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Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant

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4.0 of 5
Old Great North Road, Barnby Moor, Retford DN22 8QS, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Saw a deal on a well known 'secretive escapades' website but decided to book direct with hotel to save them the commission fee. 3 course dinner + B & B for two for £159 during the Easter holidays, perfect. We were actually travelling to Silverstone and decided to break up the journey, the Ye Olde Bell is almost exactly halfway... More 

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20 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We aid £175.00 for a one night B&B. We were expecting something worthy of that price range, which for that area of the country is very high. We are seasoned travellers and know what constitutes value. This hotel can be summed up in one word, "scruffy." It is in need of a massive make over. Our room was small, overcrowded... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for 1 night. The room was very nice had a superior one, which was nicely decked out with a good comfy bed. Although did not manage to have a go in the roll top bath. Had a meal in the restaurant which was tasty and filling and breakfast the following day was fine too. Felt that all the staff... 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 for taking the time to write a review, it's greatly appreciated. I'm delighted you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to the opportunity of welcoming you back in the future. Next time make sure you leave time for a soak in our beautiful roll top baths though.....definitely worth it !! Thanks... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Here on business. This is the kind of place I might overlook for a business stay. However it really is a great hotel. Very competitively priced. The rooms are chintzy and kind of lovely - a welcome relief from the same old generic hotel room I can often find myself in when on business. Wireless coverage is pretty good -... More 

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

What a great review, thank you very much!! I'm delighted your business was a pleasure at our hotel....we work hard to meet the needs of all our guests whatever the reason for their visit and we're very grateful when our efforts are appreciated. We'll check the showers on the second floor, they are usually very powerful so thanks for pointing... More 

Pontefract, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked through SECRET ESCAPES and it was quite a good deal. However the first night at dinner the waiter approached with 2 "Secret Escapes" branded menus and announced "This is for the offer you are on!" Now I'm not sure that that's how Secret Escapes was meant to work. Get a great deal but get a lesser menu? Moving... 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 for taking the time to let us have your feedback. I'm very sorry there were aspects of your stay with which you were not totally satisfied. I can see your point regarding the menu and we will review our offering for future guests, thank you. We do indeed have two beautiful rooms... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for a night on march 21st We were welcomed by a member of staff called Sam on the reception desk and oh my god!!! wat an absolute credit to this hotel! She made our check in so pleasant and was the start to a great weekend! The food is outstanding, the atmosphere is lovely and the rooms are... More 

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

Amazing review...thank you very much!! Sam will be thrilled with your comments which are very well deserved. It is so crucial to have a warm welcome and it seems Sam far exceeded your expectations, well done Sam! Thank you for your very positive comments about every aspect of the hotel, every single member of the team is a credit to... More 

Retford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We go tons ball here every year it's a wonderful hotel has everything you need we attend a charity ball here every year and never fails to please the food beautiful everything is organised to a really good standard the rooms are very nice and good value

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

Thank you for your very positive comments about Ye Olde Bell Hotel, I'm delighted you have enjoyed a number of charity balls here...definitely a fabulous venue for any kind of celebration!! Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Kate Firth More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here on the weekend of 7-8 March and it was an absolute pleasure. Our room was spotless, with traditional decor, and we slept well. The hotel bar was really lovely too. But the real stand out from the hotel was its staff, who were incredibly helpful, friendly and polite. The operations manager in particular -... 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 earlier this month, I'm delighted you enjoyed your weekend away. Your lovely comments are greatly appreciated and I will be sure to pass them on to the team. I hope you'll be able to visit again soon. Kind regards Kate Firth More 

Sheffield, England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights for a wedding over this weekend. The staff/hotel couldn't do enough for us! they gave us a complimentary room so we didn't have to sleep on camp beds as there were 6 of us staying as part of the wedding party. Let us keep that room until 1pm when we could transfer our bags into... More 

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

Thank you for such a lovely review, it was an absolute pleasure to look after you all and I'm delighted you had such a fabulous time. We love a winter wedding here at Ye Olde Bell, the weather this weekend really gave you the best of both worlds; cold enough to huddle round a roaring log fire yet bright and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stayed at hotel for 4 night on a business trip and had a room in the court yard. Room was excellent and very comfortable. Breakfast was lovely with fantastic service. I would certainly stay here on a social visit. The hotel interior is very old in style which I found was lovely, it had open fires in the evening and... 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, I'm delighted you enjoyed our hospitality. Our Courtyard rooms are very popular with both business and leisure guests alike, they are beautifully appointed and lovely and quiet. Our wines start at £4.40 for a 175ml glass, for £8.60 you must have chosen one of our finest wines....obviously a gentleman of discerning... More 

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