The Bell Westoning

3.9
85 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 85 people are saying
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3.7
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Crispy
Buckinghamshire
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice village pub with a rather large menu, probably less choice and some speciality dishes would be more suitable in these difficult times.
The Sea Bass should have been softer, the King Prawns were rather bland.
Very nice Sauvignon Blanc.
We will go again.

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Pablo36
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Food is excellent, Annex room is stark and unwelcoming though the main pub is nice. Service was friendly but very slow

OT
OpenTable Diner
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really enjoyable evening, great food and service. Thank you

JB
JamesB
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I believe we had Martine servicing us and she was fantastic! So attentive and really wanted us to have a great experience. Always making sure everything was perfect whilst smiling.

RL
RichardL
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked a midday meal on the 16th for friends. Service was so friendly, food came in good time and was nicely cooked. Great. Thank you!

MR
MarisaR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t fault our lunch. Gorgeous food, large portion sizes and very friendly service. Will definitely be coming back!

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Lynne
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

To have the choice of gf and vegetarian and tasty is such a treat. Delightful evening

LM
LittleMissT
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the sharing platter for two; it was served on a bed of salad, with a side of generous dips and homemade garlic bread. It was more than plentiful for two but we added homemade coleslaw and sweet potato fries.

The food was delicious, fresh and tasty. You could taste the mint, lemon and charcoaled meats. Every bite was flavoursome and grilled to perfection; hot enough with that great charred flavour.

The service was attentive without being too much and we didn't feel rushed. The selection of gins was impressive and the ambiance was vibrant but relaxed.

I am not a huge fan of chocolate puddings or ice-cream but can recommend the hazelnut and pistachio slice with a dollop of fresh cream.

There was quite a few things to tempt us on the menu so will definitely be going back!

Thank you for such a fantastic evening.

RS
RichardS
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice meal , waiters very polite and attentive, only thing lacking was a bit of atmosphere and authenticity as it is still a British pub essentially, needs a bit more Turkish atmosphere .

JS
JonathanS
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good, thoroughly enjoyed meal and staff were excellent and service very fast. Almost too fast!

Highly recommend, just slow down a little!

KM
KenM
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had an enjoyable evenings meal with lovely food and attentive staff.

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and service, very decent portions. A birthday treat which didn’t go unnoticed, a very tasty baklava courtesy of the chief to round off a great meal

SG
SimonG
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed the food although the bulgur was not as good as our last visit and I was a little surprised that none of the waiting staff were wearing face coverings!
This was our go to safe place last year when restrictions allowed not so sure now

PH
PaulH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 5 and we were all very impressed with the quality of the food. WIll certainly be coming back.

LT
LeaT
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and service. Enjoyed the meeting selection and general feeling of pub. A great meal.

PV
PaulV
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good selection of dishes. Plenty of vegetarian meze options. Friendly and efficient service.

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OpenTable Diner
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff professional service fantastic food... Make sure you leave room for delicious dessert! Sunday roast was just perfect 👍

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LorettaC
London
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service very good and food was very tasty and hot on arrival.
Very nice guys there and extremely helpful and done out lovely and toilets spotless..
Are outside and was very pleasant with heaters available ..

We'll done guys with be back soon definitely 😜

SQ
StephanieQ
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, very good money worth.
Friendly staff

CW
ChrisW
Bedfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We turned up at our appointed time (4 p.m.), only to be told that they'd run out of roast dinners and we would have to wait for half an hour before they could provide food from an alternative menu. Fortunately, we weren't in a hurry.

The food arrived reasonably quickly, and wasn't bad, but the noise levels were too high and we were tucked into a corner alongside the main gangway which had too many kids running up and down it. Service was reasonable overall.

We probably won't be visiting again.

JI
JILLH
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff were very welcoming and pleasant.

The food was plentiful and delicious. Particularly the Vegetarian Roast.

JG
JamesG
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We were the only people lunching as it happens. The service was excellent and the food very good indeed, with lots of variety. If anything, the portions were a bit too generous! We will certainly be going there again.

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Nicky
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great roast lunch and friendly, fast service. Thank you.

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EmilyandTomH
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice food, good variety on menu, the platters seemed particularly good value. Staff friendly and attentive. Would recommend.

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Jpugh
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Excellent food with a good variety. The veggie burger slider was as good as the pulled pork one in the royal 5 so don’t shy away from it! Service was a little slow but staff were very apologetic and keen to make customers happy.

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Notimpressed
Bedfordshire
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Waitress friendly pub very clean food was a massive let down. Roast potatoes black in middle , plates cold , Yorkshire flat, veg cold and crackling was deep fried swimming in grease. Never again .

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful service, gorgeous food and a lovely venue with plenty of outdoor seating too! Can’t wait to come again!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Used to be my local but haven’t been there for some time. Much changed - not all for the better - but the staff were pleasant and the food was acceptable. Very few in dining - I am sure the ambiance would be better if more people in the restaurant.

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JoshnaG
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and big portions. Good efficient service.
Would suggest a bigger plate, portions were substantial, just need more room for the vegetables!

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Coops
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Sunday only menu available, no main menu.
Run out of Cheesecake at 2pm so had to skip desert.
Wine was not chilled at all, but was told it had come straight from the fridge.

JF
JohnF
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh, tasty, appealing to look at and authentic Mediterranean food. Excellent for gluten free.

MJ
MichaelJames
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
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 June 3, 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 May 28, 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 May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

JS
JamesS
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on May 27, 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.

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DebiF
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on May 24, 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
Bedfordshire
1 review
Dined on May 15, 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 May 15, 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 May 14, 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!

FAQs

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

The Bell Westoning is rated 3.9 stars by 85 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 reservations at the moment.