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The Bell and Crown

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New Rd, Zeals, Zeals BA12 6NJ , England
+44 1747 840404
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped en route for a light lunch. Great little find just off the A303. The lighter meal choices were just the job. Nice beers too!

Thank MWC-UK
Jersey, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Around 30 of us, including children from 0-4, descended on this attractive village pub for Sunday lunch. Our large party did not phase the welcoming staff who took us all in their stride. After an appetising warm salad of chicken, cherry tomato and grilled mozzarella cheese with basil dressing, I plumped for the excellent roast sirloin of Jarrett's of Bristol... More 

Thank Sally E
Templecombe, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 19 February 2017

went for sunday lunch today this was our first vist to the pub my wife had the roast beef which was ok i had the lamb cutlet and lamb rump my meal came to the table the cutlet had been burned around the edges as was the rump the meat on the cutlet was the size of a 50p coin... More 

Thank thebearisback
Mere, Warminster
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Have been four times during December and January, twice with my wife and twice hosting large groups. (14 & 18). On every occasion the food was excellent with quick and helpful service. Our guests were amazed at the quality of the food for the price. Excellent value for money. The only reservation is that the place could do with a... More 

Thank Peter L
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122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I hope you enjoy my contrast with an earlier review since when we went as an extended family for a Sunday lunch, even though half of us were a bit late for our booking, we received a warm and friendly welcome. The Sunday lunch menu includes traditional and non traditional options, including some good quality vegetarian selections. All enjoyed their... More 

Thank BathNick
Sherborne, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This pub is about 10 miles from our home and we visit it, either alone or with friends, several times a year. The staff are always welcoming and the food is always well cooked and tasty. We went today and as always enjoyed our lunch but, as in the past, there was the same problem as always. The wonderful food... More 

Thank honeysuckle3
Brighton, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

We arranged to meet some old friends for lunch and we decided to meet at the Bell and Crown. Big mistake! This was lunchtime on Tuesday 20th December. The whole pub was as cold as charity. We mentioned this twice to the landlord and we were completely ignored on both occasions. We ordered from the limited menu; the results were... More 

Thank Robert G
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for lunch with some friends. It was busy but we explained we only had an hour. They gave us a good table, served us promptly. Good choice of pub favourites and a great specials board. Ate main and desserts within the hour. Really good!

1 Thank Bobpw
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Every year about this time our group visits the nearby Stourhead gardens to see the wonderful autumnal colours. For the past 4 years we have enjoyed lunch at The Bell and Crown, and have always been welcomed, despite having booked for 11 adults the same morning. (We never know beforehand how many will turn up, and our visit depends on... More 

Thank depussey
Southampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We were recommend the Bell & Crown @ Seals whilst visiting Stourhead. It was my birthday treat and my wife was going to by us a nice lunch. When we found the Inn we were asked if we wanted a drink and as these were brought to our table I asked for the menu only told the restaurant closed at... More 

1 Thank Pete B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: New Rd, Zeals, Zeals BA12 6NJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Zeals
  • Phone Number: +44 1747 840404

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