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The Bell Hotel

Market Hill, Clare CO10 8NN England
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Game room
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Room features
Bottled water
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French
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Woolf wrote a review Sep 2020
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom133 contributions69 helpful votes
OK this place is open and should stay open. had lunch there today and the food and service was excellent. OK during these difficult times you have to have a mask on when entering or leaving your table but i guess thats the way of the world currently. I have to say at 59 years old (thats me not the pie !) the Steak / Ale pie was the best i have ever had, service fantastic. Covid friendly. Get yourself along...book a table before going.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Tom wrote a review Jul 2020
Clare Suffolk72 contributions25 helpful votes
Pub appears to have closed down. Again. Not due to COVID either. The back is boarded up with concrete blocks on the roadway and the sign above the door is falling apart. No sign of life. The website hasn't been updated since the 3rd to last landlord. Since then there was a temporary one over Christmas and the present one has seemed to have disappeared. Would love to be corrected and see some proper guest ales back on and the pub brought back to life, but it's not looking likely.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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SusJean wrote a review Feb 2020
3 contributions3 helpful votes
Just had Saturday lunch at the Bell. Very good, tasty meal of sea bass followed by mixed berry crumble. Friendly, efficient service. Clean, comfortable, pleasant surroundings with decent background music. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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clinton w wrote a review Jan 2020
Dereham, United Kingdom12 contributions5 helpful votes
Nice place, Clean and tidy. Lunch order too an eternity. NO Horseradish sauce for roast beef..... But this was the First Sunday lunch opening...poor excuse. Told that " Even the co-op opposite had not got any ! My wife ordered the Salad with Balsamic vinegar and olive oil....Yep You guessed it... No Olive oil ... Apprently Chef had dropped the one and only bottle they had !...... Such a shame . No one seemed to know what was going on. Probably won't go there again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: Restaurant looks good But wait for more reviews....
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Patrick W wrote a review Dec 2019
London, United Kingdom447 contributions233 helpful votes
A family member booked this place for Xmas lunch and 5 of us including 2 children attended On arrival after a scenic drive we found plenty of parking and typical country pub look The meal overall and service was good and although it was a self service buffet style the waiting staff were attentive and the the tables were kept clean in between courses The only let down was the starter but the main course of beef Wellington and turkey with all the normal Xmas trimmings was very good
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bell Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Bell Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Clare Castle Country Park (0.1 miles), Parish Church of St Peter and St Paul (0.04 miles), and The Globe (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bell Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at The Bell Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at The Bell Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bell Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bell Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Honey Hill, The Mughal Knight, and Cafe Clare.
Is The Bell Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 miles away from the centre of Clare.
Are pets allowed at The Bell Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does The Bell Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Bell Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bell Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lavenham Guildhall (9.4 miles), Kentwell Hall (6.2 miles), and Melford Hall (5.8 miles).