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The Bell Inn, Bideford

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Postal town: Bideford
EX39 5JS
Phone: 01805938285
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Bell Inn

The Bell Inn is an attractive looking Thatched pub in the village of Monkleigh on the A38 south of Bideford. The pub is about four hundred years old and is of a stone, flint and cob construction under a thatched roof.
Internally its one large L shaped open space around the corner bar area. Most of it is wooden tables and chairs laid for dining. Carpeted throughout with a fairly low beamed ceiling with half wood panelled walls and the main bar area still has the original cottage large open stone fireplace.
The food menu was OK, being the standard pub grub fair, but just wasn’t as inspiring as we hoped for in such a good looking pub. The snacks we had were perfectly reasonable though and good value for what we got.
The available Ale was a bit disappointing as well as, although there is usually three beers, the Dartmore Brewery ale had just gone and of the other two, one of those was London Pride, and I hadn’t travelled all the way down to Devon for one of Fullers finest. Fortunately the Otter Ale available was in good nick.
The pub does benefit from a very nice two tiered terracotta walled external patio/garden space out back with commanding views of the devon countryside, but somehow, I still felt the pub failed to deliver on the inside what it promised from the outside.

On 22nd July 2012 - rating: 6
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Map location corrected by hondo .
Chapelton (Devon), 11.2 miles, 3 hr 36 min walk (show)
Umberleigh, 11.21 miles, 3 hr 36 min walk (show)
Barnstaple, 12.19 miles, 3 hr 55 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bell Inn, Monkleigh
15th Jul 2015, 11:58
Pub map correction submitted by hondo . approved
15th Jul 2015, 11:58
Pub map correction submitted by hondo .

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