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The Smarden Bell

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub
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Bell Lane, Smarden TN27 8PW, England
+44 1233 770283
12:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:30
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Showing 278: English reviews
Kent, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 to the Bell frequently but for many years it was not family friendly and a... More 

1 Thank Morag B
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 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 will certainly be back.

1 Thank ianhD7582MS
Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Recently visited this pub, the staff were so friendly especially the owners Tracey and Ade. The food was TO DIE FOR! had the special surf and turf, lobster cooked to perfection and steak to match. So impressed, I went back the next day for Sunday lunch.. The best pub food I've ever eaten by miles.. More like fancy restaurant food... More 

1 Thank Tom Crockett
Charleston, South Carolina
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229 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We ate dinner here based on recommendation from our B&B and it was wonderful. As the pies are their specialty, we both ordered the day's special pies. The pies take 25 minutes to cook so we also ordered the whitebait and prawn cocktail as starters. Although we enjoyed every bite of our starters, we should have waited for the pies... More 

2 Thank spaqueen_9
United Kingdom
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116 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We ate as a group of four and I must first of all say how lovely the pub is and how helpful our waiting staff were. The interior was warm and cosy with two open log fires and the pub has the traditional olde worlde atmosphere. However, we all ate Sunday lunch and had two dishes of lamb, one dish... More 

Thank BusPassHolders
London, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Lovely food large portions served piping hot with a log fire burning nice wine reasonably priced meals served by friendly staff worth a visit

1 Thank Elaine H
Charleston, South Carolina
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350 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Staying in the area for a few days and was recommended to eat at The Bell and to try their pies - which we did. We both had starters which was a mistake as the pies were huge and came with mashed potatoes, vegetables, and gravy; plus additional gravy was put on the table! The pies are cooked to order... More 

1 Thank A R H
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Very good fresh vegetables and nice sized portions had the Sunday roast , well presented friendly nice helpful staff will be going back

1 Thank Jo R
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Just happened to be passing, what a lovely pub . Tracy the land lady could not have been more friendly and welcoming. Her husband and staff made us feel as if we had been drinking there for years . We'll definitely being going back again .

4 Thank lindatkins

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 38
Bar, British, Pub, International, Gastropub
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?