User name:

Password:

Login


Sign in with Facebook


Not already a member?
Join our community and - Rate & review pubs - Upload pictures - Add events JOIN for free NOW


Chat about:
Beer of the Week (w/e 14th April 2024) with Mobyduck on the Pub Forum

Picture of The Bell Hotel (JD Wetherspoon)
Image posted by paulof horsham
Submitted on Tuesday, 14th November 2023
With picture contributions to 4568 other pubs
View all this pub's pictures (27 more images)
Only members may add pictures, click to receive free membership

The Bell Hotel (JD Wetherspoon), Norwich

5 Orford Hill
Norwich
NR1 3QB
Correct details

Pub Type

J D Wetherspoon

Served areas

Tweets by The Bell Hotel (JD Wetherspoon)
JDW- The Bell Hotel JDW- The Bell Hotel 3 wks until our biggest beer festival ever! All 30 beers will be ready for day 1, & extra favourites from… https://t.co/Au2tJ6PGfI 4:55 PM Sep 20th 2017 from Twitter for Android
View the full twitter feed for JDW- The Bell Hotel

Reviews of The Bell Hotel (JD Wetherspoon) (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Steve C left this review about The Bell Hotel (JD Wetherspoon)

The Bell is a sprawling split-level Wetherspoons with street-level seating at the entrance that is looked over by, what I would assume to be, a life sized statue of Quasimodo holding a rope that disappears into the ceiling. Adjacent are some steps that lead up to the bar area where a serving counter runs along the rear wall facing high tables and standing room. Up the right-hand side of the counter access can be gained to the toilets and a large sunken seating area to the right that was being used mainly by diners. The JDW food menu is in operation and there was a steady stream of waitresses back and forth from the kitchen hatch on the front wall opposite the bar counter. Amongst the standard and premium keg are two banks of six hand pumps that were drawing GK Abbot Ale, Ruddles, Sharp’s Doom Bar, Green Jack Brewery’s Lurcher Stout, Saltaire’s Cascade, Arkell’s Kingsdown, JW Lees Gold, Adnams Ghost Ship and Wolf Brewery’s St George’s Ale. The service was polite, and I thought this was the better of the Spoons in the city.

On 23rd April 2023 - rating: 7
[User has posted 5228 recommendations about 5196 pubs]


Graham Coombs left this review about The Bell Hotel (JD Wetherspoon)

A large and very rambling Spoons, built on the side of a hill so on two levels with their own entrances. Downstairs is a stereotypical Spoons morning drinkers' bar, while upstairs feels a bit more salubrious and has lots of side areas branching off so it is not difficult to find a quite corner away from the throng. Quite a good beer selection too, with local ales from Wolf and Green Jack (does Adnams count?) and others from Saltaire, Arkells and Lees as well as the usual. Quite acceptable.

On 16th April 2023 - rating: 7
[User has posted 3339 recommendations about 3276 pubs]


Please Note: This review is over a year old.


Quinno _ left this review about The Bell Hotel (JD Wetherspoon)

A nice upmarket Spoons, though it appears on reading further reviews I only saw the half of it and it seems I entered via the quieter ‘upstairs’ area. Anyway, was greeted by a gurning model of a medieval campanologist (!), then up a few steps to a compact main bar with low ceilings in a classic Spoons style, with a lighter and more modern feel in the rooms round the dog leg. Two proper guest ales in Dorset BC's Durdle Door (NBSS 3) and Adnams Ghost Ship with one from Green Jack just gone. Friendly and attentive service all round from the young female staff. A decent stop.
Visited early August.

On 12th September 2021 - rating: 7
[User has posted 5072 recommendations about 5055 pubs]


View more reviews of The Bell Hotel (JD Wetherspoon) (8)
External web links for The Bell Hotel (JD Wetherspoon)

Pubs Galore is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.

Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Aqualung .
Norwich, 0.63 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Brundall Gardens, 5.81 miles, 1 hr 52 min walk (show)
Salhouse, 6.46 miles, 2 hr 4 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bell Hotel (JD Wetherspoon), Norwich
14th Nov 2023, 12:18
Picture submitted by paulof horsham approved
 
14th Nov 2023, 12:18
Picture submitted by paulof horsham approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No - Just the usual 50p vouchers - last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 12 September 2021 by Quinno _
Local pubs

Icon Key: Picture Recommendation Rating Closed