Here’s what our customers have been saying about The Ring O’ Bells. (We receive many but I keep forgetting to add them). If you’ve got something to say then please drop us an email:
Please take a look at Google and Tripadvisor too!
30th August 2023 – from Kerry
“What a gem. Super friendly landlord and customers. Lovely traditional pub with a great atmosphere. The ambiance and food was 11/10. We ordered a mega burger and my husband said it was amazing. Generous sized portions and fabulous crispy onions rings and hot chips. I had the lamb shank with mash with a redcurrant and mint gravy and it was unbelievable. The gravy was the best I think I have ever had. There was loads of meat and I couldn’t finish it! It was so tender it fell off the bone. Everything was spotless and obviously well looked after and the kitchen looked immaculate (probably one of the cleanest tidiest kitchens we have ever seen in a pub). I’d go back in a heartbeat because I feel cheated I couldn’t force down a pudding haha. The pie section of the menu was really interesting and all home made – no stingy portions either this looked like pie heaven so I’ll try that next. Easy to find, good parking and smashing selection of ciders etc. 100% worth a visit and we will be back probably this week because we enjoyed it so much it’s well worth the drive for such a smashing pub. I must add the menus was very impressive overall especially the vegan selection was looked so much better than the usual lentil bakes I see around. My best friends vegan so we might take her with us next time and treat her to a decent meal ! Thanks for a lovely evening see you again soon x”
Food: 5/5 | Service: 5/5 | Atmosphere: 5/5
Recommended dishes Gravy, Burger, Lamb Shank
September 2022 – Another excellent review that makes all the hard work worthwhile, thank you team Ringers!
The Lady IndoorsReviewer statsLocal Guide • 140 reviews • 3116 photosReview left by The Lady Indoors
“Very much a village public house with many original features. We really enjoyed our brief visit here – highly recommend their pies …probably the best we’ve ever had!!…well kept ale and excellent range of Gin. Polite and helpful staff good atmosphere. Large garden \ outside area dog friendly inside and out. Parking right by the pub. Full disability access throughout and disabled parking spaces. Disabled toilets available. Pub is in a good location for a walk and visit the church too”
August 2022 –
“Oh my goodness the food here is delicious! Generous serves, fresh veggies, tasty curry and the lamb shank was the envy of the room – literally fell off the bone and melted in my mouth. Great beers and good prices! Thank you so much for fitting us in last minute too”.
And another one from Andrew Smith a few days ago:”A great place to visit. Clive made me feel so welcome. It was like I’d walked into my local pub of many years. And the food cooked by Trish; an incredibly tasty vegan curry. If I’m ever in the area I would not hesitate to stop here again”.
December 2021 – “fantastic home made roast dinner, just what I needed, can’t wait to come back again!”
December 2021 – “Thank you for the choice and selection of vegetarian and vegan foods, don’t normally get a choice and only get sorbet as a dessert!”
December 2021 – “Fabulous home made vegetable curry!”
November 2021 – “We stayed locally in the village at Sharpenton Lodge, fantastic accommodation and brilliant local pub, great atmosphere and amazing home made pies!”
13th April 2021 – “Went there for a quick meal with my friend this evening. Was good to see a busy atmosphere on the first night of being open since the lockdown. Signs were clear and easy to follow with the steps the owners have put in place to keep a safe environment. In the garden there is a big heater provided which makes these cold evenings a lot easier to cope with. Good food, good vibes. Highly recommend.” Thank you Jordan.
“Best takeaway traditional Sunday roast around, can’t beat it!” – Passmore – March 2021
“Thank you for our scrummy food, great takeaway service with excellent food” – Ali April 2021
“Thank you for being there for us in our hour of need and supplying is with great food 2/3 times a week” A & C March 2021
“Every week, excellent takeaway Sunday roast and great value for money” I & D Jan, Feb, Mar & April 2021
October 2020 – ‘Food was amazing have eaten there lots. massive portions. Lovely staff very welcoming lovely village pub highly recommended.” Nicola
September 2020 – “Excellent Somerset Village PubStaying in the village for the weekend this was the only pub we could walk to. It did not disappoint. Friendly service both times we visited. The food we had (burger and pie) was superb and very good value. Lovely garden which is not very well publicised. Would go back if in the area just for the pie alone.”
