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The Smarden Bell

) #2 of 3 Restaurants in Smarden $$ - $$$ , British,
Bell Lane, Smarden TN27 8PW, England
+44 1233 770283
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Bell Lane, Smarden TN27 8PW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch with family found the waiter to be rude he wasn't interested and had no customer service skills whatsoever. The food was ok but have eaten In a lot better. Might give it a miss next time

Thank Suraj B
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We hadn't eaten at the Smarden Bell for several years. However, we decided to try it on Saturday night. The pub was quiet, but we were pleasantly surprised. The staff were excellent, very helpful and friendly. We ordered the chicken burger and regular burger. Both...More

Thank Paul G
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Went for sunday meal , staff very nice and helpfull ,Sunday menu , mainly roast dinners , but ordered the lamb , all very nice , not long wait ...food hot and tasty , had Eton mess , which was lovely ....all in all a...More

Thank kingsAshford
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Went here for a meal with family (who have been before, also excellent) and everything was spot on. Service was excellent as was the food. Great ingredients and well put together and full of flavour! Will defiantly be returning! Staff always friendly and helpful. Keep...More

Thank epicfatty
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The Bell is an attractive pub with a nice garden and good size car park. Staff were extremely pleasant and helpful but the food let it down. The Thai curry had no spice in it at all and not a hint of Thai flavouring. It...More

Thank PJ1743
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3 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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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