Review Summary

10 based on 2 reviews
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  • Value

  • Ambiance

  • Service

    We had a fabulous meal celebrating our 38yrs of marriage and service was excellent.

    Not been to the Ye Old Bell for such a long time and forgot how lovely everything is. The surrounding gardens and obviously the new Spa facilities look amazing. Would highly recommend to everyone.

    Enjoyed a faultless meal with my family. The restaurant is so elegant and the staff are wonderfully friendly and polite. Will, without a doubt, be visiting again.

Mon:
Closed
Tue:
12:30pm-2pm and 6:30pm-9:30pm
Wed:
12:30pm-2pm and 6:30pm-9:30pm
Thu:
12:30pm-2pm and 6:30pm-9:30pm
Fri:
12:30pm-2pm and 6:30pm-10pm
Sat:
12:30pm-2pm and 6:30pm-10pm
Sun:
Closed
  • Ranked #176 of 473
  • Avg. main course: £15
  • 0.14 miles from Barnby Moor
  • British

We say…

Ye Olde Bell is one of the best preserved coaching inns in the country. Dating back to the 16th century and beyond, the establishment has been lovingly and sympathetically restored by present owners Paul and Hilary Levak, with help from General Manager Kate Firth and her husband. The inn now boasts 49 rooms, conference facilities, banqueting suites, a bistro bar and the fabulous Restaurant 1650.

Located just a couple of minutes’ drive from the A1 motorway on the original Great North Road, Ye Olde Bell is the perfect place for a pit stop to recover travel weary minds, quench thirsts, fill empty stomachs, celebrate a special occasion or just escape for the weekend. Restaurant 1650 is a breath-taking oak-panelled space that is luxurious and comfortable and remains strongly loyal to its heritage whilst offering all of the modern amenities that you would expect today. Recently refurbished with elegant black and gold furnishings, rich carpets and gleaming chandeliers, you won’t find a more beautiful space in which to spend time with friends, family or loved ones.

As Ye Olde Bell is situated on the borders of three counties that are key contributors to the British Table; Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, it would be criminal for Restaurant 1650 not to make the most of the fresh, seasonal produce that’s available right on their doorstep. Fortunately for diners, every dish on the menu is created almost solely using locally sourced or home-grown produce. The menu changes on a daily basis but when available recommended dishes include the pan-fried black seabass fillet served with a potato puree, vanilla and saffron sauce and sautéed samphire; fillet of Nottinghamshire beef accompanied by fondant potato and roasted baby leeks; and the indulgent local farm venison served with braised rhubarb, a red wine and chocolate sauce and quinoa.

Whether you’re passing by or live a few miles away, a visit to Restaurant 1650 at Ye Olde Bell in is more than worthwhile. The owners have done a fantastic job restoring the building to its former glory whilst updating where necessary for comfort and convenience. If you are looking for a glamorous, elegant, sophisticated venue to enjoy lunch or dinner, we can’t recommend booking a table here highly enough.




last updated: 28 Jan 2017





last updated: 28 Jan 2017








last updated: 28 Jan 2017

last updated: 28 Jan 2017



last updated: 09 Aug 2017





last updated: 09 Aug 2017
Restaurant Bar 1650 Ye Olde Bell & the Bistro, Barnby Moor, Retford, DN22 8QS
01777 705 121