The Bell Inn

The Bell Inn, set in the lovely historic village of Horndon on the Hill, is a 15th Century Coaching Inn run by the same family for over 75 years.

The two busy bars have the warm, friendly atmosphere of a ‘proper’ pub.  There's an open fire, numerous ales on hand pump and a top-class wine by the glass list. The menu changes daily, using seasonal and local produce where possible. Upstairs, and in the Georgian properties next door but one, are 27 individually styled bedrooms featuring both modern and period twists that remain sympathetic to the beautiful buildings in which they reside.

The Bell is featured in all the 'serious' guides and has won numerous industry awards including being recommended in The Times Cool Hotel Guide  2014 and The Sunday Times Food List as one of the 10 best gastropubs in the UK.

"This is a proper inn, warmly welcoming, with thick beams, country rugs, panelled walls and open fires. Stop for a pint of cask ale in the lively bar, then potter into the restaurant for sensational food." -Alastair Sawday's

Opening Times


Food Service

Monday - Friday 11.00 - 11.00pm midday - 1.45pm & 6.30pm  - 9.45pm
Saturday 11.00 - 11.00pm midday - 1.45pm & 6.00pm - 9.45pm
Sunday midday - 10.30pm midday - 2.30pm & 7.00pm - 9.45pm