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The Bell on the Common

) #31 of 46 Restaurants in Melksham ££ - £££ British
The Common | Broughton Gifford, Melksham SN12 8LX, England
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good23%
  • Average3%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible19%
Travellers talk about
“salad” (7 reviews)
“sea bass” (3 reviews)
“risotto” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
££ - £££
The Common | Broughton Gifford, Melksham SN12 8LX, England
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1 - 10 of 88 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice whilst staying locally. Friendly staff, decent menu and the food was good enough but not outstanding, apart from the meat which was from the local farm shop.

Thank Ali_and_Andy
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Whilst disappointed to be advised that the fillet was not available this lunch time, as had sold out evening before, was pointed in the direction of the sea bass! A wonderful recommendation and would certainly go for again. Whilst busy, the staff made a point...More

1  Thank Darren T
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Travelled to this pub expecting so much but sadly was so let down by the cold and very icy welcome we received from the bar staff we ordered our meals and then sat down on benches and tables that can only be described as prehistoric...More

Thank timetoeat64
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Went across to our local Pub for a meal in The Copper Bar. As the tables were in use or reserved we ate in Restaurant. Both our fillet steaks were cooked to perfection on hot sizzling plates. The chips and salad were nice too. I...More

Thank frogladybg
Reviewed 4 January 2017

It was a lunchtime Monday meal, so possibly quieter than normal but the food was excellent and the service quick. The beer was good too, and although a little cramped in the restaurant it was still easy enough to move about and the music wasnt...More

1  Thank Kev H
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Popped back over to see friends and pleased to see new chef and new menu. Not to say the landlord Dougie hadn't been cooking good pub grub but the new menu is varied and plentiful using local stuff from church farm where We've started buying...More

Thank Alistmf
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We decided to try the new Menu last night and was not disappointed. My hubby had the Fillet Steak with Pepper Sauce which came out on a sizzling platter. It is quite a good Menu and as I was not sure what to eat my...More

1  Thank frogladybg
Reviewed 4 August 2016

A little off the beaten track but beautifully located on the common, quiet on a weekday lunchtime. Smallish menu but good food, served quickly. Baguettes looked well filled and the ham, egg and chips had some really nice ham, just a single slice - about...More

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 10 July 2016

We have had a couple of roasts here lately and they have been extremely delicious and very good value too. Plenty of vegetables, pork, beef and chicken are the choices and they are all cooked to perfection. The landlord and landlady are coming up to...More

Thank LesleyfromWiltshire
Reviewed 10 June 2016

Hadn't visited the pub for years ,used to be my father's watering hole. Still a great pub and we decided to stay for lunch. Couldn't go past the ploughman's lunch; fortunately we decided to share one. A very substantial and tasty spread which nearly defeated...More

Thank Tony P
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Common | Broughton Gifford, Melksham SN12 8LX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Melksham
  • Phone Number: 01225-78-23-09
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