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“Brilliant!”
Review of The Bell Inn

The Bell Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $16
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Brilliant!”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

This is one of the finest pubs in the area. To cut down waiting time it pays to book,but the kindly staff will always try and accomodate you, the food is excellant and is a well balanced selection.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank John L
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English first
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
Reviewed July 17, 2014

I was reccomended to go here by a friend, and it is a fabulous place. It does pay to book before, but if you can't the kindly staff will try and fit you in.
The menu does contain a lot of fish dishes but there is a board with chef's specials on and this gives a balanced menu. The food is very well cooked, and served with a smile. The bell is without doubt the best in the area.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank John L
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Masvingo, Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe
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116 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Food worth the long wait”
Reviewed July 17, 2014

A lunchtime visit, very pleasant and friendly staff, but a very long wait to get a baguette and a ploughmans ! A good job we were not in a rush. However once it arrived the food was excellent.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank John T
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Still going strong!”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

My family and I have been visiting The bell for around 8 years and it's still one of our favourite places to eat. The setting is lovely and as we now have three young children we definitely take advantage of the garden. There are a couple of climbing frames and it's all enclosed so no escapees. The adults can sit and relax whilst the children are entertained, what more can you ask for! The menu is balanced and a reasonable price, more often than not I will order off the specials board which is changed weekly, yesterday for lunch I had the mussels to start and then rack of lamb, both were beautifully cooked and so tasty. The staff are friendly and make you feel very welcome, it's a really lovely traditional english pub.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Natasha A
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Magnificent foood, magnificent atmosphere, unacceptable waiting.”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

We booked earlier and our reserved table duly awaited. The pub offers character, atmosphere and historic charm in abundance. The food was perfectly cooked. We all had mushroom crumble starters, which were delicious, then Tornadoes Rossini fillet steak. The steak was beautifully tender and the individual rareness-levels requested were perfectly matched. The plates were hot which is always a good indicator of attention to detail. Portions were good.
The delay before receiving each course was excessive and unacceptable: at least 30-40 minutes before each course, I estimate. We arrived at 7.30 and left at 10pm. With better service this would warrant a full 5 stars, hands down.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Arthur D
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