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Welcome to

The Bell Inn Monkleigh

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!

Open Wednesday to Sunday


We are open lunchtimes and evenings, Wednesday through to Saturday, then lunchtime for our carvery on Sundays (drinks only in the evening - see below for our full opening hours).

Try our smokehouse and grill themed menu

With our wood-fired smoker, we offer something a bit different for your meal out! We installed our large-capacity wood smoker in early 2021 and use it to slow-smoke whole briskets and pork bellies from our butcher, Wares in Torrington, each week. This provides a range of signature smoked dishes. We also serve freshly grilled fish from Appledore, a range of grilled meats from our butcher, veggie and vegan options, plus our ever-popular burgers and ribs.

Sunday Carvery

On Sundays we serve our traditional Sunday roast from with our slow-cooked joints from 1pm to 2.30pm. Packed full of flavour and piled high, it's a firm favourite and so booking is advised!

To book, as always call us on 01805 938285 or visit the contact us page for online reservations.

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Smokehouse and grill

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! We work closely with our butcher and fishmonger to provide the best fresh ingredients, plus vegetarian and vegan options via our local greengrocer. In addition, our burgers and ribs have quite a following! On Sundays, we switch to our traditional Sunday roast, served from our Carvery. We also offer a range of delicious desserts either homemade or sourced from our brilliant patisserie suppliers in Bude.


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. 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 and Max, 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.



Food service

Our smokehouse and grill menu is available at the following times:

Wednesday to Saturday

12:30pm to 2:30pm

6:30pm to 8:00pm



A traditional Sunday roast packed with flavour and piled high!

Served 1pm to 2.30pm £12pp

It's always best to call to check availability:

01805 938285


Opening hours

Wednesday to Saturday

12.30 to 3pm

6pm to 11pm

Sundays 12.30pm to 8pm

Carvery served 1 to 2.30pm only. 

No food service Sunday evenings

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays 

(except Bank Holiday Mondays)

Please note, our opening times are subject to change, depending on trade and events. Please call and check in advance on 01805 938285 if you're planning to join us, or keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.