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The Bell at Old Sodbury
Ranked #1 of 4 Old Sodbury B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
State College, Pennsylvania
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Quick stop on way through.”
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Nice hotel / bar. Staff very friendly and welcoming. Dining area / bar area was very clean and comfortable ( by the fire ). Nice outside seating area. The accomodation ( 4 rooms ) seem very clean and private. Nice place to stop in. Did not try the food. There was a birthday party going on, so I assume that they can take reservations etc. I liked it very much.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Swan_at_Nibley, Public Relations Manager at The Bell at Old Sodbury, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
Thank you so much for choosing The Bell at Old Sodbury and for your wonderful Trip Advisor write-up.

We were pleased to see how much you enjoyed the pub's amenities and do hope you choose to stay with us again when next in the area..

Thanks once again.
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English first
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33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights having never been to this area before and wanted somewhere rural with easy access to Bath and other tourist places.
We stayed in room 4 which was a very large room, beautifully decorated with ensuite and sky tv which was a very nice addition.
Downstairs there is a large bar area and restaurant which again is decorated very nicely and is really clean. You can tell that the owners have really paid attention to detail here.
All of the staff we encountered were wonderful, and couldn't do more to help us and make sure we had a good stay. We ate in the restaurant on the first night, my partner had duck and I had fish and chips which were both enjoyable.
The only criticism I have is that our room was on the front of the hotel which is right on a very busy main road. We found it very difficult to sleep well and as a result we ended up getting up at about 6/7 each morning meaning we were quite tired during the day. Obviously this is something the hotel cannot control, although the windows were single glazed so double glazing may help with this. Overall we had a very nice stay, and would definitely come again.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank HSea
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Swan_at_Nibley, Public Relations Manager at The Bell at Old Sodbury, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay at The Bell at Old Sodbury and for your subsequent review.

We were delighted to read how pleased you were with the room, the quality of the pub, the service you received and the food too.

The single-glazing is something that we really want to get fixed in the near future.

Thanks again for all of your very kind comments and we look forward to seeing you the next time you're in the area.
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Bristol
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Do not eat here. We had booked weeks in advance yet no table was laid up for us. Irish barman was over the top in his 'Of course you can' obsequiousness and fawning - irritating (and has no-one told him you dont put you fingers all over the business end of cutlery as you are putting it on the table?) The food was simply boring and thrown at the table in a hurry and one main course arrived TEN minutes after the rest of the meals Overall there was no sense of quiet calm or control - this despite the fact that we were the only people in the pub. The desserts were straight from Iceland's special offers. We will not be back.

The positive reviews here are clearly written by people who don't get out much.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Swan_at_Nibley, Public Relations Manager at The Bell at Old Sodbury, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
Well, where to start I suppose.....

The 'Irish barman' is in fact the manager, and a very valued member of our team - many people come here to see him and enjoy his 'nothing is too much trouble' approach to customer service which we presume you mistook to be obsequiousness.

Having booked in advance you should have had a table readily prepared for your arrival and for this we apologise - it was an oversight on our part. Having discussed this review with the manager and the other members of the team we are really quite sure that you are mistaken and he did not mishandle the cutlery when delivering it to you.

Again, IF the delivery of your meals was at all disjointed in its timing then we can only apologise for this and state that this is very irregular service and not by our usual standards at all.

That said, the implication that our desserts are 'straight from Iceland's special offers' and the fact that you feel quite capable of being arrogant enough to revile the rest of our customer base (who have been good enough to provide such lovely write-ups) leads us to suggest that your best course of action is indeed to not return, as you shall not be welcome.
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

We stayed for 1 night in July and had a great time. The room was extremely comfortable and had great bedding and a quality shower. Another bonus was full sky tv (inc sports and movies). We didn't watch much of it but if you like your tv then it's a great included extra. The manager (Lee) was great fun and extremely attentive and the food was excellent. Would happily stay again although maybe next time not when it's 90 degrees out because our beautiful room got REALLY hot. Not the fault of the pub/hotel but it did make it difficult to sleep. Highly recommended

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sue H
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Swan_at_Nibley, Public Relations Manager at The Bell at Old Sodbury, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay at The Bell at Old Sodbury and thank you for your subsequent review.

The team were all delighted to read your comments and we do hope you choose to stay with us again when next in the area.

Thanks once again.
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North West England
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2013

Stayed with a business colleague for one night in June and were warmly greeted on arrival. Nice old place which has recently been renovated throughout.
Rooms were cosy and comfortable with all the facilities one would expect including free wi-fi.
The evening meal was excellent as was breakfast the following morning. Hope to visit again sometime.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Thank FluffChucker
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Swan_at_Nibley, Public Relations Manager at The Bell at Old Sodbury, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
Thank you for you kind comments regarding your stay with us here at The Bell at Old Sodbury.

Please do remember to book with us again the next time you are travelling in the area!
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BC Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2013 via mobile

We happened across the "Bell" on a rainy day on our way to Bath. Lucky find for us. The rooms are new and well appointed, staff very helpful and the pub below much like your your own living room. Beautiful wood fire. Awesome steak dinner on steak night, great breakies. We drove our car to the Park and ride in the morning (15 min) and let the bus take us into beautiful Bath...no worries about parking. Back in the eve to have dins and sit by the fire...with a very well priced bottle of wine.

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Swan_at_Nibley, Public Relations Manager at The Bell at Old Sodbury, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
Thank you for 'happening upon' the Bell at Old Sodbury and for your subsequent review.

The whole team were delighted with your comments regarding the food, wine, amenities and service.

We hope you had a good onward journey and hope you stay with us the next time you're travelling in the area. Thank you once again.
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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

We stayed for 1 night in 2 of the 4 rooms available. The rooms were spotless with a really comfy bed. The staff couldn't do enough for you and made us very welcome. We also ate and found the food to be very good and reasonably priced. Would definately recommend to friends.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank huxley43
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Swan_at_Nibley, Public Relations Manager at The Bell at Old Sodbury, responded to this review, 22 January 2014
Thank you for choosing The Bell at Old Sodbury and for then providing us with such a lovely writ-up.

We were so pleased to read of your visit and how highly you thought of the food, service and amenities.

Please do contact us again when next in the area. Thanks once again.
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Property: The Bell at Old Sodbury
Address: Badminton Road, Old Sodbury BS37 6LL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Gloucestershire > Old Sodbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Old Sodbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Bell at Old Sodbury offers four individually designed, comfortable and chic rooms. All rooms provide en-suite bathrooms, fine Egyptian cotton sheets and all the modern conveniences including free wifi, tea/coffee making facilities, flat screen TVs with Blu-Ray DVD players (including complimentary access to our Blu-Ray DVD collection) as well as SKY TV with Sports and Movie channels. ... more   less 
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