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The Bell Inn

4.5
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173 reviews
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£25 and under
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Thai

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Have you ever wanted to find a local pub that offers great atmosphere, wonderful food and drink along with a variety of entertainment? Look no further, the Bell Inn Bearsted, aims to provide you with the perfect answer to all of the above.

A family run business with years of experience within the hospitality sector. We know what it takes to keep you smiling whilst drinking and dining.

Nigel will be the most familiar faces you will see at The Bell. Our intention is to make the Bell a family run traditional pub offering a Thai Street Food Cuisine in the evenings, with good old-fashioned values built on integrity and an eye for quality. Thriving on good reputations and using the positive energy from our customers - our aim is to make your experience at The Bell so memorable - your custom will turn into our friendship.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 173 People Are Saying
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sledger4
Kent
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t fault it

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davethechippy
London
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food relaxed atmosphere thoroughly recommended

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CarolineF
Kent
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal. We all felt very safe with the Covid measures.

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SteveP
London
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First visit since the Thai menu became standard and the food was superb.

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EmilyF
Kent
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, delicious food and lovely and safe ambience. Thank you

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Ap13
Kent
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great service, lovely outdoor seating area and amazing Thai food!

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KHay
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely tasty food, good presentation. Felt very comfortable with socially distanced tables and everything was well organised. Would recommend

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DeniseW
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Thai food. We were offered the choice to have mild, medium or hot, which was perfect! Taste and presentation was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating in since lockdown so was a little apprehensive. The outdoor area was lovely with tables well spaced and a maximum of 6 per table. Staff were very knowledgeable explaining the food which was amazing! Have already rebooked.

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BarryR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly helpful service. Food was delicious and prepared quickly. Background music was quiet so you were able to talk.

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AndrewE
Kent
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really tasty food. Good portions. Served hot. Excellent service.

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Emma
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly and welcoming pub. Delicious food and great service!

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NicolaM
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub with friendly staff and great service. We sat in the outdoor covered area where there were heaters so very cosy. Thai food was outstanding, freshly cooked and tasted divine.

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PeteM
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nice welcome, food was very nice & a nice surprise was the EOTHO discount was still running. Meal for two including starters, mains & 2 drinks each was £32.00.

all in all would thoroughly recommend

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Suzy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Thai food is a new venture for this pub and I was pleasantly surprised how good it was. Portions are quite generous (I brought half of mine home). The outside area is provided with wall heaters so it will be possible to continue to eat outside for some time though the actual area is quite basic. There is a second open garden/patio area reserved for smokers. I would definitely visit again.

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LisaB
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food was really tasty.Loads of choice on the menu for Thai food.Service was great.

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DaveC
Kent
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thai food was exceptional. Service was spot on, and EOTHO offer in play. We will definitely be returning, even at full price!

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EmmaW
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came with my son for the his first time and he loved it, we love it there is just nothing to complain about - the food and staff always brilliant x

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CarolM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Friendly helpful staff, delicious food. Good covid precautions

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Ming
Kent
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We're happy to come there again and will come to there in the future.

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FionaA
Kent
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic evening at the Bell. They checked our temperature on entry and asked us to sanitizer our hands. Staff were very welcoming but not overly intrusive. There is a lovely atmosphere at The Bell and we noted a wide range of age groups, which helped to create a relaxing buzz.
We were impressed by the quality of the food . We sent our compliments to the chef . Will be returning soon .

The Bell Inn
Responded on 11 September 2020

Lovely review, Chefs and the Team will be over the moon, Thank you

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KayR
London
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

We have been to the bell inn before when they did British food and it was fantastic. I thought we would try it again as dog friendly and I do like Thai . The food was nice but it just did not seem right in this pub . Staff was friendly but it has lost a lot of atmosphere. We had no alcohol but it was quite pricey.
I would go back if the food goes back to how it used to be or if they did both but not as just a Thai restaurant.

The Bell Inn
Responded on 8 September 2020

Thank you for your honest review, i think with social distancing in place the atmosphere has changed some what due to more space. We have recorded the highest ever food sales in the last 7 years due to the change in cuisine. Its a personal thing and i totally appreciate that, thai cuisine can be more expensive to produce mainly because its freshly cooked to order, the ingredients are all authentic and imported from Thailand. Thanks KayR

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AndrewR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service
friendly staff
great food #
felt very safe

The Bell Inn
Responded on 5 September 2020

Thank you for your kind Review EOTHO offer extended throughout September....

