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The Old Dining Room at The Bell Hotel

The Quay, Sandwich CT13 9EN, England
+44 1304 613388
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good28%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“lamb” (5 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Quay, Sandwich CT13 9EN, England
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

We love the location and ambiance, however, the food has really gone downhill and is very difficult to get coffee after 9pm, because the 'machine is off'. Shame

Thank Trailingrose
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Great food. Fantastic welcome. Comfortable surroundings. We have stayed in the hotel, lovely luxurious rooms. We often pop in for a drink and we have lunch and sometimes dinner. We love it!

1  Thank jacquiebartlett
Reviewed 13 July 2015

Part of the very successful Bell Hotel, providing a comfortable formal dining room, a large well-lit bar overlooking the terrace, and the terrace itself, to choose from. Not cheap, but very good quality and exceptional service from a group of very charming local girls. Portions...More

1  Thank petera718
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

Popped in for a spot of Saturday lunch, we were staying at the Salutation also in Sandwich. Ordered some drinks and sat outside to read the simple menu, I chose beef sandwiches and my wife plumped for the chicken and chorizos. Both were served reasonably...More

2  Thank Stewoo7
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Had booked a table, but no table reserved for us so we were sat in a room on our own. When the food arrived we found one of the dishes tasted very odd. There was a distinct taste of TCP about the sauce. Drew this...More

Thank harriet b
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Good food and great setting overlooking quay and Barbican in historic Sandwich. Spoilt by extremely slow service made worse by no remedy (an offer of some bread would have been nice) or real acknowledgement. The explanation - "the chef is overwhelmed by having to flame...More

Thank Wear_the_rose
Reviewed 9 June 2015

I was hesitant about eating here, as being Sandwich's "poshest" hotel, I thought it would be a) snobby and b)expensive. Neither turned out to be the case. The Under Manager was extremely helpful in carrying my walker up the entrance steps and storing it in...More

1  Thank DoverRuben
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Last week I went with a friend’s family for a meal in the restaurant of this hotel. There were six of us in all. We did not have a very reassuring experience. This was mainly because of the service, not the food. We all sat...More

Thank Thanet48
Reviewed 4 June 2015

The atmosphere and surrounding area is always a pleasant experience at the Bell. We have eaten here several times and always been pleased with both the food and service. Well worth a visit.

Thank 60PAB
Reviewed 14 May 2015

A very nice restaurant with great food. Friendly but slightly over attentive waiting staff, but better that than the opposite! I especially recommend the sticky toffee and date pudding :-)

2  Thank Kim M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Quay, Sandwich CT13 9EN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Sandwich
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 613388
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  • This restaurant is at The Bell Hotel
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