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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 good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“beef” (12 reviews)
“pies” (3 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Bell Cottage Bell Lane, Smarden TN27 8PW, England
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1 - 10 of 296 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

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

Thank Traceywills121
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

We last came here for Sunday lunch many months ago and the food was 'ok', but the beef was very fatty. This time we couldn't fault anything about our visit! It was so refreshing to see just a few items on the menu. Often in...More

2  Thank EmmaB_11571
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We popped along to the Bell with my classic car on Sunday and while there had a Sunday roast, both of us ordered the Roast beef, everything was lovely apart from the beef, it was very pink and in my view under cooked. This seems...More

Thank Colin C
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Yet another new couple running this place was met with sceptism as we've all seen so many come, do very badly then go. Ade and a Tracey are running a pub with a fun element. They aren't going into anything posh just food and drink....More

Thank KentishCobnutty
Reviewed 8 August 2017

10 of us stopped here for lunch on a cycling tour of the local vineyards. Very nice pub with well kept beers and great food.

1  Thank loveys
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic evening at the Bell. Service was really friendly and welcoming. Menu not too extensive which is sometimes better than being spoilt for choice. Goats cheese starter particularly nice but all food was fab. They even put a candle in my Eton mess as it...More

1  Thank Mgnlj2112
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

Came for lunch after a recommendation from a friend. The outside is really nice and inviting with good parking. Inside the decor left something to be desired as it all seemed a bit old and tired. The furniture seemed more old than rustic. Waited a...More

1  Thank phillipsrobert5
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Our first visit and we were not dissappointed, a friendly welcome and lovely interior, but best of all the food is freshly prepared and scrumptious.

1  Thank Christopher R
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Dropped in with some Canadian friends on Canada day and WOW they had put the flags out! Staff very friendly, and explained the specials and listed the drinks. Meals arrived in good time and once again WOW we were not disappointed all cooked to perfection...More

Thank PhillKentUK
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2 July 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 38
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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