The Bell Inn
The Bell Inn
4.5
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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4.5 of 5 bubbles71 reviews
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Steve
Bearsted, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Family
We visited the Bell as a family of four that all have different food preferences. The food was absolutely beautiful! And the two ladies serving us, Sequoyah and Sandra, delivered the best service with a smile on their face. Nothing was too much trouble! Would highly recommend!!! Will be returning very soon!
Written July 13, 2021
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Mark D
Bearsted, UK2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The table was still being laid as we sat down. Service was very slow, three and half hours spent at the table. The waitress struggled to remember our food order and constant prompting was required to bring our courses out. The camembert sharing starter came with three very small pieces of toast, and the two meat roast needed more gravy for which were charged for two small extra servings which should have been complimentary. The staff were very friendly but seemed under experienced and over stretched.
Written March 31, 2024
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Robg721
Maidstone, UK219 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
I came here with some work colleagues and we were able to sit in the garden and enjoy the exceptional weather. The food was good - it offers a Thai menu and a good range of items with a spice level to match your taste. I had a Thai Green curry which was very good (although let down a little by the sticky rice which was so sticky, it had to be sliced by a knife). Also, the ordering system is a bit complicated - if they want to go down that road, using an app would be so much easier. The staff are very friendly and accommodating so you're assured of a warm welcome and good experience, even in the Covid-affected times.
Written August 26, 2020
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anji t
Hythe, UK54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Visited yesterday for the carribbean party, fantastic afternoon, food and drink, and some great music, just a tad busy, at 300+ people, staff worked very hard, with smiles on they faces, well done to all
Written July 29, 2019
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SGP_Kent
Maidstone, UK112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
Use this place on a regular basis and always enjoy the experience. The landlord runs this place as a pub but with great food if you want food. He knows his stuff and both and his staff put all their efforts into ensure everyone has a good time. Regular entertainment adds to the experience.
Written December 18, 2018
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Williams7travel
Williams7travel
Thank you so much for your kind review
Written February 1, 2019
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Rita M
Kent, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Friends
We visit the Bell Inn every couple of months and have always had good service and good food. Their roast dinners are delicious.
Written September 12, 2018
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Williams7travel
Williams7travel
Thank you for your Honest review, will pass onto the team....
Written October 21, 2018
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791worried
Chatham, UK34 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Attended Ska and Rum festival on Saturday. Really good DJ, 1st band were pretty good once they got going but 2nd band really disappointing. They played commercialised modern rubbish, not ska.Considering it was a rum festival very disappointed with selection of rums and cocktails, pina collarda or pimms!!!Atmosphere was good though and tasty pizza, although pricey
Written August 28, 2018
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Williams7travel
Williams7travel
Thank you for your review, Music is a personal thing and to receive a review like this is unusual. I don't want to use this platform to educate on the music genre ska, but i think if you told Madness, The Specials & The Beat they did not have Ska heritage I think they would be upset. As for the Rum, Where do you anywhere in the local area get Rum from 5 different countries…. TRINIDAD 5YR & 7YR old rums, BARBADOS Both Mount gay Eclipse & Black Barrel, JAMAICA Appletons 5YR old, GUANA El Dorado, CUBA Havana 5YR and white rum versions, Rum infused beer from Cubanisto…….
Written October 21, 2018
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colin b
Norwich, UK44 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
Went for a family Sunday lunch. Food ok portion size average, Yorkshire rock hard! Overall did not think meal was value for money.
Written July 31, 2018
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Williams7travel
Williams7travel
Thank you for your review Colin, shame we did not meet your expectations..
Written August 3, 2018
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normanellams
Kent, UK1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
First no sausages for the mixed grill well done steak was still mooing ! By the time this was replaced everyone else had finished we won’t go there in a hurry !
Written June 8, 2018
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Williams7travel
Williams7travel
That's so rare as you can see from our other reviews, i did investigate with the kitchen and we had indeed run out at lunchtime, i am glad they offered you an alternative. Sadly, with multiple guests ordering steaks on the same table the dishes got mixed up. Yes, i can understand it being annoying, but i find it more annoying if a steak goes back to the kitchen and is reheated. We never do this and will cook the steak from the start. Sad your not coming back over this.
Written July 9, 2018
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Lisa P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
As a member of the 'Lets get quizzical' team for the quiz night tonight, I would like to say how much fun was had by all of us! It was a smartphone speed quiz, so we took our own iPad and answered quesions interactively. It was very well hosted by the brilliant Landlord himself, and was so much fun! It was so much better than a pen and pencil quiz, and was a lot more enjoyable!
I really hope you can do these as a once a month event, and we will certainly come along again if you do. The only thing I would say is that it should be on a Friday or Saturday night in future if possible, due to work the next day when it is not a bank holiday.
The service was fantastic and there was a brilliant vibe in the pub.
An excellent night, thank you so much!
Written April 1, 2018
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Williams7travel
Williams7travel
Glad you like the quiz, spreed the word as its great fun. Thank you
Written July 9, 2018
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