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The Old Bell Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
Abbey Row, Malmesbury SN16 0BW, England
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Malmesbury
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Ashwell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful hotel, friendly and helpful staff, lovely clean rooms, plenty of parking, great location, good value and a really excellent chef for all meals, with versatile food options, including for vegetarians. No negatives and would totally recommend, except let them know if have hayfever, as had lillies in hallway.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Old-world charm in the countryside with exceedingly friendly people where the greatest daily "disturbance" is the chirping of the birds. The property is stunning, rooms are comfortable and surrounding area great for slow hikes.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose a one night stay at this hotel simply because of its proximity to the M4 and then easy access to Heathrow from a period in the Cotswolds. We entered the village with some trepidation as it's a pretty ordinary Main Street, but that street winds around to culminate in an attractive frontage that is England's oldest hotel. On... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The outside of this historic inn is quite beautiful with the witheria in full bloom. There are several large public spaces on the main floor and a bar and restaurant. Everything looks very good, especially online and in the brochure. The manager, who I saw the day were were leaving was very cheerful and friendly. The staff was pleasant. But... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Back in the mid eighties I used The Old Bell a lot for distributor training and entertaining overseas visitors who came to see my factories nr Bristol. It always came up trumps and was a favourite with me my staff and customers. A few months back looking for somewhere to stay in the area for a wedding my wife and... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this hotel just for lunch. The hotel was beautiful, fantastic decor and in a wonderful setting, with great history. We were a group of 5 and had lunch which was quick and extremely tasty. The staff were polite and helpful. The facilities were clean and the downstairs of the hotel/pub was very clean and tidy. Would definitely recommend... More 

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Malmesbury
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12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were treated to Afternoon Tea for Two as a Christmas Gift. Such a lovely idea. We had s choice of where we wanted to sit. Promptly served with a pot of tea for two then a three tiered plate arrived with two of everything. Sandwiches, macaroons, scones & cream, little tea cups with rhubarb panacotta and other delights. Very... More 

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Cambridge
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Had an excellent stay at the Old Bell over Easter this year. It is a wonderful old hotel in a great location with truly excellent public rooms and a very good restaurant. We ate at the restaurant the first night and were very impressed by both the food and the service and breakfast on both days was just an order... More 

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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Took 3 generations to celebrate my Parents 49th wedding anniversary - 1st time we've eaten there - it was wonderful, vibrant and broad menu selection , interesting and classic dishes , lovely wine list and a damn good real ale! We'll be going again .

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Tonbridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed in this historic inn for two nights in April . Can't fault the staff or food. They coped with my gluten free diet well but I did warn them before I arrived.Lovely. Room with massive bed and large bathroom .Marble floor, so take care when wet! Have booked to return next year bring the rest of our family.

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