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The Bell Inn

High Road, Horndon-on-the-Hill, Thurrock SS17 8LD England
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The Bell Inn Hotel is a boutique establishment featuring 26 individually-styled bedrooms. Some are above the 15th century coaching Inn with the rest in 2 beautifully converted Georgian buildings, a few paces up the high street. Rooms vary in size from cosy nooks to grand suites. All feature modern and period twists that are sympathetic to the listed buildings that house them. The hotel appears in The Times Cool Hotel List May 2014. Award winning food and bars are available in The Bell Inn and The Ostlers cocktail bar & restaurant. Room Rates are inclusive of continental breakfast. Nearest Stations: Laindon - (10 minutes)West Horndon - (10 minutes)Nearest AirportsGatwick - (50 minutes)Heathrow - (60 minutes)Stansted - (45 minutes)Southend (30 mins)London City Airport (30 mins)
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Breakfast available
Laundry service
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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cowpitsheep wrote a review Jun 2021
Ayr, United Kingdom91 contributions44 helpful votes
Quaint old pub with rooms in various buildings along the street. Lovely food and friendly service. Our room was very clean with a fab shower and funky lighting. Fascinated by the hot cross buns hanging from the ceiling in the bar, they date back quite a time.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Narrow streets so drive carefully. Plenty of parking.
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Bazrat92 wrote a review Aug 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom308 contributions117 helpful votes
Stayed here for four nights whilst in the area. Good size room and very clean. Accommodation is not directly attached to the pub but just up the street which was ideal. We were on room only but we ate at the pub twice in the evenings and the food was really good. They have a good set up for the COVID situation too at the pub. Really nice team working at reception and in the pub. One recommendation for those staying is which room. If you need a quiet room ask for one that does not face on to the main street. Although a small village the main street is surprisingly busy with traffic. I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ray H wrote a review Aug 2020
Poynton, United Kingdom3 contributions
We stayed here whilst on business in the area. It's a lovely quiet village. The room (The Garrett Suite) was lovely. Split over two floors with the added bonus of air conditioning (It was 35 degrees when we visited). We ate in the Bell Inn for dinner and despite COVID 19 it was a very pleasant experience and the food was really nice. Breakfast too was very nice in an annex just below our room We would recommend this hotel for anyone staing in the area and would revisit.
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Date of stay: August 2020
judith jack wrote a review Mar 2020
Droxford, United Kingdom80 contributions68 helpful votes
Sadly disappointed in the breakfast, little choice. The room was lovely but there wasn't enough about this place to tempt me back. No bottled water in the room, I was told to drink tap water!
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Jim A wrote a review Mar 2020
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I stayed at The Bell Inn on Saturday, the room was a fair size with a large double bed ( which was very comfortable ) with a wet room,both immaculately clean. Breakfast was top notch. I found the staff were friendly and courteous, and very welcoming. I would highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2020
US$97 - US$117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandEssexThurrockHorndon-on-the-Hill
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bell Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Bell Inn?
Nearby attractions include Escape Basildon (6.2 km), Stay & Play Indoor Children's Play Centre (5.1 km), and Wat Tyler Country Park (7.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bell Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Bell Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bell Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bell Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Db Shack, Jodhpur Indian Kitchen, and The Sandmartin.
Is The Bell Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Horndon-on-the-Hill.
Are pets allowed at The Bell Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bell Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Coalhouse Fort (6.3 km).
Is The Bell Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.