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The Bell, Rode - pub details

Address: 13 Frome Rd, Rode, Frome, Somerset, BA11 6PW [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 22608) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Westbury (3.7 miles), Dilton Marsh (3.9 miles), Trowbridge (4.1 miles)

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Whoops! Closed again, and up for sale? Will this place ever work?
HenPen - 9 Feb 2014 14:50
After being closed for a while the pub has reopened with a change of faces and decor. It is now much warmer inside and the staff very friendly and welcoming. They used to sell excellent Guinness but the local brew offered was a very good alternative. We decided to give the new hosts a go on the food menu and found it extremely good. The portions were generous the food hot and on complementing the host we heard that they source most of their supplies locally.Full marks there then also for the fish being freshly delivered every day. Far more customers were in than before. Perhaps that was why we waited quite a while for our food.The staff apologised well with another pint and friendly words and no grumps.Will go again soon..but maybe order in advance!
beetlemum - 13 Apr 2013 00:33
Just got back from visiting the Bell at Rode. Myself and my partner decided to visit for a roast dinner as a treat. The welcome was polite and friendly, the decor felt cosy with xmas tree and log fire. I decided to order the roast beef and my partner the roast chicken. We didnt have to wait long, probably about 15 minutes before our food arrived. On first inspection I was dissapointed, the roast beef not pink as it normally should be, and the yorkshire pudding was flat as a pancake with burnt tops. I decided to tuck in as i was hungry, my suspicions were confirmed, the roast beef was overcooked to an inch of its life and was tough, unfortunately, and this may sound harsh but its true, the first mouthful reminded me of those prepacked birdseye beef in gravy. The carrots, roasted parsnips and brocolli were cooked nicely, but unfortunately the roast potatoes were also a let down. They are not what i would call roast potatoes, sort of boiled/roasted. They were hard too, so not enjoyable to eat, not sure if this is just the potatoes they get or the way in which they are cooked, but i definately wouldnt call them roast potatoes on the menu.
Its a shame because we dont go out for food much and its more of a treat for us and its very annoying when a meal is such a let down. We last visited the Bell about 6 months ago and the roast dinner was great, beef was good with a bit of pink, roasties nice and crispy fluffy in middle and you used to get a side order of brocolli cheese. They used to charge £11.95 for a roast dinner, it is now £9.95. To be honest i think they have cut quality far too much to make up for the lower price. I would much rather pay the extra couple of quid for a meal i know i will enjoy.
It is a nice atmosphre with a pool table, so i would return for a drink, but i won't be returning for food anytime in the future.
katy2807 - 4 Dec 2011 14:08

Tyrian - 19 Nov 2011 16:28
We booked for a party of six, arrived at 7.45 and ordered our food. We were told that there might be a delay. I ordered another round of drinks about 45 minutes later and they apologised for the delay. The table next to us inquired about their food order and they were told that their order was the next( they had ordered after us!). ONE HOUR after we had placed our order the woman behind the bar inquired who had ordered the cumberland sausage, because they didnít have any left. At this point 2 of us cancelled our meal and walked out. The manager did apologise, but he hadnít been supervising that night. Also of the 8 drinks we ordered, we had to ask for 4 of them to be topped up.
We will not be going back.

Aringar - 3 Nov 2011 22:06

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