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The Old Bell Hotel

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Ampthill, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2017 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 27 February 2017

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 25 February 2017

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 22 February 2017

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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Thank Jill r
Reviewed 19 February 2017 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 18 February 2017

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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Thank Kate A
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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Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

I thought I was out of luck when my first hotel choice was fully booked, but I was so wrong! I knew I was in for a treat when I saw the general character of the place when I stepped in, lots of comfortable living areas to choose from to work in. Loads of history too, not to mention the...

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Thank Tom P
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2017

good stuff came here for 2 nights at end of January to enjoy the open fires in all the assorted sitting areas. Beautiful hotel throughout, old-fashioned and unpretentious. Nice garden area (though too cold and wet to sit out it was nice to see as we went along the glassed-in corridor to our room). We had a quiet room in...

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 January 2017

The hotel is part of the ancient abbey and dates from 12th Century. Our room was large with gothic windows looking out to the Abbey and the village. We had a super king sled bed that was really comfortable and the furnishings were very much I keeping with the building. The bathroom was the largest I have every seen with...

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  • Free Parking
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  • 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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  • Banquet Room

Additional Information about The Old Bell Hotel

Address: Abbey Row, Malmesbury SN16 0BW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Malmesbury
Price Range: $197 - $415 (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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Also Known As:
Classic Hotel Old Bell
Classic Hotel Malmesbury
Malmesbury Classic Hotel
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“Have rooms to suit all needs”
annandphil2017, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The rooms in the courtyard were lovely and quiet.”
PantoBabe, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I believe there are only 5 rooms in the older part of hotel and others are more modern”
michellebS1604UE, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“there is a modern annex. Be sure to specify if you don't want that”
TerryJ685, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for an upgraded room”
Teresanicol, 27 Jan 2017 | Read review
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