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Reviewed 29 September 2013

Room in yard barn /stable conversion.
First impression dark cold damp and minute!Next the upstairs guests arrived noise insulation non existent awful personal type noises!Happily no passion see earlier post!
Evening meal choice awful chips with everything which I don't eat.Settled for bangers and mash which were shrivelled and same for peas.
Breakfast no choice.No yogurt no bread no fruit.And we asked.
No television at all,satellite presumably not set up properly.
Beware website states free parking but actually on street parking only.
Never again !

  • Stayed: September 2013
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2  Thank Greenmobile
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

We stayed at the Bell Inn for one night before we started on the Cotswolds way.

The room was lovely, spacious and clean with a real 'old world' feel. The beds in particular were very comfortable and cozy. The breakfast in the morning was delicious, perfectly cooked and wonderful to taste.

As the icing on the cake, the owner was kind enough to give us a lift to Chipping Campden as he didn't think we'd find a taxi easily. So we had a wonderful, friendly stay.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Becky C
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

Quite possibly the worst place we have ever stayed, We had a room on the lower ground floor when we arrived the room was dark, cold, and smelt of damp.The room had cobwebs hanging from the ceiling but worse had a POO IN THE LOO. we immediatly complained but were told there were no other rooms available. we were told we could have the room free of charge and we set about finding a new hotel. As it was late we decided to tuff it out but move on the next day. During the evening we had the heater on full and then the residents returned on the floor above. Quite honestly we feared they might come through the ceiling at any moment. We could here every word and then every snore. (thank goodness there was no passion involved otherwise it would have had to be the car for the night)! Breakfast was delivered by a heavily tatooed man wearing a dirty apron we left it uneaten. there was the offer of a warm yoghurt or some rotten fruit (well it looked off). As we left a member of staff appologised to us and told us there had been complaints before but the owner did nothing, we were even offered a chance to come back free but we declined there kind offer.The Bell, ding dong, everything was wrong!!!!!

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank shazzielew
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

After several days of traveling we just needed a relaxing, enjoyable evening at a local pub...and this was the ticket! Friendly bar staff, cozy, comfortable pub environment, and excellent live music! Rick Chase showed up around 9:00 and seriously rocked the place until closing time! We had a fantastic time...would recommend this spot to all!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Laurie A
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Reviewed 14 August 2013

My wife and I visited The Bell one busy 'Market Day' lunchtime in July.The weather was very hot, so we were glad to find a large table outside in the courtyard which we shared with some charming elderly ladies from Yorkshire, who were on holiday locally. We were immediately struck by the dirty and untidy condition of the courtyard area in general, and the area surrounding our table in particular, which was littered with cigarette ends and detritus from several days (if not weeks) of no maintenance/cleaning. If we hadn't been so in need of a little rest and refreshment, we would have left the premises at that point.
On entering the bar area I waited in line to be served, and eventually was literally 'grunted' at by a very surly woman, whom I took for being either a manageress or the proprietor, who asked what I wanted!....I had noticed a large 'Daily Specials' blackboard of chalked-up dishes which I used to order two appropriate dishes, only to be told impatiently and in raised tone that "This IS MARKET DAY, and that menu-board does NOT apply on market day".....Oooops! silly me....So sorry I stammered! Of course, as a total stranger, perhaps I should have known of their quirky custom of displaying daily specials which are not available every day!!....I tried to make light of it with a smile and a pleasant and witty remark, but this unamused battleaxe was having none of it, so I hastily ordered two sandwiches and two ales instead, and retreated back to the dirty courtyard to await delivery of our lunch. On relating my unpleasant experience with the lovely,chatty Yorkshire ladies, they agreed that the service and attitude by the very same 'lady' in the bar was exactly similar to their own experiences earlier, and they also advised "Don't use the toilets if you can avoid it"! Anyway, to cut a long story short, we will not return to The Bell any time soon, as the dirty, unkempt conditions of the place (the toilets, as we later found out, were disgusting), coupled with an unfriendly attitude and sour-service will ensure that we take our money and custom elsewhere. It is a pity, as this centre-of-town pub has huge potential in the right hands!

The issue of the dirty and unkempt courtyard is, unfortunately, not confined to The Bell Inn!! We have found similar issues with some other establishments all over the country, where potentially very pretty country pubs/hotels with outside terrace/patio areas, are allowed to deteriorate to the point of being unpleasant to use, and all for the want of proper, regular maintenance and care by the owners/managers. It doesn't take much surely?, just regular sweeping, weeding and occasional pressure washing of paving is all that is required!!

Room Tip: Did not stay overnight....WOULD NOT stay overnight!!
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank RangeRover29
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