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The Bell

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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
PRICE RANGE
US$12 - US$40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews pork belly charcuterie board ribeye steak sunday roast opening night current management a great place to stay lovely evening excellent breakfast large portions christmas day attention to detail saturday night new owners latitude bedroom pigeon
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Reviewed 3 days ago

we had the table d'hote - in the bar area near the woodburner. greatsetting and the moules and calves liver were really delicious. very attentive service and breakfasthe next day was good too.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank heafers
BellHotelClare, Manager at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

We are glad you enjoyed your meals with us and we look froward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently had an absolutely wonderful birthday lunch with 16 of my family both adults and children, we had our own room and the service was great and the food amazing with nothing too much trouble for several coeliac people and small appetites we were...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank aew59
BellHotelClare, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

We are glad you enjoyed your family lunch, we look forward to welcoming you back soon

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have visited this establishment on many occasions over the last 5 years. It has had many new landlords and lady’s. The new manager/owner/brewery has spent a good amount of money on a much needed facelift. All areas of the bar and restaurant area have been...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank thediningking
BellHotelClare, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very sorry to read about your recent experience at The Bell Hotel it sis not indicative at all of the service and quality of food we provide to our guests, we apologise for your poor experience. Please contact us directly at info@thebellhotelclare.com so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here a couple of times and always had an excellent meal. We have been twice both times for Sunday lunch. It is dog friendly in an area near the bar but we did not feel like we were sitting in the bar....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank dennis h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband, two teenage daughters and myself thought we'd try the food at The Bell having been recommended by a friend. We were not disappointed - in fact we loved it! From when we arrived to when we left we received excellent service and the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank essexchuck
BellHotelClare, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we look forward to welcoming you back very soon, please keep a eye on Facebook page and website for special offers and promotions

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have wanted to try Latitude 52 in The Bell since it opened last year. For a Saturday night the restaurant wasn’t busy and we were looked after well. The food was delicious, I had the scotch egg followed by the squid ink linguine with mussels...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Rackley16
BellHotelClare, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are glad you enjoyed our new menu and we look forward to welcoming you back again very soon

Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

When arriving the bar was busy ‘ish’ and seemed short staffed as only one person on the bar. Sat down but no menus on tables. Had to wait a while at the bar to get some. When seeing the menu there was only three main...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank SleepCat95
Reviewed 26 December 2018

We had an excellent Christmas day lunch in the Tudor room great service and atmosphere very good quality food good.Would recommend the restaurant.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank David H
Daniel E, Owner at The Bell, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2018

Dear David We re glad you enjoyed your Christmas Lunch we look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 17 December 2018

I stayed at this Hotel for a night away, as I was attending a Christmas Party in a nearby pub. As I was checking in I asked how to get in if I return late. I was told I needed to be back for 10:30,...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank TrevorAppleton
Reviewed 15 December 2018 via mobile

Nice atmosphere, comfy seats, good quality lagers but no proper real ale, just Greene king. Has gone more 'upmarket' recently, food seems quite expensive but that's all I'll say on that as I haven't actually eaten here at this time. Good for a quick drink...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Tom C
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