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The Five Bells Inn

Clyst Hydon, Cullompton, EX15 2NT +44 1884685931

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

It was very good.

John 04 October 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

Contact +44 1884277288
Reservations +44 1884685931

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Customer reviews for The Five Bells Inn

4.6 (((() (based on 328 reviews)
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  • lunch (213)
  • romantic (114)
  • value (82)
  • private dining (70)
  • luxury (63)
  • views (60)
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  • al fresco (43)
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  • child friendly (32)
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  • afternoon tea (15)
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  • ((((* 16 October 2018 by Colin from Exeter

    Great place great food

  • ((((( 4 October 2018 by John from Cullompton

    It was very good.

  • ((((( 2 October 2018 by susan from Exeter

    From entering this delightful public house/restaurant the experience was fabulous. The staff are polite and chatty, our table of four chose the superbly smoked duck, whitebait and broccoli starters, Lamb Roast, the Beef Roast and two lemon sole - all meals were delivered hot by a delightful waitress, the taste was superb, and cooked well

  • ((((( 23 September 2018 by Karen from Cullompton

    The meal was absolutely delicious and it was so nice to be totally included in the menu as someone who has to eat gluten free food. The menu was totally inclusive.
    We ordered a baileys coffee at the end of our meal which let the whole thing down - cold/too much cream and not very nice - we did feed this back as the barman told us he had never made it before! But we still had to pay for them!!

  • ((((* 19 September 2018 by Susan from Exeter

    The restaurant was quite noisy with a big
    Party near to us. However the food
    Made up for this, the food was
    Excellent and all
    The waiting staff very attentive

  • ((((( 18 September 2018 by Kathy from East Devon District

    Excellent meal as usual. Staff were very attentive without being overpowering. Lovely thatched pub in pretty gardens, very comfortable & clean. Would highly recommend the Sunday roast. Not the cheapest around but certainly worth paying a little extra for a special occasion.

  • ((((( 17 September 2018 by Jules from Exeter

    I chose the Five Bells Inn because one of our party requires gluten-free and it seemed like there was a lot of choice on the menu. We didn't know what to expect but booking online was exceptionally easy. What a find however! Everything about this place is superb. We were greeted by exceptionally friendly staff, and our waitrose was great. The food was absolutely sublime! Three of us had lamb and we were so pleased we did. The flavours were phenomenal and the lamb was cooked perfectly. One piece of lamb we were told by one of the staff had been smoked in an oven with herbs - if only I could describe it - gorgeous! My husband had a burger which he said was the best burger that he had ever had; completely homemade and cooked to perfection. All in all we had a fantastic meal and I'm usually fussy about going out to eat because I don't see the point of going out to eat and being able to produce what you can cook at home but this was incredible. We will definitely be back! Thank you Five Bells for restoring my faith that you can eat out with exceptional food.

  • ((((( 11 September 2018 by Kym from Beare

    The setting was picturesque and food was amazing

  • ((((( 8 September 2018 by John from St Albans

    Visited the Five Bells Inn while I was on holiday in the area. The place was tucked away a bit in the countryside, but easy to find using satnav. Was easy to book online and had a nice table in the corner by a window. I had a scotch duck egg for starter, which was really nice, followed by a fillet of halibut on a courgette and tomato salad - the fish was cooked perfectly, and the salad was a novel idea that worked really well. I had the apple, plum and summer berry crumble to finish, with an apricot and mint sorbet - again, very nice. The service was also good - a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere. I'm glad I went there for dinner.

  • ((((( 8 September 2018 by Mike from Sampford Peverell

    We had a very pleasant meal, as always, with superb food and friendly servive

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