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Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2016

I recently stayed here while away on buisness... After checking in I headed to the bar for a cold beer after a long drive. The bar staff were talking rather loudly with some locals and in there own words how S$@t their pay was, Not the best first impressions. I also had dinner here as it was getting late, my...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

Travelling through Clare from Lavenham we stopped for a light lunch at the Bell on a week day. We easily found an on street parking place and dined in the bar area. There is an extensive menu catering for both cooked meals and sandwich type snacks. This is typical old world establishment ideal for "a pie and a pint' at...

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Tom D, General Manager at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Trevor. Thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us. I'm really glad you enjoyed your lunch. We're working on our menu all the time, so always make sure you ask about our specials to give you even more choice!

Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2016

Popped in for lunch while sightseeing in the area. It had been a year since the last visit but still good service from friendly staff. Enjoyed a halloumi burger this time which I thoroughly enjoyed. Well done.

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Tom D, Manager at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to review us Diana, I am glad you enjoyed your burger and hopefully we will have the chance to look after you again soon

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 March 2016

I stayed at the hotel last weekend and it was amazing. The staff are very professional,warm,friendly and make you feel very welcome. Excellent food and drink at the pub and the customer service was great. I had a brilliant time and will defiantly be back again very soon. Hotel room was very comfortable and had lots of space. Keep up...

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Tom D, General Manager at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for taking the time to review the Bell. I am so glad that you had a wonderful weekend. It is still early days since we took over but are trying to ensure that everything about the hotel is as good as can be. Thank you again and with any luck I hope we will have the opportunity...

Essex
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Called in to The Bell Hotel on the off chance that Sunday lunch was still being served, as just passing through Clare. We were seated very promptly and ordered two traditional Sunday lunches, one meatless and one with turkey. The food was so good, nice and hot and the variety of vegetables was superb; green cabbage, red cabbage, green beans,...

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Zara K, Owner at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review and it is very nice to finish on a high. We will be, unfortunately, leaving The Bell Hotel on February 4th but very nice people (Becky and Tom) will be taking over and I'm sure they will work to maintain the high standard. I've passed all your comments onto our staff and...

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed the night due to working nearby, booked late on but no problems. The Bell is in a lovely sleepy village called Clare, has parking round the back and has a nice feel to the premises. The bedrooms are a good size with comfy beds, the ensuite was ok but for some reason the radiator had been isolated and due...

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Zara K, Owner at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your time in writing this nice review. We take on board your comments about rates and will have a look, although our last rate review found that, with the exception of Ship Stores (a lovely local BnB) we were very competitive. We're very glad that you enjoyed your breakfast and the service from our staff and look...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2016 via mobile

So okay I normally give Greene King places a bit of a slaking but this place is an exception. It's in Clare a sleepy little town between Cambridge and Bury st Edmonds (a reason it's better?) mainly it's a pub that does food, but, the food is fantastic, none of this bitvest RUBBISH all prepared on site, tonight I had...

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Zara K, Owner at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your very informative review. Greene King are, I'm sure, very pleased as well and I will let them know. My husband, Dirk, is the German and he's over the moon to be described as "smashing" and he very much agrees. We will try to sort out that extractor fan and the other little bits mentioned...

Reviewed 10 January 2016

Enjoyed a very pleasant lunch in here yesterday, much improved by the new management deserve every success, ideally situated in the middle of Clare quaint bar areas with real fires, will be back again soon

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Zara K, Owner at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Many thanks for your very nice review. We, and our staff, have worked hard over the past year and are glad that there are some visible results. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks Zara

Sudbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 December 2015

We have lived in the area for 20 years and have seen the Bell pub and food go from good to bad and back again several times under different owners, managers and tenants. The place has had more chefs than Master Chef; some good, some bad and some indifferent. Recent reports from friends were not encouraging so it was with...

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Zara K, Owner at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Bell Hotel. It has indeed seen various chefs and owners over the years but we hope that over the past year we have brought it a little stability and an improvement in food and service. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your experience and shall certainly work hard to "keep...

Sudbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 December 2015

Originally booked due to its location being 100mtrs from home, what a pleasant surprise we experienced. Surperb quality food, generous helpings and great hospitality. When word gets around locally that it serves the best Christmas fare in Clare,( and surrounding area) the opposition Should look to there laurels.

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Zara K, Owner at Bell Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review. We have had some fantastic comments over the Christmas period and I'm very pleased that you concur. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Many thanks Zara

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities

Additional Information about Bell Hotel

Address: Market Hill, Clare CO10 8NN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Clare
Price Range: €83 - €117 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bell Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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“Good sized family room”
 of 5 bubbles CaraF1983, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“There are rooms outside which have their own front door”
 of 5 bubbles 298becksh, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't book it”
 of 5 bubbles horatio1805, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Beware there are no lifts so you need ground floor if stairs are a problem”
 of 5 bubbles Batista012, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 was very nice, we have stayed in the outside rooms before that are bigger but inside room was best!”
 of 5 bubbles bigsteveking, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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