We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bell Hotel

Hotel website
Market Hill, Clare CO10 8NN, England
Book on
TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with Tingo to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
1 room 1 guest
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
Bell Hotel
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    12
    15
    3
    3
    0
See reviews for
10
13
2
1
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (8)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (33)
  • Mar-May only
    (12)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (14)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (0)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (7)
All months
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful stay at the Bell Hotel for the weekend of the 22/23 of August 2015. Very welcoming assistant manager James who could not have done more for us - he made our stay. His enthusiasm and sense of fun and humour gave the Bell much of its character. We had dinner on the Friday evening which was very good and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Steeple Morden, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Somewhat disappointing hotel in the heart of Clare. We hadn't booked and arrived initially for a drink. Service at the bar was slow. When going through to the reception area the desk wasn't staffed. We had to return to the bar to get someone to speak to us about the availability of a room. We were shown a room which... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
65 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful village location Old building with beams and real character. Clean and well maintained Helpful staff, especially James, who seems to turn up everywhere with a smile Our room was in a block of American style motel rooms. It was comfortable and contained all of the necessaries. The bathroom was jaded in appearance but fully functionsl with a power shower... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kelso, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great time we had at the Bell Hotel Clare. Jamie Lee was so accommodating whenever we asked for something she attended to it. Pauline was the breakfast queen, wonderful every time you asked her for your meal she gave you a smile and a no problem response. The room service was especially flexible and thorough. Then there is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Second time we have stayed here, this time with a friend. Rooms comfortable, dinner very good and full English breakfasts outstanding. Attentive and welcoming host who changed our room assignment to make sure we would have good Wifi reception. A delightful town to wander around and friendly folk to chat with.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Visiting Clare to look round antique outlets we stopped at the Bell for lunch and once we had sat down and ordered began to regret it immediately. The restaurant looked and felt unloved. When the food arrived it did not live up to a general standard we have come to expect when eating out.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zara K, Owner at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

As always, many thanks for taking the time to post your review of The Bell Hotel, Clare. I've taken the liberty of re-doing a response by my Assistant Manager so apologies if you have already read one management response and are now seeing another. I would like to add my apologies to those already stated as we always try to... More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Well my two colleges and myself stayed at the bell whilst working in Suffolk the room had a red hot shower nice simple decor and was of a good size. all the staff and locals where friendly and they pulled a good pint. Many thanks to derk the owner who wipped is up meals that wasn't on the Manu. I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zara K, Manager at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Firstly, Thank you very much for taking the time to write the review. I have passed your comments onto the staff and we are all extremely happy that you and your colleagues enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you in the future. Kind regards James Rawlinson More 

Essex
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We enjoyed the food so much we went back for dinner again the following day! The steak and ale pie was first class....real beef, no fat, no gristle and proper short crust melt in your mouth pastry on the top, bottom and sides, ie a real Pie! Fabulous! There was a down side though....why oh why serve a pie in... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Zara K, Owner at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

We're honoured that you dined with us twice in a row and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Dirk, Head Chef, is justly proud of his pies. He trained in Germany (he is German) as butcher and Chef and cooks the meat until it melts in your mouth. We have had the bowl versus plate debate,... More 

Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
31 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The last time I went to The Bell was 13 years ago for my sisters 18th birthday party when I was 4 years old. Me and my family went recently and really enjoyed it. The meal brought back some good memories for us all. The food was excellent and I would highly recommend it. The food looks and tastes high... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Zara K, Owner at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review and we're really pleased that you have some new happy memories to add to the old. The kitchen are especially pleased with your comments on the food, we do aim to provide good value for money without compromising the taste or look of the dishes we serve. We look forward to your... More 

Alrewas
Level Contributor
62 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Called and booked as a spur-of-the-moment thing for a family early dinner one weekend in June 2015. 30 minutes later we were there and greeted by a friendly gentleman behind the bar who showed us to our table. Our party included a 2 yo - his needs were easily catered for by the staff. We all had an excellent Sunday... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Zara K, Owner at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

We're very happy that you enjoyed your meal with us here at The Bell Hotel, Clare. My husband, and Head Chef, is fond of saying that children are our customers of the future- we also have a 3 year old to give all our staff plenty of practice! Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review... More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

20 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (2)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (18)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Clare
6.7 mi away
The Mill Hotel
The Mill Hotel
#1 of 3 in Sudbury
4.0 of 5 stars 670 reviews
5.8 mi away
The Bull
The Bull
#3 of 3 in Long Melford
4.0 of 5 stars 296 reviews
6.0 mi away
Days Inn Haverhill
Days Inn Haverhill
#1 of 2 in Haverhill
4.0 of 5 stars 112 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
9.3 mi away
Swan Hotel & Spa Lavenham
5.8 mi away
The Crown Hotel
The Crown Hotel
#2 of 3 in Long Melford
4.0 of 5 stars 69 reviews
5.9 mi away
Black Lion Hotel
Black Lion Hotel
#1 of 3 in Long Melford
4.5 of 5 stars 316 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay