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The Green, Bardwell, Bury St. Edmunds IP31 1AW England
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Rednap36 wrote a review 10 Feb
Edinburgh, United Kingdom32 contributions46 helpful votes
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If I was going for a meal, then I wouldn't hesitate to give this place 4 stars, but to stay, well, that was a very different experience. The rooms are clearly in a converted stable block. No issue there, but seemed closer to its original use than as a nice place to stay. First impression was not great - I'm all for rustic/distressed look, but this room just came across as more shabby - less chic. Not sure if the furniture was meant to look as it did, but it really did not look good! Little things like missing curtain hooks, making them hang all squint, poor finishes etc, raised my hackles a bit, then the cleanliness issues became apparent... Big obvious cobwebs on the curtain poles and dangling from the ceiling indicated the level of cleaning that had been performed. Then the bathroom... the ceiling fan had clearly never had a quick vacuum, and the soap tray was not pleasant. Also in the photos is the questionable electrics situation! The bed itself was spotless, and it was a bonus that there was a spare blanket... I tend to run quite hot, but I kept my down jacket on when in the room, as it was uncomfortably cold. The shower room has no radiator, but there is an electric fan heater on a timer, once you can figure out how to get it going - I used this to try and heat the room in general up. The soap tray aside, the shower was disappointing - somewhat akin to walking outside on a misty day. A suggestion would be to have refillable shampoo/soap containers, as the couple of sachets (confusingly kept in the main room, rather than the shower room) didn't go far. To have no hand soap available was also not ideal/hygienic. Evening meal was perfectly adequate, as was the breakfast, and staff were friendly and welcoming, but the stay in the room was possibly the worst I have had in decades of travelling. Sorry, but I just could not recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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gareth H wrote a review Aug 2023
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2 Nd time we’ve stayed here visiting family nearby. Really nice place to stay, clean and tidy in an idilic country setting - basically on the middle of a field. Staff were all amazing and helpful and friendly. Only issue NOT THIER FAULT , £23 in a taxi for a 5 minute drive back. ( same price quoted. Any time of day ) NOTE: Uber takes payment £7-9 then cancels as no drivers available!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Taxis - if not impossible to get very expensive. DO NOT USE UBER CANCELS every time after...
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Teresa Soper wrote a review Aug 2023
Benfleet, United Kingdom45 contributions19 helpful votes
Stayed for 2 night with friend. From the outside it didnt look much but was pleasantly surprised. In side pub very clean. Food was very good and goid value. Room was bit small but didnt matter as we only slept there and was very reasonable price. Breakfast good, lovely people who run it.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Susan E wrote a review Jul 2023
Burgh le Marsh, United Kingdom125 contributions21 helpful votes
Great service. Food was excellent and the latte was on point. I highly recommend this place. The staff are so friendly and go the extra mile for you. 10/10. Rooms are comfortable and have very nice views. You won’t be disappointed xx Village is lovely with a nice windmill. Plenty of pubs and little duck pond
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Annette wrote a review Jun 2023
Manchester, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Was a last minute booking. Was really happy with the stay. Tge hotel was set in the countryside. We were greeted by 2 lovely ladies at reception. We were shown to our room which was lovely and clean. Nothing was too much trouble, we needed a couple of extra towels which were brought to our room with the loan of a hairdryer. We had a good night's sleep and had breakfast, which was included. Again nothing too much trouble. Breakfast was really good. We wouldn't hesitate to book again.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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dylgriffiths wrote a review Oct 2022
Luton, United Kingdom15 contributions3 helpful votes
After a long hike we decided to have a couple of drinks to relax and rest our feet. Although the bar was not yet fully open we were welcomed in with a warm service and allowed us to unwind after a long day of walking.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Herdwick46 wrote a review Oct 2022
Barnstaple, United Kingdom66 contributions12 helpful votes
We stayed at Bell fir two nights in early October for two nights. Squirrel bedroom was lovely, cushions abd mugs with squirrels, a nice touch. Clean well equipped bathroom. All compact but excellent. The breakfast offered a good choice, the full English was very good and we were impressed with two muffind and eggs with the Eggs Benedict and Royale Alsoo enjoyed a pint if local ale in the bar which fekt very much like a well loved local. We didn't eat in the restaurant but it looked cisy and inviting.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Carol B wrote a review Sept 2022
Birmingham, United Kingdom6060 contributions777 helpful votes
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Monday 5th September 2022, We drove up to Bardwell to the Six Bells Inn, which was to be our home for the next four nights. The Six Bells Inn is a perfect country escape and is set on the edge of the village green near the duck pond in the pretty village of Bardwell. Dating from the late 15th century, the Six Bells Inn was enlarged in the 19th century and again in the 20th century. The pub offers a character full blend of old and new and is totally surrounded by countryside. The Six Bells was used in the filming of several episodes of the famous TV series ‘Dad’s Army’. It was used for the following episodes – ‘Ring Dem Bells’, ‘Wake Up Walmington’ and ‘All Is Safely Gathered Inn’ The Old Barn and Stables (now the bedrooms), were also used in the series. We were greeted by Paul, the owner of the Six Bells Inn and given a warm welcome and given the keys to our rooms. Jackie’s Room No 1 and Our Room No 5 were situated in the stable rooms which surrounded a pretty flower be-decked courtyard. Ours was a large room with a four poster bed with white cotton sheets and duvet with gold cushions and gold bed runner. The decor of the room was a soft cream and white. The room had cream and beige curtains. The furniture was warm pine wood with a lovely dressing table