The Old Bell in Wooburn Green was a fabulous place to dine out.

A proper old-school village pub with traditional home comforts, a warm welcome and a wonderful atmosphere.

We were greeted by our waitress, Becky, and made our way to our table in the small, cosy restaurant area in the back.

The menu looked very appetising, perusing over it as we ordered our drinks from the bar, stocked with local brands such as Rebellion and a wide selection of lagers on draught and spirits to choose from.

I went with the calamari for starter (£6.95) and the lamb kebab skewers for main (£15.95). The calamari was beautifully seasoned and the accompaniment of sweet chilli sauce was a perfect addition.

The lamb was tender and moreish, and the wraps and salad made the dish as authentic as if you were in Greece, with the tzatziki wonderfully fresh and zingy. The fries were cooked to perfection.

My wife went with the camembert (£6.25) and the sirloin steak from one of their sizzling plates (£18.95).

The camembert was decadent with a crostini on the side and nice and hot and creamy. Her main came out on a bed of onions, cooking on the skillet and the steak was melt in the mouth, seasoned well with a generous portion of fries.

My sister-in-law had something a bit different. She went with one of their winter specials, the open crab lasagne with lobster bisque (£7.25). The fish was beautifully cooked and the presentation was bordering on Michelin star. It tasted incredible and will surely be a best seller.

For main, she went with the seabass (£13.95) which was cooked with TLC and presented in an appetising way. It certainly got the thumbs-up.

My brother-in-law went with the scotch egg for his appetiser (£6.95) and the burger with cheese and bacon for main and fries ordered separately (£12.90).

The egg was surrounded by a generous filling of sausage meat and it had a kick to it, which was well received.

The burger was packed full of flavour with salad and it tasted sumptuous, washed down with one of the pub's draught lagers.

Only two of us could manage dessert, with the sticky toffee pudding and chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream (both £7.25) ending our meals perfectly.

Both were very generous portions and rich with sweetness. Both were definite winners.

The food and the ambience were superb and I have no doubt we will be back here very soon.

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