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Ok fellas, i'll teach you guys a lesson about pubs:
- is there any beer?
- is there any crisps and peanuts? (I dont need food, if don't like the food at the place, just dont eat, do like me: JUST DRINK!)
- is there any bird?
- is there a fruit machine?
So, this is a very good pub!
What to say about The Bell?
A great place to be!
I worked for the Ladbrokes nearby, drinking there with my pal Praveen everyday...its a magical place!
I never been abroad, the most far there I went to was to Blackpool, so at The Bell I can learn and get mixed with other cutures and people from Asia, etc.
So open your mind, dont be a muppet!!!
The Bell is a wonderful experience!
LIVE IT!!!
Top place, Top girls, top fruit machine, top punters!
Cheers to The Bell - Steve Mansell - ex-manager at Ladbrokes - Hounslow branch.


stevemansellcuzao - 3 Aug 2017 17:34
Utterly shocked to read some of the comments left about this pub. I think a lot of these reviews have been left by people who over the years have been barred and want to get some sort of 'revenge' sad really. I couldn't disagree more. This pub has a terrific team of staff that are bubbly and clearly enjoy what they do. They liven the atmosphere especially over the weekends getting involved with the punters, dancing behind the bar, making real effort for special events and most importantly valuing the trade they make. As for the land lady I have never met anyone nicer! As a passer by wondering Hounslow in an attempt to find a suitable place for myself and a couple of friends to have a drink on a Saturday afternoon she made me feel more than welcome and took an interest in what brought me to the area. Have to say after now living in Hounslow for the past 3 years I would not drink anywhere else! With djs, live music, fancy dress, fund raising events, there is never a dull moment! And I have to say the food is exceptional. I would highly recommend visiting this place and please please do not be put off by the garbage you've seen on the rest of this site! Shocking!
Janet9_m - 18 Jun 2016 17:12
Well how does one normally start a tragedy. We look at the work of Sir William Shakespeare. Pick a play.. go on, you choose. Fine i'll pick for you. Romeo and Juliet. So you know whats going on in a nutshell; 2 motherfuckers can't be together due to family differences till in the end they both die by stupid means and no one lives happily ever after.

Replace the 2 protagonists of romeo and juliet with 'the bell' pub and the concept of 'making money'. Trying to marry those two abstract ideals together is like trying to overcome the density differences between oil and water. Buxton and Extra virgin olive oil arent the best of friends.. and neither are the tills to the customers.

Now we touch upon the true problem with this pub. When running a business, you want to a) acknowledge that you will have a diverse array of customers (especially in a place as culturally diverse as Hounslow) and b) have some basic level of respect for human beings that can see past the crusty exterior of a shambles you call a pub to give you 4 quid to drink a pint there.

The Landlady has neither heard of common sense, nor has she the self respect to befriend her customers that dont show their faces there every waking moment. An alcoholic nymphomatic with a libido of an 18 year old virgin in a prom party, the lady, (I assume her name is Candy) can not run her lipstick straight from one side of her face to the other due to her parkinsons, let alone run a fucking pub.

I have read some of the previous comments and I have been to the Bell to investigate... only to discover the words people have spoken of this place are more than myth... they are reality! The smell of stale salt n vinegar crisps haunts the senses and the smell of low- IQ British males rots the nasal cavity like fish in a barrel. Commonly overcharging customers for a Fosters that is 90% soapy water and 10% lady juice, I can safely say the worst pint I have ever had was in The Bell.

For the safety of you, your family, your unborn grandchildren, your dog and your dog's bitches, stay away from The Bell, for when you leave the post-traumatic stress disorder will make you shed your wallets for HOURS of therapy.

Dont make the same mistake I did.

Be wise, drink nice.
Matthew_1 - 23 Jun 2015 23:41
I went to hounslow a few weeks back as I was working at airport my job involves me training the UK. . So I went into weather spoons and all the staff was friendly .. I had some chips and they was perfect. . I had a few there then thought I would explore hounslow I then went to a pub called tommy flinns. It was ok in there buy just wasn't sure of the people there. So I left and looked for another pub. I saw a pub called the bell as I walked past I could see two Indian men holding two young boys to the floor while about another 10 people kicked them in the head.. Including the managers . I assume they was the managers as the next day the woman was behind the bar. I was again in Hounslow last night and was shocked to see these people still working there. After such a horror attack on two young lads. With I managed to film some of..but I guess as it's a drug pub police can't afford to close it.
6ft5ingiant - 14 Sep 2014 08:48
Went in this pub recently and saw the same landlady (and her boyfriend) who was sacked last year... She still won't move. Come on love, don't you think you should start looking for another job if the brewery sacked you?