Latest reviews (MARCH 2020) from Tripadvisor.
Natalja Kurbatova *****23 hours agoVery interesting historical pub. Good food, good beer. Beef and ale pie the best I’ve had in recent times.
William Search ***** Very welcoming, great food, beer even better.
john letherby *****Made very welcome. lovely meal great prices well worth popping in.
Nick Rogers *****Worth it Wednesday, what a great deal, the food and the atmosphere here was fantastic, the staff were lovely and attentive. Was it Worth the visit, yes indeed it was See you again soon I hope ?
Jenny Eundefined wrote a review on 27 February 2020 (Tripadvisor)
A pleasant surprise. We went for a Sunday lunch and were very pleased – a lovely experience. The Sunday roast is plated with meat and some vegetables and then a huge amount of vegetables were brought to our table. We were a table of 5 and unfortunately we had to leave some of the vegetables as there were so many. We were naughty and had a pudding! We were all very pleased with the pud and I had a wonderful meringue. We were looked after so well – friendly and efficient. We’ve told a number of friends about the Ring O’Bells and they’ve dined there. They have all been very pleased with their experience.
Our website was reviewed and we lost a lot of comments from February 2020 – July 2018.
Reviewed by Suzanne P – 5 Jul 2018 Great local pub – Lovely food, friendly staff, good prices. Provided great info on local walks on our first visit. Visited several times during our stay and had an enjoyable experience each time. Would recommend to others staying in the area.
16/5/2018 – Reviewed by MrsMiller23, Wow what a great review from a customer on Sunday –
“Fantastic. Literally the best Sunday roast I’ve had at a pub in years. Beef that was still pink, homemade Yorkshire’s and roast potatoes, plenty of veg that had decent flavour, proper gravy and pork crackling that was perfect.
After nabbing a few chips from the kids played too, I can confirm they are incredible too.
Desserts were all homemade and fantastic, something very rarely seen these days.
Amazing value for such a wonderful meal. We have just moved into the area and will definitely be back!”
Thank you Emily Marsh for your great review on 14th April. “Visiting friends in Moorlinch we decided to visit this pub a couple of times and on one occasion have a meal. Service is spot on. Staff are so friendly and go out of their way to help and make you feel comfortable. The food was incredible. Cooked to perfection! We constantly feel relaxed and at home. We WILL be visiting again when we come. Beautiful local country pub. Thank you for the lovely experience.”
A Google customer review from Andrew Evans “Nice village pub with a good selection of ales” March 2018.
Annie Stephens “Very welcoming and lovely food. Great value for money :)” March 2018
From Richard & Anne “As far as we are concerned, your delicious pub food is the best in Somerset! It is lovely, wholesome, home-cooked cuisine, which isn’t matched by anywhere else we have been. You introduce new dishes in amongst the old favourites, and also tasty desserts, cakes and biscuits – and special sweet fayre as you did at the time of Children in Need). Added to this is the homely, welcoming atmosphere of a beautiful old English pub run by a lovely family. We love the Ring of Bells, Moorlinch! – Anne and Richard. January 2018
From Tripadvisor – ” On our way back from Cornwall came off M5 to find somewhere for lunch and saw sign on main road directing us to the village. What a great pub. Such value and fantastic food. Kept us going for the remaining 150 miles. Only wanted a snack but ended up with the best Sunday roast in years. ……and so friendly” October 2017
From Tripadvisor: “We are visitors from London and went there with friends from Glastonbury (thank you to the boys from table 7). We had the Sunday lunch which was very nice, tasty and with a choice of several meats with extra veg, the puddings are great value when ordered with Sunday lunch. Good tasting food, pleasant ambience, a nice pub.” August 2017
Cricket crew 8/8/17 ” There was 14 of us staying in the village and just wanted to say thank you for feeding us with excellent food and all the entertainment at your pub, fanatastic evening!”
