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“New management - fantastic!”
Review of The Bell Inn

The Bell Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Rode
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: British
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Frome, United Kingdom
1 review
“New management - fantastic!”
Reviewed 21 March 2013

Being locals in the village of Rode, it only seemed right that we visit the newly managed pub to find out what it was like! I am extremely impressed both with the service that was given as soon as we arrived and the trendy shabby chic furnishings that gave the pub a more classy atmosphere to the typical English pub! The lighting and fireplace warmth helped to distinguish a cosy, very well presented pub, which was also equipped with a pool table (£1 per game). The entrance led close to the bar area, with a room more for the restaurant to the right.

We were so impressed we came back a second time for food - I ordered a lasagne which came with chips and salad and was delicious. All meals within the family were faultless and were all served on wooden boards which was a nice unique touch. I would definitely return again - great service!

  • Visited March 2013
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Rode, United Kingdom
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“Fantastic meal after new landlord re-opens”
Reviewed 20 March 2013

10 of us from the village of Rode thought we would try out The Bell to see what is was like after reopening with a new landlord again. What can I say! One of the best meals we have had in ages, and surprisingly nearly all the menu was from around £6 to £10. It was excellent! Staff were lovely, food served steaming hot and warm and cosy. Nice to see the bar looking relaxed like it used to years ago, complete with pool table! Will definitely be back very soon!

  • Visited March 2013
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Warminster, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Start”
Reviewed 20 March 2013

Came to visit on the 2nd night it was re-opened. Pub is tastefully decorated and looked great, but still has the feel of an old cosy original pub, not too clean and clinical (I don't mean dirty, I mean retro chic!). Too many re-furbs think we want white walls, granite bars and chrome chairs everywhere, but we don't - this pub is just the ticket with it's wooden tables and chairs and wooden floors.

Ate here and the food was extremely good, was spoilt with a massive share starter and had to have a doggy bag just so I could squeeze in the pudding! The Fish Pie and Lasagne was equally as good re-heated for lunch the next day.

The staff there were excellent, polite, helpful and experienced, chosen very well, the new manager Craig was absolutely superb and looked very much at home, he will do well.

Will certainly be going back again and again, a bolt hole for my busy life.

  • Visited March 2013
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Westbury, United Kingdom
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“A Great Start”
Reviewed 17 March 2013

Had lunch here yesterday. Lovely fish and chips. Rare beef sandwich was a treat and great value. Good service. We will be back.

  • Visited March 2013
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Frome, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
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“Visit after New Management Take Over”
Reviewed 15 March 2013

The Bell has been revitalised into the Pub it use to be....GREAT!! A sincere welcome - both on the door mat and at the bar from the friendly staff. Good guest ales along with the usual and not so usual offerings. Good service in the eating area, cosy and warm atmosphere from the log fire and everyone else. Pool table available if you desire. Food was was very good. We shall return.

  • Visited March 2013
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