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“Friendly welcome a fab menu!”

The Bell on the Common
Ranked #31 of 55 Restaurants in Melksham
Cuisines: British
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Trowbridge, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
441 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“Friendly welcome a fab menu!”
Reviewed 7 June 2012

Our family of four including 2 teenagers had a lovely friendly welcome here on wednesday lunch time. The pub was not particulary busy but we felt relaxed in the copper bar where our order for drinks was taken. We went through to the restuarant at the rear which was cosy relaxing and took our time choosing from a varied menu. As a vegetarian I chose Vegetable moussaka from the specials board, I changed the salad to fries and i must say this is the best vegetable moussaka I have eaten in a long time, very tasty and a good selection of vegetable used. The Garlic bread was rather soft tho! My husband and daughter chose double ham egg and chips and my other daughter chose the bell burger. As the food is freshly prepared and cooked the food took a while to arrive but it was well worth the wait!!
The restaurant is very clean and the decor is inviting. The toilets are clean although there is only one in the ladies!
I would fully recommend The Bell on the Common to friends and family.
Take a look at the website......www.thebellonthecommon.com for further details and the current menu.

  • Visited June 2012
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English first
Wiltshire
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“New Menu, Crispy Duck”
Reviewed 15 May 2012

Had a lovely meal last night, which had an authentic chinese flavour. My husband and I both chose the same meal, followed by delicious banana fritters with cream. Yum!!! We are locals and look forward to trying other new dishes on the menu. With regard to Boxerhouse 10's comments, the "bar manager" who is incidentally the landlord, was talking too much to the locals, he was, in fact, taking part in the Monday night quiz which raises lots of money for charities, so perhaps he could be excused on this occasion! We participate in the quiz every Monday night.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank frogladybg
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Melksham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good Food, Good Value”
Reviewed 25 April 2012 via mobile

As a regular local groupon user we have had good and bad deals around local pubs. This was one of the better deals. Only gripe was the limited option we had of booking a table, took 3 seperate phone calls to actually be able to book and then we only had the option of two nights before offer expired. Once there the welcome was good, the menu explained well and good choice. Ordered drinks at the bar and then shown through to our table. Selected both starter and main and then the food came. Both starters were well presented, good portions and tasty. The two mains were also very tasty and really good sized portions, we didnt have room for dessert! All in all great value and would return. Thanks.

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Thank mr2905
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Trowbridge Wiltshire
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Very Nice”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

We went to The Bell on The Common for our Groupon Meal, wasnt really looking forward to it as i had heard some bad reviews from friends, when we got there it was very busy (a monday night) although we had to wait rather a long time for our meal the food that we got was great, we were told that a new chef had started the day before, Although this is Very good news for The Bell, we both felt that the Bar Manager could do with sharpening his people skills.ie too busy talking to the loacals instead of helping out in a very busy bar.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank Boxerhouse10
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corsham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lovely pub and meal!”
Reviewed 25 April 2012

Having also purchased a Groupon voucher and living locally,we felt it was an excellent place for a meal. Frankly we are more than surprised at one particularly negative review!
The landlord and landlady were warm and welcoming as was the atmosphere. We had an excellent two course meal which was very well cooked and presented with very generous portions. The bar had a good wine selection and the service was good.
We would highly recommend this pub for an evening out and will definitely return

  • Visited April 2012
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