“Thank you for accommodating us again whilst on holiday in Moorlinch, what a lovely village and great pub with value for money good food, well done and thank you, back again next year!” Steve from Paddock Lodge August 2017
We would like to say we both enjoyed our meal Sunday 3rd June it was served quick food was hot ,tasted great couldn’t eat a sweet because we were full,plus good value and we will be back again plus service was good. Thanks Chris Hazel Theobald
7/12/16 “Hi Trish that was the best fillet steak I have tasted in years. Perfectly cooked for me and just unbelievablly tender. Thanks Steve and Cristy. ”
29/10/2016 – “Hi Clive, Trish, Will, Ali and Paula (plus waitresses) Thanks so much for your warm and accommodating welcome this week in your great pub. Made our holiday. Pretty sure we will see you again in new 2017! Richard, Sarah, Nicola, Leo and Lake (our Jack Russell)”
19/10/16 Richard and Guests from the Morgan Car Club – “Thank you so much for accommodating us again, the pub is a brilliant venue, car park and the food and service was fantastic, we will be back again on January 1st!”
Oct 2016 D Smith “I tried one of your Sirloin steaks, coh it was excellent and cooked just how I like it!”
26/8/16 – Thank you Kate Blackburn for your comments “Now that’s what I call a proper noisy Moorlinch night out! GREAT killer skittles tournament. Thank you everyone, especially Clive & Trish, and to Alex for organising us ……. and of course the magic bag (with extra help from Mary & Beryl!!). Nice quiet day ahead me thinks …….”
Audrey – ” Best Sirloin steak ever, thank you very much!” (August 2016)
Mothers Day Sunday 6th March – a sample of some of the comments received from our customers: “Fantastic meal, excellent value for money” “Lovely food, really tasty dinner, just like home cooked” “Thank you for fitting us in on such a busy day for you, the meal was excellent, what a lovely pub, we will be back again next year when we are staying in Moorlinch again”
“Wow I have had a brilliant birthday weekend finished off today with family lunch at The Ring O’ Bells Moorlinch -Clive and Trish had decorated the room with Birthday Banners and could not have made our family party of 17 more welcome, their staff are friendly and so accommodating it is always a joy to visit their pub.” – Dawn Vallender 31st January 2016
“Another blinder at the Ringers! The birthday girl wasn’t drinking much…….just another quiet night…… ? Thank youTina Parnelll for the fabulous cake and Trish and Clive for looking after us, especially the rickmans…. ???”
“Just love a good night at the ringers! Barman ever so attentive as usual “- Tina Parnell.
From Birthday party on Saturday 30th January 2016 – Thank you Marion Eaves.
Vintage Car Rally – New Years Day 2016 – ” Thank you for hosting our car rally what a superb venue and occasion, most welcoming and accommodating and the food and service was excellent. We will see you again and are hoping to rearrange another meet soon, many thanks!” Richard Fritt.
A few comments regarding some of our Christmas Functions (December 2015): Simon Marshall – “You don’t normally expect good quality food and service for a Christmas function but yours was amazing, we will be back again next year!”
Moorlinch Homeworkers Lunch – “Thank you for a lovely event, the food was amazing, so tasty, a pleasurable afternoon with great friends!”
KSEC – “Fantastic food and great service as usual!”
Moorlinch Art Group – “What lovely tasty food, thank you!”
“Great spread of food and fantastic night to celebrate birthdays and year in the village” – A & N 25/7/15
“Lovely roast dinner as usual, don’t know how you do such lovely roast potatoes? We will be back again and again!” – Kings July 15
“What a fantastic venue for our son and daughter in law wedding reception, we can’t believe you have not done more wedding receptions, it was fantastic and suited our family occasion perfectly.” Terry & Margaret July 2015
“Sent from my iPad Today was our first ever visit to the ring o bells having seen your sign on the A 39. What a treat. My wife had the homemade beef pie, of which she said was the best she had ever had, and I had the lasagne which was also superb.
We received a very warm welcome both from Trish and the open log fire.
