The Old Bell Hotel

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Abbey Row
SN16 0BW


01666 822344

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The Oldest Purpose Built Hotel in England

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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Character Room£140.00 per room (breakfast included)
Character Room at single occupancy£119.00 per room (breakfast included)
Classic Room£180.00 per room (breakfast included)
Classic Room at single occupancy£139.00 per room (breakfast included)
Cosy Room£120.00 per room (breakfast included)
Cosy Room single occupancy£99.00 per room (breakfast included)
Master Double£250.00 per room (breakfast included)
Master Double at single occupancy£159.00 per room (breakfast included)
Single en suite£92.50 per room (breakfast included)
Twin en suitefrom £115.00 to £275.00 per room (breakfast included)

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)



  • Facilities for the Disabled


  • Additional meal details - Most with notice.
  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Half board supplement (£) - £40 per person
  • Room service
  • Serve breakfast - 07:30-09:30 (Sundays 08:00-10:00).
  • Serve evening meal - In the Loring's Brasserie or Edwardian restaurant 18:30 -21:00.
  • Serve lunch - In the Loring's Brasserie or Edwardian restaurant 12:15 -14:00.

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages
  • Cot
  • Food/bottle warming available
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • 24 hr return laundry service
  • Accept coach parties
  • Available for wedding receptions - Up to 80 persons.
  • Broadband Internet Access
  • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem) - Wired broadband in all rooms, wireless in public areas.
  • Central heating throughout
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Ironing facilities
  • Licenced for alcohol
  • Licenced for civil marriages
  • Night porter
  • Open All Year
  • Pets accepted
  • Public telephone
  • Real log/coal fires
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given) - French, German
  • Wedding Venue
  • Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties
  • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

Key Features

  • Country house
  • Haunted - Several images and incidents- unsurprising since the hotel is 800 years old and located next to The Abbey.
  • In countryside - Southern edge of the Cotswolds.
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest - Dates back to 1220, reputedly the oldest purpose built hotel in England.

Languages spoken

  • French spoken
  • German spoken

Leisure Facilities

  • Access to golf course - Bowood, Castle Combe, Chippenham.
  • Arrangements for riding/pony trekking
  • Cycle hire
  • Fishing - License holders can fish 5 minutes from hotel
  • Gym - 5 minutes walk

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Accept Bank Transfers, Internet Payment or SWIFT/IBAN
  • All major credit cards accepted
  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
  • Visa accepted

Room / Unit Features

  • CD Player in all bedrooms
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • DVD Player in all bedrooms
  • Electric shaver point
  • Four poster beds available
  • Free View TV
  • Fridge
  • Ground Floor Bedrooms Available
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Modem point in all bedrooms
  • Non smoking rooms available
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • Telephone in all bedrooms

Specialist Features

  • Aim to attract conferences and business meetings
  • Christmas/New Year Programme
  • Honeymoon Breaks
  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly
  • Marketed to any other specialist market - Garden enthusiasts
  • Special provisions for cyclists
  • Special provisions for lone female travellers - Well lighted parking with CCTV. Upgrade to room in main house (subject to availability). Locks and chains on all guest room doors.

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From M4, junction 17 M4 junction 17, follow signs to Cirencester and Malmesbury. Follow signs to town centre, turn left at top of High Street in front of Market Cross and drive round corner. Old Bell is then directly in front of you next to the Abbey. Parking at rear of hotel.

Public Transport Directions

Chippenham or Kemble railway station then taxi.

Special Offers

  • Easter April Break

    The late Easter and Easter holidays bring with them, lighter evenings and longer days and therefore more time to enjoy all the attractions that are in Malmesbury and close by.

    These range from Adam Henson’s Farm Park where the Lambs are making their entrance into the world, Westonbirt Aboretum -the National Aboretum home to more than 15,000 specimens and 2,500 different species of trees from all around the world, the Cotswold Waterpark and in Malmesbury itself we have the Abbey with its 1000 year history and the AbbeyHouse and Gardens together with the Moravian church providing plenty to see and explore.

    Your base at the Old Bell Hotel will be your sanctuary for your two-night stay where you can enjoy all that the hotel has to offer including fine food, interesting wines comfortable chairs to relax in and a delicious chocolate Easter egg created by our pastry chef.

    Easy to find, The Old Bell Hotel in Malmesbury is located just off Junction 17 on the M4 and on #thegreatwestway between London and Bristol.

    Prices are from £347.00 for two people sharing in a cosy room
    Available from April 1st to April 27th

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      4 of 5 stars
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      4 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • bobby_85111
      Great Leighs, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Nice one night stop over
      4 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 13th April 2019
      Nice hotel with lots of character. Bed comfortable, room clean and happy to pay the bill at the end. Good cocktails, very good food, staff are accommodating, would stay again. If I was to be... Read full review
    • marionw887
      Trip Type:
      2 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 14th April 2019
      Been here a few times, and thought we would give it another go. I know some of our guests were a little late arriving, but that didn’t warrant the long wait for getting fed. The fish dish was good... Read full review
    • jhurst1978
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Dinner & Drinks
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 15th April 2019
      The old bell hotel is very old fashioned looking building and a nice place to be. The service our party received in the restaurant was exceptional. When it came to dinner special mention for the... Read full review


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