Review on The Olde Bell

Situated in Hurley, a few steps from the River Thames, The Olde Bell is a 12th-century coaching inn originally used as a guesthouse for the nearby Benedictine monastery, Hurley Abbey and is reputed to be the oldest inn in England. The restaurant has been sympathetically updated and looks smart with wooden floors and sturdy oak tables.

The kitchen has forged special relationships with local farmers and producers to ensure the quality of the ingredients for their regularly updated menus. A starter of pan fried wood pigeon, watercress and apple salad served with pickled walnut dressing is a good choice, before a main course of their special seafood pie or maybe slow roasted belly of Dingley Dell Pork with puy lentils, smoked bacon and cider sauce. To finish there's coconut panna cotta with Malibu marinated pineapple or dark chocolate and hazelnut fondant with orange sorbet.

There's a pretty garden when the sun shines and smart bedrooms designed by Ilse Crawford, whose portfolio includes Soho House in New York and Cecconi's Restaurant in Mayfair, should you decide to extend your visit.

The Olde Bell is also featured in: Michelin Guide, AA Guide

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Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm
Dinner: 6.30 - 10.00pm

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Facilities at The Olde Bell

  • Alfresco dining
  • Disabled access
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • 60 covers


Accomodation is available, (50 rooms)


The Olde Bell
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