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The Bell at Iden

€€ - €€€, British,
Church Lane | Iden, Iden, Rye TN31 7PU, England
+44 1797 280242
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“game pie” (2 reviews)
“hake” (3 reviews)
“cheesecake” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
€€ - €€€
Church Lane | Iden, Iden, Rye TN31 7PU, England
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Down for the Great Dixter annual plant fair and needed a bed for one night; tried a few but found that could only book for two nights at a weekend! Happily the Bell at Iden were no problem for a one-nighter. After a couple of...More

Thank MandMStAlbans
Reviewed 7 November 2017

A group of friends booked in advance for a Saturday lunch meal, we were not asked to order food in advance. On arrival the bar staff were very friendly and helpful. The food is far from cheap and is standard basic bar food. I ordered...More

Thank Keith H
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Arrived at 12 o'clock for a pint or 2 of Harveys and was amazed at how many people the Landlord could serve all at once...brilliant job! Went through to the restaurant for a wonderful Sunday roast, both had the pork, the stuffing balls were very...More

Thank jchjohn
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We had a wonderfully warm welcome from the lovely hostess, gorgeous meal and a great quiz night with lots of laughs. A really great atmosphere. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank sarajaneclark
Reviewed 8 October 2017

What a find..myself & three hungry friends stopped at The Bell for lunch.. We were welcomed with a smile...,the atmosphere was good... I chose the Game Pie..two of my friends went for Hunters Chicken and the third chose a Burger..My Game Pie was delicious,it was...More

Thank Sheila M
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Monday nights are never a high spot for pubs after a busy weekend but we wanted to head out for a quick meal after a long day at work! We were the only diners that evening which I don't mind at all because it's like...More

Thank john w
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Went with the family- the battered fish was lovely but the chips were awful. Soggy, pale and clearly bought in frozen and cheap. What does it take to make some home cooked chips? Just lazy. Pudding - cheesecake was terrible. All in all very disappointing...More

Thank tobymoz
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Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Went in tonight for fish and chips the waiter didn't ask if all was ok.I was eating it and it was smelly like smelly feet didn't even taste like fish told him and he said it was fresh yesterday there no way it was!wont be...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Went to this Inn to have lunch with my daughter and grandson, the service was great. Food was very fresh we cleared our plates! Had a lovely glass of wine and dessert was to die for! Definitely return on another visit.

Thank JackieL599
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We were out walking with friends and this pub was the halfway point. Warm welcome , friendly staff and prompt service. Good range of beers , ciders and other drinks. Ordered food which came promptly , nicely presented and great to eat . Would definitely...More

Thank Freeandfun
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$54
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Lane | Iden, Iden, Rye TN31 7PU, England (Formerly The Bell at Iden)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye  >  Iden
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 280242
  • E-mail
This traditional village pub dates back to the 15th century with our snug area dating back to 1107! Legend has it, that the original building was used as accommodation for the monks that built Iden church. We have two delightful letting rooms, separate to the pub. Rooms offer king sized beds and en-suite facilities. Other features include original oak beams within the letting rooms and the main inn. Make yourselves tea and coffee in vintage china in the morning in bed whilst watching television with freeview prior to popping over the the restaurant for a sumptuous hearty breakfast using fresh local produce - continental and full English are offered.We are proud of our home cooked food and offer far more than your usual pub grub. Our food is locally sourced where possible and reflects seasonal changes. We are a perfect dining space for a romantic dinner for two, a family celebration or a private party.
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