Here’s a few reviews for The Bell. We”ve been lucky enough to win a few awards along the way, for food, for beer, for camping and for our web site. Please click the links below for further information or use our contact form to contact us directly.
The 50 Best Country Pubs - The Independent
This Camra real ale pub has an award-winning campsite,” says Joanna. “A takeaway menu of food and ale lets you bring the pub to your tent. Bell at Buckland in the 50 Best Country Pubs.
CAMRA Good Beer Guide
The Bell at Buckland Dinham is proud to announce that it has been recognised as a real ale Pub by the CAMRA bible ‘The Good Beer Guide 2009’.
Both Lucy and Jeremy were delighted to be listed after 3 years at their popular Pub, and now every year since, where they have striven to improve their real ale and cider offering alongside their excellent award winning restaurant serving real food.
Food – West Country Life
recognises the excellent food, wines, beers and service provided to its customers.
Our Gold award is only given to Inns or Restaurants which, in our opinion, maintain the highest standards, and serve the people of the West Country, and our visitors in the true traditions of British hospitality.
Striking gold: Mervyn Hancock of West Country Life hands out his first award for all-round excellence to the Bell Inn, where his ego was the only thing to take a battering … (reproduced with kind permission from West Country Life).
Great Food, Great Pub Mary Parfit says
A great pub, good food, friendly service. When we arrived the main restaurant was fully booked but they were polite and friendly, finding a table for us in the bar area. The food was good, arrived quickly, and the service remained friendly throughout the meal. Very enjoyable.
Bath Pub Review – Touch
We’ve been here quite a few times and the kids love it – they can mix starters and mains, with the mussels being a great favourite.
Last night, the adults hit the Bell Inn Mixed Grill, Pieminster Pies Ratatouille special and good old gammon and eggs – all cooked perfectly and delivered promptly, and with a smile. The camembaert fondue comes highly recommended as a shareable starter.
This is a relaxing country pub, steeped in history, in a very active local community. Great selection of beers, wide ranges of food catering to all tastes, large dinner menu with reasonably priced wine. N.B. The landlady and the staff are very welcoming to children. The locals corner seems very lively and they have a fine selection of beers and ciders. Just how country pubs should be, but better.
Ghosts at The Bell
From grey ladies to marching Roman soldiers – our area is awash with ghostly goings on. Aliya Frostick investigates things that go bump in the night FOR something that is supposed to scare the living daylights out of you, ghosts prove extremely attractive. Film-makers and writers have long used them as a tool to conjure up feelings of eeriness and fear and there is nothing like a decent spook to draw in the crowds.
The Bell in Buckland Dinham has built up such a reputation for its three active ghosts that people come specially to eat at the table with the extra guest. Of course the table is number 13. Even the hard-nosed disbelievers have been swayed into changing their views after first-hand experiences. Landlord Jeremy Westcott admits the ghosts’ presence irks him but, equally, he understands why they are there