Monday: 7am - 10pm
Tuesday: 7am - 10pm
Wednesday: 7am - 10pm
Thursday: 7am - 10pm
Friday: 7am - 10pm
Saturday: 8am - 10pm
Sunday: 8am - 10pm
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Outside Seating Area
- Families and Children Welcome
About The Olde Bell
The Olde Bell’s kitchen team serve simple, rustic, fantastic quality food making sure you’ll experience some of the finest eating and drinking in Berkshire. Much time and effort has gone into sourcing and building relationships with local farmers and producers of the best organic ingredients, creating seasonal and constantly changing menus. Wherever possible we use ingredients ripe from our own gardens to keep our menus fresh, appealing and honest.
4x Roast beef like shoe leather, 2nd time veg cold as it was same veg as served with first beef. 3rd time couldn't be bothered to send back. Small slice of beef undercooked veg very expensive at £23. Our friends from Australia celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary with us 13 years ago and it was very good. Extremely disapointing .
Nice food and excellent service. Cheese board was awesome!
We had a great stay - staff were super friendly and helpful and dinner and breakfast were superb!
I have made a reservation to the ‘Old Bell’ for Sunday the 9th September at 9pm through the website. The reservation was confirmed and I carefully checked in advance that the kitchen would close at 10pm (according to the website information). After 1h drive from London we were received at the Old Bell with a not very friendly face saying that we were late because the kitchen was already closed (this was 9:10pm). A new staff member shown us our table (a very pleasent young girl) saying that even though the restaurant was empty they were expecting us and the kitchen would close at 10pm. I was confused and asked her to check what her colleague have previously told us. After a while another gentleman come introducing himself as the manager in duty. Once again we explained what was happening and he confirmed that the kitchen closed at 9pm and not 10 as mentioned on the website. Surprised we argue the fact the this is what is mentioned on the website and the reservation have been accepted. The manager left again and come back a couple of minutes later saying that he called the chef and there was no way he would come back to cook as he had left and the kitchen was already all clean! This was now around 9:25pm and I think if the kitchen have been closed at 9 how would give time for the chef to clean it all and leave?! Anyway, the manager apologise and offer us crisps from the bar which actually annoyed us even more. We left with a terrible experience and annoyed with the way we were treated as if we were the ones in the wrong place at the wrong time! I even heard the manager saying (probably to the chef) ‘they don’t want to leave’! We were really expecting to have an amazing meal that evening and a great experience but turned to be disappointing and frustrating. We got in the car and drove another hour back to London. I did expect to get an email day after at least to apologise for the misunderstanding but nothing come through and just adds to the fact that was just not the mistake with the booking, was the way it was handled with the staff, very poorly unfortunately! Initially we planned even to stay over night, glad we didn’t book it! David Carqueijeiro
The only thing good about dinner was the staff who were friendly and tried their best. Food was well below average, everything in the restaurant was dirty and sticky. I will never eat there again, I have no idea how they can call that some of the finest dining in Berkshire.
Our meal was terrible. I hate to say it and we were refunded one meal and one drink. My husband said his steak wasn’t very good and he was asked how he asked for it to be cooked (medium) as I asked for mine to be well done I came to the conclusion I would have been told it was my own fault for asking for well done! I must stress he was offered a replacement and apologies. The staff are brilliant but I’ve honestlt not had such a terrible meal. The chips were so greasy the children couldn’t eat them (nor could I). It was very disappointing as we had bee for a meal here some years ago and it was outstanding. I must stress all staff were perfect and I can’t fault them one bit.
I had no expectations before arriving but everything was fine the reception was efficient, if a bit lacklustre, the rooms were basic and clean, although the room doors did not seem to be very secure the evening food was very good with attentive service and breakfast was fine Overall a decent stay
We thought the food was good but the place lacking in atmosphere. Bench seats in the resturant very uncomfortable.
The bar staff were fantastic and kindly opened a new bottle of prosecco as the current one had gone flat. However the bar manager openly questioned his discussion, which was awkward. We had a meal at the bell however the although the cut of meat was good the chef over cooked it. The staff was made aware but there was no apology. Overall the meal was very disappointing, such a shame as the venue is lovely. I feel they are catering for the wedding business only and not really interested with passingbtrade.
Great place! But disappointed with the bbq menu however. Would definitely return & recommend to friends.