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Old Bell Restaurant

Abbey Row, Malmesbury SN16 0AG, England
+44 1666 822344
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“braised beef” (2 reviews)
“scones” (5 reviews)
“sandwich” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, British, Gluten Free Options
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Abbey Row, Malmesbury SN16 0AG, England
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1 - 10 of 173 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in with the dog for a pint and a sandwich and was blown away. Probably the best chicken sandwich I've ever eaten. Staff are excellent, food is awesome and the location is delightful

Thank Jambichops
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You would not want to take teenage males here for dinner. They would leave hungry, especially if they have the Stone Bass. We were served complimentary bread, a plus. All our main courses were very well prepared, another plus. The grass fed rump steak was...More

Thank Colin D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very old pub - I think the oldest in England; good atmosphere, good selection of beers and gin! Food and staff good.

Thank TravelandCake2013
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We had seen The Old Bell advertise their brunches so made a reservation and went this morning to celebrate my daughter's birthday. We were ushered into the main dining room whereupon one waiter said to another "They're only walk-ins". So we were then ushered into...More

Thank henferdinando
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Early Dinner at the Bell for 5 and with the hound too (the Bell is really dog friendly which is brilliant). Glorious food and superb service as ever. The braised beef was divine and in fact everybody's meal was delicious. Having eaten there many times...More

Thank clairegred
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

The food was very nice, with a good range of starters and mains to muse over. The reason I have dropped the rating down to 3 and a half stars is that the gentleman who served us did not fill us with confidence that he...More

Thank Josh W
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Have eaten here many times. It is superb value, with great service and very pleasant surroundings. Far better value than the majority of pubs in the area.

Thank aysteph
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The menu at the Old Bell has a good variety of British staples, with modern twists, although perhaps lacking seasonal influence. The aged beef is my choice on most occasions, reliably delicious.

Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Fabulous slice of history serving great food as well as nice place to go for evening drinks where you can retire with friends to one of the many reception rooms.

Thank Ewen V
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We ate here last week with the children and were once again impressed with the service. We pop in for a drink quite regularly so decided to go for a meal. The children loved the food, the staff we're attentive and very friendly and the...More

Thank Jambichops
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29 August 2016|
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Response from Dai N |
I've been in at 8am and got a superb breakfast lots of choice
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Abbey Row, Malmesbury SN16 0AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Malmesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1666 822344
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