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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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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pies” (3 reviews)
“beef” (10 reviews)
“ice cream” (8 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 21:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
Bell Lane, Smarden TN27 8PW, England
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Reviews (287)
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1 - 10 of 287 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oh how its changed, this was a great pub but now just very average. Food was ok but nothing special service a bit slap dash. Bring back the old days.

Thank tony b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Given a table for two.ordered drinks then found of the four things on the menu two were off (steak and pie) .we decided to go elsewhere .barmaid meet us coming out with our drinks and we went to place the drinks on the corner table...More

Thank lunchpeople
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here today for a quick lunch as on the hunt for a house in the area. Very warm welcome. Had the dogs with us so we're directed to the snug area with comfy sofas and out of the main bar so felt like we...More

1  Thank John W
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Popped in today before going to the big cat sanctuary. Lovely place with great service and food was amazing

1  Thank diane d
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Booked a table but very quiet so probably didn't need to. Service was very friendly and starter of pate was good. Mains of steak pie, lamb burger, ham, egg and chips plus linguine were also very good. Puds lovely too. Quaint pub so will definitely...More

1  Thank Phil41yellow
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Thank you to everyone at the Bell for making my birthday lunch so successful. There were 23 of us including a number of small children. Everyone was made to feel very welcome. The Sunday roasts were tasty and generous portion sized. We used to go...More

1  Thank Morag B
Reviewed 6 January 2017

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...More

2  Thank ianhD7582MS
Reviewed 28 December 2016

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
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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
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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