and seating area, which was in keeping with the lovely old world decor of the inn and had a large flat screen television. Our shower room was done out in black, grey and white with modern style bathroom fittings. It had a walk in shower cubicle with lots of lovely hot water and white fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries. Mark and I unpacked and settled in. We then rested on the bed and then we then later dressed for dinner. We then met Jackie and went to dinner. We were then served to a nice meal in ’The Six Bells Restaurant’; we had a nice cosy table for three which overlooked the garden. The décor of the restaurant was old world with dark timber beams and white walls with pictures and mirrors. The wooden tables were all laid with white tablecloths, shiny cutlery and there were flowers on every table with lovely comfortable red upholstered chairs. Our waitress for the evening was Polly who was very friendly and very professional in everything that she did, and nothing was too much for her. Jackie, my husband and I were given menus to peruse and there was a small but very nice selection of meals to choose from. My husband drank IPA bitter, Jackie had a lemon and lime drink and I drank chilled Aspinalls Cider with our meals, the food was delicious. Jackie, my husband and I for our starters had the flat garlic mushrooms with a cheese and garlic crumb top and served with a nice fresh side salad, which were delicious. The starters were just the right size to get the palate started and was a good start to our meal. Jackie for her main course had scampi served with salad and chips and served with a tartare sauce dip. For his main course my husband and the chicken in a port and stilton sauce and served with mashed potato and a nice selection of vegetables, which he said was delicious. For my main course I had the rack of pork ribs with a sticky BBQ sauce served with onion rings, chips and a nice fresh crisp salad with a lovely dressing on it. The pork ribs just melted in the mouth and were delicious. We all had desserts; Jackie had the apple crumble served with ice cream. My husband also had the apple crumble but he had his served with creamy custard. I had the sticky toffee pudding served with pouring cream, which was really delicious. Jackie at this point decided that she had, had enough and she wanted to go back to her room and go to bed. My husband and I both then moved into the bar lounge with its lovely comfortable red leather chairs and let our dinner go down. We sat talking to Polly and Paul till quite late in the evening. Afterwards, we went back to our room where sat talking and then we curled up in our lovely comfortable four poster bed like a pair of sleepy kittens and had a good night’s sleep. Tuesday 6th September 2022 – My husband and I awoke to a lovely warm humid and sunny day. I had a nice hot shower and then we both dressed and went across the courtyard to the Inn for our breakfast, where we met Jackie. We were greeted by Rung (Paul’s beautiful Thai wife) and seated in ‘The Breakfast Room’ which overlooked the pretty flower be-decked courtyard. Rung told us what was on the breakfast menu, and we made our choices. Jackie had orange juice followed by bacon and mushroom toasted sandwich. My husband had a full English breakfast of Bacon, runny poached egg, sausage, grilled tomato, flat mushroom, baked beans and brown toast and butter. I had apple juice followed by bacon and egg toasted sandwich. The food was served piping hot and was very tasty and set us up for the day. We ate here every night, and the food and hospitality were wonderful. We would recommend staying here if you are in the area and want a peaceful retreat from the world.
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JoJo wrote a review May 2022
Essex, United Kingdom61 contributions35 helpful votes
We booked here for a couple of days over the Bank Holiday. The Inn is stunning, set in beautiful gardens surrounded by farmland in the pretty village of Bardwell. The accommodation is converted stables in the grounds. The rooms were lovely, comfortable, clean, good comfy bed and quality linen, with a nice en-suite. The usual tea, coffee, toiletries and towels were provided. Outside the rooms was a lovely seating area to enjoy the sunshine and a drink. Breakfast was good, a nice full English with tea, coffee, toast etc, cooked well with quality ingredients. We dined in the Inn on one night, the wait was quite long, but was worth it, food was yummy and service was good. Will definitely be back as the whole place was so chilled and relaxing. Definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Andy T wrote a review May 2022
Northwich, United Kingdom4 contributions7 helpful votes
We booked a 4 night stay and wanted somewhere that was dog friendly. We found the Six bells on the Internet and it seemed to fit the bill. We had some reservations, as it was nearly 200 miles away. We had no need to worry. When we arrived, we were greeted very warmly and check in was really straightforward. We used The Six bells for breakfast and decided to have our evening meals there too. All of the food was excellent and freshly cooked. Every staff member was friendly, helpful and pleasant. We also bought wine while we were there and we were pleasantly surprised how fairly priced it was. We would have absolutely no hesitation booking to stay here again and we will definitely be returning. A massive thank you to EVERYONE at The Six bells for making our stay, such a relaxing and comfortable time.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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£84 - £125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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six bells hotel bury st. edmunds, 6 bells inn
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandEast AngliaSuffolkBury St. EdmundsBardwell
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Six Bells Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Six Bells Inn?
Nearby attractions include Wyken Vineyards - Gardens & Country Store (1.6 miles), The Bull Freehouse (3.2 miles), and Pakenham Watermill (2.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Six Bells Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Six Bells Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Six Bells Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Six Bells Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The White Horse Inn, The Leaping Hare, and The Dog.
Is Six Bells Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Bardwell.
Are pets allowed at Six Bells Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Six Bells Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Pakenham Watermill (2.7 miles), Bury St Edmunds Guildhall (3.9 miles), and Bardwell Windmill (0.3 miles).
Is Six Bells Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.