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Bell Plantation Cafe

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Bell Plantation Watling Street, Towcester NN12 6GX, England
+44 1327 354126
09:00 - 17:30
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:30
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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely friendly place, people were queuing for table. Good hearty food to suit everyone, lovely open kitchen so you could see everything, attentive staff definitely going back"

Thank Nicki S
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today and ordered a jacket potato with beans. It was £6 and not worth the cost at all - small jacket with a tablespoon of beans on. The child meal we ordered had overdone fish fingers which our child refused to eat. We had to wait nearly 30 mins for the meals and when they came they were certainly... More 

Thank Jenny M
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, great scones, tea was nice . Well priced, you can do a little shopping before or after. I've had lunch here a few times which is always good.

Thank Jennifer_12358
Avon Dassett, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We visited for brunch on my birthday. The cafe was busy but a table quickly became free. We arrived just when they stop serving breakfast and they kindly still let us order. The service was quick and friendly and the food was amazing

Thank Joy C
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Met a family member at the Bell Plantation and enjoyed lunch at the cafe there. Decent, comfortable surroundings. A good step up from gold old mass catered pub food from the well known wholesale chain with everything feeling made on site. A very nice spiced parsnip soup of the day in a large bowl with really nice slabs of wholemeal... More 

Thank Jeremy C
Milton Keynes
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59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We spend some time driving up and down the A5 on our way to various places, such as National Trust properties (or Watling Street as it is also known.) We used it a couple of years ago when the M1 was clogged up with traffic due to roadworks (when will this every end? It seems to have been going on... More 

Thank Jmurdoch726
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Visited here for lunch with some friends. it was busy but the service was friendly and the food okay. The hot Christmas sandwich a bit lacking in any meat and a bit dry but the beef sandwiches were fine. The toilets unfortunately were temporary with no way to dry your hands

Thank charistravel
Northampton, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Have visited more than a handful of times over the last few years and I have to say that I feel the quality has slipped. I didn't mind paying the prices previously but I think it is now overpriced. What's happened? Different ownership/cook? Just not the same any more.

Thank Mr5d
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We always enjoy the food at Bell Plantation Cafe, it's good and tasty and very good value for money. Keep up the good work guys, you are doing good.

Thank ItsTrishandDerek
Towcester, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Have watched this Garden Centre grow over the years. It has a very good selection of plants and everything for the garden. Recently there have been many additions to the whole experience. A really nice cafe, a local produce shop, a fantastic selection of live poultry, antiques, shoes and now the latest edition is the Towcester Mill Brewery shop selling... More 

Thank Mike H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$11
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
09:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bell Plantation Watling Street, Towcester NN12 6GX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Towcester
  • Phone Number: +44 1327 354126
Looking for a great place to eat? Do you want to relax and enjoy the company of your friends and family in beautiful surroundings? Or simply looking for a great cup of freshly ground coffee? Then the Plantation Cafe at Bell Plantation Garden Centre is perfect for you.

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