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The Bells

124 Church Street, Staines TW18 4ZB, England
01784 454240
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Ranked #7 of 54 Restaurants in Staines
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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

Willaston
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Ate here twice with colleagues during business trip to the area. Many recommendation from locals that The Bells had best food in the area at reasonable price. I can now add my recommendation. Menu large & varied with daily specials. All food we ate was very good and staff were very friendly and helpful.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We chose to eat here whilst in Staines on business. The menu was nicely laid out and they had a decent selection of specials. The only downside being no pork which seemed to be a popular item. Our waitress came over and told us that there will be a delay in taking our order due to a large party being... More

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Egham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The Bells pub is in the original old part of Staines and makes a good watering hole when walking by the river Thames. Also near the Lammas Park. Usually several well kept beers available but the food is probably the best in the Staines area in a pub environment. Wide menu and specials. Not cheap grub but everything is well... More

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Staines, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We have visited before and always had a nice meal.This time was no different, the staff and the service were very good not rushed or hurried just the right amount of time between courses,the food was also very good probably my only complaint would be the pastry was a little thick on the lovely lamb pie but that is probably... More

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Staines, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The Bells is an inviting and friendly pub serving delicious food and a variety of good wines. Went last night with friends, and ordered our main dishes from the ' Specials Board ' which we all thoroughly enjoyed. The desserts were to die for ....., chocolate and salted caramel tart with orange chutney, mango, lime and ginger cheesecake with lime... More

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