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Five Bells Inn, Ashford, Kent

Five Bells Inn

4.6
4.6
158 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
The Five Bells is a stunning 16th century inn overlooking the North Downs in East Brabourne. A quintessential English country pub with four gorgeous guest suites. Proud to have been twice voted Kent Life Pub of the Year and winner of Kent Pub of the Year at the 2019 National Pub Awards.
To get in touch with us by email, please contact us at info@fivebellsbrabourne.co.uk or you can contact our Central Reservations Team at reservations@therocksaltgroup.com


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2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, British, Beer Garden
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Sat 9:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01303 813334
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Area
    Monks Horton
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    Ashford International Station is approximately 20 minutes drive by car to The Five Bells.
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Vegan

What 158 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Kent

    Best Ambience

  • Kent

    Gastro Pub

158 Reviews
  1. JaniceT

    Kent

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great to see that it was busy, even midweek, as that adds to the ambience. Cosy log fire on a damp, wet, day. Always a pleasure to come to The Five Bells for a meal!

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  2. KevinT

    Kent

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Up to the usual excellent standard. Planning to be back very soon. My dog Ben is very settled there now and we both enjoy the 4.5 mile walk each way to and from home. Sorry I didn't make a note of the name of the young chap serving us. Very friendly and attentive and made us feel very welcome together with the proprietor/manager 🙂
    Five Bells InnResponded 1 day ago
    We appreciate the lovely feedback. Thank you and have a great day!

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  3. Smeethdog3527

    Kent

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely pub great atmosphere but menu could be more varied, no chicken dishes. Maybe menu will change when spring arrives!
    Five Bells InnResponded 5 days ago
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience with us and your comments have been passed on to the team. We hope to see you again, take care!

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  4. SarahM

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, beautiful environment. Service was excellent Definitely coming again! Thank you
    Five Bells InnResponded 5 days ago
    We appreciate the kind feedback and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Please visit us again! Have a great day.

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  5. VictoriaJ

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love The Five Bells! Delicious food, lovely atmosphere & the warmest staff make for a memorable experience. Fantastic little gem of a country pub which we can wholeheartedly recommend.
    Five Bells InnResponded on 24 February 2024
    We appreciate the kind feedback and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Please visit us again! Have a great day.

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  6. LukeF

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and friendly staff, lovely decor. Highly recommend
    Five Bells InnResponded on 22 February 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience with us and your comments have been passed on to the team. We hope to see you again, take care!

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  7. StephenF

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful English pub. Lovely staff, exceptional manager. Great food and drink.
    Five Bells InnResponded on 19 February 2024
    We appreciate the kind feedback and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Please visit us again! Have a great day.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    BRILLIANT. Staff very welcoming and good excellent and very dog friendly!
    Five Bells InnResponded on 22 February 2024
    We appreciate the kind feedback and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Please visit us again! Have a great day.

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  9. JoanneW

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely cosy, warm environment. Staff very efficient, welcoming and attentive even when very busy.
    Five Bells InnResponded on 19 February 2024
    We appreciate the lovely feedback. Thank you and have a great day!

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  10. Codruta

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good honest food, very nice pub ambience, attentive service. Would always choose for meals with friends in the country
    Five Bells InnResponded on 19 February 2024
    We appreciate the kind feedback and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Please visit us again! Have a great day.

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  11. JoanneS

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stayed here on Valentines day. Had lunch and dinner which was amazing. Friendly helpful staff. Gorgeous room. We were made to feel very welcome. Little touches in the room makes all the difference.
    Five Bells InnResponded on 19 February 2024
    We appreciate the kind feedback and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Please visit us again! Have a great day.

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  12. LisaH

    Kent

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely old English pub with great ambience and food was really good!
    Five Bells InnResponded on 19 February 2024
    We appreciate the lovely feedback. Thank you and have a great day!

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  13. KevinT

    Kent

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I am a fairly frequent regular custat the five bells for lunch and as well as taking my young Labrador Ben, I have taken a number of different friends there now as well as a regular walking friend roughly every 6 weeks or so. The food is always excellent and varied and extremely good value. Irena and Sonya (I must check I have been spelling names correctly) are a credit to the business in terms of the professionalism combined with friendly, speedy and welcoming service. Haven't tried the premises yet for evening meals but I am sure it's just as good. I often walk the four miles each way from home for lunch and unless I am somewhere away from home, I wouldn't go anywhere else for lunch. I hope the management read these reviews because your staff are excellent ambassadors for your business. I am back with a walking friend on 28 February. Very best wishes. Kevin
    Five Bells InnResponded on 19 February 2024
    Hello and thank you for taking the time to share your detailed feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you have such amazing things to say about our team and what we offer. We hope to see you again soon!

