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“A friendly pub”
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The Bell Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Faringdon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We did not stay at the Bell, but were thinking of having something to eat there when the manager came out to take in the menu board! He told us that they had been so busy that there was no food left but he would be happy for us to bring in a takeaway in if we wanted to have a drink. On his recommendation we got something from the Chinese takeaway; he provided plates and cutlery and we had a nice meal and a couple of glasses of Wadworths' Henry.

Two hungry people saved on a bank holiday weekend!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

the owners where top people and really made you feel welcome but sorry to say our room was very tired and in need of money to be thrown at it to bring it up to a much higher spec talking to the owner i got the feeling they had arrived to run it for a while after having had managers in to run it while they made there mind up what they was going to do with the place i think they need to act quickly to start pulling in repeat trade hope they do

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 May 2014 via mobile

The staff and management were very friendly and helpful and the food (evening meal & breakfast) was very tasty and good quality. Such a shame the rooms were poorly maintained and in need of serious renovation, & a dire wireless connection for guests on business. Quirky old coaching inn can be forgiven for it's uneven floors, and is part of the charm, but that's no reason to leave cheap thin curtains hanging off cracked windows and having to boil a kettle on the floor because no sockets were available nearby. Sky tv (once working) was a bonus. No glasses in rooms available for water. Shower worked, but gives an unhealthy electric shock when running!! Ouch!

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Thank Colin N
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Old hotel, the welcome was friendly enough but the room was cold, had a very thin duvet, There was a bath with no shower, the bath was falling apart, No hairdryer. Breakfast was good but there again the breakfast room was cold even the waitress was wearing a body warmer.

Room Tip: Room 8 was a mess difficult to get to, (lot's of stairs)
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

Farringdon is a very quaint and quiet. We stayed at the Bell Hotel which was a great choice. Our only issue with the hotel was the hot water pipe in room 6 created so much heat that even with both windows open it was a struggle to sleep and once people started using the showers from about 0600am onwards the noise from it just kept us awake.
Other than that it was a pleasant stay and we would stay again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank mz85
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

Such a friendly place, staff all very friendly not just the management. We were treated like regulars. Really tasty breakfast. The menu had a good choice and their was also a very tempting specials board. Having two small children it can be difficult to feel relaxed but it was very relaxed here. We will certainly stay again.

  • Stayed: December 2013
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Reviewed 29 November 2013

Farringdon is a quite country town not far from the Cotswold town of Burford, and other beautiful villages the countryside is amazing, Farrington as a selection of pubs and places to eat an ideal central spot for touring Oxfordshire and the Cotswolds. The Bell Hotel had plenty of atmosphere,
a very good menu and selections of wine and beers. The staff are very friendly, nothing to much trouble. Room was clean and tidy, as was the bathroom. Should mention the breakfast, which was cooked fresh and very good.

Room Tip: I wouldn't be able to advise on which room because the hotel is very quirky and I should imagine...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Bell Hotel

Address: 13 Market Place, Faringdon SN7 7HP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Oxfordshire > Faringdon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Faringdon
Price Range: £73 - £87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bell Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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