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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 73
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 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
Lunchtime Specials

Visited this pub midweek lunchtime. There was a reasonable choice of food with lunchtime specials and a good selection of beers. The staff were pleasant and there was plenty of space to sit outside. I suspect it would be busy at weekends with families.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Isa3524
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Visited this pub midweek lunchtime. There was a reasonable choice of food with lunchtime specials and a good selection of beers. The staff were pleasant and there was plenty of space to sit outside. I suspect it would be busy at weekends with families.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

A busy Friday evening and the pub was buzzing. Service on the slow side as a result but not that bad. Food very nice and well presented.

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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This is a proper pub. We brought our Antipodean family who just loved it. The staff were incredibly friendly and welcoming, looking after us all splendidly, including the weeny baby. The food was perfect pub food with extremely generous portions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

First went for a quiet drink on one occasion and had a look at the menu. Really inspired us to come back. Staff were friendly and welcoming. Service was quick and as a chef myself , for the quality and portion I received was definately worth it for the price. That's taking into consideration the price I usually pay for... More 

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Melksham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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
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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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Address: The Wharf, Bowden Hill, Lacock SN15 2PJ, England
Phone Number: 01249 730308
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Lacock
Cuisine: British, Pub

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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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