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Bell Inn, Chichester

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Another pleasant enough place - though still mainly for diners (to the left as you go in) there is a cosy drinkers section (to the right as you go in). Weldons IPA went down well here.
Snarling_Mallard - 11 Aug 2019 11:38
Last stop of a Christmas Eve trip to Chichester, the Bell was fairly busy with people just coming out for the evening. It had a relaxed sociable atmosphere. Ales were Hardy and Hanson's Rocking Rudolph, Hopback Elf and Hoppiness & Hogs Back Yule Hog.
blue_scrumpy - 4 Feb 2018 17:50
Doh - posted a review about the Bull on this page by mistake. Apologies to the Bell- I don't know if your pub does O Hagans!
pkrp - 4 Jun 2012 17:37
Welcoming, quirky boozer with O Hagan's sausages featured on the menu and an array of flavourful beers. The Stout was incredibly good, Footslogger was also tasty. The food was also honest and straightforward without being poncey - sausages, mash (buttery and 'proper') and generous in portion-size - top notch. The proprietors were good-humoured and friendly, showing a propensity to succeed and I hope they do. A really worthwhile beer-spot just off the pedestrianized (and rather humdrum) main-drag.
pkrp - 4 Jun 2012 17:32
Well kept two or three ales that rotate regularly. Friendly and cosy pub near the theatre. Seems to have a good group of locals, welcoming service and not poncy (big plus in this part of the world). There is a dining area, but did not try the food.

JonRambo - 1 Apr 2012 08:04
chef has recently departed, so fingers crossed the food improves!
parmantom - 4 Jan 2010 18:10
Good traditional pub, quickly rotating guest ales, good atmosphere and friendly, helpful staff.

That made the food even more disappointing, though. The meat we each had was almost tasteless and could have been anything, and the texture wasn't even much of a clue. Shame.
Biggles - 15 Nov 2009 09:23
Proper Pub, useful for Theatre, below average food, great ales frequently rotated, very friendly, welcoming to pets
parmantom - 24 Oct 2009 14:39
popped into this bar ok but needs a good clean !!!! came out smelling of chip fat, nice as i was on my way out to the theatre .
jaywayboy - 12 Sep 2009 00:02
simply smashing. cracking service from barman Matt ____. always on hand to recommend another fine local session ale such as the arundel gold. the bass is currently on form. beer rotates after every 9 gallons so you can "have you own beer festival" according to the publican. great atmosphere, a stones through from the theatre, and great home cooked food sold in an auction style.
steffeneffenberg - 29 Mar 2009 12:36
This is a nice friendly pub with a palpable pub atmosphere due its assymetric architecture but providing a good variety of reasonably priced, well-cooked, meals at lunch and in the evening. The only component letting it down was the poor quality of the coffe. It is also very handily placed for the Festival Theatre.
silversiegfried - 28 Aug 2008 10:23
A traditional unspoilt pub just outside the city walls. Great choice of real ales. Very friendly staff and customers. No blaring music. Just a comfortable pub to while away some time savouring their beer.
boozers_knows - 21 Jun 2008 16:15
great little pub, always a friendly welcome good range of beer, adnams always on and two others rotate frequently, handy for the theatre and only 5 minutes from the town centre, and much better than anything that's there
littlecon - 10 Apr 2008 09:10

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