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The Bell

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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The Wharf Bowden Hill, Lacock SN15 2PJ, England
+44 1249 730308
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The food here is nothing short of awful. My side order of vegetables were so overcooked they were limp, dry and just mushy. We ordered a chicken pie and the chicken was so dry it was inedible, the side order of chips were limp and tasteless. This place is DIRE. On the plus side the staff were friendly and efficient,... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The garlic mushrooms are lovely! I had fillet steak which was cooked to my liking, my partner had the chicken for his main meal and we shared a desert, white chocolate/ginger cheesecake,which was absolutely gorgeous!! Would definitely recommend this restaurant! we have been here a few times with friends who live locally! We will definitely be back!!!

Thank debbiedavis1974
Crowborough, England, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Enjoyed a quiet pint of Wadworth 6X and a Ginger beer here, before strolling around the town and visiting the Abbey. The beer was just right and the atmosphere was good.

Thank Patrick M
Bath, United Kingdom
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194 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 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 October 19, 2016 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 October 8, 2016 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 October 8, 2016 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 October 6, 2016 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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116 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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 

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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
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Wharf Bowden Hill, Lacock SN15 2PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Lacock
  • Phone Number: +44 1249 730308

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