The Bell at Ramsbury

4.3
90 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Our informal Modern British restaurant serves the best of British seasonal cuisine as well as pub classics, with much of the produce grown in our own kitchen garden and always organic where possible, keeping our carbon footprint to the minimum.
Think succulent loin of Ramsbury Estate venison and pan fried fillet of gurnard and save some room for spiced caramel panna cotta or sticky toffee pudding.
Let our wine connoisseurs guide you on complimentary wine choices.
Your perfect destination for a romantic or family meal, a business lunch or a warming Sunday roast.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 90 people are saying
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MexicoJane
London
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A lovely village pub. The food was delicious and well-presented. A very good experience overall, highly recommended.

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MikeB
Staffordshire
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food at a reasonable price, decorations excellent but room dominated by a noisy table.

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Moonraker
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bell is a warm, and welcoming Inn. The interior is light, spacious and tastefully decorated. Great staff who are duly attentive. The lunch menu is varied with a good range of starters, mains and puddings. The food was perfectly cooked and well presented. I was very impressed and will definitely eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in a village setting. Highly recommend fish and chips. Pies are so flavorful. Desserts are well worth the calories. We found this on the Michelin app on our way to Wales ftom London. We returned two weeks later on our way back because it was that good.

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GardeningQueen
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

An excellent lunch. The waiting staff took time to find a low calorie non alcoholic drink, that wasn’t coke. The food was of a high standard particularly the puddings. The Chef obviously knows his pastry. The menu was short but more than adequate. We will go again.

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GeraintJ
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu (Saturday lunch) and the food really hit the spot. The service was very efficient and friendly. This is a beautiful pub/restaurant. No problems parking.

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CeciliaD
London
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Usually we love The Bell! But this time it was very poor from the food to the service, they have no manager at the moment and I suspect a new chef, such a shame.

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AndyM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service, helpful staff and really good classic food

EJ
EdwinaJ
Oxford
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great use of local produce beautifully presented. Lovely service as well. Thanks

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SylviaW
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Would recommend without any hesitation
The The 2 waitresses were a delight
Congratulations to the chef and his staff.

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StuartN
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely location, a very smart pub, offering excellent friendly service.
A better choice of food than most places in current covid affected conditions.

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Natsg
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service from novice waitress fine.
Whitebait excellent.
Flat iron steak ordered medium to well
Raw with blood
Taken back
Not replaced
Put under some sort of blowtorch
Charred extremities leaving interior still raw
No sign of management
After 10 minutes , long after my dining partner food was cooling, offer of another main.
No management apologises.
No attempt at offset.
Still spent over £70
Serious customer service issues.

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Victoria
Herefordshire
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Really disappointed. We came in at Christmas 2020 and the meal was very good. Assuming a new chef now and our burger/bun and steak was burnt and smelt burnt. We told our waitress and assume she did not pass on our come t? Our waitresses were not good. Very very disappointed considering location and good history. I feel the pub had gone very downhill with no soul to it.

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Localguest22
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Late Sunday roast pork and beef lunch which was excellent, also the Thai salad had just enough heat for tingling lips afterwards.
The restaurant was quiet and a little background music would add to the atmosphere.
The waitress was pleasant but a smile and some enthusiasm wouldn't go a miss.

GJ
GaryJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and excellent service. Have waited a long time to go and will definitely be returning.

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John
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful village pub/restaurant. Excellent foos as usual

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TaniaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable food and wine although felt the starter (whitebait) was rather over cooked. Mains both very good.

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LesD
London
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were great and the food excellent. Looking forward to next time!

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RoyS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and attentive staff with good quality food.

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Trapper
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Our meal was OK but nothing special. My beer was cloudy but I was told it was acceptable. Service was good. Surroundings were fine. Probably won’t return.

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PaulB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent Sunday roast with good local ale and friendly staff

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JoanneP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Another great meal at The Bell! Love the menu as there is always something different. Fortunately the lamb rump is a staple main course, thank goodness, my absolute favourite
choice.

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Conor
Manchester
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Over priced menu, and very small food portions. Service and staff was flawless

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Ellfoodie23
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a delicious Sunday lunch at The Bell, Ramsbury. Highly recommend the Whitebait starter, and the delicious Roast Beef - excellent sized portions.
Service was fantastic from start to finish, look forward to returning again soon.

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NickE
Cumbria
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food, and very good service. Rain drove us in from the garden to cafe area, which was nice and quiet in these covid times....

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JamesB
London
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We booked well in advance arrived to find ourselves sat next to the only other booked table. There was no attempt to space diners out.
Food was very average there is little I would recommend though the service was friendly and efficient.
Not a restaurant I would bother to visit again.

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becca
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

unfortunately my starter with a Burrata , well the Burrata was non existent and had a piece of Burrata rather than a whole one . I love Burrata so this was very disappointing .
my Hake was tasteless ,and potatoes undercooked . My husbands burger was dry rather than juicy .

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Elephant
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok, perfectly acceptable, but nothing special given the price. The waitress got two of our drinks orders wrong but otherwise the service was good. Nice people and location but overall a disappointing experience for the high price. We will not be returning given the excellent choices nearby.

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NaomiJ
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful Saturday lunch. Super accommodating with our 10 month old. The food was absolutely incredible and the service was just as perfect. The food isn't cheap however it is certainly a you pay for what you get. We will be back!

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Booboobooobooobaabaaabah
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A very pleasant dining experience. The staff were friendly and efficient, the food was very good and nicely presented. I would have liked a little more choice on the mains, but what I had - starter, main and dessert - was very tasty. The staff were also very accommodating to the children.

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TheLawrences
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely meal at The Bell at Ramsbury. The food was superb and the waiting staff could not do more for you.
We will be back soon :)

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OpenTable Diner
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We have enjoyed the Bell many times on our holidays from London
It's never let us down

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MarilynF
London
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Unfortunately I found the food very disappointing. One friend and I both choose a salad but there was definitely nothing that I would call salad on our plates. Mine was cooked butternut squash and ricotta with one or two mint leaves. The dictionary definition of salad is " A mixture of uncooked vegetables, usually including lettuce. My dish had no uncooked vegetables and no lettuce.
A year ago I ate an excellent lunch here.

The service was pleasant. We ate outside on fairly uncomfortable benches and the ambience was certainly nothing like I had experienced previously in the dining room.

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DavidB
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Superb afternoon with 4 friends, Sunday lunch was very tasty, 3 had Chicken - very good, loved the cabbage! 3 of us had beef but was extremely difficult to cut and chew …. two had to ask for steak knives, but the flavour was very good. Overall a lovely meal, Thank you

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Harry
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service, would happily come again!

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ViaAuckland
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, fantastic service and wonderful setting.

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RamsG
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food/drink - one of my favourite local pubs.

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SarahL
London
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bell is my favourite pub and I'm busy recommending it to everyone in Kent who is ever likely to pass nearby!

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JoanneP
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

An excellent lunch - delicious sea bream! And the millefeuille was divine 😄

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PippaH
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bell at Ramsbury was the perfect place to meet a friend that we hadn't seen for a long time. The food was excellent both in terms of taste but also presentation. It was quiet enough for good conversation but not silent so felt it was a night out. The staff were attentive and very helpful.

FAQs

The Bell at Ramsbury offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01672 520230.

The Bell at Ramsbury is rated 4.3 stars by 90 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.