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The Five Bells Inn

Clyst Hydon, Cullompton, EX15 2NT +44 1884685931

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

superb service from all the staff ,clean and comfortable, each visit we enjoyed our selection of food we had from the menu. we will most certainly return.

Annette 08 August 2018
from Broadclyst

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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
Reservations +44 1884685931

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Customer reviews for The Five Bells Inn

4.6 (((() (based on 314 reviews)
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  • lunch (206)
  • romantic (108)
  • value (78)
  • private dining (65)
  • luxury (60)
  • views (58)
  • large parties (48)
  • al fresco (43)
  • trendy (32)
  • child friendly (31)
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  • afternoon tea (14)
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  • ((((* 12 August 2018 by Edward from Whimple, Exeter

    Lovely warm welcome from the bar staff - was interested in us. , asking us where we had come from etc. Great food - delicious lemon sole and lamb dishes, plus great desserts. Lovely ambience and atmosphere at the 5 Bells and we had a very good evening, and would go back

    Slightly disappointed that I had to ask for the wine list., and when we had ordered 2 glasses of wine, then had to chase them up as the bar staff had forgotten them. It didn't spoil the evening but it did put a small dent in the Service experience.

  • ((((* 12 August 2018 by Maureen from exeter

    Very good food, ambience, service and value for money

  • (((** 9 August 2018 by Ro from Exeter

    We were welcomed warmly and given a choice of tables. Pre-dinner drinks were served promptly and with a smile! There was a good selection of dishes with a choice of the regular dishes and the special menu. My (adult ) son started with the cured salmon and then had a steak. He reported enthusiastically on both dishes. I opted for a half size burger which was tasty and came with fabulous chips and a delicious relish. For desserts we had the honeycomb cheesecake and the strawberry ice cream sandwich. A wonderful way to round off the meal. I complemented my meal with a excellent Sauvignon blanc whilst my son chose the Devon Red cider. The owner took time to chat to us and the staff were attentive without being overpowering. Can thoroughly recommend this place for an excellent meal in beautiful surroundings with happy and attentive staff. Five out of five for food, drinks, ambience, service, location, value and booking experience.

  • ((((( 8 August 2018 by Annette from Broadclyst

    superb service from all the staff ,clean and comfortable, each visit we enjoyed our selection of food we had from the menu. we will most certainly return.

  • ((((( 6 August 2018 by Matt from Bristol

    Went in there with no expectations (haven't been there before but reviews were good), found a lovely little country inn with great food, drinks selection and service. Would recommend to anyone who doesn't mind driving on country roads to find this gem!

  • ((((( 4 August 2018 by Linda from BUDLEIGH SALTERTON

    Had not visited the Five Bells since it was between owners a few years ago. We loved it in its earlier form, about 10 years ago, when it was very olde-worldly and quaint. On our next visit it was super-modern, minimalist and bistro-like. The current owners have somewhat restored the original character, while retaining a fairly streamlined interior. Overall the decor is in sympathy with the older, thatched exterior.
    The setting is beautiful, as is the garden.
    Service was good, attentive and unobtrusive, although we found being addressed constantly as 'guys' somewhat inappropriate, given the relative formality of the dining room.
    The food was excellent: fresh, creative, well-cooked, beautifully presented.
    I have no complaints, which is unusual for me! Have booked again for a family birthday.

  • ((((( 29 July 2018 by Ted from Wokingham

    Excellent food, friendly service, very good value lunch menu. Have visited The Five Bells many times over the years en route to Cornwall and its always been good, but especially love the makeover and the genuine love and commitment of James and Charlie to make it a real community hub that is also welcoming to holidaymakers. We will be back!

  • ((((* 29 July 2018 by Sarah from Exeter

    Excellent food,service, and atmosphere

  • ((((( 28 July 2018 by Peter from Cardiff

    Excellent, good food, good service

  • ((((* 24 July 2018 by Nigel from Exeter

    A good meal with good service.

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