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Warm welcome and great food

Atmospheric pub, welcoming owners, lovely food. Building feels full of history, and has had recent... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Pleasant drink in the garden

Popped in here one Sunday lunchtime and my wife and I had a very pleasant time sitting in the... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Melksham, United Kingdom
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The Common, Broughton Gifford, Melksham SN12 8LX, England
+44 1225 782309
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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Visited here this evening just for a quick drink. Best glass of dry white I’ve had in a pub in ages. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff and customers. Fabulous access for someone on crutches too. We shall return to try the food. Thank you.

Thank Sharon K
Reviewed 21 June 2018

A great pub with a great welcome and really good food,at a fair price. There are a separate bar and restaurant but you can eat in both. The landlord and staff a friendly and helpful, and there is often something going on in the village...More

Thank ronaldbutler86
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We went here for a Sunday roast and have rarely been more disappointed in a meal out. The pub is nice, has a good atmosphere, but the food is terrible. Such a missed opportunity. A beautiful pub in a perfect spot. And they served up...More

1  Thank mimilyons
BellManagement2016, General Manager at The Bell on the Common, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2018

Hi there, we are extremely sorry to hear about your experience. Can you confirm when you were at The Bell on The Common so we can investigate further please? Our Sunday Lunches are served with slow cooked meat from Church Farm, we always serve with...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Me and my partner went there on Friday evening for dinner and found the food was really nice! We felt the service was really warm and welcoming. We then discovered there was live music and ended up staying the evening have a great time. A...More

2  Thank Jonathan P
Reviewed 3 March 2018

the landlady was going on about her cakes which dove us made we found then horrible people and didn't leave us alone while we had something to eat, price has gone up by 10% and the food was cold and not cooked really well. lots...More

7  Thank michellewatson123
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Staying in the area on holiday. Watched rugby here previous weekend after discovering the pub on the Friday we arrived. Came back with family to watch rugby again with family and had lunch first. Lovely food. Dougie couldn't do enough for us. Got very busy...More

1  Thank kikibee3
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Atmospheric pub, welcoming owners, lovely food. Building feels full of history, and has had recent renovations in the restaurant area. It is not often that I have to duck my head to get through doorways, but here I did. It was early when we arrived,...More

Thank happywife1
Reviewed 18 October 2017

I cannot thank Trish and Dougie enough for their thoughtfulness and kindness to me during what was a painful period. The buffet they provided was excellent, the service quiet and efficient and I cannot do more than quote one of many guests: "Thank you for...More

Thank angela h
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Popped in here one Sunday lunchtime and my wife and I had a very pleasant time sitting in the garden. Staff pleasant and good real ale and cider.

Thank empcom
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Lovely home cooked food with pleasant staff. A little on the pricey side but well worth it with the quality that you get. Would advise anyone to give it a try.

Thank gillyell11
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12 August 2015|
Response from reviewtebel79 |
Please go back and try it again... It's changed management and for the better! Everything is locally sourced and fresh, it's a beautiful pub the landlady and landlord most definitely are very friendly and extremely... More