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The Bell

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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The Wharf Bowden Hill, Lacock SN15 2PJ, England
01249 730308
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Bath, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Found the bell at the end of a walk and what a great find. The staff are welcoming, its cosy and warm with different spaces. We stopped off for drinks and snacks. Good selection of beers, the menu looks interesting and the dining spaces were busy. Great to see a pub buzzing - a good sign. Will come back for... More 

Thank Fizzy P
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fabulous roast here last Sunday. Gorgeous home style cooked food, lovely ambience, very friendly and professional staff. A real treat! We highly recommend & also recommend booking as it is very popular!

Thank murphysmum98
Calne, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The bell is really well decorated and organised of the planning of the pub, as they have got the bar where people can drink and eat and talk loudly and then they have got the restaurant around the corner which is a bit more romantic and quiet. I had the saddle of beef with horseradish mash, seasonal vegetables and gravy... More 

Thank Will F
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We keep returning to the pub regularly, as it's a favourite of ours. Always welcoming and look to make the effort to fit you in. We were glad that when the pub changed hands that it went to people who already worked there! Overall, a very nice place to go in a beautiful part of Wiltshire.

Thank DGlo85
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Lacock at a Inn and wanted to get food outside of the typical tourist path. We found the The Bell Inn from local recommendations. What a choice! Bit of a walk from the town but well worth it. Great food, warm greetings. Terrific and authentic English atmosphere. Enjoyed our dinner and had some pints and convo... More 

Thank Wesley W
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

We had a lovely meal. The beef was fantastic and portion size was huge. Very welcoming staff would definitely eat there again.

Thank susanpZ5334AT
Corsham, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Ate here with a group of friends recently. Although it was a Sunday we weren't restricted to a Sunday roast. Decent menu to select from as well as a specials board. We had a variety of meals and I didn't hear any complaints with the exception of one who sent a steak back for heating through. Large portions - I... More 

Thank cga00
Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The staff at the Bell Inn set the pub apart from any other in Lacock. In a village full of tourist pubs its was a breath of fresh air. Paul and Georgie were warm and welcome, they did their absolute best to make us and our friends feel comfortable and looked after. The bar was stocked with a great american... More 

Thank Mike K
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

Happy to have been given a few recommendations for this place by friends and family as they were right. Really friendly and inviting team who bend over backwards to make your time with them enjoyable and relaxing. Food is good and the portions are quite ample indeed. I had fish cakes which were very tasty and another had the most... More 

Thank stevetuk2003
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

We loved our night out. I can be quite fussy with food, but I think I found my favourite menu ever. They should though make their vegetable samosa a permanent feature, not just a special. The food was excellent, the 2 different spellings of Tartare/tartar mildly amusing.

Thank matthew h

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?