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The Old Bell Hotel

Abbey Row, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 0BW

The Old Bell Hotel

Abbey Row, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 0BW

The Old Bell Hotel, built in 1220 is reputed to be the oldest purpose built hotel in England, still offering warmth, comfort and hospitality and retaining the ambience of a bygone age. There are thirty three individually furnished bedrooms some with antique furniture offering comfort and convenience. The elegance of the restaurant and bar perfectly compliment the award winning cuisine together with an extensive wine list. Dine outside on the terrace in the summer surrounded by the secluded and peaceful garden. Relax and unwind by a log fire in the library, lounge or bar, ideal for doing the crossword or simply having a snooze.

The Old Bell Hotel also has a Restaurant:

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Top UK hotels to enjoy the Autumn Sun by Adrian Mourby

"The Old Bell faces south towards the River Avon which means it gets sunshine most of the day. Light floods into the spacious dining room where you can enjoy Old Bell Tapas (a meal in itself) before walking round the abbey and its gardens. Founded in the seventh century, the Abbey of St Peter and St Paul was one of the most important religious buildings in Anglo-Saxon times. King Athelstan was buried here in 941 AD and by the eleventh century the abbey owned the second-largest library in Europe. In the days before Britain had universities, scholars flocked to Malmesbury. The town remains an attractive place to wander although the abbey was reduced to half its original size centuries ago by two thunderstorms. The ivy-clad Old Bell hotel was originally part of the abbey complex and today is a stylish and restful place for the weekend."

Great pet friendly hotels in the UK by Adrian Mourby

"One of England’s most ancient hotels, the Old Bell welcomes up to medium-sized dogs and responsible cats in six of its 33 boutique bedrooms. For exercise there is a small garden and a lovely 40-minute circular walk down Mill Lane and along the River Avon. Dogs are allowed into the lounges and in the bar and can eat on the hotel’s two patios. Water bowls are provided of course. This wisteria-clad hotel is also a good base for longer walks if you and your canine are feeling ambitious."

Top Ten Venues for Winter Weddings by Liz Coggins

"Dating back to the 13th century and reputedly the oldest purpose built hotel in England, The Old Bell with its cosy ambience, log fires, antique furnishings and sinkable sofas in its lounges, which can be set aside for wedding parties, is perfection for winter weddings. Ceremonies are held in the Garden Room with wedding breakfasts in the charming atmosphere of the Edwardian Restaurant."

Information on The Old Bell Hotel , Abbey Row , Malmesbury

No. of bedrooms: Total: 33        
Types of room: Twins, Doubles and Singles
Room rates guide: Single from:  £92.50
Double/Twin:  £120.00-£250.00
Room with Breakfast
General info: Credit Cards Accepted:  Amex, Delta, Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Visa
When Closed:  Open all year
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly:  Dogs Permitted (small charge applies)
Smoking Permitted:  No
Wheelchair Access:  Yes
Wheelchair Access Details: limited access
Accreditation: AA 3 Star, AA 2 Rosettes
Room facilities: Direct dial telephone, Flat screen TV, Complimentary broadband internet access, Four poster beds available, Hairdryer, Luxury toiletries, iron & board, Tea & coffee making facilities
General facilities: Gardens, Lounge bar, Restaurant, Civil ceremony licence, Wedding receptions, 2 meeting rooms, Conference facilities, For up to 36 delegates, Private dining, car park
Indoor activities: Board games
Outdoor activities on site: Fishing within 2 mins walk, Walking
Activities nearby: Archery (15 miles), Complimentary membership to health & leisure centre (5 mins walk away), Horse riding (2 miles), Quad bikes (15 miles)
Local directions: Leave the M4 at junction 17, follow signs for Cirencester and Malmsbury for approx. 5 miles. Proceed to town centre and at the top of the High Street turn left in front of market cross and drive round the corner. The Old Bell can be seen directly in front of you next to Malmesbury Abbey. Turn right past the hotel and right again for the car park.
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Nearest railway stn:
Bristol (28 miles) (0.5 hours)
Bristol (35 miles) (1 hour) , London Heathrow (75 miles) (1.5 hours)
Chippenham (8 miles) (0.2 hours)

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