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Old Bell Hotel
Abbey Row, Malmesbury, SN16 0BW Malmesbury Show map
England’s oldest hotel (from 1220) in England’s first capital offers quintessentially English service and hospitality. Experience levels of service that you would find hard to better anywhere in England.
The highly rated Old Bell, reputed to be England's oldest purpose-built hotel, is adjacent to the famous Abbey in the historic town of Malmesbury, on the edge of the Cotswolds, 5 miles from Junction 17 of the M4 motorway and near Chippenham.
The Old Bell is steeped in character with log fires, paintings, stone-walls and period furniture. The bedrooms are individually furnished: those in the main house are more period in character, some with beams and fireplaces; those in the Coach House have a light and airy feel to them.
The restaurant serves award-winning French continental cuisine and has received the accolade of 2 rosettes from the AA.
When would you like to stay?
- 24-hour front desk
- Non-smoking rooms
- Non-smoking throughout
- Restaurant (à la carte)
- Fitness centre
- Hot tub
- Room service
- Meeting/banquet facilities
- Babysitting/child services
- Dry cleaning
- VIP room facilities
- Breakfast in the room
- Bridal suite
- Souvenirs/gift shop
- Packed lunches
Wired internet is available in the hotel rooms and is free of charge.
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
These are general hotel policies for . As they may vary per room type; please also check the room conditions.
From 15:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
Children and extra beds
Free! All children under 1 year stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All children under 2 years are charged GBP 15 per person per night for children's cots/cribs.
The maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Accepted credit cards
- American Express
The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.
The Old Bell Hotel offer gift-wrapped boxes of chocolates and house champagne, for special occasions. Personalised messages are available. Please contact the hotel after booking if you wish to purchase these gifts.
Food & beverage
The hotel has 2 dining areas: the Edwardian restaurant and The Hanks Room. The restaurant has an à la carte menu whilst The Hanks Room is more informal.
The fine dining restaurant is open from Tuesday to Saturday. The informal brasserie is open every evening.
The hotel is located on the edge of the beautiful Cotswolds. It is next to the famous Abbey House Gardens and Malmesbury Abbey, with Westonbirt Arboretum only a 10 minute drive from the hotel.
- Take the M4.
- Exit at junction 17 (Chippenham/Cirencester).
- Follow signs to Cirencester and Malmesbury (approximately 5 miles).
- Follow signs to the town centre.
- At the top of the High Street, turn left and drive around the corner.
- The Old Bell Hotel is directly in front of you.
Turn right past the hotel and right again for the car park.