The Bell Westoning

3.8
54 reviews
£26 to £40
Tapas / Small Plates
Whether you’re in the mood for a catch up with friends, a candlelit meal for two or a family treat, our All Day menu features a superb selection of dishes that have been prepared to the highest standard by our talented and passionate chefs. With a delicious array of starters, sharers, salads, and mains, we’re confident that when you dine at The Bell, you’ll be impressed.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
What 54 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
3.8based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.8
service
3.6
ambience
3.7
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Noise · Moderate
73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelJames
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Ok...

The chef is Terrible,

Over cooks meat, undercooked vegs

When I say the chicken was laughable,
I’ll also say the burgers tasted of perfume and were over cooked, the pulled pork was literally ALL fat!!

SUNDAY ROAST was absolutely disgusting.... cardboard yorkies, tough fatty meat, over cooked potatoes and under cooked greens and carrots, genuinely the worst place I’ve eaten in years and years.

The min we complained about the chefs horrific attempt to cook, we were swiftly told they had ran out of ALL desserts....

Steer clear of this place if you like food, full stop!!!

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Smudger
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice enough venue , staff friendly but a little slow to take our order despite very few customers at 7PM.
Food was ok but certainly not a WOW from me.
Not sure at £50 for a platter & 4 drinks it’s on my list of go to places. Shame.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
6 reviews
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The food was good again. Great portions.

The cocktails and mocktails absolutely shocking! I brought it up to the staff last time and again this time. The cocktails and mocktails have the same strength!

Alcoholic Mojitos are REALLY bad! Very weak, no brown sugar, not even any mint. I believe it’s just mojito flavouring and soda water. It was really sour. Swapped for a mocktail mojito equally as bad, sour.

The alcoholic strawberry daiquiri also bad, very weak.

However drinks were removed from the bill, last time and this time.

I’d go back for the food, but I have learnt my drinks lesson..

JC
JamieC
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didnt dine last night. But the food here is very good good indeed

JS
JamesS
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Haven’t been to this pub before, very easy to book, attended to quickly at FOH and staff were helpful and kind towards us and all other customers. Nice surroundings and relaxed environment.

DF
DebiF
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was ok, but starters seemed to take a while then mains arrived before we had finished starters, which meant food was getting cold.

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Emma
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

They took our booking for eating at 3pm, gave us menus, took our food order. Then came and told us the kitchen is closed between 3-5. They hadn’t updated their website or known themselves. They apologised and said we wouldn’t be charged. Then gave us a large bill for 2 drinks. The food looked lovely on the menu but the service was shocking.

NM
NicolaM
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very good food, had a share plate which was delicious and more than enough to share with others. Would recommend.

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Table
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Door staff wouldn’t let people in wearing track suit bottoms but happy to let people in wearing track suit shorts? also they are walking around preaching the social distancing rules whilst not wearing a face covering!!
Outside area was rammed with 18 year olds who was extremely loud. Felt like I was at a festival!
security trying their best to keep people socially distance but wasn’t always happening.
Service was very slow, had to wait 30 mins for our drink order to reach the table. Asked three different members of staff if we could order our food and after one hour a nice lady came a took the order. The food arrived not long after order and the chicken burger was extremely salty. No chance to complain or send back as not a waiter/waitress free. They where to busy running around with drinks trying to find out who ordered them as they had no idea.
The place is a nice one but let down by the issues raised above and we will not be returning again!
I would however like to point out that there was one person who was extremely approachable and professional member of the staff. I believe her name was Kristal. She came over and checked on our group and when we raised some issues she dealt with them as quickly as she could. I saw her on several occasions helping staff and customers and it was lovely to see!

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Jadey
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Disappointing visit due to the way we were spoken too and treated after a lovely meal. To be told we had to urgently leave as the table was booked out after ordering more drinks (which was not an issue to any of us at all as we had been there longer than our allocated time without realising) we lost track of time as you do! But to then basically be accused of refusing to leave after being told numerous times ‘apparently’ which was not the case at all, we paid our bill and was about to be on our way until a member of staff approached our table aggressively asking why after numerous requests we had not left yet. We clearly pointed out that we had not in fact been asked to leave numerous times and that we had just paid our bill and we’re about to be on our way... Now being neighbour of the Bell I could see that the table was then not used along with many others in the garden for the rest of that evening. As paying customers I think this is unacceptable and the situation could have been addressed in a whole other manner ... Unfortunately due to this, as our local it’s now very unlikely we would return! Next time when booking a catch up with friends we will be going to some where more accommodating!

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Beth
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The bell had a good atmosphere and service was great , however the food could be better - I ordered the bell burger and it was quite dry.

RH
RichardH
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very tasty meat platter. Great service. Lots of tempting items on the menu.

