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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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Purley, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 via mobile

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
35 helpful votes 35 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

farnham surrey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We had a very enjoyable stay at this lovely B&B. Had a wonderful dinner with friends after a great day at Goodwood. We had a lovely room although shared bathroom (did not have to share on this occasion) and an excellent full English breakfast in the morning. A couple of things could have made our stay even better though -... More

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

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. your comments are noted on the OJ and the shower although generally our showers get positive comments. regarding check out, I am sorry you felt hurried, check out was by 10.30am which is mentioned when you check in and I only came knocking at 11am to see how... More

Romsey, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Room was small and painted a very dark blue so became even more oppressive. The kitchen / boiler vent was right outside the window and hummed loudly all night. The toiletries provided were half used and cheap. The shower tray was stained and dirty. Breakfast started at 08.30 but no food was served until almost 09:00 which is far too... More

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

I have to admit to being somewhat surprised about this review, the lady in question was lovely and continually said everything was ok. I am sorry you didn't enjoy your stay with us and disappointed you wouldn't come again. with regard a couple of your comments, I would just like to reply to them. Room 2 that you stayed in,... More

West Sussex, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious lunch with four elderly friends, the staff were helpful and the food on the whole very good. The bread served could have been fresher it was a little dry and two of the puddings were still very frozen and should have been taken out of the freezer earlier. I would certainly hope again.

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

Thank you for your review on your recent visit, I am pleased that you enjoyed yourself in the most part. I am sorry you felt our home made Focaccia bread was a little dry, it generally is very light, but we do put it through the oven for 30 seconds to warm it a little before serving. we will watch... More

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Address: Bell Lane, Cocking, Midhurst GU29 0HU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > West Sussex > Midhurst > Cocking
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
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