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The Eight Bells

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Bar, British, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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The Street | Haywards Heath, Bolney RH17 5QW, England
+44 1444 881396
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59 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
RESTAURANT'S FAVOURITE REVIEW
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here for the first time today and although the pub was very busy, the level of service was first class. We were warned that there would be a wait for food because so many people had been seated for lunch. As it happens we waited a little longer than anticipated but it was worth it. The food was... More 

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here yesterday and will definitely return. The restaurant was very busy but they managed to fit us in at a reasonable time despite a late request for a table. We were just a little slow in getting served and the lady running the service was very apologetic and offered us a drink on the house which was unnecessary but... More 

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casinocook, Owner at The Eight Bells, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us! it means a lot to us here at the Eight Bells! kind regards Michaela More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read previous reviews we ate here one Friday evening. We ate in the dining room which was so dark we struggled to read the menu (used torch on phone in the end!) The menu was very small ( no steaks) which was quite surprising. The chicken liver pate was nothing like I had tasted before it was a solid... More 

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casinocook, Owner at The Eight Bells, responded to this review

Hi there, so sorry you didn't enjoy your experience at the Eight Bells, we wish you well kind regards Michaela More 

Burgess Hill, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are a group of four - friends for years and we dine together in various locations every few weeks. The Eight Bell was the highlight after several mediocre meals out. The food is homemade, very nicely cooked and the prices are very fair. What more could you want? Highly recommended.

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casinocook, Owner at The Eight Bells, responded to this review

Hi there Thanks so much for taking the time to review us here at the Eight Bells means a lot to all of the team! kindest regards Michaela More 

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us decided to sample the 'Silver Bell's menu ( for the over 60's) on Tuesday, February 28th. Excellent menu choices, homemade soup, homemade pie and lots more choices. Service was friendly and efficient, dining area was quiet when we arrived but soon filled up, and we were entertained throughout our meal by Tania Rodd, who sang songs from... More 

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casinocook, Owner at The Eight Bells, responded to this review

Hi There, Thank you so much for coming along to our Silver Bells Lunch , was a lovely day with Tania singing along! More 

Brighton
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food.....perfect. Huge portions, nothing too much trouble. Waited a bit, but worth it. Staff were amazing, accommodating and funny. Will definitely be back. Dogs are loved too. 10 stars from us.....

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1 Thank Lee B
casinocook, Owner at The Eight Bells, responded to this review

Hi There Lee, Thank you so so much for your kind review, we look forward to seeing you again and of course the dog!! kind regards Michaela More 

East Sussex, UK
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

So pleased we discovered the Eight Bells. Wonderful friendly team, Mum, me and Charlie the black lab were all welcomed. We had an excellent meal, being fishy folk we were delighted with whitebait starters, then Moules in cream and garlic sauce, delicious! Very well cooked and presented. The pub was very busy but service was great, nothing was too much... More 

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casinocook, Owner at The Eight Bells, responded to this review

Hi Chrissie! We would like to Thank you for your lovely review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your meal with us and look forward to your return!! More 

London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

My boyfriend and I enjoyed a lovely dinner on a Saturday night at the Eight Bells. The staff were friendly and welcoming and all our food choices were delicious. Well definitely be back!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing service, so family friendly, serving the best breakfast, lunch & dinner I've experienced for a very long time 😊

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Thank KymGardner77
casinocook, Owner at The Eight Bells, responded to this review

Hi Kym, Thanks you!!! its great you got to sample breakfast lunch AND dinner!! We appreciate your lovely review!!!! x More 

Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I don't know which pub 'reviewer 869' visited - it certainly wasn't the one I went to last night! It was a filthy night but we got a warm welcome from the landlord and the delightful waitress. Our meals were excellent and freshly cooked and the dogs were spoiled rotten! We haven't visited the Eight Bells for several years, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$94
Cuisine
Bar, British, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street | Haywards Heath, Bolney RH17 5QW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Sussex  >  Bolney
  • Phone Number: +44 1444 881396
Description
Family And Doggie Friendly Good old Traditional English Pub in the heart of Sussex with a Warm Welcome and a smile! Home cooked food and good old fashioned Traditional Pub Fayre

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?