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Welcome to

The Bell Inn Monkleigh

A traditional thatched inn with a flame grilled and smokehouse 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 flame-fired and smokehouse menu

With a flame fired kitchen and our wood-fired smoker, we offer something a bit different for your meal out! We serve fresh fish from Appledore, a range of flame grilled 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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Flame-grilled and smokehouse menu

Here at The Bell we serve a flame grilled and smokehouse menu, cooked fresh in our flame-fired kitchen or slow-smoked in our wood-fired smoker. We offer a selection of local meat and fish, plus vegetarian and vegan options. 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

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.