Village Quirk

The Ring of Bells is an award winning, Grade II listed village pub in the rolling hills of rural Mid Devon.

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auberge night

Join us on Tuesday nights for our famous Auberge menu.
3 Courses for £14.97.
All you have to do is trust
Dave's cooking.

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bank holiday

Sunday 27th August we are open all day for BBQ, Beer and live music.
Ben Morgan-Brown will be playing from 7pm.

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fish & chips

Gluten free fish and chips to take away every
Wednesday night 6pm - 9.30pm.
£6.85 for adults, £3.50 for kiddiwinks.

devon open studios

5 local artists exhibiting within the pub.
Thursday 7th September
private view.
Local talent, not to be missed.

Hello and welcome

Whether it’s a quiet pint and the crossword, a cheese and pickle sandwich, a refined three course meal, a few drinks with friends or somewhere to bring the kids. We have made it our mission to create a pub for everyone.
We have taken great pride in renovating this historic pub, we hope you enjoy it.
Bring the kids, bring the dogs- we’d be delighted to welcome you all.

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Takes quirky to a NEW LEVELjwjoydays - Bideford, United Kingdom

“if you didnt know this wonderful place existed you would never find it.. completely out of the way .. but well worth the effort!! A very warm welcome, a quirky dinner menu and food to match . Wonderfully cooked and such a delight to find some where different. Staff attentive and polite and casual yet professional. Very reasonably priced too. Would certainly return.”

Amazing Sunday LunchEmma H

“Friendly welcome followed by an amazing meal. Great service. Very classy! Too full for desserts but the choice looked tasty.”

WonderfulPatricia2709 - Bideford, United Kingdom

“We had a wonderful dinner and breakfast at the Ring of Bells, and a comfortable stay in the quirky cottage attached to the pub. Although this was a deal we had, we would have happily paid the full price for absolutely everything and we can't wait to return for more! Binka the landlady, and Dave the chef & business partner are truly lovely people, and all the staff are welcoming, efficient, and helpful. The pub is full of character & has several areas, some which allow dogs (Reuben the pub dog is a darling).”

Well worth a visitjonathant621 - Norwich, UK

“We saw a write up about this pub so decided to visit and were not disappointed in any way. Friendly staff, well priced menu and real ales all add up to a do not miss place.
Set menu of 3 courses for £15 although limited had several unknown to us options including rare roast beef on dripping taste which I almost ordered again.A little out of the way and limited parking and I suspect you may need to book but I would make the effort to try it. Thank you for an excellent welcome and meal.”

Great food, and lovely hostschrissiedevoncw - South Milton, UK

“A truly fantastic meal. Lovely old building, comfortable surroundings. All the staff we met were charming. Would highly recommend this restaurant.”

Superb MealIan S - Willand, United Kingdom

“Had voucher from Travelzoo, so excellent value evening. However will visit again with or without a voucher. Lovely starter, main and pudding, good beer, good speed service not to rushed, lovely atmosphere, friendly staff. Reuben is sweet!”

Dog Friendly Pub

No need to leave your furry friends at home, they are very welcome with us.

Great food, Great Beer

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Fresh & local

Simply the finest and freshest produce from our local suppliers

We are spoilt for choice here, we have so many great suppliers & producers on our doorstep. The South West is a real honey pot. Please see our map below to see just how close everything really is.

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Supporting local business

Where ever possible we like to buy local. Supporting our fellow businesses and building community is what The Ring of Bells is all about.

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If you enjoyed your time with us, please shout it from the rooftops. If you feel we fell short of the mark, please be kind enough to let us know in person & we will endeavour to rectify the situation.

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Stay with us.

We have a lovely, quirky cottage available to rent on a nightly basis.

‘Take me home’

We offer wine to take home at
50% off the list price.
Beer available too.

Large Parties

We can accommodate a table of 2 up to a party of 22.
Our Cyder barn is the perfect place to kick back with friends & family, with a private bar & a rustic form of cooking, it is the perfect place for a party !

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Where have those 3 years gone?

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