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The Bell Hotel

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Nestled in the heart of the beautiful town of Clare, The Bell Hotel is conveniently located between Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds, 37 miles from Stansted Airport. Nestled in the heart of the beautiful town of Clare, The Bell Hotel is conveniently located between Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds, 37 miles from Stansted Airport. Enjoy a comfortable stay in one of our 15 comfortable well appointed rooms, Enjoy a comfortable stay in one of our 15 comfortable well appointed rooms, Guests staying in our rooms will enjoy feather down pillows and duvet’s, 500 thread count sheets , luxurious white cotton towels, complimentary high speed WIFI, complimentary bottled water, Paddy and Scott's Coffee and Tea Pig's Tea's along with house made fresh shortbread cookies. The Bell Hotel features a lounge, bar and a restaurant (Latitude 52) Latitude 52 will features British Food with a twist and the lounge and bar features a wide range of dishes
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Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Conference Facilities
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Wheelchair access
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Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Booked for a quiet weekend in mid-February in quiet country town. Cripes: 1) Accommodation bill debited the moment you register; 2) Each meal to be paid for at the end of each meal (excluding inclusive breakfast). I haven't come across this practice in previous hotel stays -
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Response from BellHotelClare, Owner at The Bell Hotel
Responded yesterday
We are sorry you that you felt your stay was disappointing and you felt in necessarily to post a review on line after we had apologised to you and being compensated for the steak. We don't keep credit cards on file or take deposits to cover running "tab" as we are not a large corporate hotel. You were offered an alternative meal plus were refunded the price of your steak ( as explained we have removed this dish from the menu as the quality of the beef from the butcher was not our usual standard) The Jazz is held here every other Sunday for the last 20 + years to support the local community and finishes at 10 pm sharp this is the first time somebody has complained.
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Recently renovated and now lacks character. The food (Sunday roast) was extremely disappointing - mushy veg, barely cooked roast potatoes that weren't crispy and thick sweet gravy. Basically a puddle...all for £16 which is way overpriced anyway. Won't be returning.
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Response from BellHotelClare, Manager at The Bell Hotel
Responded yesterday
We are sorry you are disappointed with your Sunday roast , and apologise fro your disappointing meal. Please contact us directly so we can understand more about your disappointing roast dinner, as we serve a lot with great reviews. please email info@thebellhotelclare.co.uk
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we love to stay in traditional coaching inns or similar. but old or traditional shouldn't mean 'tired'. the staff were good see separate rst review for brfst/dnr but reception management seemed blase about our complaint about no hot water after 2 short showers. doubtless they'll
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Response from BellHotelClare, Owner at The Bell Hotel
Responded yesterday
We are glad you enjoyed the majority of your stay and your meals in the restaurant. We apologise that on one evening two people had difficulty with the hot water , We have investigated the issue with your hot water ,the technician found the boilers, hot water tanks are all performing normally
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Lovely big bedroom, four poster bed, a bit high for my little legs, but really comfortable. Room was a tad cold for me, as I have my heating full blast at home, but was fine tucked up under covers. Lovely big bathroom. Nice balcony outside room where I could go for a ciggie
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Dropped in for some lunch after a visit to the delightful town of Clare. Staff were attentive and helpful and the menu was comprehensive - would always prefer a small menu done well than a large menu that you know is from the freezer! My husband had the steak and ale pie with
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Response from BellHotelClare, Owner at The Bell Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
We are glad you enjoyed your visit to The Bell Hotel and that you enjoyed your meal with us, yes you are correct all our food is prepared from fresh , we pride ourselves in using as much local produce as possible, Please be aware we also have our dining room Latitude 52 which you may have missed , so hopefully next time you can sit there. We are glad you enjoyed your pie, please be aware we have British Pie Week March 4th to 10th where we will be featuring several pies , please see our website for more information
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Hello No all the bedrooms are not the same, please contact us directly for prices. the front desk is manned from 7:30am to 10 pm daily the team has a knowledge of the local area
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"Make sure you book a meal here."
"Stable block probably best with a dog"
"Ensure you get what you book."
"No 19, Roomy, exceptional."
"Choose an upper floor room in the courtyard"
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PRICE RANGE
US$86 - US$148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
bell hotel sudbury
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Bell Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandEast AngliaClare
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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