Seeing her put me off, so I finished my pint and left. She still calls herself the "Queen of The Bell", oh my God...This pub is full of odd looking characters and it stunk of weed. Anyone with any savvy wouldn't touch the place with a barge pole.

Save your money and drink in a civilised pub.
tickmick - 12 Sep 2014 23:02
Went into this pub last week to see if things have changed on 1st inspection no still the same stains of unknown orgien on the celing and same crusty faced old landlady who looks like a drag queen and a bad one at that..her personality doesn't seemed to improved either she seems to comsume more then she sells...also the meat the meat raffle on sunday didn't realise she was the meat on offer as she seems to drap herself over every customer. ( all 3 of them) also the pub has a smell of urine ( not sure if this is the pub or landlady? )
lexiporter - 21 Jun 2014 22:27
Went here years ago, didn't realise it's still open, may have to make a visit soon and let you all know what's changed...
euro_beer_lover - 3 Feb 2014 19:02
hi everyone visited this pub back in march good atmosphere friendly bar staff clean pub spoke the manager and mangeress impressed with the plans with the pub for the future on this basis i decided to re visit when i was back in the area however i went back in the pub with some friends a few weeks ago and was very disapointed with what i found landlady has had a total personality transplant as she now seems to be one of the wineo's that frequents this end of the town upon entering the pub at 9pm we all were told the pub was closed but it was very clear to tell that the landlady was very drunk the pub smelt of piss aswell will not the visit this pub again because of the rudeness and unprofessionalism of the landlady and recommend no one should go out of their way to go there sadly this pub has gone back down hill once again
lexiporter - 28 Nov 2012 00:19
Not often I walk in a place and walk straight out. No Real Ale (seems to be Irish themed) which is a problem to start with. The biggest problem was the drunk by the door asking for change and the general unwelcoming atmosphere that seemed to be on the face of every client who, I felt, did not want me entering their territory.

Won't be back ......... ever
twineyboy - 7 Oct 2012 21:21
This pub is now under new Management and has much improved, introducing a meat raffle on a Sunday, which is proving very popular and there is also Live music arranged for 3rd March. Management and staff are very friendly and make you feel really welcome.

The pub has a nice restaurant, which has just been award 3 stars for its food. It is now doing a traditional Sunday roast and an 'All you can eat' buffet during the week, so definately worth dropping in.
Ella_G - 12 Feb 2012 14:25
Recent changes are positive, no doubt about that.

I'm not, however, sure how long they will get away with displaying the sign "No Niggers or Coons allowed".

No real beer.
Dancing_Daises - 15 Jan 2012 18:57
THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER!

We went there on Saturday evening for Karaoke and was pleasently surprise as we use to be regulars in there until the Polish nights started!
it is now clean and bright with friendly ENGLISH bar staff and smiley happy bouncers to keep out the trouble!
Saturday was the Army/Navy rugby match at Twickenham and the pub was full of the supporters and the atmosphere was warm ,fun and comfortable with no looking over your shoulder!
The Bell has had its problems in the past but now there is new management taken over and the pub is in the process of a redecorate, and after a long chat with Chris the new Manager who also does the Karaoke he said the new kitchen will hopefully be up and running soon selling an English menu and he is trying to make it a Famly friendly place.
Please ignore all the negitive posts about the Bell and give the new management a chance,
we will going back and making this our regular again!!!
c00mes - 9 May 2011 11:02
The Pub with no HEAD... 2010-06-14

