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The Bell

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The Wharf, Bowden Hill, Lacock SN15 2PJ, England
01249 730308
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 11
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly and welcoming

Visited this pub on Sunday 19th April. Never visited before. Very friendly staff and landlord. Nothing too much trouble. Great food freshly cooked and huge portions. Relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommend. Reasonably priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
claire n
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Hertford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
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English first
Melksham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Much like eating food in an Iceland staff canteen. Slightly less thought went in to the cooking than you would give to blowing your nose. A pot noodle would have been preferably. The ephitmy of lazy cooking.avoid at any cost.

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Its nothing special to look at and the inside is as you would expect a local village pub. Although there is nothing extraordinary about the place, for what is was, the food was rather nice, the staff were pleasant and for the area I would say was good value. Apparently it can get very busy on the weekends during the... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My favorite place to go, food is wonderful, local produce and cooked to perfection. very very friendly staff, can't do enough for you, landlord Alan and landlady Heather are really lovely. been to lot's of pubs for meals but none are a patch on the bell. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! tried the rest but the bell s the best! :) :) :)

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Visited this pub on Sunday 19th April. Never visited before. Very friendly staff and landlord. Nothing too much trouble. Great food freshly cooked and huge portions. Relaxed atmosphere. Highly recommend. Reasonably priced.

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Went along for an evening meal - went last year and it was really good but such a different experience this time. Tiny portions and much poorer quality. I had a salad bowl which looked like something from Aldi that would cost 50p and it cost almost £12. Will not go back again.

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Myself, my husband and 2 friends had a meal here last night. We've been before and experienced good service and nice food. However, last night was a different story! Service was sloppy and dithery and the food was less than average! The menu looked impressive but what came out was not, the starters were very basic, the meats on the... More 

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Frome, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Lovely staff and my toddler enjoyed the 'little tikes' slide in the garden. However, I've had much better roasts in other pubs - it wasn't terrible just not great. Some of the veg looked rather past its best, the portions were less than generous (especially for the gents with us) and it certainly wasn't 'home made'. The meat was very... More 

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Devizes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My wife and I have been here on a number of occasions. The food is excellent, and hot, and the service is very good. We sometimes cannot get into the restaurant but one can sit either in the conservatory or in the bar area. They have a lovely outdoor seating area as well. I would recommend the Sunday lunch. The... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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71 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We are regular visitors to The Bell but hadn't been since before Christmas, so thought it was time we went back! As always the welcome couldn't get any better, always a smile from the staff and whether they remember you or not, it always seems like they are welcoming old friends. The range of beers is really good and there... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We live in Chippenham so when we want to eat out, The Bell is always high up our list. I love it because I'm a vegetarian and this is one of the few places I've found which not only doesn't insist on trying to force feed me goat's cheese and mushrooms, but also has a range of vegetarian options! My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Wharf, Bowden Hill, Lacock SN15 2PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Lacock
  • Phone Number: 01249 730308

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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