Discover our luxury hotel in the Cotswold town of Malmesbury

Truly original Cotswold hospitality

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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!

The food was amazing, everything cooked to perfection. All the staff were very attentive, pleasant and welcoming. It was our first time here but will definitely be back x

Saints and Sinners - May 2022

Beautiful hotel and exquisitely decorated. very comfortable lounge and public seating areas. Our hotel room was very comfortable and we felt the amenities had a real personal touch. Breakfast was superb and nothing was too much trouble. We had to leave early and hotel did everything they could to accommodate us. - May 2022

A lovely find. Very quirky decor and spotlessly clean. We had a recently refurbished bedroom and it was very comfortable with a nice en-suite shower room, lovely white fluffy towels and dressing gowns supplied. A nicely stocked tray of beverages in the room. The hotel staff were very welcoming, we were even handed a glass of bubbly on arrival. A beautiful garden and summer house and once finished there will be a lovely alfresco bar area. We enjoyed a delicious evening meal served by friendly staff and would highly recommend this hotel.

Tripadvisor - May 2022

This ancient, complex building is virtually part of the wonderful Malmesbury Abbey. It has been developed at considerable expense to meet modern tastes and expectations while retaining a nice sense of history and style. There are comfortable sitting rooms, bar areas, out-door garden areas in which one can relax, and a fine large dining room. Food is good and all staff are remarkably well-informed, efficient, courteous and friendly. - May 2022


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