Welcome back!

We are back doing what we love the most. We will have some new opening & closing times see our most up to date opening times  here.

We would like to thank you all for your continued support and we look forward to welcoming you all back in the coming weeks.

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We are nestled in the lovely historic village of Horndon on the Hill, run by the same family for over 75 years.

The Bell Inn is a  15th Century Coaching Inn. 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 carefully curated wine by the glass list. In the Bell restaurant, the menu changes daily, using seasonal and local produce where possible.

The Bell is featured in all the ‘serious’ guides and has won numerous industry awards including being recommended in The Sunday Times Food List and Good Pub Guide as one of the 10 best gastropubs in the UK, The Times Cool Hotel Guide and The Telegraph Best hotels in Essex.

Just up the road The Ostlers has transformed into a takeaway & bar.  There is a modern buzzy feel as you collect your rustic sourdough pizzas, and or  pints and coming soon cocktails. The grounds make an ideal outdoor space to relax with your takeaway food & drink (weather permitting!)

The Bell Inn Hotel has rooms upstairs in the Bell, and in the beautiful Georgian properties next door but one, are 26 individually styled bedrooms featuring modern and period twists.

We can also offer space for private events such as birthdays, celebrations, and social gatherings as well as for meetings and corporate events.


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


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