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Bell

Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex

Good Pub Guide - Recommended

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Contact Details

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

(01375) 642463

www.bell-inn.co.uk

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 11am -11pm

Saturday: 11am-11pm

Sunday: 12-10.30

Closed: Christmas Day & Boxing Day

Restaurant Times:

12.00pm - 1.45pm Mon - sat 12.00-2.15pm Sunday. Dinner: Mon- Fri 6.30-9.45 Sat 6.45-9.45 & Sun 7.00pm- 9.45pm

Directions

M25 junction 30 into A13, then left after 7 miles on to B1007, village signposted from here

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Good Pub Guide Recommended

Lovely historic pub with fine food and a very good range of drinks; lovely bedrooms

Our readers love all aspects of this fine old place, and many return regularly. It's been run by the same friendly family for more than 80 years, and they treat it and their customers with great care and respect. The heavily beamed, panelled bar maintains a strongly pubby appearance with high-backed antique settles and benches, rugs on flagstones and highly polished oak floorboards, and an open log fire. Look out for the curious collection of ossified hot-cross buns hanging along a beam in the saloon bar ? the first was put there in 1906 to mark the day (a Good Friday) that Jack Turnell became licensee. The timbered restaurant has numerous old copper pots and pans hanging from beams. An impressive range of drinks includes Crouch Vale Brewers Gold, Greene King IPA and London Glory, Morlands Old Hoppy Hen, Sharps Doom Bar and Shepherd Neame Hog Island and Spitfire Gold on handpump, 20 gins and over 114 well chosen wines (16 by the glass). Two giant umbrellas cover the courtyard, which has very pretty hanging baskets in summer. Centuries ago, many important medieval dignitaries would have stayed here as it was the last inn before travellers heading south could ford the Thames at Highams Causeway. Today, it remains a special place to stay with individually styled, thoughtfully equipped bedrooms of all sizes, from large and grand to small and cosy.

Licensee Information

John Vereker

What the licensee says

www.bell-inn.co.uk

Special Offers

www.bell-inn.co.uk

Awards

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Beer Award

Beer Award

Wine Award

Wine Award

Food Award

Food Award

Stay Award

Stay Award

Information

Accepts Credit Cards

Accepts Credit Cards

Meals & Snacks

Meals & Snacks

Sandwiches

Sandwiches

Separate Restaurant

Separate Restaurant

Cask Ales

Cask Ales

Bedrooms

Bedrooms

Garden

Garden

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs at the bar

Dogs at the bar

Dogs in the bedrooms

Dogs in the bedrooms

Ratings and Reviews

3 / 5 - 164 votes cast


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