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The Five Bells Inn

Clyst Hydon, Cullompton, EX15 2NT

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

The food was absolutely delicious. We had a Sunday lunch and all really enjoyed the food! The mushroom risotto was delightful. The atmosphere was very friendly and the staff were really helpful.

Emily 08 January 2019
from Cardiff

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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

Contact +44 1884277288

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Customer reviews for The Five Bells Inn

4.6 (((() (based on 358 reviews)
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  • ((((( 8 January 2019 by Emily from Cardiff

    The food was absolutely delicious. We had a Sunday lunch and all really enjoyed the food! The mushroom risotto was delightful. The atmosphere was very friendly and the staff were really helpful.

  • ((((( 8 January 2019 by Rosemary from Cullompton

    We were warmly welcomed and shown immediately to our table. Our drinks were served promptly and we were given enough time to peruse the menus before making,our decisions. We requested a few tweaks to what was on offer and these were happily accepted.
    The food was well cooked and as delicious as ever.
    We love this place and count ourselves fortunate to have such excellent food available so close to home.
    Can thoroughly recommend.

  • ((((( 5 January 2019 by Jin from Exeter

    Fantastic service, food tasted fresh and delicious.

  • ((((( 3 January 2019 by Ian from Honiton

    I thoroughly enjoyed my Boxing Day treat. The food was excellent as was the ambience of the place. I cannot say about favourite dishes until I go back again!
    There are two minor points which may need consideration. 1. I think butter should automatically come with the bread in addition to the oil. 2. My brother tells me that for those people having black coffee, boiling water kills the flavour. I don't know whether that opinion is shared.

  • ((((( 2 January 2019 by Anna from Solihull

    It was the best Sunday lunch we have ever eaten out.

  • ((((* 31 December 2018 by Paul from Honiton

    Excellent food and service

  • ((((( 24 December 2018 by Pete from Taunton

    Since it’s rebirth a few years ago, The Five Bells has earned its place alongside The Jack In The Green as one of the best foodie pubs in the South West. I have never had a bad meal here and took a VIP here for lunch after collecting him from Exeter airport. The food was superb as always and the staff were as friendly and helpful as they usually are. I take friends, family, customers, etc here without hesitation and they cater to all needs (Allerfgies, small children, elderly, etc) in a heartbeat and deliver plate after plate of superb locally sourced food. Easily one of the best “Gastro Pubs” in the country and certainly one of my favourite places to eat.

  • ((((( 24 December 2018 by Richard from Clyst Hydon

    Fabulous. Veggie, vegan and gluten free friendly, lots of locally sourced meat and fish so something for everyone. We all ate different things, everyone delighted. The place is spotlessly clean and the staff very pleasant. Would absolutely revisit.

  • ((((( 24 December 2018 by Simon from CULLOMPTON

    Great service, good food, staff made us all feel welcome.

  • ((((( 16 December 2018 by Andrea from Wellington

    Lovely country pub ,great Christmas Decoration ,Staff very friendly and efficient , value for money, food was fabulous, nicely presented, we had a great Christmas lunch and enjoyed ourselves

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