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The Bell

The Wharf, Bowden Hill, Lacock SN15 2PJ, England
01249 730308
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Ranked #2 of 10 Restaurants in Lacock
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We popped in for a meal on a Sunday evening, the restaurant was quite quiet only us and a couple of tables. I was disappointed the minute my starter came (breaded mushrooms) the breadcrumbs on the outside we're so hard and the mushrooms in the middle we're raw. And just not that nice. A friend with us had the fish... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We have been to the Bell several times in the last year and always been pleased with the service and the food. On this occasion the service was still excellent but several choices on the menu were unavailable and the salads and vegetables that came with the main courses were poorly presented.

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England
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I visited the Bell for the 2nd time in about 6 months recently and the first time was excellent but the 2nd visit pushed me to write this review! I cannot fault the place on anything! The staff are all extremely friendly without overdoing it, the service excellent and fast (but not so fast the food is sloppy!) and best... More

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Petersfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Good service with a friendly welcome. Average food with frozen fish and frozen chips even on a Friday! Being as it was one of their specials that evening I assumed it would be fresh and at £13.95 you would think so too. How wrong could I be. Children's meals looked equally unappetising. Will not be rushing back.

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Crewe, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We were staying in a holiday rental barn up the road and decided to eat here on our last night. We hadn't booked with a party of 10 and it was no trouble at all for the staff to sort a couple of tables out for us. However, it did get busier later on so booking would probably be advisable.... More

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Buckinghamshire
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We went the The Bell for evening meals two days running. There is a good choice of food on the menu The food is well cooked and the portions are generous. We like vegetables and were pleased with the bowls of veg that arrived with our meals. Prices were very reasonable. The Bell prides itself in its range of real... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The Bell is located a short distance to the south east of the beautiful National Trust village of Lacock. Within the village itself are three other good public houses, and having dined in them all during a week’s break, The Bell came out on top. I can highly recommend it to those requiring a gluten/wheat-free diet - there were lots... More

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Had lunch at the Bell. The choice of local beers were really good. The bar staff let me taste some samples before choosing which one to go for. We sat in the conservatory which was quiet and a nice atmosphere. We all had baguettes with various fillings which were accompanied by side salad and a bowl of chips. The food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We went last night because the trip advisor comments were so good, and we were not disappointed it was fab!! Good portions and a great choice, we had a vegetarian with us and she was impressed by the amount of choice she had which you don't get in many places. Keep up the great food guys we will be back... More

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UK
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Almost didn't bother writing this review as it was not bad, but not good either. If I could have given it 2.5 stars rather than 3 that would have been spot on. Six of us booked for Sunday lunch and it was very crowded indeed. We were rather squashed on to a table in the annex. The food quantities were... More

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