except maybe for the wasps!!! See you again soon

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