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The Bell Hotel (JD Wetherspoon), Norwich Central, Norwich

5 Orford Hill
Norwich
NR1 3QB

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J D Wetherspoon

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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Bell Hotel (JD Wetherspoon)

Very large, split-level, multi-roomed 'spoons housed in an ancient coaching inn - obvious from the lower Castle Meadows end if you ignore the Santander bank that has taken over the ground floor, but you would be hard pressed to work this out from the much-altered layout if you enter from the Castle Mall side. Ten (or possibly more) handpumps in the main bar, plus six in a smaller room downstairs. Six very good real ales in the lower bar on this visit, including the Arundel Sussex Milk Stout (£2.75), so I didn't even feel tempted to go up to the main bar to see what was on there before ordering.

On 5th November 2016 - rating: 6
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Aqualung . left this review about Bell Hotel (JD Wetherspoon)

I turned up here on a Saturday afternoon to find it rammed, mainly because of the football. I was in the ground floor bar with just the six hand pumps blissfully unaware that there was another bar upstairs! All six pumps were going here with Abbot, Doom Bore, St Peter's All Ale To the Queen, Woodforde's Wherry & Reedlighter and Jaipur IPA. I went straight for the Jaipur which was in good nick but hazy as it often is. It may be worth more but I'm rating this one the same as all the other Norwich JDWs apart from the Lloyds.

On 29th June 2016 - rating: 6
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Gill Smith left this review about Bell Hotel (JD Wetherspoon)

Enjoyed a couple of visits to this Wetherspoon outlet while in Norwich for a few days last month, and found plenty of beers on in the downstairs bar due to their festival being on. Didn't realise on first visit that the upstairs bar had different ales on, and if you enter from the back of the building you don't have to go upstairs to get to it.

On 4th May 2013 - rating: 6
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Bell Hotel (JD Wetherspoon)

The building houses both Spoons and the Santander bank, Spoons can be easily spotted from the Castle side, but from the other side of the building, all you can see is the bank and the old Bell Hotel signage. When entering from the front, you come across a medium sized lounge and bar. The main part of the pub is up a flight of stairs. There is another entrance to the main part of the pub at the back. The service here was ok, plus they had a good range of cask ales. Went for the Moorhouses Ruby Witch and Adnams Fisherman.

On 2nd November 2012 - rating: 6
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shaun taylor left this review about Bell Hotel

weatherspoons, cheap beer, average food, not a family pub

On 27th October 2007 - rating: 2
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