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The Bell

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Bell Cottage Bell Lane, Smarden TN27 8PW, England
+44 1233 770283
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“burger” (22 reviews)
“pies” (5 reviews)
“beef” (12 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Bell Cottage Bell Lane, Smarden TN27 8PW, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have used the Pub on Sunday Classic Car & Bike meet for the 2nd time . Just had a meal there with my Wife very nice Liver & Onions and desert rude not to . A very warm welcome nice staff landlord & landlady...More

1  Thank davidturk21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for the pies but sadly not available. However good pub grub Ham and eggs, sausage and mash risotto and fish and chips. A Shepherd Neame pub so good beer a bonus.

Thank MichaelMacartney
Reviewed 13 May 2018

I was part of a group of a dozen people having an evening meal here, and it was an enjoyable experience. The menu has a good balance of standards and more interesting dishes, the food is well-cooked and well presented and the wine list has...More

1  Thank Chobham2013
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Late lunch and very impressed . Food was very good. Chips were excellent crispy and fluffy. Burger was huge. Good choices. Characterful interior. Nice garden. Recommend.

1  Thank oscartime
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Had lunch a ciabatta ham & mustard. I had a cheese & pickle. Salad with chips . Fantastic really lovely going back next week for evening meal . Give it a go.

Thank peter12345678901234
Reviewed 25 March 2018

Six of us enjoyed lunch at this atmospheric inn in the Spitfire Bar. We all had something different and all the meals were excellent. Good pint of Shepherd Neam real ale. Only one slight problem, although the staff were very polite and efficient, in my...More

1  Thank iceman123EastSussex
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Returned to the Bell Inn as we heard the chef had changed and the menu has improved .It was a Thursday evening meal which was very nicely cooked . We had a warm welcome and chose our food . The menu had usual items ,...More

1  Thank BRONCO61
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Recently visited this pub for a meal which was the first time eating here although had been for a drink in the summertime. Slightly disappointed in my partner's food as he said it was extremely salty and didn't really enjoy it but mine was actually...More

2  Thank MBW2203
traceylaurawarren, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

As a rule we do not respond to reviews on these types of forums as we know they can be easily and unfairly manipulated. However, I felt I must respond to the comments you made. Firstly, you don't state when you visited us, I'm guessing...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018

What a charming location and building! I enjoyed my hard cider, tomato soup, goat cheese/bread appetizer, and after lunch tea.

1  Thank Melanie M
Reviewed 12 December 2017

Booked festive menu for lunch with friends. Arrived to a warm welcome from the owners, with a nice roaring wood burner in the dining area. We had pre-ordered our food and waited for our starters, at this point I will add that we were the...More

1  Thank Traceywills121
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2 July 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 38
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bell Cottage Bell Lane, Smarden TN27 8PW, England (Formerly The Smarden Bell)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Smarden
  • Phone Number: +44 1233 770283
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