The Olde Bell

The Olde Bell, High Street, Hurley, United Kingdom, SL65LX
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Opening Information

Monday: 7am - 10pm
Tuesday: 7am - 10pm
Wednesday: 7am - 10pm
Thursday: 7am - 10pm
Friday: 7am - 10pm
Saturday: 8am - 10pm
Sunday: 8am - 10pm

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • 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.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 08 March 2020

Super meal, very impressed at quality and presentation. Dessert looked and tasted sensational! Service good also. Just a shame so quiet in the actual restaurant for a Sunday as this meant very little atmosphere (background music might have been nice?) but didn't distract from a lovely lunch. We will be back, soon I hope!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

We booked in with our adult family, 6 of us. Overall we had a wonderful time , rooms were quirky, warm and comfortable. Food quality was excellent for lunch, dinner and breakfast. Restaurant service was good but not great. Having ordered a bottle of white and bottle of red for dinner, the waiter brought 2 reds, he had misread the label on one. He said he would bring a cooler...he forgot. We ordered extra toast with the pate immediately on being served and waited 15 minutes for this. The dinner menu is small and select. At 19.30 after much deliberation, three of our group ordered the pheasant. The waiter came back to say there was no pheasant, so we had to rechoose.the restaurant was not full and we were early diners! Next day at Sunday lunch we asked what the soup of the day was, the waitress had to go back to the kitchen to ask. The bottle of red we ordered was still in the fridge and too cold so we chose another. We had a lovely weekend and were amused at the service because the food was so good. We think other customers may not be so tolerant. Bar staff and reception staff were excellent and to be fair the restaurant staff were polite and friendly.

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 January 2020

A beautiful pub, with wonderful food and amazing character. Service always tries to be excellent yet the price won’t hurt you.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 January 2020

Everything was fantastic, only downside was the wine was a tad expensive

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Visited On Thursday, 23 January 2020

The service was excellent and so was the food. Will definitely be going back again soon.

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Visited On Wednesday, 01 January 2020

I can honestly say that was one of the best roasts weve ever had. I had the lamb and my partner had the beef and both were cooked to perfection, meat vegetables and all..a lovely jus too..

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Christmas lunch so pricey, but not as pricey as some and so good value. Friendly and efficient service, not stuffy but relaxed , so just the right balance for the occasion. Food very good - moist Turkey, firm veg and crispy roast potatoes - and very generous. Wine reasonably priced too. Will return

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Visited On Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Excellent food and service. I will book again.

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Visited On Friday, 13 December 2019

Great food in a nice relaxed environment. Lovely roaring fire in the bar area, perfect on a cold evening. Would definitely recommend visiting the Olde Bell.

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Our room 4 was very cold, a bit soulless with blank walls and no plug point by a mirror for me to do my hair. Was a bit disappointed.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 October 2019

We were forgotten about all the time unless we ourselves made the effort to get any attention. Drinks were missed. The burgers were tough. The Eton Mess was mainly cream, which was a bit sickly.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

We enjoyed our Sunday lunch but having visited many nice pubs in the area the Sunday meals here were the most expensive and although good are no better than elsewhere charging say £15/16 a dish. Also the kids meal with mac cheese balls was a strange combination and very unhealthy for children.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 September 2019

staff at the barbeque area were very good. Food OK but nothing a home cook could not do, so disappointing. lovely garden.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 September 2019

Summer kitchen food is not as great as it once was however regular menu is always good xx great surroundings great venue great staff

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

Came to celebrate our anniversary having had our wedding reception at the Olde Bell some years ago. Summer kitchen advertised to open at 12 opened an hour late - leaving us waiting with hungry kids. Had a drink (ordering at the bar with one bar tender and a line as a result) and left. Was not the special meal we had hoped to enjoy.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 August 2019

Very poor.terrible waitress service.food ok.very disappointed.20 year anniversary spoilt.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 August 2019

I think the staff were overwhelmed. The bar had a very limited range of wines, ran out of cold bottles of wine and also ran out of beer glasses. The tables in the garden had a lot of these glasses, one of the senior staff should have got a bit more of a grip. Wifi in ron 2 was poor and the venetian blinds had not been cleaned in a long while.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 August 2019

Hi, Your establishment was in a state of chaos when we arrived and didn’t improve much from there. The food was really average and despite your staffs’ best efforts they were too busy to provide good service. Our table wasn’t ready on arrival so we went to sit outside instead of in the restaurant. Then, to get what we wanted to eat and drink required us to order from 2 separate locations which is not logical and fails to provide a seamless ordering experience. It was way more difficult than it needed to be. We stayed with you a few years ago and really enjoyed the experience. Unfortunately the quality of the establishment has taken a serious dip.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 August 2019

We felt that the standard lunch menu was very limited, I know you have the garden kitchen but the standard menu only featured 3 or so dishes, we struggled to find anything we wanted to eat. Service was impeccable and the garden is stunning.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

Lovely atmosphere and delicious food. Garden was great for the children to play. Staff were very accommodating. Thank you!

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

We used to love your pub but had such a bad experience last time that we left it a year before returning. Unfortunately we had a terrible experience yet again this time. I rang before we came to check if you were doing the bbq in the garden but no-one answered the phone and no-one called me back. I then booked a table online. There was a wedding on when we arrived and your staff seemed extremely stressed. They rushed our order then we waited OVER AN HOUR for our food. When it came it was disappointing - my fish was in a thick creamy sauce that I couldn't eat it was so rich. When we complained to the staff they told us they were agency staff and were only there for the day. They told us the food took so long because the kitchen couldn't cope. All in all it was an extremely disappointing experience. Such a shame - it used to be so good and we love the pub itself & the garden.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 August 2019

Fantástico. Ideal para ir con niños.

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Visited On Saturday, 10 August 2019

What a disappointing evening - dreadful service, overcooked food, zero atmosphere and we waited an incredibly long time for our food. Overall, a terrible experience.

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Visited On Friday, 09 August 2019

So please let me set the scene I had booked a table for my wedding anniversary. I was asked to confirm my booking 3 days before which I did. When we arrived, there were no tables made, there were no other diners and one member of staff working. He told us that there was a 'limited menu' because they were short staffed. They weren't short staffed, they had a wedding on and didn't bother to tell us. They were in fact so busy with the wedding that they had clearly no intention of honouring our reservation. The 'limited menu' consisted of sandwiches and paninis. Remember, I had told them it was our wedding anniversary. They knew they had a wedding function on, so surely you would assume that they would have the decency to let prebooked customers know about it. Instead there were no tables prepared, no service, no food, truley appalling. I have never experienced anything like this and this place should be absolutely ashamed of themselves, disgusting way to treat customers.

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Visited On Saturday, 03 August 2019

Terrible service from start to finish - lukewarm white wine/Prosecco; confusion over whether there was bar or table service outside, totally empty dining room on a Saturday night, no good lighting outdoors once it started to get dark (despite beautiful and expansive garden, orders forgotten about, had to request table to be wiped, asked at the end of the evening for service charge to be removed from the bill - and no questions were asked about that; why or what could have been done better. This is a beautiful old pub in the hands of someone/people who just don’t care - as evidenced by a totally empty dining room on a Saturday night.

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