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.
The service was exceptionally slow.
Leider war keine Speise für Afternoon Tea verfügbar.
Terrible food, even worse service. What a shame. Was o de a great pub and hotel.
Food was really good and using Tastecard makes it so reasonable. I have marked the service as 2 stars as feel the waiters were very enthusiastic and this doesn’t suit everyone as you don’t need to know the history of the inn and constantly being interrupted to see if you want anything else. Also feel removing cutlery and glasses all the time is unnecessary does it matter if you don’t use them-just leave them on the table until people have finished eating. Hopefully these things won’t stop us returning, probably at a later time when there are other people in the restaurant as well so waiters attention can be shared around and not all focused on us. Also having not just a wine price list on the menu but also the bar menu and prices as was shocked to pay £6.55 for a single G and T was expensive compared to other restaurants and pubs.
Thank you for a lovely meal. Special thanks to Jacob for the friendly and excellent service.
My wife, children and I spent the weekend at the Olde Bell to celebrate my significant birthday. We had a wonderful time. Our rooms were beautiful and well appointed. Our dinner in the private dining room was exceptional. The general welcome when we arrived and the friendliness and efficiency of the staff couldn't have been exceeded. The overall supervision by the Events team was highly professional.
Attended for the Mothers Day set menu on Sunday 31st March 2019. Absolutely superb food and service from staff members. Wonderful gifts presented to the mums on arrival as well, which was so thoughtful and adds to the whole experience. Will definatelly be visiting again and looking out for future events. Thank you to all the team and fabulous chefs.
The service was good, with friendly staff. However, the room was cold, the food was nothing special at all (apart from the starter). My tart was stodgy. My wife's prosecco was flat and another glass had to be ordered. Handling of smuggler tap should be more hygienic. It took three times to receive the correct bill. Overall, not a great experience.
This is a terrible restaurant The staff is rude, lacks of finesse very badly dressed (holes in pants in sensitive spots) which raised some hygiene issues. The food is terrible the burger was dry the soup was oily the crab toast with mediocre and the mussels smelled like they have been in a drity ol backyard defective freezer for days, we had to send them back because their smell was unbearable. Its too bad because the grounds are lovely. This restaurant needs a change in management and kitchen staff asap!
Lackluster service, questionable hygiene and poor food. Wouldn't recommend.
Great friendly service and fabulous food.
Great stay good food and peace and quiet
Very disappointing. This was our third time at Olde bell, and it was nothing like the experiences we have had before. The dinner was awful, and when complaining, the manager actually pushed back on me and said he stood by the rosette rating - a terrible way of dealing with customer feedback. What has happened to this hotel? It used to be lovely. Now I would never go back or recommend.
Loved everything about this place. Gorgeous style and super friendly staff!!
Lovely lunch after a long walk.
The meals were poorly described on the menu and the service was slow. The fish and chips was described with pea which turned out to be a very meagre scraping. The puddings (sticky toffee pudding) were awful and the worst I have had and delivered after a very long wait. Overall a great shame as the atmosphere and restaurant emnvironment promised a great deal more.
Head chef excellent help with Christmas meal for my family
Delicious afternoon tea, thank you for making us feel so welcome, the service was fantastic. We will be back 😊
We came for lunch on Sunday, this was our serving visit as the first was so great. Unfortunately 2nd time round not so great, they seemed to be sorry staffed as we had to wait quite a while for service. Food came in OK time but wasn't great, 3 of us had the roast chicken and one had the burger. The roast was very average, chicken slightly dry, roast potatoes not very roasted. It would have been nice to have had a little selection of veg with the roast, you do get 3 or 4 bits of parsnip/carrot. Dessert was quite overpriced at £8! I'm not sure if it's under new management as the last time we came was around 3 years ago, such a shame it wasn't the same quality this time round.
3 star for food as had to send mussels back due to half of them not open. 2 star atmosphere as the restaurant was very quiet and had no music in the background. The table behind us was very rude and we're constantly swearing and being obnoxious and no staff approached them to deal with the swearing. 3 star service as when we were seated we waited a while to order drinks so ended up ordering drinks and food at the same time. Staff were very friendly and helpful when we sent the mussels back. Would have got 4 star if staff dealt with the swearing customers. Good value for money on the food but room not as fancy as the price.
We were extremely disappointed with our meal. Firstly there was no atmosphere. We were told the sound system had broken and therefore there was no background music. We didn’t have a dedicated waiter or waitress, various staff did bits and bobs. The staff were unengaging, extremely un peronalble and not reflective of an up market pub. The food was extremely poor value for money. Considering the prices are on par with Michelin restaurants in the area, the quality was poor. I would imagine very little is made in house. Of note was the sticky toffee pudding which was served with no sticky toffee, and the cake was dry or possibly stale. Our expectations were far far higher, given your location and beautiful building however your attention to detail, customer service and value for money is poor. This is unfortunate as we will not be recommending you to friends and family.
This was a very quiet Monday lunchtime, so hard to give a meaningful "atmosphere" rating.
Superb venue with great atmosphere, quality food and ale and history dating back to 1135. Great place to stay or pop in for a meal and superb venue for weddings, birthdays and christenings.
The food was very poor, beef shin pudding meal arrived cold, after complaint it was heated in an oven hot but very dried up. An alternative was offered but we had already waited for an hour, were too hungry and wanted to leave. Crab toast tasted like crab paste toasties, underneath piece soggy, accompanied salad limp and clearly just out of a bag. Food was overpriced. We were the only diners in the bar so could see no reason to wait so long for our food. The toilets had not been checked, toilet paper and cardboard middle on the floor. A very disappointing experience, we will not return and would not recommend. Young man behind bar was pleasant and helpful.