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The Bell

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The Wharf, Bowden Hill, Lacock SN15 2PJ, England
01249 730308
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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always a good bet.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
DollyD27
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Late Night
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English first
Chippenham, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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255 reviews 255 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
356 helpful votes 356 helpful votes
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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68 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Twickenham
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7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We ate here on Saturday night and to say it was busy is an understatement! There were some large parties in, but this didn't seem to pose any problem for the staff, as our meals were brought in good time and the staff were very friendly. The atmosphere was very lively, yet as we were only two, we had a... More 

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warwickshire
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75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
389 helpful votes 389 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We poppwd in today for a drink, good choice of real ales plus plenty of other lagers and ciders. Great welcoming atmosphere with a distinct family feel. A short walk (5mins) from lacock abbey and village.

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South Wales
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Booking the night before for a Sunday visit to Lacock Abbey, we were able to get a restaurant booking for Sunday lunch if we could arrive at 3pm. The Bell is the other side of the Avon river from Lacock - a distance of half a mile. The Bell had car parking available when we arrived - probably better than... More 

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Corsham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We visited The Bell for an evening meal on NYE.. It is always an absolute pleasure going here. Service is excellent and the food is always delicious. My partner had a steak and said he could have eaten it twice, it was the best he had ever had! Wishing everyone at The Bell a very successful 2015.

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Oxshott, England, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Discovered The Bell via the web and was tempted by the Beer Tapas. Met family for lunch and felt immediately at home in the bar (as did Grif the dog). Great lunch, super puds and friendly service meant everyone from nine to sixty were all very happy.

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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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?