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The Smarden Bell

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Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub
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Bell Lane, Smarden TN27 8PW, England
+44 1233 770283
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Showing 277: English reviews
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Smarden Bell on a few occasions recently and found it to be a great local pub with a friendly landlord and landlady the staff are very helpful and polite and the food excellent, all in all well worth a visit we will certainly be back.

1 Thank ianhD7582MS
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having called into this pub a few times now i have to say the staff are always friendly, the food good and no complaints about the beer. All in all a good family pub.

1 Thank Martin D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Recently visited this pub, the staff were so friendly especially the owners Tracey and Ade. The food was TO DIE FOR! had the special surf and turf, lobster cooked to perfection and steak to match. So impressed, I went back the next day for Sunday lunch.. The best pub food I've ever eaten by miles.. More like fancy restaurant food... More 

1 Thank Tom Crockett
Charleston, South Carolina
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212 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We ate dinner here based on recommendation from our B&B and it was wonderful. As the pies are their specialty, we both ordered the day's special pies. The pies take 25 minutes to cook so we also ordered the whitebait and prawn cocktail as starters. Although we enjoyed every bite of our starters, we should have waited for the pies... More 

2 Thank spaqueen_9
United Kingdom
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120 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We ate as a group of four and I must first of all say how lovely the pub is and how helpful our waiting staff were. The interior was warm and cosy with two open log fires and the pub has the traditional olde worlde atmosphere. However, we all ate Sunday lunch and had two dishes of lamb, one dish... More 

Thank BusPassHolders
London, England, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Lovely food large portions served piping hot with a log fire burning nice wine reasonably priced meals served by friendly staff worth a visit

1 Thank Elaine H
Charleston, South Carolina
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311 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Staying in the area for a few days and was recommended to eat at The Bell and to try their pies - which we did. We both had starters which was a mistake as the pies were huge and came with mashed potatoes, vegetables, and gravy; plus additional gravy was put on the table! The pies are cooked to order... More 

1 Thank A R H
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Very good fresh vegetables and nice sized portions had the Sunday roast , well presented friendly nice helpful staff will be going back

1 Thank Jo R
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Just happened to be passing, what a lovely pub . Tracy the land lady could not have been more friendly and welcoming. Her husband and staff made us feel as if we had been drinking there for years . We'll definitely being going back again .

4 Thank lindatkins
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We pulled in here on a very hot Friday afternoon. Instantly cooled down as there are lovely thick walls as you would expect. Not much choice of beers available, surprising on a Friday afternoon, but at least there was Shepherd Neame's Spitfire on, and a good example of the Landlords skills, and also Oranjeboom which pleased the wife. I had... More 

1 Thank Adrian R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 11 - US$ 38
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bell Lane, Smarden TN27 8PW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Smarden
  • Phone Number: +44 1233 770283

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