Hotel The Bell Clare
The Bell is a beautiful half timbered coaching inn dating back to the 16th century situated in the small market town of Clare in the heart of Constable Country. It is well situated with Cavendish Long Melford Sudbury Lavenham and Bury St Edmunds all within easy reach. The fifteen en suite bedrooms have been tastefully furnished and all have full facilities. Ground floor rooms are also available. The Bell offers excellent menus including English classics and an extensive wine list. The Tudor Room Restaurant open on Saturdays and for private functions offers dining in beautiful surroundings. The Bell also offers conference and banqueting facilities for up to 60 people and is a popular wedding venue.
Hotel Ship Stores Clare
Ship Stores Guest House is a 17th Century timber framed listed building that was originally three cottages. Later an external staircase led to drinking rooms, above which were used by local sheep farmers. It is believed the name ship is a corruption of sheep.It has also been a village store for at least the last century. In the early 1970s the accommodation was converted to provide Bed and Breakfast rooms.There are seven rooms, all en-suite, available as doubles, twins or singles and family rooms.