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Bell Inn, Whitchurch

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The Bell was our first stop in Whitchurch. First impressions were of a friendly small town local. It has two bars, one at the front and another at the rear. Old maps line the walls heading towards a pretty, if not slightly overgrown and cluttered garden area, which tends to be used by smokers. Be careful not to get too near the end of the garden as the rather rude landlady will tell you off, advising that it is private property. The barmaid was friendly though and locals were nice enough, but had clearly been smoking something other than cigarettes. Pride, Seafarers & Doom Bar are the ales.
blue_scrumpy - 27 Mar 2017 19:26
This is the nearest you will get to a traditional old pub in Whitchurch. Cosy, friendly and welcoming and the lounge bar appeared to have had a lick of paint since my last visit.
In the past the real ale has been excellent, but this time the choice of real ales was uninspiring. We tried the three on offer - London Pride, Adnams Seafarers and Doom Bar, and I'm afraid all three were flat and not particularly pleasant. Hopefully, this is an aberration and the Bell will return to form by my next visit.
Number11 - 30 Dec 2013 16:55
Solid pub. Excellent Russian winter on my visit
guestale - 8 Feb 2011 10:57
Lovely, welcoming pub, with straighforward, simple lunchtime menu which was good value, esp. the cold roast beef. Enjoyed a pint of the guest beer - Russian Winter from Itchen Valley. Well kept and tasty. Worth the detour off the A303/M3. Handy public car par nearby.
brianagain - 21 Nov 2010 20:54
ok found expensive. 3-30 a pint, small pub with a few in on a friday afternoon. would not go in again but the locals seem to find the pub good
forestwood - 31 Aug 2010 20:01
Lovely pub in the heart of Whitchurch. The bar staff are always welcoming, and the beer is fantastic.
robfrancis - 14 Jun 2009 14:57
Excellent village local selling well kept HSB, Courage Best and Goddards (Isle of Wight) a fourth pump was unused. Traditional two bar layout with a commanding pool table, juke box and TV in the front bar and a quieter lounge behind. Obviously an old building with quarry tiles and parquet flooring, beams, low ceilings and some exposed brickwork. Animated mainly 30 plus customers, a bar-back library of reference books on music and films suggests there may be some lively discussions here from time to time.

anonymous - 13 Jun 2009 15:32

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