We went for dinner to The Bell Pub in Hounslow with my husband last Saturday 12th of June 2010, and we have ordered couple of steaks, I have ordered a medium rare steak and the waitress brought me a blue steak, when I try to complain after half an hour because nobody came to ask if everything was ok or if we want any drink , the polish waitress told me in aggressive manner and very poor English "I didn’t do it I will call the chef" the Algerian chef came in a defensive attitude (wearing a dirty blue jean and dirty sport shoes in the kitchen) and asked me what can he do for me, I just asked him to cook a little bit more my steak as it was too rare for me, he took my plate to the kitchen and after 15 minutes hearing Engineering work and the char grill he brought my plate with the steak very well done!!!!! He divided it into two pieces and flat them to grill them again... my husband kindly went to complain in my place and the “chef” told him: “sorry I cannot get it right...” dirty tables, two polish ladies as waitress that don’t speak good English and do not know NOTHING about customer service, wearing shorts troursers and flip flop, There is nowhere to complain about this issues, no managers, no owners, the bar staff do not want to help or get involve with nothing, very bad service, big disappointment, I wouldn’t recommend it to anybody!!!
Customerisaking - 14 Jun 2010 17:30

The Pub with no HEAD...‎ - ‎ - 2010-06-14

We went for dinner to The Bell Pub in Hounslow with my husband last Saturday 12th of June 2010, and we have ordered couple of steaks, I have ordered a medium rare steak and the waitress brought for me a blue steak, when I try to complain after half an hour because nobody came to ask if everything was ok or if we want a drink , the polish waitress told me in aggressive manner and very poor English "I didn’t do it I will call the chef" the Algerian chef came in a defensive attitude wearing a dirty blue jean and sport shoes in the kitchen and asked me what can he do for me, I just asked him to cook a little bit more my steak because was to rare for me, he took my plate and after 15 minutes he brought my plate with the steak very well done!!!!! He divided it into two pieces and flat them to grill them again... my husband kindly went to complain in my place and the “chef” told him: “sorry I cannot get it right...” dirty tables, two polish ladies that don’t speak good English wearing shorts and flip flop, There is nowhere to complain about this issues, no managers, no owners, the bar staff do not want to help or get involve with nothing, very bad service, big disappointment, I wouldn’t recommend it to anybody!!!

Customerisaking - 14 Jun 2010 16:43
I went to visit this pub recently on a Saturday evening and was told by the door staff that it was "Polish night", I was turned away feeling somewhat embarrassed and insulted! I frequented the establishment prior to being turned away during the day however and found the surroundings inside to be rather dissappointing to say the least, and the astmosphere leaving much to be desired, a mixture of alcoholics numbing the pain of their very existance and rather hormone fuelled chavs, not the most pleasant of experiences I might add!!

Avoid, unless you are a raving alcoholic and need a quick buzz!!!!
TheEmperor - 4 Jun 2010 17:43
Chris and Jamie T do karaoke here on a Friday night
Four word's

SHIT SHIT SHIT SHIT

Polish hang around in here and is just do wrong. Worse than yates and thats a shit hole
ilovedrink - 23 May 2010 16:17
A dump when I was drinking in Hounslow in the 80/90s & the same now.
baz66 - 22 Apr 2010 14:07
Just shut the shithole down and turn it into an ethnic grocers - it's all you deserve you chumps. Amazing how quickly people can run from this pub with an arm-full of fruit and veg (don't ask) - I opted NOT to go in for a swift beer at Christmas......
pkrpmusic - 3 Feb 2010 00:35
That happened to us! They didn't even pretend it was "Polish Night" and offered no excuse, although it was apparent only Poles were being let in. I heard the council got wind of the Poles-only "policy" and they have been warned.

The following is useful if you believe you have been refused entry for reasons that contravene equality and diversity legislation: [email protected]
BananaSundae - 7 Jan 2010 18:08
called one saturday nite refused entry as it was polish nite .i,m not polish
picto88 - 6 Jul 2009 20:17
"The fruit bat" seems to have a problem with this pub, 2 visits in 2 years and gave 2 bad comments, I think the pub is great, food,drink and atmosphere is excellent. The new friday night theme nights are going to be a great success if you go by the 1st one last week (skool Disco) WHAT A NITE!!!

Fruit Bat by name Fruit Bat by nature i guess!!!!!!
oaky - 13 Feb 2009 11:24
lol @ Cheeky...you ARE cheeky!!

