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Old Bell Restaurant

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Abbey Row, Malmesbury SN16 0AG, England
+44 1666 822344
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Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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Thank aysteph
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

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Thank Stephen J
2 reviews
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.

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Thank Ewen V
Malmesbury
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 whole evening was wonderful. I simply can't recommend the old bell highly enough!

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Thank Jambichops
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Food is now decidedly cafe style and very good if that is what you want, but the decor is appalling! Whoever chose it (from B&Q furniture store presumably) has managed to completely lose the cosiness and atmosphere of the dining room. This a very old hotel, so why put in the cheapest, nastiest furniture and make the place look like... More 

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Thank Alan-Local
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Had a meal at the Old Bell on a Saturday evening with friends first class, The staff again first class,the food was very good and we didn't have to what very long before it arrived. The dining room was very full but the staff did very well, go value

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Thank paulneale54
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

What a find! We happened upon this lovely hotel restaurant on a weekend in the area and we're delighted. The food was very good standard and huge portions-sadly no room for pudding! The staff were warm and friendly, always on hand and attentive without being overbearing. The restaurant has a modern feel while being atmospheric and retaining its history. The... More 

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Thank NomadKate84
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I visited the Old Bell hotel restaurant with my Wife for a classy meal. We were not disappointed. We both had the smoked chestnut soup to start with. This was served in a generously sized bowl, and the soup had a wonderful smoky aroma. Absolutely delicious. After this we had the 6oz fillet steak. I can honestly say I've not... More 

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Thank Andrew F
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Had my birthday lunch here today. Food lovely with friendly staff. A real surprise was a plate with happy birthday piped in chocolate with some lovely little cakes. Thank you. Would recommend although not cheap, but worth it for a special occasion

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Thank prlarge
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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365 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Table of 8 which was a grand table and very comfortable. We had pre ordered and had our orders on a name tag in front of us. We ate here 2 nights and was great on both. Staff were very good and we brought wine in with us so they were tending to pouring us that when needed. Thought was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?