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  14. BarrieP

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Especially as we had the grandchildren with us and there was a half term offer. Children eating free with each adult.
    Five Bells InnResponded on 19 February 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience with us and your comments have been passed on to the team. We hope to see you again, take care!

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  15. Aimee

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So many vegan options, it’s so brilliant! And the food was delicious!
    Five Bells InnResponded on 19 February 2024
    We appreciate the lovely feedback. Thank you and have a great day!

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  16. AnnB

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Very nice meal, service was good, staff were pleasant and the food came quickly. Lovely pub
    Five Bells InnResponded on 12 February 2024
    Hello and thank you for taking the time to share your kind feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you have such amazing things to say about our team and what we offer. We hope to see you again soon!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always outstanding food and service. Beautiful ambience. Slightly slow breakfast service but worth the wait.
    Five Bells InnResponded on 22 February 2024
    Thank you so much for your review. We truly appreciate the feedback and hope to hear from you again soon.

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  18. AndrewR

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a bit disappointed with the menu - not very adventurous. The pizza was overcooked and the Dirty Dog frankfurter skin was tough, while the brioche roll was a bit soggy. Well presented, though. And the puddings were delicious.
    Five Bells InnResponded on 10 February 2024
    We are sorry to hear that your experience with us did not meet your expectations. We take all feedback seriously and will use your comments to improve our offering. We apologise for any disappointment caused and hope that you will consider giving us a chance in the future.

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  19. KevinT

    Kent

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Typically excellent. Due back there on 13th Feb. Sonia (hope I spelled it right) and Irena up to their usual excellent standard of efficient and friendly service. Made me and my guest and Ben my two yr old Labrador very welcome. The food was excellent (always is) and we had the cheeseburger and the crab risotto followed by the excellent crumble and ice cream and Ben even got a doggie ice cream! I have been going here for a tear or so now after local walks with friends, usually on a Wednesday but in recent weeks have taken more guests and they've all been impressed. I think that after my bookings next Tuesday and at the end of this month I will have been here with various people six times since Christmas! They really are lovely people who serve lovely food and beverages. Kevin 🙂
    Five Bells InnResponded on 8 February 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoy visiting us at The Five Bells and your comments have been passed on to the team. Take care and have a good day!

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  20. Smeethdog3527

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Monday evening date night at the five bells
    Five Bells InnResponded on 10 February 2024
    We appreciate the kind feedback and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Please visit us again! Have a great day.

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  21. KirkH

    Kent

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All good, very nice Sunday roast which was very tasty
    Five Bells InnResponded on 5 February 2024
    We appreciate the lovely feedback. Thank you and have a great day!

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  22. JulieS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent. Best Yorkshire’s ever x well done guys
    Five Bells InnResponded on 5 February 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback. We are happy to hear that you had a great experience with us and your comments have been passed on to the team. We hope to see you again, take care!

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  23. PaticiaH

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    food is very good. pricey, but you get what you pay for. all staff were very welcoming. All in all a lovely Sunday Lunch. We will be back.
    Five Bells InnResponded on 5 February 2024
    We appreciate the kind feedback and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Please visit us again! Have a great day.

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  24. Dave

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious freshly cooked food and good service. Nice ambience and a lovely open fire. Thoroughly enjoyable
    Five Bells InnResponded on 5 February 2024
    We appreciate the kind feedback and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Please visit us again! Have a great day.

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  25. KevinT

    Kent

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I come to you - and bring various guests - frequently and have run out of superlatives to adequately describe how much I always enjoy the experience. I regularly come for lunch on a Wednesday with a walking friend, every month or so. I often bring my two year old Labrador Ben and he seems to like it too oo! I am with you with a friend on Tuesday 6th Feb (probably Ben too) and again with an old police colleague on 13th Feb. I live 90 minutes brisk walk away in Sellindge (a return trip of approx 9 miles. So I come with eager anticipation of a great meal and burn it off on the way home. 😂. Brilliant pub and brilliant food. The slim dark haired person who served us and her male colleague are a credit to your organisation. I'm sorry I didn't get names. Thanks again. Kevin
    Five Bells InnResponded on 5 February 2024
    We appreciate the kind feedback and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Please visit us again! Have a great day.

