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Bell, Smarden
Bell, Smarden

Welcome to The Bell, Smarden

A beautiful Kentish country pub in the historic village of Smarden

Welcome to The Bell, Smarden

Built in the 1500s during the reign of Henry VIII, The Bell Inn in Smarden is a popular dining destination promising food and drink fit for a King - with freshly prepared dishes served up alongside local ales and lagers from Faversham’s Shepherd Neame.

It’s a charming and traditional country village pub, picture perfect both inside and out. Tumbling hanging baskets and a Kentish peg-tiled roof greet your arrival, while there are oak beams, flagstone floors and open fires waiting just across the threshold.

Indeed, this is a place that offers a warm welcome in more ways than one. Three separate cosy bar areas each boast an open fire, with a large inglenook fireplace and picturesque wood-burning stove making The Bell an ideal escape from the harsh winter weather. 

There’s a large garden, equipped with its own bar and enjoying beautiful views over surrounding countryside - the perfect place to enjoy an alfresco ale or two in the summer.

Food at The Bell

Traditional country fare, freshly prepared from fine seasonal ingredients, makes The Bell one of the area’s finest pubs for food.

Choose from classics such as ham and eggs or fish and chips, or indulge in one of the pub's special homemade pies with slow-cooked fillings and perfect pastry - all cooked fresh to order.

There’s a selection of lighter bites, including warm ciabattas with a side of chunky chips, and on Sundays there’s a sumptuous traditional roast. With a separate children's menu available, it’s a great place to enjoy with all the family.

    Bell Menu The Bell Desserts Sunday Lunch Specials
    Food - Fish and Chips

    Bell Favourites


    • Chicken Liver Parfait - homemade, smooth chicken liver parfait.  Served with red onion marmalade and toasted ciabatta
    • Creamy Garlic Mushrooms (V) -  fresh mushrooms cooked in a creamy sauce and served on toasted ciabatta 
    • Fish and Chips - prime cod fillet in our own beer batter with chunky chips, not-too-mushy peas, tartare sauce and fresh lemon
    • Linguine (v) - linguine pasta cooked in a rich and creamy garlic, mushroom and spinach sauce served with parmesan shavings
    • Proper Pies - homemade pies with slow cooked fillings, rich gravy and pastry on the top and bottom! Worth the wait!

    Opening times

    • Opening Times

      Open every day
      12:00 - 23:00

    How to find us

    The Bell

    Bell Lane,
    Smarden, Kent
    TN27 8PW

    01233 770 283

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