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The Bell at Caerleon

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Bulmore Road | Caerleon, Newport NP18 1QQ, Wales
+44 1633 420613
12:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I spent the perfect evening here with my daughter and her partner for my birthday. The food was fantastic, the standard you would expect in a top rated restaurant but at very reasonable prices. The service was spot on, the staff were friendly and a covers band were playing which made for a great atmosphere. Nothing was too much trouble... More 

Thank Debbie369
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a lovely relaxing lunch with friends and our dogs at The Bell Inn today. The food was excellent,everyone was so friendly and dogs are truly welcome in the bar. Not only were the three dogs offered water and dog biscuits they were given homemade port scratchings and a little meat. Unfortunately my friends dog ate something too fast and... More 

Thank CJL_Explorer
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A party of 15/17 approx. We arrived in mass, the pub was ready and the ales were there to. E tested. You could tell the staff were experienced and up for providing an experience. That was the case.... Helpful, courteous and obliging ✔️ The food was excellent. I had a Sunday lunch like the rest of the party, opting for... More 

Thank Sheffield W
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good selection of food. Excellent service. Very clean. Will return. Good for business meetings.

Thank WGaywood
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here recently as per a review we read which was glowing. Sadly it didn't live up to all expectation as there were a couple a miss but the food was good and well presented. We would be keen to try an evening meal when they aren't so busy.

Thank Rebecca-Elliz
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited the Bell Inn a few times over the last few years. We normally like to dine close to Celtic Manor and away from Cardiff city centre. We like the pub's atmosphere and food but I have to say I was a little disappointed with last night's meal. The garlic mushrooms was served with a tiny piece of... More 

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Newcastle-under-lyme, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

If you want good food friendly staff and service this is the place for you,thought we'd try somewhere different for lunch whilst visiting family in Wales. The service was good the food very tasty and plenty of it and reasonably priced the staff helpful and friendly Definitely going again.

Thank Peacefan2014
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I grew up in the village close to The Bell and love to visit when I'm in the area. We booked a table for Sunday lunch and weren't disappointed. Good, honest food, generous portions, reasonable prices, friendly, helpful staff....what more could you want. I will definitely being going again next time I'm in Caerleon.

Thank MittsLondon
Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Come here every year when visiting family. New lunchtime menu was very good. Separate kids and vegetarian menus. Triple cooked chips amazing. Pepper sauce which I normally avoid was excellent. Only downside was quite a bit of dog poo in top car park and a small dog in the pub constantly barking.

1 Thank A_N0nny_M0use
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

My family and I booked The Bell for Sunday lunch. It has recently had new owners and we went with high expectations. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent. A good section of starters, try the garlic mushrooms. Yum! Slow cooked pork belly and crackling was mouth watering. Beef and lamb excellent too. Plenty of gravy and extra veg.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Bar, British, Pub, Welsh, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bulmore Road | Caerleon, Newport NP18 1QQ, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +44 1633 420613
Awarded Best Food in the South Wales Echo Food & Drink Awards. The Bell has stood in the ancient Roman fortress town of Caerleon for more than 400 years. An old coaching inn, nestled on the edge of the Celtic Manor Resort & The beautiful Usk Valley, many a merry time has been had. The Bell today is true to its traditions and offers a uniquely Welsh atmosphere,a very warm welcome, award winning food, real ales, ciders and perries and a lovely wine list. We look forward to warmly welcoming you to The Bell.

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