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Bell Inn Stilton
Ranked #4 of 27 Hotels in Peterborough
Certificate of Excellence
Derby, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

Just got home after a night in this lovely old coaching inn. We were in one of the four poster rooms, this was very spacious and the en suite had both bath and seperate shower cubicle. It was exceptionally clean and very comfortable. Our congratulations to the owner, Liam, and his staff who must work very hard to maintain such a good standard. The evening meal was superb and wine prices very fair. Breakfast was very comprehensive, cereals, porridge, fruit, yoghurt,croissants, full english, haddock with poached eggs, kippers etc etc.
All staff were efficient and friendly. Can"t wait to come back.

Room Tip: Room 22 spacious with both bath and shower cubicle
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Cleguerec, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

We ate here at lunchtime during the week. The four of us each chose differently, but each meal was disappointing and unappetising. The only good think was the baked Camembert, but let's face it, not the hardest thing to cook! We had two waitresses, one was excellent, the other not.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

My partner surprised me with an impromptu trip away, he booked this on the Friday and we arrived on the Saturday.

Just off the A1, this lovely historic coaching inn holds a prominent place in the village. The girl on reception was very welcoming, and offered to book us into the restaurant, but we were heading straight out so we said we'd make our dinner plans later. We stayed in room 34 which was on the top floor. The room was clean and inviting, and a good size. The bathroom was clean and modern, with good complimentary toiletries. We went to the floodlit swan feeding at Welney (worth a visit) and returned to Stilton at about 8pm. We went to the Bistro, and the guys there were great. Craig took our order whilst we were seated at the bar, and we had a really good meal. I am vegetarian, there was a good choice of meals for me, I had the mixed bread and olive platter, my other half ordered the goat's cheese starter and both were well presented and tasty. We were both impressed with our main courses, I had the Butternut Squash Risotto, and he had steak and chips - clean plates in record time! Craig was attentive but not obtrusive, a word of warning - if going for the cheese platter for dessert (and why wouldn't you in the home of Stilton?) there's enough on one plate to share between two.

We both slept well, the room was free from traffic noise, and even the fairly strong wind outside didn't disturb us. Breakfast was served in the restaurant, and there was plenty of choice - again as a vegetarian sometimes this can be an issue, but we both enjoyed the selection available.

All in all, it was a lovely stay, the only tiny niggle was the lack of water pressure in the bathroom - but when you stay in a building which has been renovated so sympathetically, and has such a romantic history, you kind of expect these little quirks! It did not detract from our experience at all. I would happily recommend the Bell Inn, and would love to go back there - it really was an unexpected gem.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Essex
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

We stayed on one Friday night to meet up with some friends. Well the Bell was amazing. The evening meal was the best food we've ever had, good menu and beautifully presented. (We ate in the upstairs Galleried Restaurant). Breakfast, well there was so much to chose from and the cooked breakfast was excellent. We had a "standard room". The bedroom was clean, comfortable, charming and spacious. Modern bathroom with a powerful shower. The staff were all really friendly and went out of their way to see you were enjoying your stay. The Hotel is in a quiet road, no through traffic. Friday is a good day to stay, as there are no business travellers and the hotel does a good "deal" for Dinner Bed And Breakfast. The hotel buildings have been beautifully decorated and some of the areas are really quaint and cosy. It stands in pretty grounds, with outdoor seating and a courtyard, all beautifully kept. We will definitely be retuning to The Bell.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

We stopped for one night, the cheapest twin room was very good, at the back so quiet and had a bath! Staff very friendly and individually cooked breakfast very good. Noted that room service evening meals were possible, possibly used by business travellers. We ate in the bar as it was a bit busier and seemed to have more atmosphere and had the same menu as the Bistro. The restaurant looked lovely, but perhaps more suited to a special occasion. The menu in the bar was seasonal and tempting, only downside was that there wasn't much in the way of salad, vegetables or fruit to go with the meat and carbohydrates.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

Nice atmosphere in the bar for lunch, relaxed atmosphere and food overall good. Nicely presented plate of 6 Stilton's, fish and chips good and interesting creative puddings. Only gripe the pork belly, pork belly is a cheap cut with lots of fat so why serve a thin sliver as if the ingredients were the cost of foie gras! A poor choice, thank goodness we're had not been hiking!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Lincs
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

The hotel looked lovely so we ate in the bar there. There were few vegetarian main courses so I had goat cheese and bread from the starter menu which was nice and reasonable at £6.95 (although would have been over-priced if I had had it for a starter) but my partner had haddock and chips which were priced at almost £14 and the chips were oven chips!! If you pay £14 for fish and chips you would at least hope the chips were home-made.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Bell Inn Stilton
Address: 33 Great North Road | Stilton, Peterborough PE7 3RA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cambridgeshire > Peterborough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 27 Hotels in Peterborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bell Inn Stilton 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bell Inn, historically an important stop on the Great North Road between London and York, is one of the finest surviving examples of a 17th century Coach House. Famous as the Birthplace of Stilton Cheese, this popular inn sits at the heart of the village.Built around the old courtyard our Village bar and Bistro, Galleried Restaurant and Bedrooms have been skilfully blended into the ageless stonework offering old world charm, relaxing comfort and the most modern facilities. ... more   less 
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