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The Bell, Purleigh - pub details


Address: The Street, Purleigh, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 6QJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 3177) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Fambridge (2.9 miles), Woodham Ferrers (3.8 miles), Althorne (5.1 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.6/10 (rated by 14 users)
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Roundbush, Maldon (0.7 miles), Round Bush, Roundbush (0.7 miles), Norton, Cold Norton (1.1 miles), Prince of Wales, Stow Maries (1.8 miles)

user reviews of the Bell, Purleigh

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Great pub, excellent food and top qualilty local beers allied to friendly and efficient service in a lovely setting. Very hard to fault, expect to return again and again.
MCalvert - 14 Aug 2013 17:09
Lovely pub !!!

It's a "ye olde worlde" oak beamed pub, allowing great views over the countryside.

3-4 real ales, including Maldon Gold and Old Bob. A varied lunch menu - the food was excellent.

Previous posters have refered to the friendly, helpful attitude of the staff, and this is so true. But what made my stay was Siobhan. Every pub should have a Siobhan. Her sales and serving skills were a joy ; really made us feel at home.

We enjoyed our time at the Bell and will certainly revisit.
REALALETY - 11 Jun 2013 16:33
this is a brilliant pub to visit! great food, great beer and great owners! definitley worth travelling out to find!
Hothen - 24 Nov 2010 14:53
Great beers, superb food, friendly staff and lovely views... They seem to be open all weekend over the summer which is great news.... We hope to be back there v soon... Particularly recommend the slow roasted pork belly ... Real melt in the mouth stuff!
Welshbeerlovers - 14 Jun 2010 20:39
Friendly village pub not far from Maldon. My very brief directions from Colchester led me wrong so perhaps I should invest in a sat nav. The pub is at the top of the village next to the church. It is a traditional village pub that dates back to the 14th century according to the GBG. The pub is beamed throughout and seems to cater for diners. Both sides of the pub have lots of seating with tables ideally suited for diners. Obviously a good way to get people to come out of the way to visit the pub. Three hand pumps with Adnams - Broadside and Bitter and Mighty Oak - Maldon Gold on my visit. 3.05 for the Maldon Gold but it tasted good. The pub was friendly and everyone seems to know each other around the bar area. All the money is taken to the old style gold cash register. Collections of brasses are around the beams and brass plates are around the walls. A grandfather clock lives near the entrance and exit.

Ample car parking is available next to the pub as unless you live within walking distance that is probably how you are going to get here. As the anonymous review (01 07 06) states you can walk from Maldon if you are pretty fit otherwise there is a bus service, but it does look rather infrequent. There are some nice walks along St Peters Way which is not far from the pub and church.
Love_good_ale - 7 Aug 2009 17:20

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