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Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

if you like good simple food with a touch of class then then the ye ole bell is for you service is friendly and quick all in all a good place to have a sit down meal i must mention how friendly the staff where a joy to have been there. i must also metion there xmas functions are excellent

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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, I'm delighted you enjoyed your recent visit to Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant.I appreciate your wonderful comments regarding the staff, our food and our service. We are all now eagerly anticipating the festive season and hope you will visit us again over the next few weeks to celebrate with us. Kind regards... More

Retford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I enjoyed a delicious lunch here on Sunday 9th November,the service was of a very high standard the staff being friendly and helpful nothing was too much trouble for them. A good choice of dishes on the menu spoilt for choice especially when the Dessert trolley came round mouth watering all of them.Altogether good food and a... More

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

Thank you, I love Sunday Lunch, it's positively my favourite service of the week! It's fabulous to see so many regular guests returning and welcome new ones every week too. We see lots of extended family groups on a Sunday.....there's always something to celebrate!! I think we all share your admiration for the dessert trolley, it's just too tempting! I... More

chesterfield
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took my husband here as a surprise for his birthday. I had booked the Lady Jane suite for a bit of luxury as it was our first night away from our 2 boys. Staff all round are very courteous and helpful, from the receptionist providing somewhere else to have a quiet drink whilst a wedding party was waiting to go... More

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

Thank you for such a wonderful, detailed review I just love hearing about our guests' experiences. I'm delighted you enjoyed the Lady Jane Suite, definitely one of my own favourites but then I have lots of favourites, they are all so gorgeous. Thank you for your very positive comments about the team, they all strive to deliver great service and... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a much higher standard than the expected pub standard and the prices reflect that. The menu is varied and I can particularly recommend the Tagliatelle with pesto. Staff friendly and efficient. Service quick for freshly cooked food.

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

I'm delighted you managed to make a 'pit stop' at Ye Olde Bell recently, thank you for taking the time to write a review we are always very interested in your feedback. Hope to see you back again in the not too distant future. Kind regards Kate Firth More

Barnsley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband booked for us to stay at this hotel, as a surprise birthday present, he had booked a superior room, which is exactly what it was, the room had a beautiful king size bed, tastefully decorated & couldn't have been more perfect & comfy. In the bathroom you had the choice of free standing bath or shower, spotlessly clean,... More

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

I'm delighted you enjoyed your birthday surprise at Ye Olde Bell and thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We strive to provide a perfectly balanced level of service and it's very satisfying for our efforts to be recognised, thank you. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind regards Kate Firth More

Driffield, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's very clear and obvious that the team at Ye Olde Bell take service VERY seriously as this visit offered some of the best customer service I have come across in a small hotel/restaurant, whilst still retaining a personal and friendly approach and feel to it. The menu was generous and varied, the staff were helpful with advice and suggestions,... More

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

Wow.....this one made me swell with pride, thank you!! We do take service very seriously and the team work really hard to create a warm welcoming atmosphere where our guests can relax, enjoy their experience and feel completely at ease. It's fabulous for that to be recognised we are all thrilled with your comments. We hope you visit us again... More

Lamalou-les-Bains, France
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Attended a family wedding. Very pleasant staff. Good wedding meal - a little dry. Drinks not too expensive. Comfortable and enjoyable. The civil wedding was well organized and the grounds were lovely for the photographs.

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

I'm delighted you enjoyed a family wedding at Ye Olde Bell recently, Gemma and Dave are so ideally suited and anyone could see they are very much in love!! It was a wonderful day topped with some perfect autumn sunshine so everyone could enjoy the gardens which are just so stunningly colourful at this time of year. I'm sure there... More

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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The heading says it all, stayed for one night when visiting Retford, chose the Hotel because of its good reviews and it certainly lived up to its reputation...very friendly service, was upgraded to a suite, which was very good of the hotel. The room was amazing, Jane Grey number 29. Can highly recommend, very spacious and tastefully decorated, both furnishings... More

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

What a fabulous way to start my day, thank you!! We consistently strive to offer a warm, natural, friendly and professional service and it's incredibly rewarding when our guests voice their appreciation. We are so fortunate to have such a beautiful hotel and restaurant and we really enjoy sharing all we have to offer. I hope you will visit us... More

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Attended for a family wedding on a beautiful sunny autumnal day in October. The ceremony was set in a lovely cosy room. The grounds are simply stunning for photos. The food was well presented and tasty. The rooms were clean spacious and comfortable. A great place for any special occasion

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

I'm delighted you enjoyed a family wedding at Ye Olde Bell Hotel recently and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our hotel is indeed a great place for a special occasion.....for any occasion in fact!! We hope to see you again. Kind regards Kate Firth More

Durham, United Kingdom
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130 reviews 130 reviews
45 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

We came to olde bell for a wedding on a Saturday, as we were travelling down in the morning we needed an early check so we could change for the wedding after quite a drive. No problem and the room was ready for is at 1 when we arrived. We quickly went to our room and we weren't disappointed, an... More

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

Wow...thank you so much for such a fabulous review, I'm thrilled you had such a great stay. It was a beautiful day, the weather being the icing on the cake so to speak! I think our gardens are at their most stunning in the autumn, an absolute blaze of colour, I'm delighted you got the opportunity to enjoy them. I... More

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Address: Old Great North Road, Barnby Moor, Retford DN22 8QS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Nottinghamshire > Retford > Barnby Moor
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 57
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