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The Bell Inn

High Street, Moreton-in-Marsh GL56 0AF England
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#3 of 4 inns in Moreton-in-Marsh
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Considered by many to be Tolkeins inspiration for the "Prancing Pony" in Lord of the rings, the Bell Inn is a fine example of a traditional coaching Inn set in the historic Cotswolds. Having been taken over in June 2015, the pub and guest rooms are in safe hands and offer great service and quality accommodation. The pub offers meals a great selection of food, including lunches and evening meals which compliment the wide range of drinks including a selection of real ales. On a sunny day why not sit in the beer garden and soak up the sunshine in peaceful surroundings.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
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English
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Ruby Rowallan wrote a review Sept 2021
40 contributions51 helpful votes
Lovely room in a converted outbuilding. Nicely done with exposed masonry walls. The shower was very powerful and adjustable. The room opened directly onto the courtyard outside pub seating but I don't think this is the sort of place that fills up with noisy drunks on a Saturday night.

The window to the rear looked out on more seating so someone might get a shock if you don't close the blind! The hotel is five minutes walk from the railway station and is on the main street through the village.

Unfortunately, I arrived too late to sample the food or to have a look around Moreton but it is the sort of place I'd revisit for pleasure rather than work at a later date.

On a more practical note, all the plug sockets worked, the lights worked, the window opened, the loo flushed, the bedside lamp had a proper switch that was actually near the lamp and a bulb. And, hallelujah, the TV remote worked. These things are not so common as one might think.

Good coffee for breakfast and only had time for toast but that was lovely proper bread sourced locally. Charming host and lovely dog.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Michelle B wrote a review Aug 2020
Coventry, United Kingdom23 contributions20 helpful votes
Was shown to our room (The Hayloft) by a very helpful April. The room was perfect. Stunning in its decor, fabulously spacious and super clean. Shower was powerful and hot. Bed very comfortable (it’s was odds on favourite that we wouldn’t make it up in time for breakfast and they were right).
We had a few drinks in the garden and found this to be peaceful and friendly.
John was helpful in supplying an ice bucket and glasses for celebratory champagne in our room and in recommending a restaurant for a delicious Sunday evening meal (The Bell wasn’t serving food Sunday evenings).
Parking was easy (the street parking directly outside the hotel is free).
This was a wonderful place to stay and we will certainly return next year!
Thank you.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Bv99 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom22 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed in one of the ground floor rooms, and it was very cosy and confortable. Our breakfast was included, full english breakfast, that was good, but not amazing. During the breakfast the juice was over so we couldn’t enjoy the complete breakfast.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Dean Calculator wrote a review Feb 2020
Rogerstone, United Kingdom94 contributions66 helpful votes
We stopped here for a drink one Sunday evening in February ,and were completely ripped off ,a pint of Moretti and a small bottle of Budweiser cost £9.20 !!!
on querying the price we were told that was the going rate in Moreton .
We had been in TheBlack Bear lunchtime where a pint and a half or their craft Cotswold late cost £5,10 ,but it was closed Sunday night after 7pm in February hence us trying the Bell.
Needless to say we only had the one drink there ,then went back to the Manor where we were staying.
Tolkien may have drank in the Bell ,but i bet he only had the one .
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Sophie wrote a review Jul 2021
South Cave, United Kingdom61 contributions26 helpful votes
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Superb base to explore the Cotswolds. Very easily accessible by train from London and the south east as it is less than 5 minutes walk from the station. Would recommend either coming by car or hiring a car if you would like to see more of the cotswolds as much of it isn’t too handy for public transport. Also very easy to get to Oxford for additional sightseeing.

I stayed two nights and the staff couldn’t do enough for me! Absolutely superb, polite friendly. Very cosy and comfortable room and a lovely beer garden to relax in. The staff are very knowledgable about the local area and can give good recommendations about sightseeing and local hiking etc.

Dog friendly and they even have a couple of rooms which can accommodate (small) dogs so you don’t need to leave them behind on your holiday! (Or so I read in the information).

Excellent breakfast with all local ingredients. They’re in the good beer guide and they have lots of different products to try.

Also the inspiration for the ‘prancing pony’ in the lord of the rings!

