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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I writing to say how good lunch I had ye old bell it was nice treat for birthday the food was out world yes will be going back so love stay the night have nice meal from very very happy miss Victoria Jane twibell

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Doncaster
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here as part of a large family group for Christmas lunch. Lovely staff and nothing was too much trouble. Dinner was heavenly. A visit from Father Christmas was a wow with the smaller children. Very comfortable room and not on top of others dining was a welcome. Beautiful hotel though I didn't stay overnight so can't comment on the... More 

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

Christmas Day lunch is such a special occasion, I'm delighted that you chose to celebrate with us and thrilled that we met your every expectation. The visit from Father Christmas really is the icing on the cake, we are very lucky to have him. I love the way the children's faces light up when he enters the room.....magical!! We look... More 

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

A big thank you from all the 'Childs Family' for a lovely afternoon not to be forgotten. We would like to congratulate both the serving and kitchen staff on a high standard of service. The food was piping hot and excellent value for money.

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

Thank you for your very positive review following a family meal at Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant. I'm delighted you had such a lovely time and we look forward to welcoming you back very soon. Kind regards Kate Firth More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited the Restaurant for lunch with family on Christmas Day. Whilst the hotel looked lovely with all the christmas decorations and it was a nice meal, it didn't really deserve the £105 per head price tag. Everyone in the party seemed to agree that the starter was the best part of the meal. There were plenty of staff but... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to celebrate Christmas Day with us and for taking the time to write a review. I appreciate and value your feedback and will take your comments to our Christmas debrief meeting which will be held in early January. Happy New Year!! Kind regards Kate Firth More 

Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Visited one night staying in the superior room.Plenty of parking and booking in was easy and by a polite member of staff.The lounge area was warm with an open coal/log fire which on this cold day was very welcoming as was the fire in the bar area.The hotel prides itself on history/age and that is abundant throughout although the decor... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review following a recent visit to Ye Olde Bell Hotel. I'm sorry you found it a bit chilly, most unusual, however I can appreciate what you are saying about the heated towel rails. I'll definitely look into it and find a solution. I hope you will have the opportunity... More 

YORKSHIRE ENGLAND
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78 reviews 78 reviews
49 hotel reviews
172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Stayed here for three nights during a house move and it was just perfect. Lovely staff and ambience, nothing was too much trouble. Stayed in one of their courtyard suites and it was beautifully appointed and very comfortable with a huge bathroom. Breakfast was delicious as were all the other meals l had whilst there... l could fault nothing. The... More 

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

What a wonderful review, thank you so much. It was a pleasure to look after you and I hope you'll be able to visit us again very soon once you've settled into your new home. Kind regards Kate Firth More 

Cambridgeshire England
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is a beautiful hotel tucked away like a precious secret. You will need a car but it is within a half hour of Doncaster and an hour of Nottingham . Expensively re vamped this luxurious but cosy hotel is perfect for romance and weddings . Well stocked bar and attentive waiters. Lovely

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

Thank you for writing such a lovely review following your recent visit to Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Restaurant. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Kate Firth More 

Sutton in Ashfield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

You may be intrigued by the heading. Previously we have attended and each time it has been Wedding Receptions. We felt that the occasions were very good - but something was lacking.Possibly the slowness of food delivery. It now seems from the most recent of reviews that something has changed and according to reviews for the better. That can only... More 

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

I'm sorry I didn't get to respond to your review before James and Hannah's wedding......it's been a very busy few weeks so I've spent little time in the office. I hope you enjoyed the events of 27 December, what a spectacular arrival that was; beautiful bride and groom, gorgeous bridesmaid, a flurry of snow and a helicopter sweeping in to... More 

Rushden, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I stayed here on business for two nights from 3rd December in a Superior room - Number 5 - I have to say it was one of the nicest places I have stayed andthe staff were friendly and helpful. The evening meal was fantastic and the steak cooked to perfection followed by a generous portion of cheese and biscuits. Breakfast... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your stay with us last month. I'm delighted you had an excellent experience, I love it when our guests visit us for business and then discover we do so much more........ you really must bring your wife for a weekend, we'd make you both very welcome! Hope to see... More 

Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I booked a table for four people for the Christmas Afternoon Tea - this was to celebrate my Dad's 70th Birthday. I've lived in the area for over 40 years, and Ye Olde Bell has had something of a 'reputation' during that time. I had heard that it had changed management, and had read some great reviews, so decided it... More 

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

What a wonderful, detailed review, thank you so much. I'm delighted you enjoyed your Christmas Afternoon Tea, I've seen plenty being served and they really do look delicious especially that gorgeous gooey chocolate log!! I'm very pleased everyone made you feel so welcome and made sure your Dad felt special on his important day. Thank you for your lovely comments... 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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