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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.

Wonderful from the starter to the sweet.Good friendly staff and first class service .

Linda 03 December 2018
from Norwich

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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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4.7 (((() (based on 152 reviews)
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  • dinner (115)
  • lunch (94)
  • private dining (40)
  • romantic (40)
  • value (40)
  • luxury (32)
  • al fresco (28)
  • views (24)
  • trendy (23)
  • large parties (22)
  • child friendly (13)
  • business (12)
  • afternoon tea (10)
  • entertainment (3)
  • breakfast (2)
  • ((((( 12 December 2018 by Janice from Aylsham

    Fantastic food. Staff were very friendly. A lovely setting and relaxing restaurant. The mackerel pate was delicious followed by roast turkey with an array of vegetables al cooked to perfection. The bar had a great selection of local beers too.

  • ((((( 11 December 2018 by Sally from Kings Lynn

    Have visited twice in December. The first a visit of seven friends for an evening meal. Then lunch with as two couples.
    Both visits were wonderful. No wonder everything is always so booked up!
    Salmon en croute- delicious, Roast turkey-great. Lamb two ways -a triumph! Cheesecake and chocolate tort - just lovely.
    Only one negative comment - the cheese (cheese and biscuits) was too cold and hence had little taste.

  • ((((( 10 December 2018 by June from Norwich

    A beautiful country Pub. The service was exemplary and the food the best we have tasted for quite some time. The meal was very good value for monay.
    We did find the wine (by the glass) rather expensive, but that didn't detract from a great lunch dining experience. Well done on the refurbishment.

  • (**** 4 December 2018 by Susan from Norfolk

    Our 3rd visit for Sunday lunch..the first 2 being outstanding ...amazing roast beef and lamb....apparently they had a lady chef ..she was A*
    Our last visit ....oh dear what a terrible letdown & huge disappointment ..having recommended to friends and brought them along....the meal was not good at all.....
    The beef was 2 thin slices meat ..chewy ..not v good flavour( before it was succulent slices...fell apart and lots of it!)...the roast potatoes were hardly roasted...bit soggy...not crispy as before...
    Gravy ok..not a patch on the other visits.....
    The lamb on the other 2 visits was just gorgeous..absolutely delicious ...fell apart..v tasty...stunning gravy ! This visit...2 slabs of fat with all the sinews on the top and small piece meat on it was served I thought oh dear...this is not looking good....gravy not much flavour ...soggy potatoes not crispy....
    The french serving lady was lovely helpful...took the plate away and bought a smaller version which I’d asked for...much better but nothing like the previous visits...maybe they have changed the butcher...but they definitely need to lure back the lady chef...she was OUTSTANDING!
    We didn’t stay for dessert or coffee....altho the staff were v helpful and kind to bring a fresh plate of food and deduct from the bill...we felt they could not have done more to rectify the disappointing meal...but it has put us off and we won’t be going back .
    Bring back the lady chef pls and the original butcher!

  • ((((( 3 December 2018 by Linda from Norwich

    Wonderful from the starter to the sweet.Good friendly staff and first class service .

  • ((((( 2 December 2018 by John from Dereham

    Excellent food drink and service as always.

  • ((((( 30 November 2018 by Caroline from North Elmham

    As usual, a lovely meal, in great surroundings, served by people who care. It's a fab pub to call your local....just make sure you book a table, it's always a popular choice whatever day of the week it might be.

  • ((((( 26 November 2018 by Anne from Mileham

    Fabulous and lively place to eat in such a warm atmosphere. Superb food and a great evening had by all.

  • ((((( 24 November 2018 by Sandra from Ascot

    Lovely location
    Our table was perfect

  • ((((( 23 November 2018 by Catherine from Fakenham

    Fabulous food, really friendly and helpful staff. A beautiful pub, full of character.

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