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The Old Dining Room at The Bell Hotel

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The Quay, Sandwich CT13 9EN, England
+44 1304 613388
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The Bell was great, lovely atmosphere, great food . A lovely selection of food. The banofee pie is scrumptious. Good value for money.

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Thank Mrsjuliav
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I always enjoy visiting the Bell. Whether just for a drink outside in the summer, a lunchtime snack or dinner in the dining room.

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Thank chris d
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Went there for our wedding anniversary with both our families. There was another party going on and clearly it was too much for the staff. We waited forever to place our orders and it took ages for our drinks to finally arrive...We were even about to leave! Then, we waited even more for our food. Starters finally arrived and portions... More 

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Thank PurpleFleurDeLys
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

ok its an easy pun, a sandwich in Sandwich! We were peckish after our seal spotting trip [see separate review] so popped in for a pot of tea and a snack - we had a cheddar sandwich served on a board, lovely fresh bread with a side salad and a delicious olive oil and wholegrain mustard dressing. we sat in... More 

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Thank chris t
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We attended as we had won a meal for two in a local raffle and prior to arrival we were a little concerned that the service and food we would receive would be slightly less than that offered to regular "paying" customers. How wrong could we be? The young gentleman at reception was exceptionally welcoming and the service we received... More 

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Thank SBAD1
Crewe, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Just stayed the one night as golfing locally as a birthday treat so "went for it" at dinner, after a couple of fine pints of Shepherd Neame. Duck starter was very nice Very professional waiter. Fillet steak SUPERB Wine very nice Cheese very nice. Brandy nice afterwards too !

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Thank KevinHen
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Whilst we came up to visit friends in Kent we stopped at the Bell for food. My Friends got married here two years ago so it was lovely to visit the place again. The Bell was amazing as a wedding venue with great food and it didn't disappoint this time either. Great location and friendly staff. Thank you for a... More 

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Thank Emma B
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

For some reason, my smoked salmon sandwich had grit in it, the same thing you get sometimes when salad is unwashed. I valiantly tried to ignore it but couldn't finish my meal. I wonder how on earth the salmon picked up grit?? And it wasn't seeds from the bread before you wonder. Service was very slow too, I wouldn't come... More 

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Thank Kimbrini
Farnham, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We enjoyed the dinner we had and breakfasts are excellent, especially the Eggs Benedict. The menu is the same for dinner each day.

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Thank Mary K
London
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68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

Such a shame, recently wrote a good review, but different night, different deal, sadly. Waiter wasn't as friendly Specifically asked for tuna rare but not delivered rare, and was dry and fishy Risotto bland and boring, with chunks of cheese Fish and chips were also fishy, chips not crisp enough Long wait time for the meal Such a disappointment as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 21 - US$ 30
Cuisine
British, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay, Sandwich CT13 9EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Sandwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 613388
  • This restaurant is at The Bell Hotel

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