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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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

As always, thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay at The Bell Hotel. We do appreciate all comments, good and bad as they help us to give guests the best experience possible. We apologise profoundly for your bad experience, If possible, could you email us on thebellhotelclare@gmail.com to give a few more details about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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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
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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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
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58 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice room comfortable bed, friendly good service. Excellent food. The overall look of the hotel need a but of a lift and some up dating and with that it would be 100%. Be if in the area I would recommend a good place to stay at the price.

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

We're so pleased that you enjoyed with us at The Bell Hotel, Clare and thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. I agree that we have some updating to do- we have a plan in place and hopefully you will approve of the (not drastic) changes if/when you next visit. Dirk, Head Chef, is very pleased that... More 

Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights in the hotel (not the annex) very comfy bed. The staff were all very friendly and accommodating.We ate in the hotel both nights, the first night was a Sunday so we had the Turkey roast and it was excellent.The second night we were joined by two guests and an 18 month old. Everybody said how... More 

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

Thank you for your recommendation and for taking the time to write a review of The Bell Hotel, Clare. We're very pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and that both you and your guests (especially the 18 month old) enjoyed the food. Our staff are very friendly and are smiling even more after this review. Clare itself is... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for lunch the other day, great menu really enjoyed our freshly cooked meals. The staff were very friendly, nice old rustic feel about the place. You can eat in the bar area or go into the restaurant. We will definitely go back when in the area again.

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

Many thanks for your kind review of your meal at The Bell Hotel, Clare. It is a lovely building and we try to do it justice with our food and service. We're so pleased that you feel we succeeded in this. I've passed your compliments onto the staff and they are very happy. and will work hard to keep it... More 

wales
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for sunday dinner. Lovely table in the wondow. 3 courses 14.95 which was lovely. A bit tight with the veg but they bought more out when we asked. Good service too. The beef was stunning. Very tender and a good amount.

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

Thank you for your lovely review of our Sunday Lunch here at The Bell Hotel, Clare. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your lunch and also that you asked for more vegetables, we would have hated to leave you hungry. I've passed your comments about the beef to Dirk, my husband and current Head Chef, and about the service to... More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We live 2 hours drive from our Son and his family. Our eldest of two grandsons, had a birthday on 2nd May, but we were unable to see them due to other factors getting in the way. In the end, everyone decided on the Bell at Clare a lovely little (or should I say big, village), in Suffolk, close to... More 

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

We're so pleased that your grandson, and your whole family, enjoyed his birthday meal. Thank you for your review and kind words. I've passed all your comments onto the staff, both kitchen and front of house. Thank you, particularly, for pointing out the positive side of their youth. We have a fair proportion of younger staff (although some of us... More 

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