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Ring O' Bells, Kendal Central, Kendal

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
37 Kirkland
Kendal
LA9 5AF
Phone: 01539720326
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Jon B left this review about Ring O' Bells

good pub only half-ruined by a sweary reactionary nobhead of a landlord this time. it's a bit worse for wear and the pub sign now just reads 'O'Bells'. inside it doesn't appear to have changed for about 50 years, which is mostly a good thing but it could use a spruce up in places. three real ales and one real cider available on both sides of the bar. Wainwrights, something from Coniston and a black ale from an obscure brewery i've forgotten. easily worth a visit as a fine example of an old school proper pub.

On 7th August 2018 - rating: 7
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Will Larter left this review about Ring O' Bells

An A-board outside was declaring the presence on the bar of "the best mild in the world"! Tempted and intrigued, I entered the pub and lifted the sneck of the public bar door with trembling hand, but it turned out to be Thwaites Nutty Black: admittedly a good mild and one of my favourites, but I'm afraid I would have to disagree with the judges at the World Beer Awards about this one.

The Ring O'Bells ought to be a haven of peace, situated next to the parish church and close to the river, but externally there's Kendal's race track of a one-way system and internally some very loud and annoying modern pop music to contend with. Having purchased my half of the best mild the world has to offer (the other beers were Thwaites Wainwright and Hawkshead Bitter), I gave up the unequal struggle and went and sat in the Bell Ringers Snug, or what others might erroneously think of as the passage leading to the lounge bar and the toilets. Both the snug and the even smaller entrance hall have serving hatches in them, the latter presumably for off sales in the past. It was pleasantly quiet in the snug, which has room for about four people at the most, with scarcely room for a game of dominoes, never mind swinging a cat. I liked it here, but would have given the pub a 9 rather than my slightly stingy 7 if the radio had been turned off.

On 1st July 2013 - rating: 7
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Graham Coombs left this review about Ring O' Bells

Unspoilt historic pub in quiet end of town. Two rooms either side of bar, with a little snug between, and a dining room at rear, which all feel nicely aged. A couple of good ales on and sometimes listed in Good Beer Guide. A step into the past.

On 31st August 2011 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alexander Kapp
Kendal, 0.94 miles, 18 min walk (show)
Oxenholme Lake District, 1.68 miles, 32 min walk (show)
Burneside (Cumbria), 2.84 miles, 54 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Ring O' Bells, Kendal
7th Aug 2018, 16:30
Review submitted by Jon B
 
11th Jul 2013, 18:46
Picture submitted by Will Larter approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 12 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 12 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 12 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint - last updated 12 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 12 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 12 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Dog Friendly : Yes - In the bar only - last updated 06 September 2018 by Jon B
  • Hot Food : Yes - Not Thursday - last updated 06 September 2018 by Jon B
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 12 April 2018 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 06 September 2018 by Jon B
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 September 2018 by Jon B
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 September 2018 by Jon B
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 06 September 2018 by Jon B
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 12 April 2018 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11pm
Monday12noon - Midnight
Tuesday12noon - 11pm
Wednesday12noon - 11pm
Thursday6pm - 11pm
Friday12noon - Midnight
Saturday12noon - Midnight
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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Last inspected: October 7th 2016
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