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The Five Bells

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A 17th Century refurbished Bar. Hotel, Located 5 minutes from Deal and The Port Of Dover. Monday to Saturday Kitchen is open serving Breakfast Lunches and evening meals kitchen closes at 9.00 PM Saturday open for food all day serving breakfast lunches and evening meals kitchen closes at 9 00 pm. Sunday Roast is served 12 00 to 4 00 Kitchen closes at 6.00PM
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Free public parking nearby
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Bar / lounge
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Non-smoking hotel
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Breakfast available
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Flatscreen TV
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James S wrote a review Feb 2024
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Had a lovely stay here with my partner. We had the apartment/flat which is in the he courtyard of the pub. Very clean and spacious. The bed was really comfy, we both had a nice sleep. Staff were all very nice and helpful throughout our stay. We had the Sunday roast for lunch before leaving and that was excellent as well. No faults at all and will be back! Also made friends with the resident dogs which was an added bonus
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Flyer23259878891 wrote a review Dec 2023
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Just had a family get together for the weekend. 10 of us stayed a couple of nights and 13 of us had an amazing Christmas Dinner on Saturday. Food was fantastic and the team in the restaurant/pub were brilliant. Will definitely come again when we visit the in-laws next. Thank you!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Mitchells wrote a review Sept 2023
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Arrived at hotel around 5pm… had a few drinks in bar. Woke up the next morning, (Sunday) wanting a bath… there was no plug so waited till 8am for the main building to open, went down and spoke to a lady, who was very unhelpful… said it was there yesterday… I will check with the cleaner when she is next in…this was very useful as I needed to have a bath … there was a shower, but I didn’t want to get my hair wet… and also I am paying you for a service , I was not able to use. Was told she didn’t have another plug. With no sorry. Breakfast was really nice, great products used, shame the vinegar was 2 years out of date ….
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Becs30 wrote a review Aug 2023
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom98 contributions87 helpful votes
Stayed for 1 night recently. The website looks very nice and overall the 2 rooms we had were clean. When we arrived we realised there was no car parking which is a pain as there is very limited places to park. The owners were friendly enough and we were able to check in early. I booked this as there is a pub attached however it doesn't open until 6pm so off to Deal for food. This actually was a better option, lovely seaside town and was able to sit on the seafront and have a lovely meal. The beds are rock hard, it's like sleeping on the cliffs at Dover and the pillows are as flat as a pancake. Didn't get much sleep to be honest and the noise from pub didn't help either. It cost just over £200 for 2 rooms. Owners really need to sort out the beds and pillows. Not much you can do about the pub noise though
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: No parking available need to find space on the road nearby which is limited
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anthony s wrote a review Jul 2023
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Wonderful Food , Friendly , helpful staff who go the extra mile to ensure a pleasant , enjoyable stay , Rooms were very clean and reasonably priced , the breakfast was all made with fresh local produce , well worth a visit
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Elen W wrote a review Mar 2023
Bicester, United Kingdom5 contributions
The most delicious roasts ever! We were so looked after in this cosy pub with wonderful staff. I had the veggie wellington which absolutely hit the spot and my mum had the chicken which looked fab. Great family atmosphere too, I would highly recommend and will absolutely return to this gem of a pub! ✨
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Bazz wrote a review Sept 2022
Orpington, United Kingdom14 contributions10 helpful votes
Booked this last minute through Booking.Com, room was ok clean and tidy. Went to have a shower in the morning couldn’t get the shower to work it was also taped up with gaffer tape, so no shower 🚿. Tried contacting the staff but to no avail would not recommend staying here
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking very tight outside there is a lay by approximately 100 yards further up the road to park.
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Peace15 wrote a review Sept 2022
Orpington, United Kingdom61 contributions80 helpful votes
Booked for 1 night, double room with en-suite. Very reasonable but we now know why! Room looked ok, basic double with small tv. Shower didn’t work, it was taped up with black tape. We tried to contact the owners by phone and message but no reply! Gave up in the end! We didn’t get what we paid for (room with a shower) Met another couple who said their shower worked but had to hold it when showering! I wouldn’t recommend!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: I wouldn’t!
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Graham Baker wrote a review Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom147 contributions57 helpful votes
I’d love to rate this higher as the landlord was a friendly chap but sadly our experience wasn’t quite as we’d hoped. My wife, daughter and I were staying here as we were attending a wedding up the road. We arrived on Friday evening and were told there was no food as the chef was absent due to an emergency. So we had to go to a pub in Deal for an evening meal (bit of a shame). We came back to have a drink here but even that was a bit odd. My wife’s gin and tonic was served in a Carlsberg glass with no lemon and little ice. Apparently there’s not much call for G&T here (??). Come Saturday morning there was no option of a breakfast (I don’t know why there are photos of breakfasts posted here) so we went into Walmer to find something. I’d mislaid my wallet the night before but despite trying to knock on the door of the pub and ring their number couldn’t get hold of anyone until midday. Luckily the wallet had been found but it had been a worrying morning. I’m amazed there’s nobody available to contact whilst staying here (the pub is open 5pm - 11pm). I had to resort to a message through Booking.com. Mad. Never stayed somewhere that has no one available to help. A German family, as we were going out for breakfast, had checked themselves out by posting their key but were desperate to get back into their room to retrieve a forgotten item but also couldn’t get hold of anyone. I don’t know if they ever did. The rooms themselves were actually very clean except for a troublesome leak from the toilet in room 3. That, and a shower head that point blank refused to stay in one position. Also the tv in room 4 didn’t work despite the landlord saying “just wiggle the lead”. Finally and most importantly, the beds are HARD. Thin, noisy springed and hard. Very hard with very thin pillows. So, not the best nights sleep. We left as soon as we could Sunday morning and sadly won’t be staying again. As I said, this is a shame as the manager seemed genuine and friendly but the facilities offered here were below par for my likings. I guess some would say, £200 for 2 rooms for 2 nights was pretty cheap but sadly you kind of get what you pay for here.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The goose on the green in Walmer does a lovely breakfast. Parking is limited outside the pub....
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iwl1967 wrote a review Apr 2022
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The owners tried to charge me for a broken window handle which snapped on me while closing and injured me. Avoid this place noisey too as bar below I didn't expect the noise at all. I recieved untrue and nasty messages from owners too I was supposed to stay two nights but decided not too as I didn't sleep much
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Only parking on street
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Five Bells
Which popular attractions are close to The Five Bells?
Nearby attractions include The Escape Goat (4.7 miles), Boonies (3.6 miles), and Fan Bay Deep Shelter (4.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Five Bells?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Five Bells?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Five Bells?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Five Bells?
Conveniently located restaurants include Goose On The Green Cafe, The Corner Cafe, and Kings Coffee Shop.
Is The Five Bells located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 1.0 miles away from the centre of Deal.
Are there any historical sites close to The Five Bells?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Fan Bay Deep Shelter (4.1 miles), Dover Castle (4.5 miles), and Deal Castle (2.7 miles).