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Winchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bell is a good pitstop for anyone exploring the medieval market town of Alresford. With a quality menu and a decent line up of craft lagers and real ales this is fun place to prop up the bar and listen to the local gossip or sit out back on a hot summer's day.

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Lymngton
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here last week with friends; never been before; a great lunch; interesting menu and very good value fixed lunch; wide choice of well selected wines not expensive; highly recommended. But allow plenty of time to find somewhere to park your car: The Bell has no car park and on our day there was no space in any of... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had never been to The Bell, but our friends recommended it. Quite right too. Lovely old building. Incredibly popular and busy restaurant. Service slightly slow, but so what. Waiters charming and professional. I have never been handed a steak knife in a napkin held by the waiter in any restaurant anywhere in the world. The four... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Well I travel alot and believe that I am very fair with my reviews. When its rubbish I say so, when it average , I say its average , but when its ABSOLUTEY GREAT then not only do I say that its ABSOLUTELY GREAT I back it up with all the positives . In this case the reception was friendly... More 

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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We booked The Bell as it is very handy for the Watercress Line which we were visiting on the Saturday. We arrived at 6:30 on the Friday evening to find a packed bar and restaurant. We had booked our room some 6 months earlier but not a table. We were accommodated though at 8. There is no carpark so unless... More 

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Stayed here for 3 nights recently. The Inn is lovely and quirky, the staff very friendly and helpful (they came to help with dodgy lights in the bathroom and bedroom and provided me with a fan - it was very hot!) But my room was like Wooky Hole Cave - all dark red - walls, ceiling, everywhere! The lighting was... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Had a table booked for a friend's birthday. Arrived at 7.15 and some arrived at 7.30. After 1/2 hour we got a menu. Finally at 8.45 we got our food. I had belly pork. Bit tough. Won't go back. I know they were busy but that's an awful long time to wait.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Comfortable rooms with good sized bathroom. The staff were friendly and helpful. We had accidently booked at the time of the watercress festival, which meant the roads were closed for the day. Despite enormous crowds our lovely meal was served with smiles. Will be visiting again.

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Essex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Ate here on two consecutive nights while staying in the very pleasant market town of New Alresford. A busy Inn popular with the locals which makes for bustling atmosphere 'early doors'. Local beer was fine and the wines were very good as well. My wife who is an aficionado of twice baked cheese soufflé reckons hers was the best she... More 

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87 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Called in here as had heard good things and we weren't disappointed . Ambience is relaxed and friendly , service wonderful and food was delicious . Menu is limited but what they serve is made with good quality ingredients ,well cooked and well presented. We had a beef and Guinness pie and a calves liver main. The liver was exceptional... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Address: 12 West Street, Alresford, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Alresford
Number of rooms: 6
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“Don't take the red room!”
 of 5 bubbles dafttart_101, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Any street facing room so you can see what's going on. I can vouch for room 6. Quieter rooms at the rear.”
 of 5 bubbles 998ChrisR, 24 Aug 2015 | Read review
“There are only 7 rooms so book early.”
 of 5 bubbles RobertFGCarter, 23 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Room 7 is good”
 of 5 bubbles 827petert, 29 Mar 2015 | Read review
“If you go to bed before midnight ask for a room not looking onto the courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles MandyB47, 15 Jul 2014 | Read review
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