A must stay if you would like to have a relaxing cotswolds break!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Parking is on street - but would say car beneficial / essential for exploring further afield.
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johnpatricia4 wrote a review Jun 2021
Chelmsford, United Kingdom542 contributions248 helpful votes
After a walk about Moreton in Marsh, on a hot sunny day, ( which was very enjoyable), we noticed a traditional pub courtyard to the rear of the Bell Inn, we had refreshments served by a very friendly waiter in a pleasant relaxed atmosphere. The inn was well frequented by locals and visitors to the area. The food being served looked very tasty and plentiful.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Ch0ccie wrote a review Feb 2020
Maidenhead, United Kingdom191 contributions96 helpful votes
We booked dinner on Saturday night to get a good table ready for the live band. What we didn’t expect was delicious food - I had pie of the day which was filled with juicy flavoursome, melt in the mouth steak. Partner had roast duck. Both served with a large selection of veg including Heritage carrots, broccoli and Romanesco cauliflower. Very nice atmosphere, brilliant band playing for ages and good value drinks, too.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sarah L wrote a review Aug 2020
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The landlord needs to seriously review their front of house staff, two of the three waiting staff on shift Sunday 16 August 2020 were extremely rude, unprofessional and had zero customer facing skills!
The first waitress who seated our group asked to take our order, as we weren’t ready to order immediately as we had yet to see the drink or food menu she sulked off and had a moan to her colleague.
A second waitress came over a few minutes later to take our order, who clearly did not want to be at work and could barely manage a smile.
A third waiter then approached our table to advise us that they were out of the cider and lager that we ordered, this was the same for our second and third drink choice.
Due to their limited availability of alcoholic beverages and food on offer we told the waiter to cancel our order as there wasn’t anything on either the food or drink menu to our liking.
Upon leaving the premises the first waitress really excelled in her customer service skills by commented rather loudly (so we could hear) that we were rude!
The Bell Inn could learn a few things from The Bear across the road, we were offered a very warm friendly welcome along with excellent service, all the staff seemed happy to be there and managed lots of smiles!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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duff m wrote a review Mar 2022
Tampa, Florida51 contributions21 helpful votes
We stayed in one of the family rooms. The room was very nice and appeared to be recently renovated. The breakfast was wonderful and we had beverages in the pub in the evening. The hotel was not serving food on the night we stayed but they recommended some other locations near by and they were very good. I didn't know what to expect with this hotel and was pleasantly surprised. If I had one area for improvement it would be that the atrium area up to the stairs by the room could use a little tidying up. I would definitely stay here with my family again.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Room Tip: I think all the rooms would be good.
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Kath wrote a review Aug 2020
Pontefract, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
Called in about 230pm mid week for a late lunch- was part of the eat in to help out offer. Food was good quality. The burgers were clearly home made, juicy and flavoursome. Good social distancing measures in place.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Steve D asked a question Aug 2023
Birmingham, United Kingdom26 contributions12 helpful votes
What time is last orders please? for each night of the week?
JenniAdams asked a question Jan 2022
Bishop's Itchington, United Kingdom48 contributions19 helpful votes
Is the pub dog friendly?
Answer from 123yah
California2 contributions
Yes it is :)
JenniAdams asked a question Jan 2022
Bishop's Itchington, United Kingdom48 contributions19 helpful votes
Is the pub dog friendly?
Funkmaster asked a question Sept 2020
Cotswolds, United Kingdom27 contributions22 helpful votes
How much do you charge for dogs please ?
Jung Chan T asked a question Jul 2016
New Taipei, Taiwan39 contributions1 helpful vote
Is it convenient to parking around your hotel? How about the parking fee?
Answer from NeilS
Burscough, United Kingdom598 contributions190 helpful votes
There is lots of free parking on the main road close to the Bell Inn, it can be busy during the day but plenty of room in the evenings.
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jlormeau wrote a tip Nov 2023
Westfield Center, Ohio193 contributions129 helpful votes
"If you arrive in this area to see the Cotswolds, without a car, bus 801 will take you to a few of the villages."
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Geriatrips wrote a tip Jul 2023
6 contributions1 helpful vote
"Don't choose a room above the kitchen!"
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duff m wrote a tip Mar 2022
Tampa, Florida51 contributions21 helpful votes
"I think all the rooms would be good."
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RodMatthews wrote a tip Aug 2021
Churchdown18 contributions21 helpful votes
"Room 2 was perfect for us"
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Sophie wrote a tip Jul 2021
South Cave, United Kingdom61 contributions26 helpful votes
"Parking is on street - but would say car beneficial / essential for exploring further afield."
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PRICE RANGE
£129 - £137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bell Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Bell Inn?
Nearby attractions include The Cotswold Cheese Company (0.1 miles), The Moreton Gallery (0.2 miles), and The Redesdale Hall (0.07 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bell 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 The Bell Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to The Bell Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Grouch Coffee, Rixy's Cotswold Tearoom, and The Black Bear.
Is The Bell Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Moreton-in-Marsh.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bell Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Sezincote House & Garden (2.3 miles), Chastleton House and Garden (3.4 miles), and Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square (4.3 miles).