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Ring O'Bells

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212 Hill Top Road | Thornton, Bradford BD13 3QL, England (Formerly The Ring O'Bells)
+44 1274 832296
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Zurich, Switzerland
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

All of the dishes looked good except mine which was the vegetarian option - a piece of puff pastry with an asparagus spear chopped up on top. Would definitely go again though, the staff were friendly and everyone else enjoyed their meals.

Thank markus-ae85
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The moment I arrived at this place I knew it was going to be good.... Hop House 13 on draught which is a first I have seen (with landlord on tap too). The venue has quality decor and the 360 degree views outside put it in the perfect setting. I ordered spring lamb from the menu which was served with... More 

Thank Dean G
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

WOW! We have never been here before and it's fabulous. Gorgeous decor, fabulous choice of food and the staff are amazing. We can't wait to go back again - thank you!

Thank Missy M
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just popped in for a drink on Friday night, as we were staying at Anne's farmhouse just down the road. Can we just say that we had the best welcome we have ever had when visiting a local pub as Total strangers. The landlady welcomed us and introduced us to the landlord. We were given two dishes of chips... More 

Thank EnglandAlan_B
Manchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not been for a couple of years and we were so impressed with the refurbishment and the food. There was a fantastic choice of food, served in a relaxed atmosphere. Had a great time spent with friends who came up from Rochdale, really glad I chose to come here. Would highly recommend and it won't be long before we're back... More 

Thank SillyGilly51
Halifax, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We called in because we had seen the place previously and thought that looks like our sought of gastro pub, and we weren't wrong, it was early on a Saturday afternoon about 4pm, it was quiet,we got a very warm welcome,the first people we met were the owners and a local couple,we had the best laugh at the bar,enjoying a... More 

3 Thank weekenders13
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this lovely review it is very much appreciated we have all worked so hard over the last 12 months and your review makes it all worthwhile the team will love this when I read it to them. Thank you More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very disappointing meal here on Mother's Day... The service was extremely slow and would have benefitted from more experienced, attentive waiting staff. The starters of mushroom pate and prawn and crab cocktail were bland and lacked any presentational skills. Most of the mushroom pate was left on the plate when the waitress staff collected them and the... More 

3 Thank LouAtlanta
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this review

Thank you for you review it is very much appreciated in order that we can do something about your experience here at the Ring O Bells. Training is ongoing with our team and is being addressed, your review was used as an example in how not to serve our customers. I personally apologise for your experience your issues should of... More 

Bradford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked for a saturday night with friends ,nice staff welcoming .Ordered lamb for 2 of us venison for others,when the meal came it was 2 different cuts of lamb a carrot and a square of potatoe an veg,although meat was nice it would have been so much better with some vegetables there definatley wasnt enough especially for the 2 men.The... More 

2 Thank denise s
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this review

We are sorry you didn't enjoy your experience please if you do come again bring this to our attention if you feel there is not enough veg we would of gladly brought you extra at no cost. All comments are taken on board and addressed. Thank you for taking the time. More 

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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Last minute decision as we wanted a bite to eat effort going to the cinema. Decided on this has I had a quick business lunch there the day before and was impressed with the light bite menu, however ended up having a full meal! This is a lovely pub/restaurant, been refurbished to a high standard but still shows the features... More 

1 Thank Helen J
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this wonderful review it's very important to us to hear your comments both good and bad in order for the Ring O Bells to succeed. Thank you again More 

Thornton, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Party of around 18 friends arranged hot buffet. The veg curry was hot great for me but too hot for some. Some fish, and chicken 'guojons' plus chips and some salad. Most were meat eaters so should have been better catered for. Maybe a misunderstanding as the new management are trying hard to please and the excellent curry displayed chefs... More 

Thank Bryck
Joanne H, Owner at Ring O'Bells, responded to this review

I am confused this is the buffet that was ordered by your organiser and not by our team. We had no input in the selection of food we literally did as was asked right down to the Canarian potatoes and mojo sauces ????? More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 Hill Top Road | Thornton, Bradford BD13 3QL, England (Formerly The Ring O'Bells)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Bradford
  • Phone Number: +44 1274 832296
A traditional Yorkshire pub/restaurant in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, offering good wholesome food. All produce is freshly delivered on a daily basis using only quality products locally sourced. Throughout the year the new owners Joanne and Paul are planning a subtle refurbishment having already had a full kitchen refit. Please call in to just have a drink or dine with us. Tuesday-Saturday noon-9pm Sundays noon-7pm. Saturday's and Sundays are already extremely busy if you are dining it is advisable to book, if not please join us for a drink

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