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The Bellhouse

) #11 of 106 Restaurants in Leigh-on Sea $$ - $$$ , British,
321 Rayleigh Road | Eastwood, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 5PX, England
+44 1702 524271
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
321 Rayleigh Road | Eastwood, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 5PX, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a delicious roast here this evening. The service was excellent and the food tasty and filling. One of my favourite places for a family meal or date night in Southend.

Thank Peter L
Reviewed yesterday

Never been to the Bellhouse before it was an out of the blue Sunday Lunch out Staff very friendly service brilliant starter main and desert all very well presented Food was very good a very nice comfortable atmosphere will definitely be returning as a couple...More

Thank valerieaslett
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Many thanks to Geoff and Zoe for their service and making it an enjoyable night. They are a great to the management and the company. Food was fantastic, We were a party of 10 had to pre order but that was never an issue. Do...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Dined here with some friends who are local to the area and have eaten here on several occasions before. Nice restaurant with a really good feel about it, pleasant staff and comfortable atmosphere. Good varied menu with ample choices across each sitting. Two of us...More

1  Thank Graham M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a great place to eat Geoff and Zoe were brill. Good food and a nice atmosphere. Top place to unwind..

Thank slhamshrimper
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice venue. Friendly staff. Burger was bland, saffron mayo does not work. Coleslaw off tasting. Chips soft and basic. Ham was okay. Shame could be great!

Thank Ryan R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a really great lunch here. The food was excellent. Really good value for money. The staff made you feel very welcome, and always had a smile on their faces. Will certainly visit again.

Thank denisebaker2935
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had fish and chips. 6 oz fish apparently. Suspect this included 2oz batter. Few chips that looked 3 times fried but not all on the same day. Won't be going back.

1  Thank m_tidmarsh2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Myself and my partner visited here for the first time recently. It was our first visit and we were both really impressed! Fab food and our waitress was great! Her name was Li I think. Will definitely be back!!

Thank fluffypancakes23
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked a table in advance and took my nan and mum here for lunch as a birthday treat. I had only heard good things about here and could see why. I loved the atmosphere and the decor including original 15th century features. We were...More

Thank LittleMissChels
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Liz H
5 November 2016|
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Response from EastAngliaPubs | Property representative |
Thank you for notifying us of this oversight, you can now find a copy of our sample bar menu on our website
John B
24 September 2016|
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Response from BELLHOUSE321 | Property representative |
Yes we have wheelchair access, just not to the upstairs part of the restaurant. Thank you
2 September 2016|
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Response from EastAngliaPubs | Property representative |
All our christmas menus are now available online via our website
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 321 Rayleigh Road | Eastwood, Leigh-on Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS9 5PX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Southend-on-Sea  >  Leigh-on Sea
  • Phone Number: +44 1702 524271
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The Bellhouse an idyllic country restaurant and pub located in the quaint village of Eastwood. Set in beautiful surroundings, the recently refurbished, family run 15th century Bellhouse steeped in history and charm really is the perfect place to relax and unwind with family and friends. Our fine selection of beers, traditional real ales and extensive wine list can all be enjoyed within our grounds, dining al-fresco on our large patio or simply cosy beside our open fires, whichever your preference you will be following in the footsteps of your Royal Heritage.At the heart of our pub is a team of highly experienced chef’s and staff who are all passionate about food. The style of our food is traditional British, influenced from all that is available locally and seasonal. The meat we use is of the highest quality, our roasted leg & loin of pork is from our Scott’s Hall farm in Canewdon which has proved to be equally as popular as the succulent Dedham Vale roasted rib of beef on a Sunday.All of our cured meats and smoked products are produced in house by our chefs. Fine mouth-watering examples include our house hot smoked salmon with pea puree confit cherry tomatoes and soft duck yoke and our house smoked wood pigeon salad served with butter roasted hazel nuts and toasted walnuts. We are equally passionate about using seasonal vegetables. Our chef’s take a lot of pride in their on-site herb garden. Other fresh ingredients arrive daily, some of our most exciting seasonal produce can be experienced on our daily specials board. A great deal of time is taken in preparation for your arrival and every meal is cooked for you to order.We are very conscious of our countries depleting fish stocks and try to utilize more sustainable species, as specials, which we find can be more flavoursome and offer a much greater variety.At the Bellhouse we are proud to support British farming. We hope you share our ethos of supporting local producers and suppliers and share our passion for Great British Food
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