The Lydden Bell is a traditional Kentish Inn, located within the village of Lydden, in the stunning Kent countryside. Recently refurbished, the atmosphere here is relaxed and friendly.

We pride ourselves on our use of locally sourced ingredients and seasonal produce, this ensures that our food is as flavoursome as it could possibly be.

Our menus are regularly changed to reflect this.

Due to the seasonal and ever changing nature of our menu’s, the menu’s given are only examples of our dishes.

The exact menu may be slightly different at the time of booking.

Please contact us for more information if required.

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From Monday 29th May we will be open for food all day.
Our Al a Carte and pub classics menu will be running from 12pm – 2.30pm & 6pm – 9:30pm Mon – Fri and on Saturday 12pm – 9.30pm.



Soup of the day with toasted garlic croutons
Baked Camembert with garlic & thyme infused honey, spiced onion chutney, grapes, and candid walnuts.
Ham Hock Terrine and Croquette with celeriac remoulade and sweet onion puree
Smoked Salmon Roulade, Dressed Rocket, and Cucumber.
Nacho’s – Tortilla Chips with melted cheese, jalapeños, salsa, and sour cream
Moules Marinieres with white wine, garlic, shallots, celery, and cream
Garlic Bread with Cheese
Breaded Whitebait with tartare sauce



Shoulder of Lamb Spring Roll served with Dauphinoise Potatoes and Redcurrant Jus
Braised Belly Pork and ham Hock Croquette served with Sweet Potatoes 3 ways and Cider and Grain Mustard Sauce.
Trio of Beef, Sirloin, Shin, and Meatball served with Fried Onion Mash
Chicken Breast with garlic cream cheese, fondant potato served with a roasted pepper sauce
Baked Cod Loin served with creamed bacon, leek, and mussel chowder.
Salmon En Croute with creamed leeks and samphire mash
Fish Mixed Grill, Today’s Catch in garlic butter served with chips and salad.
Warm Salad of Tenderstem Broccoli, Fine Beans & Mixed Pulses with New Potatoes, Sunblushed Tomatoes, and Panko Breaded Brie (optional)
Roasted Squash and root Vegetables served with sun-blushed tomatoes in sage oil and Panko Breaded Brie (optional)



Christmas Pudding with cognac custard & praline cream

Vegan Chocolate Brownie with sorbet

Chocolate Stollen Brownie with Kirsch cherry compote and ice cream

Lemon & Stem Ginger Cheesecake with snowball ice cream & toasted marshmallows

Hot Cookie Dough

Salted Caramel Ice cream

Gypsy Tart with salted caramel ice cream

Cheese and biscuits




Chargrilled 8oz Sirloin Steak, with a choice of sauce, hand-cut chips, and salad

Ale Battered catch of the day served with pea puree and hand-cut chips

Home baked Ham and Eggs served with hand-cut chips and salad

Wholetail Breaded Scampi served with pea puree and hand cut chips

Chargrilled Home Made Burger with stilton and onion or cheddar and bacon, served with hand cut chips, salad and coleslaw

Ploughman’s Platter – Home baked ham, Mixed Cheeses, Pickles and Bread.

Baby Back BBQ Ribs served with handcut chips, salad and coleslaw



Nachos – Tortilla Chips with melted cheese, jalapenos, salsa, and soured cream

Hand-Cut Chips

Hand-Cut Cheesy Chips

Garlic Bread and Cheese

Sweet Chilli Baked Camembert served with onion chutney and grapes



We will be serving a selection of Pizza, Toasties and Soup between 2:30pm – 6pm Mon – Fri

Margherita Pizza

Pulled Lamb & Onion Chutney

Cheese & Ham Toastie

Cheese & Onion Toastie

Curried Vegetable Soup


(Served 1200- 2100 Sundays only)



Homemade soup of the day
Toasted garlic croutons

Garlic bread with cheese

Baked Camembert
Sweet chilli glaze, grapes & sweet onion chutney

Ham hock Terrine
Celeriac remoulade and onion chutney

Gin And Tonic Cured Salmon, served with avocado mayo, shaved fennel and cucumber.



Roasted Ribeye of beef With grain mustard & cracked pepper crust

Leg of local lamb Studded with garlic and mint

Twice cooked belly pork with stuffing and Crackling

Roasted Chicken breast with bacon roll and stuffing

Vegetable and nut roast

Moules marineres with hand-cut chips and home baked bread

Chargrilled homemade burger Stilton & onion chutney or Brie & bacon with hand-cut chips and salad

Ploughman’s platter Selection of ham & cheeses with salad, pickles and home baked bread

Home baked ham, free-range eggs and hand-cut chips

Ale battered Haddock Handcut chips and pea puree



Selection of Homemade Desserts (see dessert menu)


Chicken Breast Nuggets

Cod Fish Fingers

Home baked Ham free range egg

Whole tail breaded scampi

Local Sausages

All are served with hand-cut chips or mashed potato and Baked beans or Peas


Available For Lydden Bell B&B Guests Only

(7 days a week 9am -10.30am)