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EmmaW
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found this lovely little pub during the eat out campaign but wished we knew how amazing it was! The food and staff are amazing and we have recommended it to everyone. We often go to Thailand so are funny about eating Thai food in many places, but this Thai food is so authentic and we will continue to eat here so glad we found it ❤️

The Bell Inn
Responded on 5 September 2020

Tank you so much, did you know that we have extended Th EOTHO offer throughout September as well.........

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SarahM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, incredible food and really well organised re COVID. Highly recommended

The Bell Inn
Responded on 5 September 2020

Thank you for your kind Review EOTHO offer extended throughout September....

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AndreaM
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal here last Friday night. Staff were really friendly and we were made to feel very safe. Food was excellent, lovely atmosphere. We will be back.

The Bell Inn
Responded on 5 September 2020

Thank you for your kind Review EOTHO offer extended throughout September....

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LizR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food was good, service was great. The heat of the dishes was 'Thai' style with a medium being quite hot. Not all of the staff were aware. It was a nice night out.

The Bell Inn
Responded on 5 September 2020

Thank you for your kind Review EOTHO offer extended throughout September.... Totally Agree as Noi is Authentic Thai Chef....... She eats Chilies like sweets...... HOTTTT

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vipCellarboy
Kent
21 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Thai food and excellent friendly service

The Bell Inn
Responded on 27 August 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review, means a lot to the team.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Couldn’t fault the staff but the food was awful;
- rubbery fish cakes
- soup like curry
- grey chicken
- fatty and grisly pork skewers
- curry didn’t even have vegetables, just packed with grey chicken, spices (we had asked for mild but it burnt our tongues) and it was just so runny?!

Again, we couldn’t fault the staff, they were absolutely lovely but the food needs a serious revamp!

The Bell Inn
Responded on 27 August 2020

Really, i am completely perplexed with this review. Did you bring this to the attention of our team? This review is a complete contrast to the feedback we receive on a daily basis, it's the same chefs cooking the same food with the same ingredient's. It must be a personal taste issue if I'm completely honest. I have sent a message out to my team to see if this was reported... I always feel a little suspicious of Anonymous reviews.......

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AndrewE
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some dishes are HOT. Go for mild if you are not sure.

The Bell Inn
Responded on 5 September 2020

Totally Agree as Noi is Authentic Thai Chef....... She eats Chilies like sweets...... HOTTTT

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely faultless service and food! We will be back!!

The Bell Inn
Responded on 27 August 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review, means a lot to the team.

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WarrenF
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was delicious service wasnt great on night took 25 minutes to get a drink ...and had to ask 2 or 3 times...not enough staff on a busy Saturday night

The Bell Inn
Responded on 27 August 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review, means a lot to the team.

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Rolando
Kent
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very good in all aspects.... will be going again soon ...

The Bell Inn
Responded on 27 August 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review, means a lot to the team.

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AliB
London
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful waiting staff, delicious food, very reasonably priced.

The Bell Inn
Responded on 27 August 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review, means a lot to the team.

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KarlaT
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service, would definitely recommend!! Great value for money

The Bell Inn
Responded on 27 August 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review, means a lot to the team.

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dianas
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The weather was awful - it poured with rain but we were under cover behind the main pub. The service was really impressive - attentive and safe. The food was delicious and there was plenty of it. They're specialising in Thai cuisine atm with a Thai chef. She's very good.

The Bell Inn
Responded on 27 August 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review, means a lot to the team.

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Ang1
Kent
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Food was good however customer service was lacking. We were seated in bar area for our meal, even though there were clearly empty tables in the 'restaurant' area. Very noisy in bar area this, together with poor customer service, spoilt our overall experience. For example we were not asked if we were happy with our meals. We would of let them know if it weren't, however that should be part of the service as standard. Sad to say we will not be likely to return.

The Bell Inn
Responded on 27 August 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review, means a lot to the team.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Thai food and felt comfortable with the arrangements in place. Lovely evening and good service as always.

The Bell Inn
Responded on 27 August 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review, means a lot to the team.

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AngelaC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great staff, lovely garden & atmosphere. Great food very relaxing place.

The Bell Inn
Responded on 27 August 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review, means a lot to the team.

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Mellor
Kent
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly and helpful staff. Would highly recommend to anyone.

The Bell Inn
Responded on 27 August 2020

Thank you so much for your kind review, means a lot to the team.

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FAQs

The Bell Inn offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01622 427917 x1.

The Bell Inn is rated 4.5 stars by 173 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.