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£29 -- 2-Course Dinner for 2 at 15th-Century Country Inn

Sold out - This deal was published 13 Dec, 2013 and sold out 31 Dec, 2013.
By Faye Armstrong
The Smarden Bell, a revamped 15th-century country pub near Ashford, retains plenty of its historic character and serves up traditional pub grub.

Why we love it

  • This 15th-century Kent inn is awash with characterful features
  • Choose a starter and main or a main and dessert from a seasonal menu created exclusively for Travelzoo subscribers
  • Located in the quiet village of Smarden, a 25-minute drive from Ashford and Maidstone


Mon-Fri, until 31 Jan, 2014


The Smarden Bell
Bell Lane
Kent, TN27 8PW
(See Map)
Tel: 01233 770 283

What's included

  • Choose from starters such as mussels in a cider, smoked pancetta and spring onion sauce, or ham hock terrine with piccalilli and toast
  • Main options include New York flat iron steak with chunky chips, mushroom and tomato, or guinea fowl supreme with beetroot and potato dauphinoise, baby corn, spring greens and creamy tarragon sauce
  • Swap a starter for a dessert. Current options include crème brulee of the day with shortbread, or gypsy tart with chantilly cream

The small print

Excludes 20 December-2 January, 2014. Excludes bank holidays. Menu items are subject to change. Advanced booking is required. Note: A limited number of vouchers are available for this offer and it may therefore sell out before the stated expiry date.

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85% Enjoyed The Smarden Bell
85% (475 ratings)
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85% Enjoyed The Smarden Bell
(475 ratings)
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The food was exelent.

Sadly the service was very slow and we waited a long time for our food!!

28 July 2014 Kenneth United Kingdom

The quality of food was very good. It was an enjoyable meal.

The pub has a really nice feel about it but let itself down by having no beer on tap and a shortage of wine. The pub was also short staffed but the girls working made a great effort and always had a smile.

27 July 2014 Ian United Kingdom

The Bell was a lovely old pub with lots of character. The fillet steak was really good.

27 July 2014 Sue United Kingdom

Nice food

Service a bit slow......but that was due to it being busy

27 July 2014 Geraldine United Kingdom

Massive pot hole at entrance to car park, pub had ran out of beer, was not offered our free glass of Proseco, only 3 front of house staff, serving taking orders and bringing out food. Staff let down badly by Finace team.

Staff work really hard, Becky was a star, should get a medal. Wanted to jump over bar and help them out.Food very very good, Fillet steak up there with best i have had. Setting lovely, could be a gold mine if run properly.

27 July 2014 Mark United Kingdom

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Bell Lane, Smarden
Kent, TN27 8PW
Tel: 01233 770 283

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