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The Bell

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Bar, British, Pub
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128 Main Road | Danbury, Danbury CM3 4DT, England
+44 1245 222028
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The best pub in Danbury. Great atmosphere, beer and food at a reasonable price. What more do you want?

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Thank JYoung352
Brooklyn, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After leaving Danbury many years ago for London then New York, upon my returning to take care of some family affairs the 'Bell' along with the wonderful staff (Kim, you know who you are) became our go to place almost instantly. The warm feeling as you arrive just keeps you there, their flexibility with the menu to cater for our... More 

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Thank Mark F
Brightlingsea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived at 3pm and was pleased that they were still serving hot food. Barman very friendly and helpful. Lovely roast meal served quickly. We were the only ones there at first but by the time we were leaving there was quite a crowd, all served with the same politeness and friendliness, a highchair was provided for one small visitor. Lovely... More 

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Thank Vegetariannanny
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip to us. We serve food 12 till 7 on Sundays and 12 till 9 all other days. Hope to see you again. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a Sunday lunch with my two year old daughter. Food and service was great and there where no problems with having my toddler in for lunch! Would come back again!

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Thank Simon N
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us and giving us 5 stars. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I came here quite by accident about a year ago during a business trip and was so impressed that I have returned with my family. I'm really glad to say that we all had a great visit. The food menu is just what you want and the staff are really helpful . My daughter is not the easiest to please... More 

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Thank Tim P
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

What a lovely review. Many thanks. I do remember you and your family. We try to run the Bell as a pub that accommodates everyone's needs and most of the time we succeed. Hope we see you again when your up our way. More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Popped in for Sunday dinner (evening), and although the pub was very quiet (just a couple of locals at the bar) when we arrived at 6, it got a little busier later on. Comfy surroundings, very polite and friendly barman, and spot on with the food which was brought out quickly and ticked all the boxes in terms of taste... More 

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Thank JONATHAN B
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Sunday nights are not normally busy. Most pubs in Danbury close but we prefer to plod on as we do have a few loyal regulars who come out. We serve food all day Sundays 12 - 7 but if we have a chef still hanging around, which is most Sundays, we are happy to cook... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Serves really good, traditional pub food including the staple ham egg and chips! Well prepared and great value. The landlord is extremely friendly and welcoming.

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Thank ScouseGraham
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We slow cook our ham for many hours to make it tender. It is one of our popular dishes along with homemade lasagne and chilli con carne to name a few. Hope to see you soon. More 

Ingatestone, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Nice venue nice food nice staff but decor could be improved, just feels a bit '80s and worn down. Not a waste of time though

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1 Thank Jonathan W
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review and ranking us average. We have just spent £20k on upgrading the outside of the building. We will save up and upgrade the inside soon hopefully. I'm glad the food was good and the service. The two things that l think are most important. More 

Chelmsford
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We went to the Bell at Danbury with as 2 couples looking for a place to het a bite to eat in the evening. We had been before this time we elected to eat in the pub. The barman was made us feel very welcome. The choice of beers was good. We were not rushed to order the menu had... More 

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Thank Redthecrow
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Many thanks for this review. I'm glad you had a pleasant time with us and liked the choice on our menu. We do try to have a good choice of vegetarian meals. At the moment we have a sausage bubble and squeak a lasagne and a Quorn style chicken dish to name a few. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We had my daughters wedding reception at The Bell and we're treated wonderfully. The staff couldn't do enough for us, nothing was too much trouble. It was a beautiful day - Thank you guys.

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Thank SARAH-JANE C
crath121, Owner at The Bell, responded to this review

Its was a lovely day. The sun shone and everyone had fun. I hope Cassie and Albert have a great life together. Thanks for review. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Main Road | Danbury, Danbury CM3 4DT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Danbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1245 222028
Description
A traditional friendly pub. Serving many home made dishes all day.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?