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notts, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

With the help of the events Manager Julie and Hotel Manager Kate, i wanted to organise a birthday celebration that included my own grown up children and respective husbands, wives, but at the same time include a party for the grandchildren , all in the same week end. We decided to organise an evening meal Saturday for us adults and... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed overnight and had dinner and breakfast loved it we were treated to a very Christmassy stay the place was decorated so beautifully the food was great as was breakfast the staff couldn't do enough for us we stayed in room7 sadly over the smoking area but didn't complain as it was only overnight so be aware if you are... More 

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Guisborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

stayed here overnight with a group of 31 others very satisfying experience,lovely food great service,warm welcome and the brass band was fantastic great visit looking forward to coming back and enjoying the brand new spa in 2017

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morganthomas
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A charming, rural, timeless hotel Visited for lunch. The menu was varied, interesting and enticing. Not lengthy of fussy but inventive enough to tempt most tastes. The service was timely, very friendly but in now way intrusive and the inside of the restaurant oozed old world charm; as did the rest of the interior. The food was beautifully prepared and... More 

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Kate F, General Manager at Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you. This is everything we strive to achieve and it is so rewarding when our guests tell us we are getting it right! The team will be thrilled. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Kate Firth More 

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived unannounced for afternoon tea for 3 of us - to celebrate my mum's 90th Birthday. The staff were lovely and accommodating, after checking they could provide us with afternoon tea, they quickly seated us and fussed over Mum. The Chef iced Birthday congratulations on a large slate plate, then decorated it in edible goodies and presented this to... More 

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Kate F, General Manager at Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review, we really do appreciate your very kind comments. I'm delighted we helped make your Mum's birthday celebrations special. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Kate Firth More 

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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whenever something nice in my life is happening I come here. The place oozes shear class. New car- breakfast at Ye Olde Bell. New house- lunch at Ye Olde Bell. The people sat next to us were from London and were traveling to Scotland. I asked them how come they'd stopped off here (as it's a real hidden gem). They... More 

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Kate F, General Manager at Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review

This is just what I needed to read on a very wet, cold and windy evening.........it let in the sunshine!! Thank you for sharing your experience and your sentiments about our treasured hotel. Our owners Paul and Hilary are indeed lovely, they trust us to run the operation but are always on hand to offer support and advice......a winning combination... More 

York, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've stayed here a couple of times and absolutely love it. We stayed in a room with a four poster bed and it was very romantic. This hotel is beautifully furnished with good quality furniture. When we stayed we had a lovely meal in the restaurant and breakfast the next morning we couldn't fault. There is a lovely ambiance about... More 

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Kate F, Manager at Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a fabulous review, I'm delighted you have always enjoyed your visits to us and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Kate Firth More 

Retford, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went last Sunday with the family and have to was not disappointed food was brilliant service great can not fault it at all , The waiter named billy couldn't not do any more for us Plus he was brilliant with the kids which both are under the age age of 5

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Kate F, General Manager at Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Ye Olde Bell, I'm delighted you had an excellent time. Billy is brilliant with all our guests and kids in particular really relate to his sense of humour!! Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Kate Firth More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in This hotel for 2 nights for my best friends wedding and it's just breath taking. There's a number of bars, restaurant on side, close to local amenities, lovely staff and the feel, rooms and gardens are just breathtaking. The wedding was in the garden with an afterward BBQ and everything throughout the day just went smooth and... More 

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Kate F, General Manager at Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm delighted you enjoyed your recent stay at our hotel and managed to experience all we have to offer. We really appreciate you taking the time to write a review and we hope you will visit us again soon. Kind regards Kate Firth More 

Retford, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for the night as we had heard good reports of the hotel and we have had brilliant meals there previously. We booked via booking.com as it was a cheaper price than going direct. We checked in via a very helpful member of staff and we went to our room. The room itself was a good size, we... More 

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Kate F, General Manager at Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us recently and for taking the time to write such a detailed and constructive review. Your feedback is invaluable and we will take heed of your comments. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Kate Firth More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
17Th century hotel now passionately restored throughout by local owners to AA 4-Star + Rosette and combining history with contemporary style. Sheer luxury everywhere with rich fabrics, chandeliers, antiques and period features. Individually styled bedrooms and stunning suites, all with flatscreen TVs and contemporary bathrooms with walk-in power showers. Lounges with real log fires in winter and smart Garden Terrace Bar for summer drinks and dining al fresco. Trendy Restaurant Bar 1650 and rich ambient St Leger Bistro-by-the-Bar with extensive menu inc creative Rosette dishes plus traditional classics. Hotel Fitness Centre and hair and beauty treatment salons - brand new state-of-the-art Luxury Spa opens Spring 2017. Just off the A1 and on the border of Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire - ideal for Sherwood Forest, Lincoln Cathedral, Nottingham Castle, Chatsworth House and Doncaster and Southwell Races. Just 5 minutes from Retford Mainline Rail Station and close to Robin Hood & East Midlands Airports. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant

Address: Old Great North Road, Barnby Moor, Retford DN22 8QS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Nottinghamshire > Retford > Barnby Moor
Price Range: $192 - $350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 59
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“we have stayed in different rooms and can honestly say all dthe bedrooms are beautiful and luxurious.”
 of 5 bubbles 374lyndab, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Not room 7 above the smokers corner”
 of 5 bubbles janicefaulkner123, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Just go for breakfast as a non guest- it's very special.”
 of 5 bubbles Jbtomlinson, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Go for the four poster bedrooms”
 of 5 bubbles mickledale, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room that is not on the road side.”
  • Nicely decorated room but an averagely comfy bed.
  • A poorly sized and old tv.
 of 5 bubbles IanCampbell87, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
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