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Welcome to

The Bell Inn 


A traditional thatched inn with a BBQ and smokehouse outdoor kitchen serving great food!

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 Sunday (see below for our full opening hours).

Try our flame-fired menu cooked on our BBQ  

and in our smoker.

We serve fresh fish from Appledore, a range of BBQ'd and slow-smoked meat from our butcher, Wares in Torrington, veggie and vegan options, plus our ever-popular burgers and ribs.

Sunday Carvery

On Sundays we serve our traditional Sunday roast 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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BBQ and smokehouse menu

Here at The Bell we serve a BBQ and smokehouse menu, cooked fresh in our flame-fired kitchen. We offer a selection of BBQ'd meat and fish, plus vegetarian options also flame-grilled. In addition, our burgers and ribs have quite a following! On Sundays, we switch to our traditional Sunday roast, served from our Carvery. Our meat is supplied by our local butcher, Wares in Torrington. Our fish is from Appledore and fresh produce is sourced from farms in the West Country whenever possible. 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 BBQ and smokehouse menu is available at the following times:

Wednesday to Saturday

12:30pm to 2:30pm

6:30pm to 8:00pm



Our carvery is back! 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

from 19 May


Wednesday to Saturday

12.30 to 3pm

6pm to 11pm

Sundays 12.30pm to 9pm

(Food served 1 to 2.30pm only on Sundays)

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays 

(except Bank Holiday Mondays)