Old Bell

Abbey RowMalmesburySN16 0BWUnited Kingdom

About Old Bell

A Grade I listed building dating back to the 13th-century, Old Bell offers luxury lodgings and fine dining. The historic hotel is situated next door to the impressive Malmesbury Abbey.

Boasting crisp décor and classical furnishings, each elegant guest room features an en-suite bathroom, flat-screen TV, and tea and coffee-making facilities. Features found in some upgraded rooms include four-poster beds, sleigh beds, window seats, and characterful exposed wooden beams.

Guests can unwind in any of the hotel’s three lounges or out on the garden terrace. Meetings and events can be hosted in the library or garden rooms. Free Wi-Fi is provided, while laundry services are available.

The Refectory offers British classics with a modern twist, as well as European cuisine. In addition to the standard menu, guests can enjoy a breakfast buffet, afternoon tea, and Sunday lunch. Drinks are available from the bar, while private dining can be arranged in the library.

Old Bell is a 15-minute drive from Westonbirt Arboretum.


Abbey Row, Malmesbury, SN16 0BW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1666)822344 | Fax: +44(1666)825145 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Supermarket
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby cot
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Seeped In History

If you are a history buff, you will love the Old Bell. Seeped in history, the original portion of the inn dates to 1220. The Old Bell retains much of the original features including exposed wood beam ceiling, stone fireplaces and hand hewed wooden plank floors. The elegant guest rooms provide comfy furniture and present a pleasing period decor. Guest remark that they had a memorable stay and will return: the Old Bell is great for a romantic weekend getaway.

Best In This Part Of The UK

Guests remark, that without a doubt, the Old Bell is the best choice for value, guest amenities, service, and location in this part of the UK. You will love the polished and professional service and the helpful, happy attitude of all the staff. Every need is anticipated and accommodated. We will be back.

Close To Points Of Interest

The Old Bell is located right beside the Abbey with many local points of interest and historical sites within a short walk. The hotel staff is happy to provide directions and a historical background of the hotel and nearby destinations visitors should not miss.

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8.6 out of 10 based on 310 reviews