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The Bell Pub review

In Uncategorized on February 9, 2014 at 3:42 pm

So a week late in a way as we went to the revamped Bell pub after visiting the William Morris Gallery last weekend.

I never went to the old pub before the revamp and it’s over a year since that happened. While I live just 15 minutes walk away in Higham Hill it’s just not on my route to anywhere. Even when I’m going to the big post sorting office or Walthamstow Central I will avoid that corner and cut down Jewel Road (and if I really want a beer I can stop off in the Rose and Crown). But I’m glad we finally made the effort.

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The pub is outfitted in the now typical ‘shabby chic’ (q.v. Chequers and Cafe 56). Lots of mirrors on the walls and mismatched chairs. A few sofas. Still, it has a lot of personality and I was very glad to see families and couples enjoying themselves there. When we went there was a selection of Motown playing, which gets Weird Walthamstow’s seal of approval.

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There was a selection of ales so I had a Hotback Summer Lightening. I was asked if I’d like a jug or straight glass, which shows focus to the main product! My partner isn’t a drinker so had a coffee which apparently rated ‘okay’. Their menu is typical top end pub grub; not cheap but no doubt nice. I was still peckish after wandering an exhibition so decided to try the bar snack menu and have a £2.75 sausage roll.

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See how nice that looks? Tasted lovely too.

Sadly they don’t seem to have free wifi  – 21st Centuary, guys! The toilets seemed clean and well maintained. It’s always nice to avoid ‘dive’ pubs.

It’s a bit out of my way but I will be making that effort to visit again soon. It’s worth it.