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The Bells

124 Church Street, Staines TW18 4ZB, England
01784 454240
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Ranked #6 of 55 Restaurants in Staines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

My partner and I strolled in on a casual afternoon about two weeks ago. The pub was by no means busy and in the restaurant section there were just two other tables so everything seemed fine. On ordering we didn't ask for anything too complicated, just a couple of burgers and settled in to the quiet atmosphere. after an HOUR... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We decided to have a change of restaurant from the many we have used over the years. What a delight, the food was superb, the staff friendly but reserved. The icing on the cake was that it registered that in conversation it was our 59th wedding aniversary and they served us with champagne. That I will never forget and will... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I said I would come back, this time I brought a friend and if anything it was better than last time. I had one of the specials, Baked Monkfish one Crab and Lemon Risotto, it was fantastic and so were the profiteroles for dessert. A very special little pub with good food and lovely staff.

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Kingston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Had a wonderful meal here tonight. Service was excellent, food delicious, atmosphere welcoming and friendly. Happily this place is minutes walk from home, so glad we came. We'll be back again!

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Went for lunch with an old friend. Ordered the pork belly which arrived beautifully presented on a bed of colcannon. Great crackling. It was hot and delicious. The service was excellent, toilets clean and comfortable, relaxing decor making me plan my next visit

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15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Been here a couple of times in the last month. Nice decor. Good wine. Had to send back a pint last night as it was off but they changed it readily enough. Manager appeared grumpy.

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Nicola G, Owner at The Bells, responded to this review

I note your comments regarding of the beer. I'm sure you will appreciate that the last 4 pints in a barrel are full of sediment and we have no way of knowing when that might occur. When it does our practice is to replace the pint immediately but this is in no way a reflection of the quality of the... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I've been working in Staines for a few weeks and have been doing a tour of the local restaurants, so far this is the only one to impress. A nice beer, a nice garden, great friendly staff and amazing food. I had a fantastic and unusual piece of sea bass with sweet chilli.

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Nicola G, Owner at The Bells, responded to this review

We have just discovered the power to respond! Thank you so much for taking the time to review it's very much appreciated as are all of our good reviews. When we try at all times to achieve the very best we can (things can sometimes go a little wrong!) it's disappointing & damaging to a small family run business to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

4 of us went for dinner on the advice given on trip advisor. The staff were really nice but the food was not great at all. All 4 of us had meals that were below average. Great pub though.

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Nicola G, Owner at The Bells, responded to this review

We are disappointed that you are disappointed. We would be interested to know date of your visit as our team of chefs change and their under performance will need to be reviewed. Thanks for your comments perhaps you could email us directly. We hope you will visit us again. Thebells124@aol.com. More

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My Husband called in the pub for a quick drink and booked a table for a meal in the evening. The menu has a really good choice and the food was presented piping hot and presented well. The staff were extremely friendly and made us welcome Loved this pub, gem of a find and well worth a visit.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I went there with high expectations due to the glowing reviews its received, sadly The Bells didn't quite live up to them on this occasion. My friend and I both tried the roasted belly pork while my other friend ordered the fish & chips. I have to say that my belly pork was really good indeed, it was a decent... More

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Nicola G, Owner at The Bells, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we do strive for excellence at all times. Sometimes that can be narrow minded so comments such as yours can help us improve. Disappointing is a strong word. We are a pub that serves quality food. More

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