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The Five Bells Inn

Clyst Hydon, Cullompton, EX15 2NT +44 1884685931

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

My family and I had one of the best meals of the year. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. Every dish was beautiful and we couldn’t resist trying each other’s meals. The venison on the specials menu was the best we have ever had.

Ben Rowlands 01 January 2018
from Exeter

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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 242 reviews)
96% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (183)
  • lunch (164)
  • romantic (82)
  • value (55)
  • luxury (52)
  • private dining (47)
  • views (44)
  • al fresco (35)
  • large parties (32)
  • trendy (25)
  • child friendly (22)
  • business (18)
  • afternoon tea (10)
  • entertainment (6)
  • breakfast (1)
  • ((((* 20 January 2018 by Matt Kingdon from Buckerell

    Very pleasant meal. Menu seemingly similar to when we visited in early December. However, always pleased with the meal

  • ((((( 16 January 2018 by Diana from Lympstone

    Simply lovely! Food amazing, staff great, I can’t fault you.

  • ((((( 1 January 2018 by Ben Rowlands from Exeter

    My family and I had one of the best meals of the year. Lovely relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. Every dish was beautiful and we couldn’t resist trying each other’s meals. The venison on the specials menu was the best we have ever had.

  • ((((( 24 December 2017 by Martin Littlemore from Ottery St Mary

    An excellent meal with friends, who also enjoyed the food. We had venison which was soft and beautifully presented. Whilst the food came with vegetables, it would have been nice to have some additional potatoes of choice included with the food. We commented to the landlord that the lighting could be dimmed to improve ambience and the wood fire burning in the restaurant would have added to the cosy feel.

  • ((((( 23 December 2017 by Steve Gorman from Exeter

    Very well prepared and presented dishes.Have enjoyed this and previous visits,and have no negative comments

  • ((((( 27 November 2017 by Michael Houston-grundy from Bideford

    We first went to the Five Bells 2 years ago when we were impressed by the service and quality of food including menu choices. I believe it has now changed hands but the service, quality of food, ambience has not changed. At times when many village pubs are closing it is refreshing to see one which still holds its head high among its rivals. Long may it continue. We will certainly be back.

  • ((((( 23 November 2017 by James Vince from Clyst Hydon

    The food is always excellent, the service is always friendly. Fine dining at Gastro pub prices... will keep good back.

  • ((((( 20 November 2017 by DavidW from sidmouth

    friendly hosts; warm environment

  • ((((* 11 November 2017 by Azzie Partridge from Hennock

    The food was lovely and beautifully presented.
    Possibly on the pricey side.

  • ((((* 2 November 2017 by Peter Rees from London

    Excellent

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