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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!

'We loved everything about this hotel . We were given a v cold glass of Prosecco to start our stay .. perfect ! The hotel was quirky with its own unusual style. The location was great for exploring the town . there was lots of seating and bar areas inside and out . The food was superb and for the evening meal Paf made us feel totally welcome. He was a fabulous maître d! The rooms even came with a Dyson hairdryer…will have to buy one ! The oldest hotel in the UK certainly did not disappoint'

TripAdvisor - June 2022

'Excellent service from lovely staff, they were so friendly and welcoming. The rooms and public areas were quirkily decorated, old fashioned style with up to date facilities. The Tyger bar and lounges were very comfortable places with a lovely atmosphere.' - June 2022

'Excellent food. Attentive friendly service. Superb surroundings. Even met and talked with chef. Very good value. You should really experience this restaurant if you have the opportunity.'

Saints and Sinners- June 2022

''The rooms are lovely, bed is comfy, shower is powerful and the breakfast is large! All the things you want when away from home and this is before mentioning the brilliant staff who have been both welcoming and incredibly helpful throughout. I will certainly stay here again.'

TripAdvisor - June 2022


About Us

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


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