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The Old Bell Hotel

4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars Hotel
Abbey Row
Malmesbury
Wiltshire
SN16 0BW

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The Oldest Purpose Built Hotel in England

Booking Details:

Arrival Date:
Fri , 22nd Nov 2019
Departure Date:
Sat , 23rd Nov 2019
No. of Nights:
1
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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
36
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
2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Facilities for the Disabled

Catering

  • 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.

Special Offers

  • Summer Dinner Bed & Breakfast Deal

    Stay at the Old Bell Hotel to enjoy a great value Summer family dinner bed and breakfast deal:
    Book now on our bed and breakfast or dinner bed and breakfast rates and up to 2 kids stay free (up to the age of 12 yrs)
    Use of a z-bed/sofa bed included per child
    Tickets to Westonbirt OR Bowood for the whole family
    3-Course kids meal included per child (from children’s menu only) if dinner, bed and breakfast package is booked

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  • Malmesbury Mini Break

    Sample the best Malmesbury has to offer with our two night mini break. Inclusive of Cream tea with a glass of prosecco, a 3 course evening meal on one evening and two tickets for entry to the local, nationally acclaimed arboretum at Westonbirt. In addition you will be staying in one of our luxurious bedrooms in the main house with a full english breakfast each morning.

    Prices start from £170 per room per night based on two adults sharing a double or twin room.

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  • Stress Free Sundays

    2-course Sunday lunch
    Late check-out (12 o’clock)
    Tickets to Westonbirt Arboretum OR Bowood
    From £159 in a Character Room

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  • Two Night Weekend Break

    Two Night Break with 20% off the usual rate.

    Enjoy a relaxing two-night weekend short break in the historic town of Malmesbury.

    You can explore the delights of the Great West Way between London and Bristol & Bath and venturing up into the Cotswolds. The market town of Malmesbury, is surrounded by patchwork fields, chalk plateaus and irresistibly pretty villages nearby.
    Perfect for independent travellers and using the Old Bell Hotel as your base you can create your own road trip, go on a long hike or take to the trails on a bike or on horseback, or just explore the Abbey and the Abbey House and Gardens, both next door to the hotel.
    And if all this activity creates a thirst, we have numerous cosy lounges or an outdoor terrace for you to enjoy one of our cocktails or perhaps a chilled glass of white wine or two.

    Prices from £456.00 for two people sharing a Character room
    Includes two nights Friday Saturday or Saturday Sunday
    Full English breakfast for two on both days
    Three course dinner for two each evening

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  • Gin Flight

    If you haven’t yet tried gins such as Garden Tiger, Monkey 47 or others from our extensive gin collection, this could be the perfect time. Our one night Gin Flight mid-week break includes four gins and four tonics of your choice and a one course evening meal for two. In addition you will be staying in one of our luxurious bedrooms in the main house with a full english breakfast the following morning.

    Weekday Breaks
    Prices start from £159 per room based on two adults sharing a double or twin room, available Sunday through to Thursday.

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TripAdvisor

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Excellent
    420
  • Very Good
    236
  • Average
    120
  • Poor
    54
  • Terrible
    37

Recent Reviews:

  • georgepaulc
    Diss, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Food temperature
    2 of 5 stars
    Monday, 18th November 2019
    Our main course food was not hot enough. Apart from this our stay was very pleasant, a convenient location and our dog was made welcome. This we find unusual in the UK, we travel a lot in Europe... Read full review
  • jotW4719EA
    west midlands
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Really Lovely
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 19th November 2019
    Had a really lovely one night stay - booked an offer but received an upgrade to a fantastic room. The hotel itself is beautifully decorated and the lounges with the open fires meant it was difficult... Read full review
  • Caesar63
    Brighton, United Kingdom
    Fabulous lounges and location but with some disappointments
    3 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 20th November 2019
    This is a beautiful looking old hotel placed in the perfect location to explore the town on foot - much appreciated hotel parking as the town has few parking facilities. The staff throughout the... Read full review

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Gradings

  • 4 AA Stars Hotel
4 AA Stars Hotel

Awards

  • Visit EnglandCyclists Welcome Cyclists Welcome 2019
  • AA AwardsAA - 2 Rosettes AA - 2 Rosettes 2013

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