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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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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Attended a wedding reception here. It was a great experience, with great surroundings. The buffet food was very nice, including pizzas from a wood fired oven. The bar staff, especially Kerry, were very good at keeping up with the many orders & served our drinks in a very pleasant manner.

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Kirkbymoorside, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Disappointments first! Why do so many hotels, and Ye Old Bell is no exception, have such poor bedside lights! I like to read a little before falling asleep but in this hotel it was impossible because of the very dim bedside light. The main bedroom lights were excellent but when lying in bed the powerful quartz halogen ceiling lights were... More 

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Ilkley, Yorkshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed lunch in the Bistro, dinner in the 1650 restaurant, stayed overnight and had breakfast in the large dining room. The menu for lunch and dinner remained the same but this was no problem as there was plenty of choice. We entertained two friends for lunch and the four of us were well pleased with the food and the... More 

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Yorkshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived at midday with just one other couple being served, but it took nearly 30 minutes for food to arrive, which made a rush to get back to work. Food was good; creative and nicely cooked, albeit portions were more Covent Garden than Yorkshire borders . Two lunchtime mains (one veggie) and two soft drinks £31. Probably won't go... More 

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

Thank you for visiting us recently and taking the time to write a review, we really appreciate your feedback. I'm sorry your meal took a little longer than usual to arrive yet delighted you found your meal creative and nicely cooked. All dishes are freshly cooked to order but I quite agree 30 minutes is a little too long especially... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb service and excellent rooms. The place is full of character and we will definitely be visiting again. We stayed for our wedding anniversary and flowers were in the room on arrival. Highly recommended, we will definitely be visiting again.

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

I'm delighted you chose to celebrate your wedding anniversary with us recently and thank you for the wonderful review, it is greatly appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Kate Firth More 

Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my second experience of Sunday lunch at this establishment but this time I wasn`t picking up the tab!! I attended the Golden Wedding celebration of my Auntie along with sixty or so others. The staff did a very good job, in particular the maitre d`who organised my partners off menu eating requirements and also, a huge doggy bag... More 

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

I know I've said it before but I do love Sunday lunch service, possibly my favourite service of the week....it's such a great British tradition. It is so good to see extended families, friends and couples sharing food, wine, conversation and the simple joy of each others company....love it!! I'm delighted you enjoyed this, your second visit, and I hope... More 

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

The balance between sandwiches and cakes was just right, sandwiches and cakes were tasty and fresh, a pot of tea came with a pot of water, staff were very attentive and helpful, the place was clean and well furnished, we asked for a different table as the table we had been given was to near a smoking area and this... More 

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

Wow...praise indeed, thank you very much!! I'm delighted you enjoyed your afternoon tea, the popularity of which is growing at a phenomenal rate!! I'm constantly on the look out for vintage china just to keep up with demand. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Kate Firth More 

Coventry
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We celebrated a family members birthday at the Ye Olde Bell & everything was very good. Our party was about 30. We had our own private dining room & menu to choose from. There was a choice of 3 dishes for each course. The service & food were all very good. Portions were very good. The building is very nice... More 

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

Thank you for visiting us recently and taking the time to write a review, we genuinely appreciate your feedback. Ye Olde Bell is indeed the perfect place for all kinds of celebrations and I'm delighted you had such a fabulous time. We hope to be able to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards Kate Firth More 

North Lanarkshire, Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stop off here en-route to visit friends in Herts. We stayed here a few years ago, and decided to have B&B as we liked it before. First of all, the staff. Very pleasant and plenty of smiles. The room was VERY spacious, clean and comfortable, well done to housekeeping. The food was great. Hot and freshly cooked. A good selection... More 

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

Thank you for such a detailed and positive review, I'm delighted you enjoyed your recent stay with us and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Kate Firth More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed two nights for a wedding everything was amazing. Food was very good staff very friendly very helpful. We just loved the weekend. I know also that my friend whose wedding it was was extremely pleased with all the arrangements and the helpful staff.

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

I'm delighted you enjoyed your weekend and the wedding celebrations at Ye Olde Bell recently. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience by writing a review. We hope you will visit us again soon. Kind regards Kate Firth More 

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