The Old Bell Hotel

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Abbey Row
SN16 0BW

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The Oldest Purpose Built Hotel in England

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Arrival Date:
Tues , 19th Oct 2021
Departure Date:
Wed , 20th Oct 2021
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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Character Roomfrom £150.00 to £220.00 per room (breakfast included)
Classic Roomfrom £180.00 to £270.00 per room (breakfast included)
Cosy Roomfrom £120.00 to £140.00 per room (breakfast included)
Junior Master Suitefrom £220.00 to £320.00 per person (breakfast included)
Master Cosy Roomfrom £150.00 to £220.00 per room (breakfast included)
Master Suitefrom £260.00 to £370.00 per person (breakfast included)
Single en suitefrom £99.00 to £119.00 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
2021 (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)



  • Facilities for Disabled Visitors


  • 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 Refectory 18:30 -21:00.
  • Serve lunch - In The Refectory 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.



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2021
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • ianjS4792LU
    Underwhelming stay
    3 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 10th October 2021
    I had high hopes of my stay at the Old Bell following its refurbishment however I was sadly disappointed- the hotel was overly busy due to a wedding and the staff although enthusiastic were... Read full review
  • Cotswold777
    Malmesbury, United Kingdom
    Sunday Family Lunch
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 10th October 2021
    My family visited the hotel today for Sunday lunch, we all had a wonderful experience. The food was fantastic and the staff very friendly and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. We will definitely... Read full review
  • eisak
    Wiltshire UK
    Very disappointing lunch
    2 of 5 stars
    Monday, 11th October 2021
    Met up with a friend for the first time since Covid. Had been a regular at The Old Bell before the pandemic. Asked for a lunch menu to have in the bar. Directed to the library where the seats were... Read full review

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