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The Old Dining Room at The Bell Hotel

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The Quay, Sandwich CT13 9EN, England
+44 1304 613388
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Just took my partner and our son out for lunch and have been very disappointed. As a chef myself I think it's disgusting that a "chef" could send out a meal so poor. I had the slow cooked lamb shank which was flat and looked more like a lamb steak and also had more fat on than meat. The vegetables... More 

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Thank Alex B
St Albans, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a table booked for 6 for Sunday lunch. Friendly and quick service and very good value for money 2 or 3 course set Sunday lunch menu. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Andrew C
Horsham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Waited an hour and a half for our main course. When it arrived it was overcooked. Won't be going there again!

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Thank LYNPOVEY
Wilton, Connecticut
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

We had several meals at The Bell Hotel. In general, the food was very good and the portions generous. Our only complaint was that the ham sandwich was a little light on ham.

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Thank BGSCT
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

The Bell was great, lovely atmosphere, great food . A lovely selection of food. The banofee pie is scrumptious. Good value for money.

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Thank Mrsjuliav
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I always enjoy visiting the Bell. Whether just for a drink outside in the summer, a lunchtime snack or dinner in the dining room.

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Thank chris d
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Went there for our wedding anniversary with both our families. There was another party going on and clearly it was too much for the staff. We waited forever to place our orders and it took ages for our drinks to finally arrive...We were even about to leave! Then, we waited even more for our food. Starters finally arrived and portions... More 

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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

ok its an easy pun, a sandwich in Sandwich! We were peckish after our seal spotting trip [see separate review] so popped in for a pot of tea and a snack - we had a cheddar sandwich served on a board, lovely fresh bread with a side salad and a delicious olive oil and wholegrain mustard dressing. we sat in... More 

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Thank chris t
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

We attended as we had won a meal for two in a local raffle and prior to arrival we were a little concerned that the service and food we would receive would be slightly less than that offered to regular "paying" customers. How wrong could we be? The young gentleman at reception was exceptionally welcoming and the service we received... More 

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Thank SBAD1
Crewe, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

Just stayed the one night as golfing locally as a birthday treat so "went for it" at dinner, after a couple of fine pints of Shepherd Neame. Duck starter was very nice Very professional waiter. Fillet steak SUPERB Wine very nice Cheese very nice. Brandy nice afterwards too !

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Cuisine
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay, Sandwich CT13 9EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Sandwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 613388
  • This restaurant is at The Bell Hotel

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?