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Bell Hotel

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Market Hill, Clare CO10 8NN, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have said here through the years .. Returning noticed it's changed hands again and now brewery owned. Arrived to be given just the key no welcome, explanation or even breakfast time. Room was adequate excusing missing tiles in bathroom and spiders in corners. Warning don't go for rooms outside downstairs .. Ceilings are paper thin and stomping upstairs can disturb.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

All six of us just enjoyed a Sunday roast with no complaints, very reasonable prices, good beer, and freindly staff. This is the second time we have eaten here this year, and both times I've gone away thinking I've paid alot more money at other pubs for a less enjoyable experience. Well done to the new landlord and all the... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One night stay, very pleasant and welcoming. Room was comfortable but bathroom was rather small. Breakfast was fab, requested something off the menu and they accommodated. Good central location but still quiet. Also had supper in the restaurant which was very nice although portions were not that big.

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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here which was excellent. The staff were friendly, welcoming and efficient. We really enjoyed our lunch.However, the ladies loos left a lot to be desired. The top of the cistern was on the floor of one cubicle and there was litter and loo roll on the floor of another. Luckily the very small central one was fine.

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Zara K, Owner at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of The Bell Hotel, Clare and we very glad that you enjoyed your lunch with us. I am, however, sorry that the condition of the ladies toilets let us down. My husband did mend one toilet in the afternoon on the date you visited and I am assuming... More 

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9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Every year we plan a weekend away as a group of about 24 friends all belonging to the MG Car Club and we look to stay somewhere with character, good accommodation and food and in an area where there are places to visit. The Bell was able to accommodate us on our chosen weekend and the whole process of dealing... More 

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Zara K, Owner at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and we're very pleased that you had such a lovely time with us at The Bell Hotel. I'm particularly pleased that you singled out James for praise. As our Assistant Manager he works incredibly hard and it's nice to see it appreciated by guests as well as ourselves. I've passed on your comments to... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We weren't staying in the hotel but we did eat in the restaurant and were completely blown away by the food. I had two starters rather than a main course. The goat's cheese was just strong enough and the red onion marmalade totally spot on with it. My other dish was the fish cake and it was so nice to... More 

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Zara K, Owner at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review and we're so glad you enjoyed the food at The Bell Hotel. Since taking over in December we've been working hard to improve the quality and consistency of the food and it's lovely to hear that it's appreciated. My husband, Dirk, has always believed in fresh, seasonal, tasty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We tried at very short notice to find accommodation for a weekend break in Lavenham without success so started to look for other accommodation in the area. We found that the Bell Hotel in Clare had some recent very good reviews and we were lucky to make a 3 night booking there. The accommodation, food, ambiance and staff were first... More 

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Zara K, Owner at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for this lovely review. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your weekend break in Clare at The Bell Hotel. I've passed on your kind words to our staff and we really do appreciate you taking the time to post your thoughts. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Many thanks Zara More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

Stopped off at this very traditional pub for lunch while sightseeing in Clare. Lovely staff, very attentive but not over bearing. Was able to use wifi with no problems despite being warned it could be patchy. Menu was pretty standard, fairly limited pub fare but my fish and chips were very nice and not the usual huge offering, just right.... More 

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Zara K, Owner at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave a review and we're really pleased that you enjoyed your day with us here at The Bell. I'm something of a perfectionist and so was a little disappointed that you felt we offered fairly limited pub fare. We change our A La Carte menu every month and have taken your... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Me and my partner had booked in to stay at the Bell on 15th feb as a late valentines treat. We arrived late that afternoon and were shown to our room by the owner. The room was very spacious, nicely decorated and most importantly very clean. Great first impression. We decided to head down for a drink in the bar.... More 

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Zara K, Owner at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review. We're really glad that you enjoyed your late Valentines' break with us. I will pass on your compliments to the various members of staff responsible for the rooms, well kept ales, sticky toffee pudding etc as well as to Dirk. Many thanks again and we... More 

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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Over the years, The Bell has had many owners and managers. Some have been good, others have been bad, a few of them quite terrible. Recently, this hotel changed hands. The improvement bodes well for the future. The restaurant area has been altered to provide a proper dining area with just three armchairs in the lounge part. The bar area... More 

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Zara K, Owner at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and your kind words which I will pass onto our staff as well. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your Sunday Roast- my husband does love to cook his Yorkshire puddings- and that you like the alterations that we have made so far. You are quite right that the bar... More 

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