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The Old Bell Hotel

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Our base for the races in Cheltenham. This was a restaurant that our friends had used before. They were disappointed and in some ways so were we. Our room was lovely - a decent living room and separate bedroom. The bathroom was small but well equipped. Service in the bar was ok. Breakfast was very good. The furniture in the...

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Malmesbury
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us went for an evening meal. Can't fault the staff or the food. Both were excellent. Had the pork risotto, best risotto I've ever had. The lamb and mint pie was also very good. The staff are unobtrusive but very helpful. Only criticism? - shame the restaurant hasn't been renovated in keeping with a fantastically old hotel. There...

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of parking in a car crammed English market town led us to stay for lunch on a day trip to Malmesbury! Glad we did! Fish perfectly cooked, lovely dessert, too! Very relaxing, with freedom to choose to sit in comfort anywhere in the hotel. Made very welcome!

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Ampthill, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to the Old Bell for a birthday meal. The lunch menu gave a great choice and the food was to a good standard. The staff were very helpful and attentive. Unfortunately it does not seem such a "special" place to go for a meal as it used to - it now has a commercial feel to it. Would I...

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Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived quite late after a long journey and were recommended the restaurant by the place we were staying. The kitchen was just closing as we arrived, but a lovely gentleman called Samuel was quick to check what the chefs would be able to rustle up for us and find us a table. We ended up with a delicious array...

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Thank EllieGrac3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the oldest coaching inn in England built 1200+ and has lots of style. It's situated right next to the Abbey where the first King of all-England is reputed to be buried and where, in the churchyard there's a gravestone telling the tale of a woman who was mauled to death by a tiger! We had a one night...

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a bad experience the first time I stayed here a few years ago, but was so pleased that I tried it again. The room was very nice, even though the bathroom was noisey, the bedding clean and comfortable. Breakfast was lovely and the lady who served us, Cilla, was vey helpful and friendly. I will certainly stay here...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived late on a Friday and the staff were very welcoming. Dined in the restaurant, the food was exceptional and the service even more so. Cilla took care of us throughout the evening and the poter Robbie was a true gent and made our visit even more special!!! Highly recommended!

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay We arrived and received great service throughout our stay with a relaxed and warm charm from all staff We thought our dog friendly room was pleasant and spotless. We loved the evening meal,from the delicous crab starter to the chocolate dessert -superb. Plenty of fish enjoyed by my family too truly fresh and tasty ingredients....

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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The review disappointing was for old bear in hungerford and am unable to delete so please ignore. Bell excellent food, service, friendly & accommodating staff - second stay since November. Excellent scenery adjacent to Abbey, gardens and river walks. Lots of parking, comfortable sitting rooms and open fires - great to relax with a coffee or alcohol! Dog and child...

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  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about The Old Bell Hotel

Address: Abbey Row, Malmesbury SN16 0BW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Malmesbury
Price Range: $193 - $287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Old Bell Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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Classic Hotel Old Bell
Classic Hotel Malmesbury
Malmesbury Classic Hotel
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“I believe there are only 5 rooms in the older part of hotel and others are more modern”
 of 5 bubbles michellebS1604UE, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“there is a modern annex. Be sure to specify if you don't want that”
 of 5 bubbles TerryJ685, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an upgraded room”
 of 5 bubbles Teresanicol, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
“You are on a main road so try getting a quiet room if you can.”
 of 5 bubbles James7669, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you want a bath, specify. Some rooms are shower only - good for us but not for everyone, particularly if you love a soak in the tub.”
 of 5 bubbles MaureenC555, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
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