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The Bell, Walthamstow, E17

617 Forest Road
E17
E17 4NE
Phone: 02085232277
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Rex Rattus left this review about The Bell

This is a magnificent Victorian pub dominating what predictably is known as Bell Corner. The Victorian pub builders certainly knew how to make their pubs stand out from the surrounding businesses. Inside it's been pretty thoroughly gutted of course, with perhaps just a bit of panelling remaining from what must surely have been a magnificent Victorian interior. But, from a modern perspective, it's actually quite comfortable inside, with mainly normal tables and chairs, some that would accommodate larger parties, with much being recycled dining room furniture, and with its fair share of armchairs and sofas.

The emphasis seems to be on food, with several family groups enjoyng a meal when we visited on Wednesday afternoon. As an example, the Bell Burger, with Tudges (?) bacon, caramelised onions and fries is 10 (or £10 to you and I). The ale selection was reasonable, with Doom Bar, Timothy Taylor Landlord, Ringwood Razorback, Great Newsome Outfoxed, and Elland Brewery 'Ell and Back all on. There was also a draft cider on, and a couple more pumps were unclipped. Dimpled mugs seem to be the default here, but being the awkward sods my chums and I are, we asked for, and were given, straight glasses.

This is a pub definitely worth visiting; I would certainly make a return visit if in the area again.

On 28th October 2017 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Bell

A very impressive looking large Victorian corner pub offering a decent selection of seven varied ales on our visit. So we went for the Franklins Brewery English Garden and the Black Edge Brewery Platinum, both were excellent. The pub is also friendly and has a jovial atmosphere, so it wasn't too long until we were having a bit of banter with a couple of the locals. Good pub to include on a crawl and can also be used as a good single destination pub.

On 22nd February 2016 - rating: 8
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Bucking Fastard left this review about The Bell

Two very good reviews below nail the detail.Large,open plan and very popular I was impressed with the ale range from Rudgate Brew 15 and GrainCheck,Acorn Madness,TT Landlord,Hogs Back TEA,360 Degrees Pacific Pale and Redemption White Star.My visit was part of an extensive crawl of the area but I would be tempted to stay much longer on my next visit and get involved with their ale.A fun pub to visit as well with a wide cross section of punters.

On 23rd March 2015 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Aqualung .
Walthamstow Central, 0.68 miles, 13 min walk (show)
Wood Street, 0.87 miles, 16 min walk (show)
Walthamstow Queens Road, 0.9 miles, 17 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bell, E17
28th Oct 2017, 11:59
Review submitted by Rex Rattus
 
22nd Feb 2016, 19:00
Review submitted by Real Ale Ray amended by Real Ale Ray

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 03 August 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 17 July 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 17 July 2013 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 17 April 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 17 July 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes - Until 8pm - last updated 23 March 2015 by Bucking Fastard
  • Darts : No last updated 17 July 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 08 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 02 January 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 28 October 2017 by Rex Rattus
  • Jukebox : No last updated 17 July 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 08 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 17 July 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Limited and in back room. - last updated 02 January 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 May 2015 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : Yes last updated 17 July 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 17 July 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Tuesday - last updated 17 September 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 17 July 2013 by Aqualung .
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 02 January 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - There's a side door that can be opened. - last updated 17 September 2013 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 31 August 2013 by Aqualung .
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