A perfect venue with a wonderful atmosphere. We will definitely log another visit in the diary.
Clive & Audrey
Midsomer Norton” 6th February 2015
“Coh that is the best homemade pie I have ever had!” Visitors staying in Moorlinch over the Christmas/New Year period
“What a great evening, fantastic food, great service, that is how a Christmas menu should be!” KSEC Dec 2014
“Thanks ever so much for putting on a great venue for Anne’s Party. General comment on the food was that it was excellent (and huge!) from everybody we spoke to. The cake was very much admired, and we still have lots to eat (we also have your plate). As a venue for oldish(!!) people like us it was great and only slight change from ways we have celebrated in the past was that our friends seemed very happy to sit and talk, rather than leap up and skittle. Oh well, we are getting on I guess! Anyway, thanks ever so much for all your hard work” – Peter Farmer October 2014
“What a fantastic meal again, I have never had a bad meal here.” (Sunday 13th July 2014)
“Your sunday lunches are like a proper home cooked dinner always very tasty!” (July 2014)
“Thank you for our lovely Christmas meal and the chocolate birthday cake was delicious!” (Weeks December 2013)
“What a great evening, superb food and lovely atmorsphere at your pub for our Football Christmas do!” (N Kinder – Street Football)
“We had a great evening Trish, thank you very much. Superb organisation!” (Anne Farmer – November 2013)
“To All The Staff, I was privileged to enjoy Sunday lunch 13th October at the Ring ‘O’ Bells together with other members the family, one of the family is known to be a ‘Foody’ and like the rest of us he throughly enjoyed his meal, so if it passes his test the food must be better than good, in my book it certainly was, together such a relaxing place to eat a most enjoyable experience. Thank you.” John Waller, Somerton
“Thanks again for a superb sunday lunch to celebrate our family birthdays and the special birthday banners, very special!” (King family October 2013)
“Another great Sunday lunch, such excellent value for money with the roast only £7.45 and home made dessert £2.00, thats why we love coming to your pub every week” (Val & Ivor, Street October 2013)
“Many thanks for today everyone was very pleased with their meals, sucess all round!! Hope to do it again in the future, sorry for the changes and thanks for your understanding.Thanks again” – Jan & Trev – Taunton & District Friendship Club (6/9/13)
“Finally made it back to Essex but missing our bike rides from the Hideout campsite in Stawell down to the Ring O’ Bells! Just wanted to drop you an email to thank you for your hospitality, the food was exceptional and the service was amazing! Can’t wait to see you next year!!” (August 2013)
According to our lunchtime customers today “We make and serve the best home made pies in Somerset” and “That was the best homemade pie I have ever had!” Mrs Templeman and Mrs Viggers. (24th August 2013)
“That was the best roast dinner I have had in a long time and the meat was really tasty!” Bob (July 2013)
“Just a quick note to say thank you for the prompt and delicious lunch yesterday. Many Thanks”, Practice Manager, Edington Surgery (June 2013)
“We love coming to your pub every Tuesday
and Saturday night. The food is excellent, the staff are lovely and
always mak us feel welcomed. We particularly enjoy the chilli con carne,
cajun chicken, chicken tikka masala, lamb shank and home made pies.
