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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice food

Popped in at lunchtime pub was fairly busy ordered a steak and a lasagne food arrived in around 15-20 minutes portions were of a good size and excellently cooked. Only gripe was on arrival we were told an area was booked and we could not sit there. Yes surprisingly during our hour long stay the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Jerry H
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  • Special occasions
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Popped in at lunchtime pub was fairly busy ordered a steak and a lasagne food arrived in around 15-20 minutes portions were of a good size and excellently cooked. Only gripe was on arrival we were told an area was booked and we could not sit there. Yes surprisingly during our hour long stay the area was vacant. Instead we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a very nice little pub great staff food was amazing good views nice garden the mixed grill was really good not just the smaller bits of meat they were a good size

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Stopped in for a drink on a summer evening and enjoyed a warm welcome and a decent pint and a glass of wine. The place was full of locals (always a good sign) and the certificates which adorn the walls attest to the ethos of the place- Regional CAMRA pub of the year more than once and loads of charitable... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Sun was out so where else to head after work but the garden at The Bell. Hit the spot for a lovely pint of real ale, a decent salad and lovely welcoming staff, as always. Heading back in a week or so with friends and looking forward to it.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My work colleagues and I had our summer party here on 3rd July. We were given our own area in the garden. It was set up so beautifully. We were a group of 55 people. The food we had was outstanding. A lovely and delicious selection of sandwiches and cakes. Every member of our group were delighted with the food.... More 

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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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 41 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 37 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
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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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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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