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The Bell Hotel (Clare, United Kingdom)


The Bell Hotel (Clare, United Kingdom)

About The Bell Hotel

The Bell Hotel Hotel is a Tudor coaching inn located in the heart of picturesque Clare, one of Suffolk’s historic wool towns. Cambridge is less than an hour away by car. The hotel’s fifteen rooms, divided between the historic main building and converted stables, all feature en-suite facilities, a television and Wi-Fi access. For added luxury, guests can choose the Four Poster room. The Bell Hotel Hotel’s 40-seater function room is ideal for meetings and parties. Other on-site amenities include a car park and a games room with a pool table. Breakfast is available and features a Full English as well as lighter options such as cereal. Lunch and dinner menus are also served – popular choices include House Cured Salmon and Braised Lamb Shank. Nearby Clare Castle Country Park is a beautiful place to enjoy a walk and a picnic. Sudbury, a 22-minute drive, offers shops and train links to London.

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby

  • Free WiFi

  • Pool

  • Spa

  • Parking

  • Pets

  • A/C

  • Restaurant

  • Hotel bar

  • Gym

Rating overview

  • Location
    Excellent  8.7 / 10
  • Rooms
    Fair  7.1 / 10
  • Service
    Excellent  8.5 / 10

Positive Reviews


A warm and traditional pub atmosphere

Guests who have stayed here report that The Bell Hotel offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere. It's a traditional pub with a rich history and guests love experiencing the old world environment.


Delicious food

The food served at The Bell Hotel comes highly recommended. There is a wide range of snacks and pub-style dishes available and guests particularly enjoy starting the day with the Full English Breakfast.


Friendly and helpful staff

The Bell Hotel's members of staff are described as very friendly and helpful. They have good knowledge of the attractions in the local area and are keen to make sure that their guests have as pleasant stay as possible.

Negative Reviews


Needs a bit of updating

Although guests appreciate the hotel's historic features, some felt that there was room for improvement when it came to the overall look and feel of the establishment. They mention that the décor is a little tired and that a program of redecoration would greatly improve the standard of the accommodation. In response, the hotel management say that they are in the process of updating the décor and that they expect this will soon be completed.


Car park sometimes busy

According to feedback, The Bell Hotel's on-site car park can get a little busy at times which some guests found inconvenient.


Wi-Fi a little temperamental

The hotel's Wi-Fi service can be a little hit and miss. On a few occasions, guests had difficulty connecting to the Wi-Fi in their rooms and sometimes it wasn't possible to connect at all.

All amenities

Property amenities
  1. Entrance hall/lobby
  2. Parking
  3. Pets allowed
  4. Hotel bar
For children
  1. Cot
Room amenities
  1. Shower
  2. Ironing board
  3. Openable windows
  4. Television

Arrival / Departure

  1. Check in: 14:00
  2. Check out: 11:00


Market Hill , CO10 8NN , Clare , United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1787277741 | 

Frequently Asked Questions about The Bell Hotel

  • Is there a pool area at The Bell Hotel?

    No, The Bell Hotel doesn’t offer pool areas.

  • Are pets allowed at The Bell Hotel?

    Yes, The Bell Hotel has a pet policy that may vary based on the room type or availability. Please check with the hotel directly to learn about their pet policy.

  • Is parking available at The Bell Hotel?

    Yes, The Bell Hotel provides Parking for guests.

  • What time is check-in and check-out at The Bell Hotel?

    Check-in at The Bell Hotel is available from: . Check-out time is by .

  • Where is The Bell Hotel located?

    The Bell Hotel is located in Market Hill, CO10 8NN, Clare, United Kingdom.

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