What a lovely place to stay. My Family & I spent 3 nights there & loved every minute.. so much space inside even more outside. Also Ongar has a lot to offer, the railway,the nuclear Bunker,rope climbing. I would recommend the Ongar Bell to everyone. Thank you Yvonne..
A group of us stayed here for my dads 65th and I have to say it's the perfect house for any celebration or even just to stay for a quiet weekend... it's quiet and peaceful garden was so relaxing, BBQ area was a good addition for the chefs of the group :-) and of course the bar was an amazing for the evenings and it was full of fun games for the kids to play (wii, Xbox etc).
The area is great, nice shops, bars, cafes and restaurants and there's plenty of places to visit in surrounding areas too.
The House is very nicely finished and everything in there was of a high standard, I was really impressed given the age of the property but you can clearly see the owners have spent a lot of time and effort turning into the glamorous house it is today.
I will 100% be returning here, it's rare to have the opportunity to stay in place like this and now I know it's there I will be making the most of it!
P.s. I didn't book the trip so I didn't deal with the owners however my Dad couldn't praise them enough and he can be a fussy git so they must have been very good to keep him happy :-)
Have just arrived home from a Halloween weekend away at this place with 10 of our friends - The Bell far exceeded our expectations and was just perfect in every way! Having the bar and separate dining room upstairs was fantastic, and meant we never felt the need to venture out into the high street as we had all we needed to make our evening an entertaining one, inside!
The owners were great, nothing was too much trouble.
We are already planning our return trip next year!
We had a wonderful wonderful hen do! The brief was dancing, walking, karaoke, easy reach of London, a good space to eat lots of food and lots of drinking! It couldn't have been more perfect for all of the above- everyone absolutely loved it! It was a bit different but very special and given the opportunity I will definitely be returning!
Right from the get go Yvonne was delightful and charming , a superb venue as mentioned in other posts the photos look great but don't do it justice . So much room so many essentials to hand it's a home from home , I could wax lyrical over paragraphs and paragraphs but I will simply say from 6 mths to 70 everyone had a great time if your looking for a venue be it family party hen stag or just a real knees up you've found it . Single bed thing is a valid point but as previously mentioned didn't cause to many issues . Thanks Yvonne loved it X