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The Bell, Gillingham

The Street
Bredhurst
Postal town: Gillingham
ME7 3JY
Phone: 01634232971
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Dating from around 1750, The Bell may previously have been called The Bluebell. It's a substantial village pub just outside Gillingham's sprawl, easy to walk to from the Parkwood and Wigmore estates but still just about rural. In recent years the building has been opened out to provide more bar space and less character. There is a large car park and garden at the rear. Previously owned by Courage, it's now a freehouse. The front bar is pretty much as it originally was, although now the decor is very unexciting. The back bar and eating areas are relatively new. There is an open fire (not an original feature), gaming machines to spoil the ambiance further, over-priced bar snacks and cliched, annoying muzak. The food is of average quality and the staff are unfriendly. There were 3 ales on - I had M&B Mild which tasted slightly odd - rather nuttier than it should have been - but it was still drinkable. It's fine if you're in the area and thirsty, but I don't see my making the effort to come too often.

On 19th April 2013 - rating: 5
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Bell

Nice enough village pub. Staff appeared friendly, but the relatively loud music seemed rather out of place. Had a nice pint of Nelson Brewery IPA which I've not tasted before.

On 13th April 2008 - rating: 6
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Rainham (Kent), 3.55 miles, 1 hr 8 min walk (show)
Gillingham (Kent), 4.8 miles, 1 hr 32 min walk (show)
Bearsted, 5.5 miles, 1 hr 46 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bell, Bredhurst
22nd Nov 2015, 13:04
Request to mark pub as open by ROB Camra approved
 
22nd Nov 2015, 13:04
Request to mark pub as open submitted by ROB Camra, with included notes: Reopened as a Greene King pub.

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 22 November 2015 by ROB Camra
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  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 22 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 22 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 22 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 22 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 22 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 22 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 22 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 22 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 22 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 22 November 2015 by ROB Camra
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