AS
AbigailS
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and lovely atmosphere. Staff were attentive and friendly. Would definitely reccomend.

RJ
RosieJJ
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My time at the bell was splendid. I will definitely be back there soon! Even with the cold weather the gazebo and heaters kept us toasty. Service is 10/10 thank you to Eric who served us, you are amazing. & a huge thank you to the lovely waitress, Hannah who never fails to bring us a good night and amazing service. Even got to meet the boss, Ali who is very warming and friendly.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service, waitress really polite and patient, would go again.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Place was full of teens!felt like I was in a youth club garden :/

SW
StaceyW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not enough patio heaters for the food area
Only 2 tables covered with the heaters

SM
SukiM
London
7 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely garden and lovely staff

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audreyc
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food, friendly staff. What more can you ask for?

OT
OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Nobody bothered coming over once to take our order - all the staff were just sat around chatting to each other so we left.

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nicholasf
London
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They only do roast on a Sunday. No roast meats apart from Turkey. Kept waiting to ord r a drink for 20 mins after being seated. Luckily weather was fine as told not allowed in gazebo as it was for larger parties. There were two of us and I am disabled. Everything was not pleasant.

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Jess
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience4

Poor service. Plates came out at different times. No vegetarian options although this was solved. Vegetables were raw. No one came to check if food was okay or if we wanted any more drinks. Not sure if it's new ownership but we won't be returning.
By the time our Sunday roast had come out the Vegetables were stone cold.

JW
JakeW
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible! More like a youth club. Similarly young staff just tend to same tables over & over again as they get called (shouted) over by name.
Was sat for a total of 45mins. Had order taken twice & still received no drinks in that time! All whilst the same tables had tray after tray of orders being served. We ended up just leaving in the end. Huge waste of time & having spent a total of £24 on taxi fares, a huge disappointment as well. Clearly not set up properly to open yet. Wouldn't waste your time if you're thinking about it.

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Louiseharper
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Sat out front earlier in day and service wasn’t very good we was forgot about and took ages for someone to come up

CH
CharlotteH
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great night out for my birthday!! Brilliant staff and fab atmosphere

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Bailey7
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After making a booking, via the website, via this booking site, we arrived to be told there was no booking (even though we had email conformation), the guy addressing us was not apologetic , didn't seem to care, just kept saying no, no booking . . Accept that things go wrong, but didn't feel the staff, or that guy I should say, really gave a . . .care . .

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Emma
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

First family meal out in ages and was quite excited and unfortunately disappointed. The food was good but the service was very poor as they were fully booked and didn't have enough staff. We were told we had a 2hr slot but struggled to get the bill and pay so we could leave in time. The table we were placed at was by the edge of the marquee so we kept getting hit by the side of it. Only one vegan option so probably wouldn't return. Needed more staff and better communication to people waiting (1 table waited 45mins for their drink orders to be taken)

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Anonymous
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Waitressing serving drinks and food were lovely however found the managers very rude and drinks overpriced.

EB
EBGB
London
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was good. We had about 6 different things between us . The service was poor.

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
6 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was surprisingly good.

The service was not so good, in the sense we had to ask for crayons for the child about 4 times. We had to ask for our food order to be taken, one of my dishes was forgotten from my order (although I did get it and it was taken off the bill for the oversight). It was busy but not heaving with people.

My Mojito wasn’t great either.

But I must say the food was nice and good portions, I’d go back there..

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Suecoop
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal , food well presented. Good service & felt very safe.

CM
CarolineM
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked a table for 7.15pm and didn't get served until 8pm

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ploughman’s for 2 was too much on quantity and too little on quality.

TC
TommyC
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food, service and the atmosphere was very chilled out.

LM
LizM
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was so tasty and one of the best burgers and coleslaw I’ve had
Considering how busy it was and we got there at 9pm the food was superb
Lovely staff and generally it was such a good introduction out of lockdown

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Spring
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Waited for nearly a half-hour for the first drink. got asked to shuffle tables. one-way system non-existent, groups of 14 across 2 tables witnessed, customers, entering the exit without being challenged and not wearing masks correctly, food and bread scattered under the tables, coffee machine broken, no heating

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Ordered our drinks 3 times in an hour, when they finally arrived half the drinks weren’t there and then came back with the wrong drinks again, when we asked where are drinks where 2 of the waitresses swore out of anger

CN
ClaireN
London
6 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We loved our beef and pulled pork burgers. The desserts were great too. The one way system worked well.

DB
DavidB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to the Bell many times over the years, this is the best that it has been, the food is lovely and the staff are very pleasant and attentive,
If you like Tapas, meze and Turkish food this is great

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service as always

FAQs

The Bell Westoning does offer delivery in partnership with Just Eat.

The Bell Westoning is rated 3.8 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.