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  26. RichardK

    Kent

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our lunch at The Five Bells yesterday. Great choice of food and I'm pleased to say the menu has changed. Well done to you for getting things right great choice of dishes to suit all tastes. We will definitely be back.
    Five Bells InnResponded on 5 February 2024
    We appreciate the lovely feedback. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on The Five Bells, have a great day!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place for breakfast only drawback was service very slow. Otherwise all good
    Five Bells InnResponded on 5 February 2024
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share this feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and your comments have been passed on to the team. We hope to see you again, take care!

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  28. AlexandraS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yesterday we celebrated my husbands 45th birthday at five bells inn. The food was exceptional and the service was just above and beyond! We drove for over an hour from London and it was so worth it! Will be coming again for sure! Thank you!
    Five Bells InnResponded on 29 January 2024
    Hello and thank you for taking the time to share your kind feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you have such amazing things to say about our team and what we offer. We hope to see you again soon!

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  29. ChrisH

    Kent

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous pub - great staff our waitress was one of the best you’ll find . The burger was spoilt by the chillies- the pakora burger is a delicious alternative to fake meat and marks the chef out to be truly exceptional and not one to take easy choices for vegans. A really great experience.
    Five Bells InnResponded on 29 January 2024
    We appreciate the lovely feedback. Thank you and have a great day!

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  30. Paul

    Cheshire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great ambiance but disappointing food, everything seems to come with chips
    Five Bells InnResponded on 29 January 2024
    Hello and thank you for taking the time to review us. We are concerned that we did not meet your expectations. Please contact us to discuss further when you have the chance. Take care.

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  31. PhillC

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best meals I have had for years. Amazing food.
    Five Bells InnResponded on 5 February 2024
    Thank you so much for your review. We truly appreciate the feedback and hope to hear from you again soon.

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  32. PeterH

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All very good but someone else’s drinks were put on our bill!
    Five Bells InnResponded on 25 January 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your feedback, please call us on 01303 813334 to discuss the situation further, if still required. Take care.

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  33. SarahS

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great welcome, service, table, menu choice, drinks advice and delicious hot food. Couldn't ask for anything more. We'll be back soon!
    Five Bells InnResponded on 22 January 2024
    We appreciate the lovely feedback. Thank you and have a great day!

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  34. TraceyC

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Burns night .. wonderful get together. Service, food, and staff .excellent.. from arrival to departure. Couldn’t do enough to make our evening perfect so attentive and sociable too … went home smiling and well fed …
    Five Bells InnResponded on 22 January 2024
    We appreciate the kind feedback and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Please visit us again! Have a great day.

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  35. LadyChizwik

    London

    110 reviews

    4.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely pub with a great atmosphere and wonderful service. Pub grub, duck breast and pork belly were good. Good choice of wine. Quite pricey but worth it for the all round experience. Rooms available in the pub which are lovely
    Five Bells InnResponded on 22 January 2024
    Hello and thank you for taking the time to share your kind feedback. We are thrilled to hear that you have such amazing things to say about our team and what we offer. We hope to see you again soon!

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  36. Deborah

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a lovely Burns night celebration and though the usual menu was available we both went for the Burns night specials and thoroughly enjoyed them. Nice choice of wines and great service. We'll be back next year!
    Five Bells InnResponded on 22 January 2024
    We appreciate the kind feedback and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Please visit us again! Have a great day.

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  37. Foodie

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment you arrive you’re welcomed by a warm and friendly host who was great with our 5 year old. He introduced us to our server who was attentive and helpful with every interaction. Due to a local even the pub was very busy but you would never have known given how good the service was. The food was prompt. Every single meal was a delight including the special they had put together for Burns Night. I cannot recommend this place more highly!
    Five Bells InnResponded on 22 January 2024
    Thank you so much for your review. We truly appreciate the feedback and hope to hear from you again soon.

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  38. TracyM

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Manager is a credit to the Five Bells. His customer service is exceptional.
    Five Bells InnResponded on 22 January 2024
    We appreciate the kind feedback and thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Please visit us again! Have a great day.

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  39. martins

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely meal out. Food was excellent, staff really good. Great evening all round.
    Five Bells InnResponded on 22 January 2024
    Thank you for your five star review. The Five Bells is delighted we could serve you so well.

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  40. melanieC

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food lovely setting attentive staff !!!!!!!!
    Five Bells InnResponded on 22 January 2024
    Thank you for your five star review. The Five Bells is delighted we could serve you so well.

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Five Bells Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 158 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Five Bells Inn

The St, Ashford, Kent TN25 5LP

Additional information

  • Area
    Monks Horton
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 9:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Sat 9:00 am–11:00 am Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, British, Beer Garden
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    Ashford International Station is approximately 20 minutes drive by car to The Five Bells.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Vegan
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