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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Our Al a Carte and pub classics menu will be running from 12pm – 2.30pm & 6pm – 9:30pm Mon – Thurs and on Friday – Saturday 12pm – 9.30pm



Soup of the day with toasted garlic croutons

Baked Camembert with sweet chilli sauce, sweet onion chutney, and grapes

Ham Hock Terrine and Croquette with celeriac remoulade and sweet onion puree

Gin & Tonic Cured Salmon with shaved fennel and cucumber

Nacho’s – Tortilla Chips with melted cheese, jalapeños, salsa, and sour cream

Tempura Veg with Breaded Brie & Sweet Chilli Sauce

Rye Bay Scallops served with Chorizo, Bacon and Samphire Dressing

Moules Marinieres with white wine, garlic, shallots, celery, and cream

Garlic Bread with Cheese

Heritage Tomato & Sunblushed Tomato Salad

Breaded Whitebait with tartare sauce



Pan Fried Seabass & Tempura Scallop with Hock Fondant, Spinach, Shallots & Bacon Veloute

Shoulder of Lamb Spring Roll served with Dauphinoise Potatoes and Redcurrant Jus

Braised Belly Pork and Ham Hock Croquette served with Sweet Potatoes Fondant, Purée & Cider and Grain Mustard Sauce

Trio of Beef, Sirloin, Shin, and Meatball served with Grain Mustard Mash & Roasted Shallot Garnish

Chicken Breast with Brie & Parma Ham, served with Wild Mushroom Sauce and Fondant Potato

Salmon Fillet Wellington with Creamed Leeks & Samphire Mash

Fish Mixed Grill served in Garlic Sauce, with Chips & Salad

Warm Salad of Asparagus, Fine Beans & Mixed Pulses with New Potatoes, Sunblushed Tomatoes, and Panko Breaded Brie (optional)

Chargrilled Vegetables & Hispi Cabbage with Mixed Bean Cassoulet in Roast Pepper Sauce



Vegan Chocolate Brownie with Sorbet
Salted Caramel Chocolate Mousse with Peanut Brittle & Ice cream
Banana & Baileys Bread and Butter Pudding with Toffee Custard
Cherry Panna Cotta with Ripple Ice cream & Almond Crumb
Berry Eton Mess
Hot Cookie Dough
Salted Caramel Ice cream
Honeycombe Icecream
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 snacks between 3pm – 6pm Mon-Thurs


Cheese & Ham Toastie

Cheese 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

Tempura Veg with Breaded Brie & Sweet Chilli Sauce



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


Chargrilled Vegetables & Hispi Cabbage with Mixed Bean Cassoulet in Roast Pepper Sauce



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)