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The Smithfield Bell

Mill Lane, Welshpool SY21 7BL, Wales
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good22%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible18%
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“cake” (7 reviews)
“marstons pub” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pizza, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Mill Lane, Welshpool SY21 7BL, Wales
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

3rd time visiting, always have been approached immediately by a member of staff offering to help seat us..quick and amazing service. Beautiful food. Will always return!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank montrealitymike
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nearly 20 mins to get served to be told over 40 mins wait for a sandwich! Too many inexperienced young staff! Possible the worst pub I’ve seen run in 20 years! #poorservice

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank spen74
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Haven’t been to this eatery for a while so thought we’d try it. Service good when we got there. Ordered steak for my husband and chicken for me. Took over half an hour to serve. It wasn’t a problem as we appreciated it was busy....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank juliej793
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a pub/restaurant under the Marstons group, dining here is a pleasant experience. The menu is standard across such pubs so it’s the surroundings, cleanliness and service that you tend to notice and compare. The pub has recently been refurbished and its a warm, comfortable...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BulieandJob
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much better than what it used to be a year or so ago. Food was good, slimmer menu with some great steak dishes, good atmosphere & friendly staff.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank MarisT65
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was my first visit since the renovation, environmentally not much has changed for the customer. The menu has less on offer for vegetarians, 3 choices (burger, curry or lasagne). More options for carnivores. We had sharing starters but no plates or cutlery, service was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Julie-Ann B
Reviewed 4 November 2018

I have eaten here a few times and have had NO issues whatsoever. Surroundings are good, service is good, staff are pleasant and polite and the food is very nice.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Eric B
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Food good service friendly and fast we have not had a bad meal here. Highly recomend this pub for couples, families, younger people.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mark f
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

I visited with the family on a Tuesday afternoon for food. We were not greeted at the door so trawled around the pub on the search for a table which was clear, we eventually found THE one and only table which wasn’t briming with leftovers...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank JoDEastYorkshire
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Visited the Smithfield Bell on a number of occasions with each visit resulting in a positive experience but today was average at best. Fifteen minutes after ordering we were told that 2 of the 4 meals were unavailable. The meal took 55 mins to arrive...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LAL350
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17 February 2018|
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Response from Sparkytph | Reviewed this property |
22 January 2017|
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Response from james s | Reviewed this property |
hi...sorry. I havnt been on the site for a while. I cant answer your question as im not sure. But there is an outside area for eating and drinking, weather permitting. I suggest giving them a call and asking directly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mill Lane, Welshpool SY21 7BL, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Powys  >  Welshpool
  • Phone Number: 01938-55-94-72
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