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“Shocking service”
Review of The Bell Inn

The Bell Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Shocking service”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

We ordered our food at 13.30, it is now 14.25 and we haven't even had our starters. We waited at the bar for15 minutes when we arrived, with no acknowledgement from the bar staff and no apology when we finally got served. Every table around us is moaning about the service, tables are taking 30 minutes to be cleared. Stay a way if you think it is going to be busy.

  • Visited June 2012
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  • Dutch first
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English first
Chippenham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
383 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“What a great little place and good food”
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Having been twice in the last couple of months it does not disappoint the service staff and food are superb and be careful about how much you order the portions are very generous. The Sunday lunch amazing and booking needed some much choice of vegetable and excellent meat, have not managed to get to dessert yet, maybe next time?

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Keithbath D
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South West England, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“More quantity than quality!”
Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Ate Sunday Lunch here which I suppose is not too expensive at £9.95.
There are plenty of vegetables which appear to have been steamed and are not over cooked like they are at many pubs. Though the lamb was a reasonable portion it was fairly tasteless and deserts were pricey.
It would be helpful if families with screaming children were seated in a separate area as this would make dining more relaxing for others.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Roger P
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Fabulous staff”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Good food in this busy pub/restaurant which is robust rather than gastro. The staff are excellent and kept us entertained.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Steve E
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Bradford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“lovely food”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

this pub deserves it's place at number 1. service and food were both excellent and at a reasonable price. six of us ate here and we all enjoyed our meals and the atmosphere very much. the only thing i could complain about was people leaving the back door open - it needs a door closer putting on then the place would be perfect.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank johncw w
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