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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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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great hotel with amazing restaurant and friendly staff! Definitely good value for money. Fully recommend if you are in the area. The rooms are very nicely decorated, clean and welcoming. The food in the restaurant is always superb with a good and varied menu for dinner, lunch or breakfast! To top up the hotel has a nice garden are with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 2 nights to celebrate our youngest daughters wedding. From the minute we walked through the front door on the Saturday to our leaving on the Monday the staff couldn't have been friendlier or more helpful. The accommodation was first class as were the meals( wedding breakfast, evening meals etc). They made our daughters day very special... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
12 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here for one night. We were allocated a courtyard room and unfortunately it was raining so any trips from the main building to our room resulted in soggy feet but the hotel had very thoughtfully provided umbrellas to help. The room was spacious, spotless clean and very comfortable. Nice touches of the complimentary bottled water and 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 visiting us recently and for taking the time to write such a detailed review, we genuinely appreciate your feedback. I'm delighted you found your Courtyard room comfortable and enjoyed a hearty Nottinghamshire breakfast! I completely agree with you regarding your newspaper, a morning read is a great treat when staying in hotels and should definitely be enjoyed... More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many of my colleagues at Wiko use this hotel as a stopover to visit our HQ in Worksop. The reason for this is very simple, it's the very best hotel in the area and the food is exquisite. On my visit the only fault I could find and I am being pernickety is the hunting scenes that are painted all... 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 review, I'm very proud you consider us the very best hotel in the area and our food to be exquisite. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back soon whether it's for business or pleasure! Kind regards Kate Firth More 

Lincoln
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a wonderful Sunday lunch on April 26th to celebrate my birthday. On arrival and during our stay we were treated like royalty by the staff,(special thanks to BILLY) as you would expect the 3 course lunch was great and enjoyed by all. The attention by all the staff was first class and worthy of praise. Thanks to all once... More 

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

Thank you for celebrating your birthday with us recently and for taking the time to write a review, we all appreciate your valuable feedback. As I've said before Sunday lunch is my favourite service of the week, so lovely to see extended families relaxing and simply enjoying each others company. I'm delighted you found the whole team attentive, Billy will... More 

Beverley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

On arrival we were welcomed by the reception staff and shown to our room, with my case being carried for me - excellent service. The room was very comfortable with a spacious bathroom including a large shower cubical and powerful shower. We had a superb evening meal served by friendly, efficient staff. We even got a complimentary glass of sparkling... More 

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

I'm delighted the team looked after you so well during your recent stay and thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review. I sincerely hope you'll be able to visit us again soon. Kind regards Kate Firth More 

Worksop, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Had a lovely Sunday lunch here, our 3 course meal was excellent. There were four of us and we all had different choices. The Prawn Cocktail starters, are gorgeous. We have been before the service is excellent, the waiters/waitresses are there for anything, you never have to ask twice. Totally recommended

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

Thank you for choosing to have Sunday lunch with us again recently, I'm delighted you enjoyed it and thank you for writing such a glowing review, we genuinely appreciate your feedback. It is such a great service, lots of regular guests, new guests and extended family parties all just having a lovely time......it's what Sundays are all about !! We... More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

four of us had a good friday lunch at the old bell.the prawn cocktails starters were yummy and a good portion. my sirloin steak was in the top two i have eaten. although the place was not rammed the lads who served were very good and attentive at the right times. the real ale in the bar was also tip... More 

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

Great review, thank you very much! I'm delighted you had such an enjoyable lunch, high praise indeed for our sirloin steaks, our local butcher will be over the moon. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of lunch at Ye Olde Bell. I hope you'll be able to visit us again soon. Kind regards Kate Firth More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Travelling south down the nearby A1, I chose this atmospheric 17th century coaching inn for an overnight stay. On my first visit a couple of years ago I’d immediately warmed to the retro styling. Back in the pre-motorway 1950s you could find places like this along major roads all over the country, so for me, a child of that era,... 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 taking the time to write such an informative review. I'm delighted you particularly enjoyed the food on this occasion, we have built up a very strong kitchen brigade over recent years and I am very proud of the dishes we produce. I read all your comments with interest and can... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

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

Thank you for choosing to stay with us recently and taking the time to write such an informative review. We are indeed an excellent stop over for anyone travelling along the A1, only a couple of minutes from the major road yet quietly tucked away in a lovely rural village . I'm delighted you found the food of a very... More 

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