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“New Years Eve”
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Eight Bells Inn
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“New Years Eve”
Reviewed 1 January 2014

Brilliant stay,staff are so pleasant and helpful,room excellent, food terrific , the whole package was a night to saver, a event to remember throughout 2014 , and we look forward to the next time with eager anticipation.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

Stayed six nights in October - comfortable room and bed - the restaurant is always top notch and staff are very helpful and friendly. Great breakfast as well - If you like staying in Pubs (Inns) rather than hotels as we do, the Eight Bells is a wonderful choice. Enjoy. If you can't get a room and are in the neighborhood, call for a dinner reservation and enjoy a great meal or just drop in for a pint.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Miami, Florida, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed out visit to the pub. It is very large with a beautiful courtyard when you can eat and drink....I imagine its is very popular in the warm months. My son and I sat near a wonderful warm fireplace and was pleasantly surprised by the menu choices, many of them untraditional (they had some traditional fare as well.) I am a foody so when I saw a lamb burger with tzatziki sauce I was quite excited. My son had a pasta dish with warm melty goat cheese and pesto. I would have given the pub a 4 star rating but I found both dishes to be extremely under seasoned. I would however still give it another shot!

Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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silly suffolk
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

EIGHT BELLS INN, CHIPPING CAMPDEN

We stayed Fri and Sat nights in Room 3 for a wedding on Saturday afternoon.

The room was tiny, barely space to get around the bed. No chair nor table, merely one stool. No shelves or chest of drawers to put clothes or belongings. The advertised “ironing board” was six inches high, so I had to iron my wedding outfit squatting on the floor! But there were plenty of hangars in the wardrobe, and an iron, hairdryer, alarm clock, tissues, shower cap, soap and body wash as well as tea/coffee/chocolate/biscuits and 2 bottles of mineral water.

The window looked out onto a concrete wall, and there were no curtains, only a slatted blind. The window opened wide, so for security we had to keep it closed at night.

There is no car park nor reserved parking for guests, although the on-street parking outside is free and unlimited – if you are lucky enough to find a space.

The décor was grim and the lighting dim, and the toilet seat was broken. But on the plus side the wifi was free.

Breakfast finished at 9.30am, even at weekends, which we thought rather early for a holiday area. My grapefruit had been very roughly prepared – I had to re-cut it with a teaspoon and my fingers. And the mushrooms appeared to have been out of a tin and boiled – revolting! There were a number of overseas visitors in the dining room who were no doubt bowled over by the historic ambience of this lovely old building, but we felt quite embarrassed that they were being taken for a bit of an expensive ride and would get a poor impression of English hospitality.

We strolled round the charming town in the morning (don't miss the lovely wool church!) and when we returned to shower and change for the wedding, the room had not been made up: there was no “do not disturb/please do the room” card to hang on the door handle, although we'd handed our key in, so the management knew when we were out. The poor little girl wanted to come in while we were showering and was about to go off duty for the weekend, so we had to do without.

This room cost £85 per night: even half the price would have been poor value. How it got its 4 stars baffles me.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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wrexham
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112 reviews
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

We recently stayed for 3 nights at the Eight Bells on a 3 nights for 2 offer. It was excellent value for money ,room was comfy ,food and drink to suit all tastes, service brilliant with friendly staff !We ate twice in the restaurant and were served well cooked tasty food, breakfast was equally good. The staff were excellent and professional, special thanks to Sarah who could not do enough for us, including relocating us from restaurant to the pub for our last night meal - due to the behaviour of 2 over indulged brats with a bright LED torch ,(part of a large family group) ,we were moved with no fuss at all. The pub is vibrant and a major part of the community, we happily rubbed shoulders with the locals who were all very friendly. We can recommend the Eight Bells to couples and families alike. The only reason I ve not given it an excellent score is the fact that the bathroom in our room though quite large, was a little dated , it has so much scope for a refit, that's the only slightly negative comment I can make about this very good establishment.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Chipping Campden, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

We stayed here as a couple three weeks ago and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The Eight Bells was top of the list for comfort, charisma and charm, with a great range of ales and wines. the menu was really varied and we really enjoyed each meal, eating in the main bar for both nights of our stay, and really enjoyed meeting the range of locals the place has to offer! the inn is a great location, just off the high street of Chipping Campden and round the corner from the beautiful St James's church. We will definitely be looking to book to stay here again on our next visit.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Steeped in history from the moment you walk through the beautiful wooden door and walk across the cobbled stones to be greeted by friendly staff and helpful landlord and landlady Julie and Neil.
If you are looking for modern and contemporary with space, even floors and high celings - don't bother coming here. If you are looking for an ancient building with historical interest and period features then this is your place.The rooms are clean and comfortable with as many mod cons as you would want from visiting a wonderful 'inn' such as this TV, tea & coffee making facilities, iron, hair drier, etc - can't think of anything I needed that wasn't available.
This is a very popular, busy, vibrant pub retaurant with rooms; the buzz of happy people out enjoying themselves contributed to an enjoyable stay. If you want a quiet hotel atmosphere then a hotel is the best place to go. If you want to dine at the pub/restaurant then make sure you book and reserve as it gets booked out quickly. The helpful and friendly staff worked very hard to accomodate us so that we didn't miss out on the excellent food.
I loved the honey coloured stone walls, the flagstone floors, the cobbled stone courtyard and the terrace garden at the rear of the property that you don't expect to find - just listen to the church bells - sigh! I will be back for sure, oh and will remember to book a table to dine in advance!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Eight Bells Inn
Address: Church Street, Chipping Campden, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cotswolds > Chipping Campden
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #8 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Chipping Campden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Eight Bells Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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