Keep up the good work. (A & C May 2013)
“We are back again in Somerset and love coming to Ring O’ Bells. We always feel welcomed, enjoy the food and the ‘atmosphere and entertainment’ in the public bar……..!” (Antique Fair couple May 2013)
“Thank you for having my dad’s 80th birthday party at your pub. We all had an excellent time. The food was great, loads of it and the facilities with the different bar areas, juke box, pool table and skittle alley were ideal for the occasion for everyone to mingle!” (DG April 2013)
“We love your Sunday roast dinner especially the roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and roast pork with crackling. We can only manage a small portion so then we have room for one of your delivious desserts for only £2.00 a bargain and such a treat, thank you, see you again next Sunday”. (Val from Street Nov 2012)
“Excellent food and drink as usual, very tasty home made beef pie” (Neighbours Moorlinch Nov 2012)
“Please put the Somerset pork back on the specials board, It was lovely,
I only moved to the village so I could have more of that…lol!” (Kez
Moorlinch Nov 2012)
“We have been on holiday in Somerset, staying locally and eaten at your pub three times, each time the food and service has been very good. We look forward to coming down again.” Solihull (July 2012)
“The food was excellent, beautifully cooked lamb shank and fresh vegetables and the cajun chicken, a nice and tasty change. We have passed your pub many times and not been in, we will certainly be back again soon, thank you” – Catcott
“Dear Trish, Thank you for a very good meal , the food was the best and cooked very well . We all had a very nice time . I have put yor card’s and menu’s in Buzzard Heights cottage, and hope that you get lots of bookings from this. My web site is www.buzzardheights.co.uk All the best Teresa & David Riley”. (June 2012)
“Thank you for a wonderful evening, the home made beef lasagne and chicken korma were fantastic. We all had such a good evening and had fun with the quiz and playing skittles. A great 70th birthday party!” (Anne – March 2012)
“We love coming to your pub, the food is excellent, staff are friendly and we are working our way through the menu. We look forward to our visit every Tuesday and Saturday, thank you!” (February 2012)
“I am so glad we choose your pub to have our family pre-Christmas get together. The food was excellent, the staff were great and the atmosphere and environment was lovely and to have a bit of fun playing skittles, thanks again” Barbara – November 2011
“A very BIG THANK YOU for a wonderful lunch yesterday and great hospitaility! It was truly great. I don’t think we’ve had such a big Sunday roast before and you and your staff were so friendly. And as for the £2 pud well!!!!
I do hope other fellow walkers like us happen to come and visit you. I will spread the word from this end. I am quite often up and down to Devon and sometime you want to eat but not necessarily at the Service Stations – I now know where I can come off the M5 for a nice meal.Thanks once again and best wishes to you all” – October 2011
A couple staying on the site, Mr and Mrs Viggers had a take away yesterday and asked that I pass on to you how much they enjoyed it.
They said it is so convenient and will definitely be trying some more dishes next time they are here. They live in Plymouth and come up about once a fortnight. September 2011
We used to visit the Ring O’ Bells 50 years ago, it was a pleasure and excellent experience visiting tonight. The food was fantastic, the service was great, so friendly and welcoming. We have taken a business card and will be back again. Thank you. (East Devon) – 20th July 2011
“We have not been to your pub for a while but as usual the food was excellent, thank you lovely to see you again” (Sutton Mallett) – 20th July 2011
“We ate many times at your pub during our stay in Somerset and each time the food was excellent, the pub is lovely, very welcoming and the staff were excellent, very good customer care and conversation from the staff” – (Suffolk)
Just a quick “thank you”for looking after all 28 of us so well today. Just about everyone thanked me before they left, and they all enjoyed their meal. Nice atmosphere and a nice place to eat. Again on behalf of all in the MG Owners club, many thanks for looking after us so well – Sunday 20th March 2011
Bangers & Mash Evening – “What a great night, great food and fun quiz….looking forward to the home made pie & mash night next week, my favourite” Tony
“Thank you all very much for yesterday ………. the whole day it would seem!! Gulp. Food was gorgeous and there was such a lovely atmosphere. Charades seemed to go down well too! Thanks again.” Kate & Gerry xx
“Beautiful steaks cooked to perfection and the home made banoffee pie was delicious” – Dave (December 2010)
Moorlinch Art Group – Thank you for our wonderful Christmas meal we enjoyed it so much last year and thought we would come back again this year and again it was excellent. (Dec 2010)
We love coming to your pub the food is always good, the best around, we intend to come every week now, thank you.
“We had a fantastic Christmas party at your pub, the food was excellent, the service was great, good fun to play skittles too. What a lovely welcoming friendly pub and the red onion chutney was delicious, can I buy some more please?” (The Friday xmas 17!)
