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The Bell Inn at Iden

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Church Lane | Iden, Iden, Rye TN31 7PU, England (Formerly The Bell at Iden)
+44 1797 280242
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Stayed here for 1 night . The room was very spacious and very clean . We're very happy that we booked , breakfast there was a great choice of cereals , juice and cooked breakfast. . Parking also good

Thank 251tilly
1 review
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We regularly visit The Bell when staying in Iden and have never been disappointed. The menu is a bit limited although there are always specials as well, but the food quality has always been good, the service excellent, and the beer well kept. Good value prices too and a nice ambience including log fire.

Thank John B
Loughton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Excellent choice of tasty, wholesome, home-cooked bar snacks and an extensive menu of mains. Small, but excellent choice of local draft beers and ciders - more than we could sample, as we still had half a hike to complete! Very friendly, helpful and courteous service. We opted for the bar snacks, which were truly excellent. Two of us had bangers... More 

Thank Geoffrey W
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

So glad the weather was bad making us only do a short walk into Iden and so have lunch at The Bell. Staff really welcoming nothing to much trouble and great fresh food we will definitely return on our next trip to Rye.

Thank tetchy
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Visited on the off chance for dinner on a Wednesday night, a warm welcome was extended by the young lady behind the bar, who showed us to a table in a light comfortable dining area. The menu while not extensive provided a good range of homemade dishes from soup to cheesecake. The food was well presented and cooked with lots... More 

Thank Graham S
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We had 2 meals here (and several alcoholic beverages) when stay with friends a few doors down from The Bell. Taken over by the Gordon's earlier this year the pub has a lovely friendly feel, welcoming to all ages and stages. Great range of local beers (loved Scary Man!) and good selection of wines and spirits too. The food was... More 

Thank Ozursdottir
London, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

The staff couldn't be friendlier or more efficient. The menu had many options but all our food was extremely oily, except for the side of seasonal veg which was my favourite bit.

Thank NatNatlondon1
March, England, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We needed an evening meal on two successive evenings, and used The Bell at Iden. The menu was very enticing, the prices were quite reasonable and the beer was in good order. Also the staff were very pleasant and obliging

Thank Roger N
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We happened upon the Bell Inn on a drive around the area and we are so glad we stopped! We received a warm welcome, and decided to stay for lunch. We both ordered burgers and I can honestly say they were the best we've ever had in a pub! The food was all home made and tasted so fresh! The... More 

Thank Lesley S
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016

Found this village pub yesterday for lunch as we were staying nearby,lovely home cooked food great menu, really nice chips and tasty mash.sat in garden as it was a sunny day but looks nice inside too. Will def recommend

Thank Margaret G

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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$52
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Church Lane | Iden, Iden, Rye TN31 7PU, England (Formerly The Bell at Iden)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Sussex  >  Rye  >  Iden
  • Phone Number: +44 1797 280242

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