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The Bell Inn

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High Road, Horndon-on-the-Hill, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 8LD, Essex
England, United Kingdom

Hanging lanterns, beams, rugs, open fires in the lively bar and top food in the restaurant. An infectious warmth flows throughout...

A 600-year-old timber-framed coaching inn, as full of contented locals today as it was when pilgrims stopped on their way to Canterbury. Everything here is a delight: hanging lanterns in the courtyard, stripped boards in the bar, superb staff in the restaurant, copious window boxes bursting with colour. It's a proper inn, warmly welcoming, with thick beams, country rugs, panelled walls and open fires. Stop for a pint of cask ale in the lively bar, then potter into the restaurant for top food, perhaps stilton ravioli, grilled Dover sole, orange and passion fruit tart. Christine grew up here, John joined her years ago; both are respected in the trade, as is Joanne, Master Sommelier and manager of many years. An infectious warmth runs throughout this ever-popular inn.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.
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Enquiries: Christine & John Vereker
+44 (0)1375 642463(landline)


Lunch from £11.95. Bar meals from £8.95. Dinner à la carte, £30. Not bank holidays.


2.30pm-5.30pm (3pm Sat. 4pm-7pm Sun).


High Road, Horndon-on-the-Hill, Stanford-le-Hope, SS17 8LD, Essex


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