My husband and I had a most enjoyable meal in your pub early Tuesday evening which happened to be my birthday. My husband particularly enjoyed his Beef Sizzler and my raspberry pavlova with the hot raspberries was lovely. Many thanks Pauline (May 2010)
Helen & I just wanted to say thanks very much for Nancy’s do last night – atmosphere and the food were fantastic and it was good to see so many villagers in – thanks for all you efforts in making it a good night! (April 2010)
Fantastic sunday lunch, roast beef was excellent, we will be back again soon! (March 2010)
We moved down from Birmingham and heard about your home made banoffee pie…it lived up to my expectations and more, yum!
What a lovely Mothers day lunch, the roast dinner was excellent and a nice treat with the home made fudge as a gift. (March 2010)
The home made food was excellent, the service was unintrusive, loved the open fires and the atmosphere of the pub, we look forward to having more meetings/gatherings at your pub – Somerset Small Holders Association (Jan 2010)
“Thank you for the splendid Homeworkers Christmas lunch you put on. It was most enjoyable. Hope you do it again.” – Pauline Cole (December 2009)
“Excellent lunch, good food, too much will back again to try the evening menu” Ladies 4 lunch (Oct 09)
“We have been and stayed in Moorlinch twice this year and hoping to be back again, the pub has a great atmosphere, we love the drinks and the food is excellent, see you soon!” K & S (Sept 09)
“We only live in Greinton, not been here for a long time, we will be back again sooner…it was excellent” (August 2009)
“The food was excellent, as was the wine and the beer, we had a great evening, thank you to all” – from Norway (August 2009)
“Thank you for your kind hospitality and the wonderful home cooked food, as well as your ales, we will see you again soon” – Ripley, Surrey (May 2009)
There were many positive comments for Mothers Day here is just one of them – “Thanks for making our Mums day so special on Mothers Day. The meal was excellent, just too much for us, we look forward to seeing you again soon”. – Malcom @ Ashcott
“I am so glad I found your website and what a lovely pub. I arranged to meet my friends here to celebrate a birthday and we had a lovely meal and time. Many thanks and will come back again when next in the area” – from Scotland
We had great fun, great food, great atmosphere when my friends and I had my birthday party at the Ring O’ Bells – thanks to all (Jan 09)
Our family eat regularly at the Ring O’ Bells and particularly enjoy the selection of food available, price and the welcoming atmosphere – thanks for accommodating us – The family (Jan 09)
(Sorry no customer comments have been recorded for a while although we would like to add, there has been many.)
We were on holiday staying in the village from 30/8 to 6/9/08 and were in your pub most nights and really enjoyed your company, your food, and your staff and locals were all very friendly. Keep up the good work – Steve, Sue & Benji
We are on holiday and had lunch on sunday which was excellent and came back again on tuesday with the family. We had another fantastic meal and the pudding was the best pudding I have ever had – (chocolate fondant). 2/9/08
“My family and I had a lovely roast dinner and the yorkshire pudding was huge”. – Jeff, Nikki Gill and family from Cornwall 6/7/08
“The steak was the best I have eaten in a long time”. – Phil Tidball 5/7/08
“We loved the food on the Taste of America night especially the home made burger, southern fried chicken and the home made baked cheesecake was beautiful”. – Mark & Mandy Hester 4/7/08
“The asparagus was cooked to perfection, my meal was the best I have had in a long time,. We had a fantastic evening, well done!” 28/6/08
“I really enjoyed my sword fish last night, Clive and Trish you are continuing to do a great job. I will be back very soon, fantastic night thanks”. regards Carol and Paul 20/6/08
“We come every year from Bristol on a day out. The menu is excellent , great choices! The fresh asparagus and cottage pie were delicious”. 21/6/08
“The lamb shanks were beautiful – Over visiting friends, from Australia.” 21/6/08
“We came to the curry night last night and well what can I say…
The starters, curries and puds were all great. Compliments to Clive. You obviously made a huge effort with the food decoration and music. More locals should have gone, here’s to the next one”. – Julie & Martin 12/6/08
“Had a damn fine lunch today. A quite execllent pint of Doom Bar and a Giant Burger cooked just right…..”
Nice one chef.” 14/6/08
“A proper village pub with a great atmosphere. Friendly locals too……” 12/6/08