Intimate and elegant - the perfect setting for a fine meal.
The Old Bell Hotel
“High-quality, spacious accommodation” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
The oldest purpose-built hotel in Britain, the Grade-I Old Bell Hotel dates back to 1220 and originally provided accommodation to illustrious guests visiting the adjacent Malmesbury Abbey. Many features survive to tell its story – the original stone fireplace dating back to 1220 is a real focal point. Today, the hotel has been fully refurbished and offers high-quality, spacious accommodation and is well equipped for today's guests. Dining is not to be missed, whether a casual bite from the small plates menu served in the bar or the innovative and exciting menu served in the restaurant. A hearty breakfast sets guests up for a day exploring the surrounding Cotswolds. Dogs are welcome in some rooms.
Facilities – at a glance
- En-suite rooms: 34
- Family rooms:
- Free TV
- Broadband available
- WiFi available
- Children welcome
- Laundry facilities
- Ironing facilities
- Cots provided
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Single room, minimum price: £125
- Double room, minimum price: £155
- Open all year
- Holds a civil ceremony licence
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About the area
A land shrouded in mystery, myth and legend, Wiltshire evokes images of ancient stone circles, white chalk horses carved into hillsides, crop circles and the forbidden, empty landscape of Salisbury Plain. To many M4 and A303 drivers heading out of London through the clutter of the Thames Valley, Wiltshire is where the landscape opens out and rural England begins.
Wiltshire’s charm lies in the beauty of its countryside. The expansive chalk landscapes of the Marlborough and Pewsey downs and Cranborne Chase inspire a sense of space and freedom, offering miles of uninterrupted views deep into Dorset, Somerset and the Cotswolds. Wiltshire’s thriving market towns and picturesque villages provide worthwhile visits and welcome diversions. Stroll through quaint timbered and thatched villages in the southern Woodford and Avon valleys and explore the historic streets of the stone villages of Lacock, Castle Combe and Sherston. Walk around Salisbury and discover architectural styles from the 13th century to the present and take time to visit the city’s elegant cathedral and fascinating museums. And if all of that isn’t enough, the county is also richly endowed with manor houses, mansions and beautiful gardens.
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