Stacey comes down every week and loves it, so it can't be that bad!! It's not bad at all in fact, and we do have a lot of fun, there's always dancing and laughter all round the place!

The night you came, the landlord got annoyed cos that thing got pulled down from the door, albeit done accidentally or not..just one of those things!


mandyb - 4 Jul 2008 14:10
The address has changed to The Bell, Hounslow Bellend, Warsaw, Poland

Now being run by Billy Bob Thornton and his overzealous partner, who don't seem to like people enjoying themselves in there... and give you the Spanish Inquisition if you do.

I shalln't be returning!
CheekyShepherd - 4 Apr 2008 21:40
The karaoke is still on, on a Thursday night, but with a different presenter now...me!

Come down and try it out!
mandyb - 6 Mar 2008 16:36
if you like your pubs dank (and i do, i really do!) you'll like this place, pretty traditional pub but with the old time grimey feel to it (think Victorian London), i can sit here all afternoon great place!
anonymous - 1 Mar 2008 11:22
Took the missus and her niblet here for a meal. What is that horrible smell. Wont be back but barman was friendly.
weston - 3 Dec 2007 13:05
This pub is alrite not one of the best, but the new outside smoking area is alright...

I dunno just need better staff i think....pubs alright just needs abit of improvement...
Scarlett28 - 30 Nov 2007 10:48
SMELLY PUB FULL OF NUTTERS! KARAOKE ON THURS NITES IS SHIT! GO AND SEE HARRYOKE IN THE WISHING WELL AND "HEAR" AND "SEE" HOW IT SHOULD BE DONE!FOOD CHEAP AND NOT BAD THOUGH! GET RID OF THE PONG!


anonymous - 26 Jul 2007 16:50
Id rather cut the end of my nob off douse it in lemon juice and rub some salt into it than have a beer in the bell end serice was crap beer was crap no ale and vicious atmosphere complete s#*thouse.
thefruitbat - 7 Jun 2007 15:04
Had a couple of pints during the day, wasn't as bad as the other reviews suggest and my dad swears by the John Smiths! 4/10
martybeer - 29 Jun 2006 15:47
Again, Cheeky is correct -

"The Bell-End of Hounslow" is a fitting tribute to this side of town. I was thinking about labelling it, a dingy squalor but Mr. Shepherd's words are far more poetic!
Succulent_Chicken - 6 Jun 2006 11:37
The dingiest pub in the dingiest part of town!

This part of Hounslow has now been dubbed "The Bell End" of Hounslow!

I love labelling! :D


CheekyShepherd - 2 Mar 2006 13:04
I agree with gorgeous84 (mmmm... Sounds to me like a gorgeous 21 year old - Come and say hello next week. lol) that Thursday nights is a great night out.

I only ever go there for the karaoke, as I don't live in the area, so can only comment on that night and it's always a bundle of fun
buzzbee - 16 Oct 2005 00:59
Lucy n Simon are the best bar staff ever. gwan.
anonymous - 21 Sep 2005 10:31
Nice pub for a quick drink. Wouldn't drink here regularly though. Staff seemed competent enough, got my round right at the first time of asking (5 Drinks).
zagreb - 14 Aug 2005 13:52
Great Kareoke on a Thursday night!

gorgeous84 - 15 Jun 2005 00:09
You know that episode of Men Behaving Badly when the local boozer gets a refurb and it turns out that they have modelled it on a recent photo which was mistakenly thought to be a picture from a bygone era?
Oh, the eating bit is now a non-smoking area and the I think the drinks offer wheel may have gone but that aside it remains virtually unchanged.
Why all this anti-Hounslow sentiment on here anyhow?
thenationofjames - 23 Sep 2004 15:41
In no way possible could you describe this pub as "not bad".

If the clientele have a working liver between them I would be amazed.
TheGP - 10 Aug 2004 14:19
Not bad, if a little rough around the edges - but hey, it is right in the middle of Hounslow(Just had a refurb and I haven't been since so previous comment may now be incorrect). Certainly preferable to the Edwards and Yates's across the road.
Good for: Settling down to a bit of afternoon drinking
thenationofjames - 12 May 2004 13:59

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