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The Bell at Hampton Poyle

11 Oxford Road | Hampton Poyle, Kidlington OX5 2QD, England
+44 1865 376242
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
11 Oxford Road | Hampton Poyle, Kidlington OX5 2QD, England
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1 - 10 of 254 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Our fourth annual-ish visit (from Kent) to this establishment and so good to be able to report that the meal/ ambience/ service standards - always very high - have been more than kept up. It's a real pleasure to visit and eat. The cost of...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived here one hot June afternoon for lunch and staff did everything to make us feel comfortable. We enjoyed a wonderful meal and really felt at home here. If ever we come back to the Cotswolds this would be the place we would like...More

Thank Marilou83780
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you very much. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your lunch with us. Hopefully you will be back soon to take advantage of our beautiful rooms and dinner experience in our restaurant. Warm regards.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter lives in Kidlington and suggested we go to the Bell when we met up for a family meal. We arrived quite early so had no parking issues and chose to eat inside as it was an extremely warm evening. We had looked at...More

1  Thank sunseeker2020
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your dinner with us. We hope to see you again soon as you daughter lives in Kidlington. Best wishes.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for Sunday lunch and as always the food was good, service professional but not overbearing. The pub has a very good atmosphere a good balance between pub and restaurant. George the co owner runs a tight ship well worth a visit.

Thank Tom C
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your fantastic comments. We are very pleased to hear about your loyalty and satisfaction. I shall make sure that next time George buys you a drink! Best wishes.

Reviewed 17 June 2017

From the outside it looks like a pub but inside contemporary decor and lighting create a relaxed, informal atmosphere. I enjoyed the asparagus with bacon and poached egg and an excellent liver and bacon with gravy mash. I like the idea of taking a pub...More

Thank Nigel M
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the time taken to review the Bell. We are pleased to hear that you have enjoyed your meal with us. I shall discuss the comment about the menu with the owners. All the best.

Reviewed 6 June 2017

Delicious food and pleasant, friendly staff. Love the changing menu - which, although not extensive, reflects quality not quantity, which is more important for me.

Thank stevielee55
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review. We very much appreciated your feedback and we hope to see you in the near future.

Reviewed 7 May 2017

This has been a favourite of ours....... for some time for good service and food, but tonight things have changed! If I had written on here previously about this establishment, there would be 5 stars, but a "new team" has brought the ratings DOWN! And...More

3  Thank Mark3143
belleoxford, Owner at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

As you have been a restaurant manager in a past life, I am sure I do not need to tell you that occasionally things go wrong in our business. Some of our more experienced team are on holiday including our general manager. The young girl...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

A good find and well above the average pub I've been in recently. Prices I felt a little on the high side but the food was very good. Service was excellent. I will return when I have more time to spare

Thank Paininthearse_13
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Fantastic! Thank you very much for time taken to review the Bell and we hope to see you with us again soon! Kind regards.

Reviewed 30 April 2017

A special family lunch (3 generations). Lovely food, friendly attentive service, and warm atmosphere. The latter was a surprise after seeing a sign by the entrance stating only well behaved children "old enough to sit at the table" were welcome... I would have thought that...More

Thank dontgetoutmuch2017
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you very much for your kind and honest review. Yes, you are absolutely correct that the sign does not reflect service inside. All ages are most welcome and we will always accommodate all of our guests. As you correctly mentioned we are trying to...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Excellent food good friendly service a place for a special occasion. Car park very small and a bit inconvenient if you have to park on the road.

Thank OxfordStudley
belleoxford, General Manager at The Bell at Hampton Poyle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

Thank you very much. We are glad to hear that you have enjoyed your experience with us. Yes, we are trying to work on the parking bit, but I fear it will take a while.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
18:30 - 18:29
Monday
18:30 - 18:29
Tuesday
18:30 - 18:29
Wednesday
18:30 - 18:29
Thursday
18:30 - 18:29
Friday
18:30 - 18:29
Saturday
18:30 - 18:29
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Oxford Road | Hampton Poyle, Kidlington OX5 2QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Kidlington
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 376242
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