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bristol uk
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great value deal ,B and B and a round of golf. We were lucky to be given The Captain's Suite, lovely large room with views over the golf course. The staff were helpful and friendly, cooked breakfast was excellent, room was very clean and there was even the luxury of a bath ! We thoroughly enjoyed the lovely golf course,...

Thank mrtngibs
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a overnight B&B evening meal with 2 rounds of golf. Arrived Saturday early to find room was ready before we played first round of golf. * From the moment we arrived till our departure the staff were very friendly. Reception staff cheerful and very helpful. * Nice cosy resteraunt and bar with sky sports running in the background to...

Thank Mike_Jilly_12
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well,not really sure where to start. Have stayed at this hotel a couple of times in the past to play Ryder Cup format golf. 24 blokes,it was good then. My wife and I who are both keen golfers decided to take advantage of the Winter deal golf packages.... Even better! Nothing is too much trouble for the folks at this...

Thank Andy C
Nailsea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

we arrived at 930pm to no one on reception. we waited for 5 to 10 minutes and still no-one came. walked out of the building across the car park to the restaurant. asked someone if anyonr wqs on reception? he came over and said there should of been a sign up saying pick up phone and someone will answer and...

Thank Tina B
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Booked our Family and friends in for New year's day for Mum and dads Golden Wedding Anniversary, Booked a 2 course Sunday Carvery which was beautiful good choices and piping hot. Yummy desserts . Room was decorated lovely and got to say fantastic staff who can't do enough for you and very friendly. Many thanks to Sally for looking after...

1Thank Wayne C
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I decided to book a one night family room near to Hereford as we were to visit family for a few days and thought it would be a nice present for my partner as we had being working long hours with little family time. I did a TripAdvisor search and the Bell came up. I looked at a few reviews...

Thank Patrick5261
BellsHotelManagement, Public Relations Manager at Bells Hotel and the Forest of Dean Golf & Bowls Club, responded to this review

Hi Patrick, We are so sorry that the standards we set for ourselves were not met and that this impacted on your stay with us. Our rooms are currently going through our annual winter refurbishment but with December being such a busy time for us not all the rooms have yet been seen to. Your comments and feedback have been...

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We decided to have our Christmas dinner out this year, really glad we chose Bells. From the moment we arrived the atmosphere was great, The staff couldn't do enough to help with my elderly parents. The food wasn't rushed and served perfectly. My full complements go to the chef and kitchen staff on how lovely the food was. I couldn't...

Thank Treacle28
Coleford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 December 2016

This was our second Christmas lunch at Bells, needless to say it was superb. Clean warm surroundings, friendly and attentive staff. Our party was 17 strong, each one commented on the quality of food and service. Overall a great a great experience.

Thank John W
Bridgend, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 December 2016

I stayed at the hotel for 2 nights while attending a wedding and it was everything I needed from a hotel. Big bed, warm, cozy, hot shower, clean, lovely breakfast and super friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Kerry A
Sling, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We really enjoyed our evening at Bells. The combination of good food, good entertainment and excellent service made for a fabulous night. Huge thanks to all the staff, we'll be back. Highly recommended.

Thank pjsj99

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the Forest of Dean in the historic market town of Coleford, this exceptional hotel and leisure complex offers an 18-hole parkland golf course, clubhouse, superb restaurant and bowling green.With spectacular views of the surrounding countryside as well as the rolling parkland, lakes and woodland of the golf course the Bell Hotel is the perfect place to relax and unwind. With friendly yet professional service, guests can expect their stay to be both enjoyable and delightfully memorable. The Hotel has a traditional, historic feel coupled with a great range of modern facilities. Each of the 53 en-suite rooms are clean, comfortable and well appointed and they all include free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, biscuits and tea & coffee making facilities. Many also boast beautiful views over the golf course and bowling green. There are accommodation options to cater to all types of traveller, from Single, Double, Twin and Family rooms to spacious Suites and 2 rooms that are suitable for wheelchair users. Their staff are available 24 hours a day, ensuring a warm welcome whatever time guests arrive.The Clubhouse bar is open all day every day and serves drinks and bar snacks throughout. Guests are free to relax and have a game of pool, watch Sky Sports or keep an eye on the afternoon’s play in the conservatory and terrace suite which has views over the bowling green. For some truly superb cuisine, Potter’s Restaurant offers a fantastic selection homemade dishes all of which are made from fresh locally sourced produce wherever possible.Founded in 1973, the Forest of Dean Golf Club at Bells offers a 69 par eighteen-hole golf course that is both a challenge and a joy to play regardless of ability. It also incorporates a large practice ground, putting green and a well-stocked golf shop.The Hotel also boasts a county standard bowling green, with has its own patio seating area and is overlooked by a south facing balcony.With such a spectacular location and excellent facilities, it is no surprise to learn that the Hotel makes for a wonderful venue for weddings and other special occasions. It is also ideal for corporate events and conferences with several different meeting rooms available in a range of different sizes.The Hotel is situated in the Forest of Dean in the town of Coleford just a 35 minute drive from Gloucester and 12 minutes from the A40, what’s more it offers plenty of free on-site parking. The city of Gloucester offers excellent transport links and there is also a local station at Lydney, just a 13 minute taxi ride from the Hotel. For those flying in, it’s just under a 90 minute drive from Birmingham International Airport.Situated in the unspoilt beauty of the Royal Forest of Dean, an area of outstanding natural beauty, visitors to the Hotel will never be short of things to do. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bells Hotel and the Forest of Dean Golf & Bowls Club

Address: Lords Hill, Coleford GL16 8BE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Forest of Dean > Coleford
Price Range: $104 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bells Hotel and the Forest of Dean Golf & Bowls Club 3*
Number of rooms: 53
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“If you can get the Captains suite it offers a great view of the 10th tee.”
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“Unfortunately I would say look elsewhere.”
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“easy to find from town”
 of 5 bubbles RogerC107, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Corner rooms would have more light and be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Z2071TIangelaa, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had a large family room (Room 9; king size plus single) which was spacious and well-appointed. By car park but not noisy.”
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