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The Bell

€€ - €€€, British,
The Bell The Street | Purleigh, Maldon CM9 6RF, England
+44 1621 828348
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good16%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“halloumi” (2 reviews)
“pork belly” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
€€ - €€€
The Bell The Street | Purleigh, Maldon CM9 6RF, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pub is local-ish to me and is always packed out whenever I have visited. The landlady is very warm and welcoming. The ambience warm and cosy. The food is excellent pub classics done well with a focus on local produce. On this my latest...More

Thank Rick O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a rare opportunity to pop out for a child free lunch today and found The Purleigh Bell on Trip advisor. We didn’t book and just turned up on the off chance (on Valentine’s day in half term?!!) The carpark was full so I...More

Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only went because our daughter's first choice was not serving food and we had promised her lunch! Lady Luck was shining on us - for sure. Our only criticism - the red wine was cold and so not as enjoyable as it should have...More

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Just the right sort of village pub, perched on top of the only hill in the neighbourhood with superb views across the coastal marshes. Turned up on Sunday lunchtime with grumpy children in tow and no booking; though they were full they went out of...More

Thank Gwandryas
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

We popped in on New Year's day for a drink ten minutes before they were closing, the lady behind the bar kindly still served us drinks. We got chatting to some customers who had dined there and they told us how amazing the food is...More

Thank Shellessex
Reviewed 29 December 2017

We popped in over Christmas and was not expecting to get a table. The restaurant was fully booked. We managed to squeeze 3 of us on a table 2. The menu offered some great choices including game pie and a meze with falafel and halloumi....More

Thank ClareMcK
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Ok, the story of the Orange and Tractors isn't that interesting, but this pub, and it's bar manager, are amazing,. The Mrs and I decided to pop in for Christmas Eve Lunch, we've been here before, but not for a few months. It was a...More

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 4 November 2017

I have wined and dined here on a number of occasions. The food has always been of a very high standard - with lots of choice (including blackboard specials). The staff are always friendly, and there's a great atmosphere. My friend and I arrived at...More

Thank chrisbatt
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I have been to the Bell twice and have had a great experience both times! The landlady is very friendly and food has been exceptional both times. I would highly recommend it to anyone!

1  Thank Brian S
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We met our son at The Bell recently and were amazed how busy it was for a Thursday. We had a great meal and the atmosphere was really good and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The choice of menu was really good and...More

Thank nestcottage
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Response from betty_1946 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry as a customer l am not sure xx
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Sorry i was very tired thought i was asking the pub
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Bell The Street | Purleigh, Maldon CM9 6RF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Maldon
  • Phone Number: +44 1621 828348
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