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The Old Bell Hotel

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Welcome to The Old Bell Hotel, our Grade I listed hotel, rumoured to be England’s oldest hotel.






Welcoming guests since 1220

Historic suites or cosy rooms

Our hotel has been looking after travellers since 1220 and today benefits from stunning, high design interior spaces and a wonderful warm ambience with antiques and quirky treasures collected from our owners travels around the globe.

Delicious food, drinks & cocktails

Enjoy delicious food and drinks sourced from local suppliers combined with attentive and warm hospitality, luxurious individually designed rooms and high design interiors where there’s always something new to see!

"What an incredible weekend at The Old Bell in Malmesbury from the moment we arrived to the time we departed we were treated like family & VIP’s All the staff were amazing, helpful and friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Our room was comfortable, warm and beautifully decorated with a equally beautiful bathroom. The food was delicious and plentiful and the beverages were awesome from hot chocolates, mulled wine, mulled cider and some very enjoyable cocktails Our whole experience was magical."


"My husband and I came here for a weekend away and will be back. The hotel is recently renovated and has a fresh and vibrant feel to it that strikes the perfect balance between comfortable and upscale. It is an easy drive to Stonehenge, Salisbury, Bath, Gloucester, Wells, nor are you far from Windsor or Oxford. The rooms are extraordinarily comfortable with all the expected amenities of an up-scale getaway. We had a lovely view out to Malmesbury Abbey. The town is quaint and quiet enough in the evening so that you can get a good night's sleep. The lounge is cosy, with ample fireplaces, comfortable seating, and a wonderful drinks menu. We ate at Saints and Sinners, the hotel restaurant, and can also recommend it."


"From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed and well looked after - the dog bed and treats were an amazing thought and the little touches throughout the holiday - port, mince pies, Christmas cake - we hugely appreciated. Needless to say that our feedback is that we felt waited on hand & foot and wanted for nothing our entire time with you. Accommodation, service, food were all ‘top notch’. "

"Myself and my partner just wanted to say what a lovely time we both had staying at the Old Bell Hotel over Christmas. The whole team were brilliant and very professional and really made us feel welcomed. We were so glad that we chose to spend it at the Hotel, which also allowed us to visit family in the town too. Many thanks for making it so special."


About Us

Read about our fascinating history and our owners Kim and Whit Hanks.

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