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The Five Bells Inn

Clyst Hydon, Cullompton, EX15 2NT +44 1884685931

(((() British
  •  - Devon
  •  - Devon
  •  - Devon
  •  - Devon

Food amazing, service ok but not that attentive had to ask for a lot of things also a few drinks got forgotten, but will not put us off coming again as food so delicious

Sophie 03 June 2018
from Cullompton

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A Grade II-listed former farmhouse, Bib Gourmand winner Five Bells Inn is a rustic country pub in the heart of Devon. Dating back to the 16th-century, Five Bells is a beautiful thatched Tudor building with whitewashed walls and a leafy, tranquil garden.

Vintage British character is offset by ultra-modern seasonal cuisine on The Five Bells menu. Pan-fried scallops with cauliflower, cumin and lemon thyme precede chump of Dartmoor lamb with parsnip, rosemary and ramson, while the pub champions a 1-pot cooking method in which whole chickens are pan-roasted and served in the pan at the table for sociable group dining.

Devon pub The Five Bells Inn retains its historic character with chunky Tudor roof beams and a 20th-century bar top. Modern comforts like chic slate flooring and televisions broadcasting live rugby complete the Five Bells interior, whilst the garden is awash with the colour of hanging baskets and pristine flower arrangements.

Country hideaway The Five Bells Inn is a 15-minute drive from junction 28 of the M5, and about half an hour from Exeter.

The Five Bells Inn

Clyst Hydon, Cullompton, EX15 2NT

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Customer reviews for The Five Bells Inn

4.6 (((() (based on 291 reviews)
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  • dinner (222)
  • lunch (191)
  • romantic (103)
  • value (71)
  • private dining (62)
  • luxury (60)
  • views (52)
  • large parties (45)
  • al fresco (39)
  • trendy (31)
  • child friendly (28)
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  • afternoon tea (13)
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  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((* 9 June 2018 by Judith from ottery st mary

    took 2 guests s I knew what to expect. As usual, exceeded expectations at round. visitors very happy. Puddings were out of this world. So wast fish and chips I was told. One friend said it was the best fish pie she'd had in a long while.

  • (((** 7 June 2018 by Phil from Honiton

    Tried hard but we felt we were paying restaurant prices for pub service , service quality needs to be refined, main course was good, starter very average

  • ((((* 6 June 2018 by Oliver from Exeter

    Food was delicious, venue is lovely, staff were very friendly, unfortunately the portions were just a bit small and we were left wanting a bit more.

  • ((((( 4 June 2018 by Russ from Cullompton

    I would say it was a faultless evening , the food was prepared to a very high standard, the timing between courses was spot on and little touches like the water on the table, which sounds trivial but it was a thought that will save many people from worrying about asking for water and fearing they will end up paying for it.

    The presentation of the food was to the highest standard and something you would expect from a Michelin star restaurant , however the prices were in my view totally reasonable and we will most definitely be visiting again

  • ((((( 3 June 2018 by Sophie from Cullompton

    Food amazing, service ok but not that attentive had to ask for a lot of things also a few drinks got forgotten, but will not put us off coming again as food so delicious

  • ((((( 30 May 2018 by Zach from Devon

    Absolutely fantastic experience. The setting for this gorgeous country pub is rather idyllic. Our party of 6 (including 2 kids) chose varied dishes. My roast beef was one of the best pub roasts I have had. All agreed the food was absolutely outstanding. The service was also excellent. We didn’t realise that on a Sunday the pub shut at 4pm. At 5.45 we were still sat in the garden enjoying drinks. At no point did anyone come and try and hassle us to leave. In fact they carried on serving us. This was dining service at its very finest. Can’t recommend The Five Bells highly enough.

  • ((((( 30 May 2018 by Peter from Cardiff

    Excellent lunch menu - both specials and bas snacks.

  • ((((( 28 May 2018 by Lauren from London

    Very friendly staff, very well maintained and clean pub and most importantly great fine dining food. We will be back!

  • ((((* 20 May 2018 by John from Devon

    All very tasty.

  • ((((( 14 May 2018 by Katie from Axminster

    Lunchtime for four. Lovely meal, the food was delicious and excellent value. Great service.

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