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Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant

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Old Great North Road, Barnby Moor, Retford DN22 8QS, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've been to this hotel for a party, lunch and coffee and always been impressed by the warmth, courteousy and good service of the staff. Lunch is very relaxing with charming service by the bar staff and waiting staff. Nothing is too much trouble. The 4 year old in our party has always been superbly catered for. The barman talked... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the point of check in we had excellent service from all the team at ye olde bell. We stayed the previous night to the wedding and enjoyed a fabulous meal in the restaurant The wedding day was made special by all the team at the hotel and I can not thank them enough. I would recommend the on site... More 

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Kate F, General Manager at Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review

There are few occasions as special as your daughter's wedding so thank you for putting your trust in Ye Olde Bell Hotel, the team and all our preferred suppliers, I'm delighted the day proved to be everything you'd hoped for. I really appreciate you taking the time to share your experience, it is greatly appreciated. We hope to see you... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed in the Lady Jane suite, this was my second time staying in that suite. They have made a huge improvement with the room, completely refurbished it with a nice big bathroom, I was there when it was warm and it's a good job, the Windows had gaps in them. I'm guessing these are listed which is why they... More 

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Kate F, General Manager at Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay with us recently and for taking the time to share your experience. The Lady Jane Suite is indeed a beautiful room, truly elegant and very comfortable. Thanks for your comment about the windows, no previous guest had mentioned it. On inspection a couple were not closing fully but all adjusted now so we're all... More 

Leven, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful setting, in a nice village, although no shop/s. This hotel is historic and pleasant, but it is kind of falling to bits too. The décor is terrible, especially the carpets. The room furniture is cheap n' nasty. The secondary glazing is horrendous; the curtains flutter with the drafts.The bar and restaurant are very, very good and I could not... More 

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Kate F, General Manager at Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us recently and taking the time to write a review, we appreciate all feedback, it is invaluable. I'm really surprised at your comments regarding décor and furnishings..... I think our hotel is just beautiful. All our furniture has been thoughtfully and lovingly chosen to suit each individual room, much of it being sourced from a... More 

Buxton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I lived in Retford 40years ago when this hotel was the best in the area.You needed a collar and tie to go in the bar I went with a rediscover friend from the sixties. There was a good choice we had melon and soup. There was plenty of bread. Pork and a main course and a pud and coffee As... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had sunday lunch at Ye Olde Bell Barnby Moor. Not impressed expected better. The Lamb Shank was tasteless, Roast Potatoes where burnt, the Spring Cabbage did not look appitising and was tough. Tried to arrange previousley for Diabtic Sweets for two in our party but was told as it was a set menu it was not possible. Then when... More 

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Stone, Staffordshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Met some colleagues here for drinks and dinner. Table booked for 7:30 and we ordered reasonably on time from the bar. But then waited an hour for our starters. The waiter who seemed to have a tablet permanently attached to his hand apologised 15 minutes before they arrived saying they were 'just being played up!' If they had been, they'd... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Attended a wedding function recently. Beautiful old hotel. Room was spacious as was the bathroom with power shower. Television tea coffee hot chocolate making facility.Bottled water also available. The room was very hot so we had to open the window as no air con and as our room was facing the main road it was a little noisy which may... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here a lot the last couple of years, trying a bit of everything - initimate dinners for a couple of us, the Pizza and Prosecco evenings for a girly night, a larger table in the restaurant for a birthday celebration and most recently - our wedding. I cannot speak highly enough of the setting, the staff or the... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great laid back dining for a Friday evening in the Ledger Bar. We took my mum as part of her birthday and didn't want to go to anywhere too fussy but wanted a good standard of food. The menu was perfect (in fact the same as the main restaurant) and we opted to eat in the bar so it was... More 

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