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Good range of RAs, and well kept. I think it has changed hands recently. Welcomed in, despite only going for a quick drink. Fairly busy for a Wednesday lunchtime and have heard good reviews of the food.
Jules_B - 25 Sep 2013 15:01
Greenheart and Melody have pretty much summed up this pub. Bar is attractive and quirky but drinkers with no food are the pariahs. My son took his family here a few weeks ago and was very disappointed. Staff and Licensee are too far up their own a*ses for their own good. They have lost sight of their aim to the great god Food. Shame.
Honeybadger - 27 Jul 2012 09:29
Stopped of here for lunch with my Wife & Mother after visiting the Daffodil Fair at Mells. My Mother ordered the Steak & Kidney pie with veg and had no complaints. However my wife & I only wanted a light lunch & ordered the jacket potato topped with bacon & brie, & after a long wait, that's exactly what we got. We were expecting to get a piping hot jacket potato topped with lashings of Crispy grilled bacon & melted brie. What we got in reality was a barely warm potato, with a few pieces of flaccid bacon which appeared to be boiled & three thumbnail sized pieces of cold brie straight out the fridge along with a salad that consisted of a few salad leaves & bits of chopped tomato with no dressing. The potato was so cold that I could even get a knob of butter to melt on it. We asked the waitress if it could be put under a grill to warm it up & melt & brown the cheese. It came back about a minute later, steaming hot & clearly microwaved. To add insult to injury the cost of 2 jacket potatoes & one pint of beer was nearly �18. I left feeling not just totally dissapointed, but thoroughly ripped off. Definately not reccomended.
greenheart - 9 Apr 2012 16:17
New to the area, my husband and I were looking for a cozy place for a good meal, and as we had been to The Bell with a celebratory party in July, we chose to come here. We were offered a tiny table in a doorway, and had no sooner settled when we were asked to order our food. We had not seen the menu yet, but as soon as the menu was produced, we were asked to make a choice. This person had no sooner left our table with a polite request to leave us to decide on our meal, when another appeared at our side and demanded to know what we would eat. As we had not even been allowed enough time to READ through the limited and expensive menu, nor had we tasted our drinks by this stage, we decided to leave them to their rush (only another 3 couples in the pub and we were harassed by at least 4 different serving people at the time) to move somewhere else to enjoy our evening in a more congenial atmosphere. A very disappointing welcome and we will not go there again. Unfortunately, to literally add injury to insult, as we left in pelting rain, my husband ran into a tow bar in the very dark car park and injured his shin badly - this is still not healed, two weeks after the incident. All in all, one of the worst experiences we have had in this area.
Melody - 7 Nov 2011 10:02
A pleasant country pub serving decent beer. Nice beer garden.
Can't comment on the food.
MrBlue - 7 Jun 2011 16:53
That's strange! No reviews for over two years, perhaps the owners have changed hands. I know it is still there cos I went to a beer festival there in August 2008.We were unable to stay very long because it rained badly and everyone tried to go to the pub bars. So crowded we gave up.
Drywillie - 25 Oct 2009 19:07
A great pub, good food, friendly service. When we arrived the main restaurant was fully booked but they were polite and friendly, finding a table for us in the bar area. The food was good, arrived quickly, and the service remained friendly throughout the meal. Very enjoyable.
pubscouter - 2 Aug 2007 20:53
Brilliant Welcome from Jeremy and Lucy who obviously love what they do. Fantastic real ale and the food is great too (although a change of menu now and again wouldn't go amiss). The great thing is that you'll still be as warmly welcomed even if you're just having a drink
anonymous - 9 May 2006 14:07
good food nice people!
rochelle - 2 Feb 2004 13:05
"When you have lost your inns, drown your empty selves - for you will have lost the last of England" (Hilaire Belloc).

Don't think there's much danger of losing The Bell, though - it's too good. Food's great, beer's great - and so are Jeremy and Lucy. Go and see what I mean.
Steve Augarde - 22 Jan 2004 10:48
Definatly the beat pub/resturaunt in England I recomend eryone to this pub. this pub has somthing for everyone, wines,bears,coffies,soft drinks,vegetarian foods. and the best think is all the food is brought from local butchers and dairys. it has the freshest herbs because they come staright from the pubs herb garden. i recomend this pub to all!!!!! it is a must if you are in somerset

anonymous - 3 Dec 2003 12:39
anonymous - 5 Nov 2003 12:50
Local's pub which is occasionally famed for good food, depending on the management which seems to change every week.
Adrian - 23 Jul 2003 23:23

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