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The Bell Inn, Warminster

High Street
Wylye
Postal town: Warminster
BA12 0QP
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E TA left this review about The Bell Inn

The bad times experienced by Trainman appear to be long past, and Jonathan’s description is far closer to what I observed this visit, my first since Hidden Brewery days a decade or more ago. The pub has 14th Century origins though much of what is visible today is newer. The bar is formed from two previous rooms, the division still marked by a change in the level of the carpeted floor. There is a separate dining room where dogs are not allowed. There are plenty of structural timbers on display, many of them ancient oak, and there is an impressive brick inglenook with a real fire. The car park is a reasonable size, and there are wooden benches at the front for smokers and al fresco drinkers. Food is home cooked from fresh ingredients. Two ales on, Sheep Dip and Innocence from Plain Ales, both in great condition. The biggest downside is the prices – ales at around 12% above average and food around 20% up. Worth a visit when passing anThe bad times experienced by Trainman appear to be long past, and Jonathan’s description is far closer to what I observed this visit, my first since Hidden Brewery days a decade or more ago. The pub has 14th Century origins though much of what is visible today is newer. The bar is formed from two previous rooms, the division still marked by a change in the level of the carpeted floor. There is a separate dining room where dogs are not allowed. There are plenty of structural timbers on display, many of them ancient oak, and there is an impressive brick inglenook with a real fire. The car park is a reasonable size, and there are wooden benches at the front for smokers and al fresco drinkers. Food is home cooked from fresh ingredients. Two ales on, Sheep Dip and Innocence from Plain Ales, both in great condition. The biggest downside is the prices – ales at around 12% above average and food around 20% up. Worth a visit when passing and worth the short deviation from the A303 for lunch if you can afford it.d worth the short deviation from the A303 for lunch if you can afford it.

On 23rd August 2019 - rating: 7
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Jonathan Wilde left this review about The Bell Inn

This pub has had a change of ownership and the below review isn't reflective of the current landlord in tenure and how the business is run.

While in there a couple of the tables in front of where I sat amongst the beams and character were commenting on how good there food was while the landlord was offering suggestions of beers to try complete with samples in a fairly generous amount which had a instant effect along with one customer while also converting a couple to upgrade their larger selection to something new he had.

More signs to attract people off the A303 and A36 intersection where this pub lies in the village these roads surround are planned as locating these is aided by local farmers who apparently he's struck a deal with over a food swap per month for allowing signs to direct people to the pub.

A comment that did ring true from a other patriot was why would you go to the services when you could stop here.

A range of about 4 beers on draught and while landlord was up selling local beers he referred to Doombar as a stable beer but turn pump clip round to me infer the opinion that it sells but it's not what beer is about and what he want's to promote.

On 19th July 2015 - no rating submitted
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train man left this review about The Bell Inn

Booked in to meet family (Briz branch) for lunch Monday, then stay overnight with dogs. Arrived early & went in to ask where we could give dogs a spin before lunch, explaining we were staying the night. Young barman says ‘Aaah, got some bad news for you, problem with the plumbing, haven't got a room for you'. They ummed & aahed about the failure to notify us of this by phone (no number/wrong number bullshit) but, since we'd driven from London specifically to sample this pub, and were meeting another party there, this was a worthless defence. The chef came out, in filthy whites, to suggest an alternative couple of pubs nearby (&, to be fair, suggested the absent ‘owners' would pick up the room tab), but I was not prepared to rearrange a family meet at an unknown (unresearched) venue. I ordered a pint (of Pint) while I went to get the dogs and a pub guide from the car. I returned to find the pumpclip reversed, leaving just Bays Dumpling available from 6/7 handpumps. That's right – not a single Hidden beer available in a pub owned by Hidden Brewery; pathetic!! The building looks lovely and the bar area has a rustic charm but, without any direction (even the previously excellent website has been abandoned), the pub is destined to fail.
Fyi, we managed to get a short-notice booking, incl dogs, at Hindon's Lamb, & diverted the Briz contingent there for lunch.

On 30th December 2009 - rating: 1
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Tisbury, 7.77 miles, 2 hr 30 min walk (show)
Warminster, 10.59 miles, 3 hr 24 min walk (show)
Salisbury, 11.2 miles, 3 hr 36 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bell Inn, Wylye
23rd Aug 2019, 06:37
Review submitted by E TA
 
5th Mar 2017, 15:06
Request to mark pub as open by ROB Camra approved

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 05 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 July 2019 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 05 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 05 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 05 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 05 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 05 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : No last updated 08 July 2019 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 05 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : No last updated 08 July 2019 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 05 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 July 2019 by E TA
  • Live Music : No last updated 05 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 05 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 05 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 July 2019 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 July 2019 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 05 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 05 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 05 March 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 08 July 2019 by E TA
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 3pm
Monday12noon - 3pm | 6pm - 10pm
TuesdayClosed
Wednesday12noon - 3pm | 6pm - 11pm
Thursday12noon - 3pm | 6pm - 11pm
Friday12noon - 3pm | 6pm - 11pm
Saturday12noon - 3pm | 6pm - 11pm
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