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The Bluebell at Cocking

Bell Lane, Cocking, Midhurst GU29 0HU, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
21 hotel reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed my one night stay in a lovely large room, shared bathroom was not a problem. Breakfast was good, but a little too much vinegar in my poached eggs. 8.30 for breakfast is a little late to be able to get anywhere by 9. I will go back.

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LOWESTOFT
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The rooms are nice and clean with tea/coffee facilities. Some have shared bathroom which is also nice and clean with toilettries. The beds are nice and comfortable with two pillows each. our room was a twin with flat screen television, small wardrobe with a real fire place as decor. Breakfast was a treat with a selection of juices, cereals and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We enjoyed our short stay at this nicely refurbished pub and B&B. The food was great and the owner very attentive and welcoming. The rooms are well appointed and very good value for the area. Great base for walking or cycling the many footpaths and bridleways near by.

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Purley, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Was a bit wary at first in staying due to some reviews but was thankful my friend from chichester assured me it was a good B&B to stay. Staff were nice and very welcoming. Our room was just the right size. It was clean. We had an excellent 2 night stay. It was very accessible as it is in the... More 

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Chichester
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

On our recent return after a couple of years we were dismayed to find the unkempt feel about The Bluebell....... The previous owners put in so much effort and it always showed...... We did not enjoy our experience on this visit and the food was far too 'fancy' looking for us to enjoy...we prefer simple well cooked food as we... More 

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Simon T, Owner at The Bluebell at Cocking, responded to this review

I am sorry you felt that your experience of The Bluebell was not as enjoyable as when the previous owners were here. with 28 years of experience in the industry, I would like to think I have some clue of what I am doing, although I know nobody knows everything and I also know that as much as we would... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Went to The Bluebell for a meal after Goodwood Revival. Have been for the last three years. No atmosphere, half empty. When we asked about any specials we were told by the disinterested waitress to go and look at the board. We saw two couples come in to enquire if they had a table available only to be clearly ignored... More 

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Simon T, Owner at The Bluebell at Cocking, responded to this review

its always disappointing when someone says they won't return to see us again, especially when they say the food was good. Revival is such a busy time, and on all the Revival evenings we were fully booked plus we did extra walk in tables as early tables finished, so I am not sure how you can say we were half... More 

newcastle
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is the village pub 'updated' to a restaurent, with rooms, not a traditional B&B. As we stayed at a weekend access was easy at any time, and we were given a key to the front door in case we stayed out late. Our room was small and hot especially as it was over the kitchen, next to the extractor... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I read with horror the recent comments of this property but had no choice as found many of the other B and Bs in the area were full, but having been there with my wife, can not understand what all the fuss was about! The staff were pleasant, the twin room clean and fresh with very comfortable beds, and the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It's interesting to read all the comments for this so called B&B. As many have already mentioned it is well over priced, bathroom was well in need of an upgrade (although I have been told by the owner that the shower was only 4wks old) when it clearly wasn't. My husband was handed the card machine on arrival to pay... More 

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Simon T, Owner at The Bluebell at Cocking, responded to this review

I don't have an answer for everything, but I do have the right of reply! you will note I also take the time to thank those on this profile and our Restaurant profile for their very welcome positive reviews too In this case it isn't a surprise to have received this review, based on the following final sentence from the... More 

Brighton, Sussex, UK
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Well located for walkers enjoying the South Downs Way and needing a night stop-over. The Bluebell is not directly on the South Downs Way but is easily accessible from it. It is on quite a busy road, so if this is going to bother you I would request a room at the back. The rooms are well kitted-out with tea/coffee... More 

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Simon T, Owner at The Bluebell at Cocking, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we appreciate all feedback given. Guests can check in at anytime from Wednesday to Sunday as I am here all day. Monday and Tuesday are the only days when there is no one here between 3 and 6pm, but if arranged in advance, check in during these times can be arranged. all overnight emergency procedures... More 

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