The Bell Inn

4.6
196 Reviews
£25 and under
Thai
Have you ever wanted to find a local pub that offers great atmosphere, wonderful Thai Street 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 196 people are sayingWrite a review
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.4
ambience
4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJimW
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Covid safe experience

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and customer service, can't wait to come back.

KT
KTMMAC
Kent
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Highly recommended, Sunday roast was great and staff very attentive. We felt safe in regards to Covid 19 with all precaution being enforced. We will return again....when we can. There was also a great duo playing who's name we didn't get.

RB
RuthB
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic fresh Thai food.
Considering the changes in regulations, the ambiance in the restaurant is lovely.

LO
LizO
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Everything was lovely until some customers went to sit outside and the door was left open, despite requests to the staff from other tables to close the door, the staff insisted it had to be left open, even when 2 tables had to put on their coats to keep the chill off and 2 tables moved to another area away from the draught. We cut short our stay and went to a warmer venue for a night cap

MC
MandyC
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was brilliant. Would definitely recommend and will be visiting again.

JW
vipJimW
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great music.

DL
DanL
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu, just wish I could have tried more dishes. We will return very soon!

CT
ClaireT
London
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The Thai food was amazing, really authentic. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere and lovely to see that an independent pub is doing so well during these difficult times.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is really great had a mixture of the special and mains highly recommend

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davethechippy
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, lovely food, fair prices, can only recommend

IB
IanB
Kent
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food especially the Thai food in the week . Staff are very helpful and friendly . Would highly recommend .

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Gailie
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great Thai meal with my family I had a medium hot green curry full of flavour but not to hot to handle.
Both food and drinks were table service so we didn't have a dedicated waitress so service was very quick.
All of the waitress were very efficient and friendly and knowledgeable of the Thai menu.
The Bell is a great traditional pub with good food andlovely just for a few beers.
Would definitely recommend it for foor and beer.

JW
vipJimW
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Covid friendly outside heated dining with live music.

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Mealgang
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Negatives: It was a bit cold outside and the heater kept switching off. There were no other diners so the ambiance scored low. We moved table due to the smokers standing outside the pub door
Positives: the service and the delicious food. Definitely recommend

SI
SIMONF
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Thai street food cooked with finesse and skill

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davethechippy
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, great food, Rebecca our waitress for the evening was an absolute star, can only recommend. A 5* evening

SM
SarlaM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Thank you for a fantastic meal - delicious Thai food, and excellent COVID precautions too

JW
vipJimW
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Covid free environment.

RC
RichardC
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious authentic Thai food, very friendly and efficient staff and agreat range of drinks

JS
JulianS
London
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyable meal. The food was delicious. Good service. A very pleasant evening

G
Gailie
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food good service and with the eat out to help out scheme still running through september great value.

EC
EmilyC
London
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, reasonable prices. Definitely recommend

s
sledger4
Kent
7 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t fault it

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davethechippy
London
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food relaxed atmosphere thoroughly recommended

CF
CarolineF
Kent
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

SP
SteveP
London
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

EF
EmilyF
Kent
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Ap13
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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

KH
KHay
Kent
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

DW
DeniseW
Kent
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 15, 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.

BR
BarryR
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

M
Mealgang
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Emma
Lancashire
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Friendly and welcoming pub. Delicious food and great service!

NM
NicolaM
Kent
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 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.

PM
PeteM
Kent
1 review
Dined on September 9, 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
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 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.

LB
LisaB
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

DC
DaveC
Kent
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

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

The Bell Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 196 OpenTable diners.