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Welcome to
The Bell Inn 

A traditional thatched inn with a smokehouse and grill twist to our menu!

The Bell Inn is a 17th Century pub, nestled in the North Devon Countryside in the village of Monkleigh. The River Torridge, Tarka Trail and market town of Great Torrington are nearby, not to mention the North Devon coastline. We pride ourselves in serving locally sourced food and drinks in a traditional setting, with a large garden with fabulous views!

Smokehouse and grill menu

With our wood-fired smoker, we offer something a bit different for your meal out! We provide a range of signature smoked dishes including ribs, brisket and pork belly. We also serve freshly grilled fish from Appledore, a range of grilled meats from our butcher, veggie and vegan options, some pub classics and our ever-popular burgers.

Traditional Sunday Roast

Weekly traditional roast lunches

Our Sunday carvery is a great way to round off the week! £14 per person, served 1-2.30pm. Booking advised.

Changing hands

From Sunday 19 May, The Bell Inn is changing hands! Josh, Yvonne and team will be taking over the reins, with an opening party on Sunday 26 May. Please note, as the handover takes place, the pub will be closed on the following dates:

Saturday 18 May to Saturday 25 May - CLOSED

You will be able to contact the new team with all the same contact details once they re-open on 26 May.

To book, call us on 01805 625313 or visit the contact us page for online reservations.

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Smokehouse and grill

Our menu is a blend of our signature smoked meats and good old pub classics. We had the inspiration to install our American wood-fired smoker early in 2021. The slow-smoking style of cooking quickly became a passion for Roy and his kitchen team, urging them to try new rubs, sauces and cuts to tempt the taste buds! Our smokehouse platters are popular, as you can share them and try a bit of everything. We work closely with our local butcher, fishmonger and greengrocer to source the best ingredients we can. On Sundays, we switch to our traditional Sunday roast, which is full of flavour and piled high. We also offer a range of delicious homemade desserts baked by the brilliant Sue!


Real ales, good wines, great spirits (and fab coffee!)

Of course a pub isn't a pub without well kept real ales and ciders so we always have a selection available. We're big wine fans ourselves, so we source some lovely ones from our local merchant. Then there's the spirits - we offer a wide range of tipples including gins, rums and some extra special single cask whiskey from Dartmoor Distillery and Scotland. And we also know it's not all about the booze for everyone, so we stock non--alcoholic options and pride ourselves in delivering a proper coffee, freshly made from bean to cup.


Dogs, muddy boots and plenty of hoots

That's hoots as in 'having a hoot' as opposed to owls! Our dog-friendliness levels are regularly tested by our resident pub dogs, Patch, Gus and Stanley, who have very exacting standards on comfort and suitable treats.


We're situated on on the A388 and have a good-sized car park and south-facing garden beer-garden with plenty of space. We also welcome motorhome and campervan overnight stop-overs, see our About Us page for more information.



Food service

Our food service is as follows:

Wednesday to Friday

6pm to 8pm


12.30pm to 2.30pm

6pm to 8pm



BACK ON 21 JAN 2024

A traditional Sunday roast packed with flavour and piled high!

Served 1pm to 2.30pm £14pp

(Please note we don't serve food Sunday evenings but we do stay open through to 7pm for drinks)

It's always best to call to check availability:

01805 625313

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Opening Hours

Please see above for changes to our opening hours in early January

Wednesday & Thursday

6pm to 11pm


6pm to midnight


12.30pm to 3pm and 6pm to midnight


12.30pm to 7pm

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays 

Please note, our opening times are subject to change, depending on trade and events. Please call and check in advance on 01805 625313 if you're planning to join us and want to check, or keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.

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