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

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 9
    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
Most recent review
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
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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127 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chippenham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
380 helpful votes 380 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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
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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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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Thanks for a fantastic meal on Christmas Eve. I visited with my family and elderly mother. The staff were attentive and catered for my elderly mother's small appetite and dietary requirements. I had a really delicious nut roast with Brie, along with home made chips and salad. We all said how tasty the food was, served hot and fresh. Nice... More 

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Swindon, England.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Visited yesterday (10.12.14) as all other possible places in Lacock were full. Warm welcome, and prompt delivery of two good quality meals at a reasonable price. Large car park and a pleasant atmosphere. Will go again, even when it is easier to get access to the central Lacock eateries.

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Calne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

My partner and I have eaten at The Bell several times in the past and thought it would be lovely to eat there for my birthday. What a disappointment. My partner ordered the pate to start, followed by the rump steak and I the lamb shank. We waited 25 minutes and all 3 meals came out together. The waiter didn't... 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?