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The Bell @ Skenfrith

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British, Welsh
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Skenfrith NP7 8UH, Wales
+44 1600 750235
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had lunch at The Bell with friends we hadn't seen for many years. It was a beautiful Spring day. The Bell is situated in a stunning setting, a meeting of several valleys. The decor of The Bell was very comfortable and welcoming. I had beef and ale pie followed by lemon posset for lunch. My wife... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Although good reviews our midweek lunchtime meal was mediocre to say the least. Home made sausage rolls starter, actually one 2 inch sausage roll v dry, seemed to be heated in microwave as edges of meet and pastry v tough, Main meal cod in batter burnt as batter was almost black in places. Not one to complain but it is... More 

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Thank Alan D
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

When trying to book a place for my wife's birthday, I was looking for a place away from our norm of restaurants in the city centre or Cardiff Bay. The Bell at Skenfrith was recommended to me and BOY was I glad that it was. Situated in Skenfrith it's a short drive from Monmouth, which put us just about an... More 

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Thank Lucas H
Orleton, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We had Sunday lunch here today and all four of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal. 3 had the crab starter and 1 the butternut squash soup with tarragon. For mains, 2 lamb, 1 beef and 1 risotto (a huge portion). We all managed desserts too, which were all excellent. The service was good, attentive but not obtrusive. The wine list... More 

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Thank 3waltons
Newport, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Managed to book a table the same day. The Bell is a lovely country style pub/restaurant set next to the river. The interior is very warm and inviting, it looks to have had a modern and recent refurbishment but still manages to have a warm and cosy country feel with a large, open fireplace in the bar area. The staff... More 

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Thank danB6437RD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

When we called by, sadly the pub was closed for renovation but the staff still opened up and let us in to use the phone and wait in the warm. Very friendly and helpful staff.

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Newport, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

It was a recommendation from one of my wife's colleagues. Place itself is in a lovely setting and looks very inviting from the outside, a theme which continues on the inside with its slab floors and log fire giving it a very homely feel. Staff were very welcoming and kindly. Usually, places like this are a little dark inside but... More 

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Thank markprice2412
Newport, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We had Sunday lunch in the lovely dining room looking out over the gardens and fields. The menu is more interesting than many at Sunday lunch. The food was excellent as was the service and atmosphere. We had a Saturday lunch here in the summer when you are able to sit outside. On that occasion we had some very fresh... More 

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Thank Caroline T
Enfield, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Hi all... after coming back from an arduous trek on the SO called 'Sugar Loaf' in the Brecon beeeakens in wales we thought hey what better than a juicy beverage at a fancy pub which is also a hotel which makes it an inn! There were 5 of us... 2 50 something males, 1 beautiful girl and 1 nice girl... More 

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Thank Indyk50
Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Had lunch here on a Friday for a special occasion. Drove for 2 hours from West Wales with high expectations. Starter - a wonderful blue cheese brûlée - innovative and interesting - but no pears as per menu, replaced with apple so not quite right. Main course- excellent well cooked hake... But copious capers slung over, not even chopped, loads... More 

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1 Thank Julie H
bellatskenfrith, Owner at The Bell @ Skenfrith, responded to this review

Dear Julie, I am surprised by your review even though you do credit us with serving you "a wonderful blue cheese brulee" and "excellent well cooked hake". However your comments saying the place "could do with a good clean and some fresh decorating" does make me wonder if you were casting a myopic eye seeking fault. I say this because... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$72
Cuisine
British, Welsh
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Skenfrith NP7 8UH, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Monmouthshire  >  Skenfrith
  • Phone Number: +44 1600 750235

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