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The Bell, Wendens Ambo - pub details

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Address: Royston Road, Wendens Ambo, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4JY [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 21040) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Audley End (0.4 miles), Newport - Essex (2 miles), Great Chesterford (4.1 miles)

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> Current user rating: 8.5/10 (rated by 15 users)
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other pubs nearby:

Coach and Horses, Newport (1.2 miles), Crocus, Saffron Walden (1.8 miles), Duke Of York, Saffron Walden (2.0 miles), Temeraire, Saffron Walden (2.0 miles)

user reviews of the Bell, Wendens Ambo

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A warm welcome from the log fire, the landlady and the customers. The Six Nations on, which generated much banter. The usual ales (Wherry, JHB, and a 3rd I've forgotten!), very well kept. Loos clean and well stocked, garden tempting but too cold today, but we'll be back later in the year when it's warmer.
Maisie - 7 Feb 2015 19:42
How a village pub should be! Relaxed, unspoiled and friendly. A one bar pub dating from the 16th century, the beamy bar is dominated by a large inglenook fire that Im told burns throughout the winter.There were 4 ales on draught, Wherry, Adnams, JHB, I sampled a pint of Crouch Vale Black Water Mild which was very acceptable.
A black board advertised a selection of 8 scrumpy ciders from Westons, Thatchers and Gwynt y Ddraig served from the cellar. The menu looked homemade and hearty, offering home made scotch eggs, Lancashire hot pot and such like. I enjoyed their Welsh Rarebit made with wherry. I traveled to the pub by train as the station is only a short walk away, nice not have to think about driving!
Davethebeer - 3 Oct 2012 15:42
The Bell was my favourite pub of the day on my Essex trip last weekend. On a sunny Sunday lunchtime is was busy both inside and out. The single bar interior is small and cosy and there's a warm welcome from the staff. Other customers seemed friendly too. 4 real ales were available - Woodfordes Wherry, Adnams Bitter, Oakham JHB & Bishop Nick Heresy. 4 rWestons real ciders or perries were also on offer - Old Rosie, Tradtional Scrumpy, Country Perry & Cider Twist Ginger. Sadly I missed the list of these behind the bar and ordered a Stowford Press instead. This is a great traditional country pub and the garden looked as if it could be very tempting on a warm sunny day.
blue_scrumpy - 1 Mar 2012 18:26
Very good country pub with an exceptional range of crisps and other bar snacks.
stevefromharlow - 26 Oct 2011 13:17
Visited this pub and sat in the garden. The chairs were filthy and the pubs bulldog I presume just sat there barking at me the entire time. Disgusted to see half a dead rabbit or squirrel in the garden that hadn't been removed. Crawling with flies! Whoever gave this pub a (9 obviously worked there
GoWest - 11 Jul 2011 05:52

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