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The Bell at Iden

3 Self rated

Church Lane Iden, Near Rye, RYE, TN31 7PU

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Located in peaceful countryside on the Kent and East Sussex Border but less than 2 miles (5 minutes drive) outside of the historic town of Rye, we are perfectly sited for exploring Rye, Romney Marsh, Camber Sands, and other wonderful attractions. We are also 20 minutes drive from the market town of Tenterden, and 30 minutes drive from Ashford, where there is a large outlet mall, and of course Ashford International train station, for the passenger Eurostar. Folkestone Eurotunnel Terminal for vehicles is 45 minutes drive away.

Unlike hotels in Rye centre, we have free on site parking. We are a quiet 11th Century traditional country inn offering a good choice of real ales, fine wines and draught beers. Our menu changes with the seasons and we support local producers and suppliers to ensure our food is of exceptional standards. We offer customer service on a personal level without intruding on your privacy. Our restaurant space is perfect for a romantic dinner, a business lunch or a coffee and catch up with friends around the log burner or on the patio and garden in the Summer months. We have 2 delightful spacious letting rooms set in our cottage style garden, separate to the inn, in a converted stable block. Both the Hay and Tack Room have: . King sized beds . En suite shower rooms . Original oak beams ·Tea and coffee making facilities with complimentary biscuits ·Flat screen televisions with Freeview . Power Hairdryers . House trained dogs are very welcome - our garden is secure for them to roam Once checked in, guests have their own key and can come and go as they please at any time without need to access the inn, unless the draw of a pint is too much! A full English breakfast is served in our restaurant or alfresco on our patio, the choice is yours! Breakfasts are cooked to order and you are welcome to sit and read the papers and plan your day with no rush. Our restaurant is open every day for lunch and dinner. We serve lunch from 12. 30-3 and dinner from 6. 30-8. 30pm. On Sundays we serve all day from 12. 30-6pm. We often have foodie events throughout the year, so check our website for up to date menus and also our special events. Check in time is from 3pm however we are happy to accommodate an early check in so just call us in advance.

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Showing Thursday 25 August 2016 to Friday 26 August 2016

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Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
Family friendly
Cots available , Pets Allowed
Parking (charges may apply)
Car parking available onsite
Restaurant , Lounge Menu , Bar
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TV , Radio
In room facilities
Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room , Hairdryer in each room , Minibar in each room
Ground floor bedrooms

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Pets are allowed

Customer Reviews

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  • S Hill

  • July 2016

very relaxed stay

Very warm welcome from Vicky and Andrew.

Room was very clean and comfortable and has the benefit of being detached from the pub itself. The pub has a nice garden with plenty of tables and we were lucky enough to have great weather so we could make the most of it. The only thing we found was that the lighting in the bathroom was a bit dull but Vicky says she intends to sort this in time and also talked about other improvements they want to make. The breakfast was lovely and freshly cooked. Pub food in the evening was good although we felt it was slightly overpriced. The owners use fresh and locally sourced products where possible and we witnessed several local suppliers delivering. Good wine selection (recommend the Malbec) and they are intending to bring more locally produced wines. Iden is situated very close to Rye with its historic interests and great nature reserve to walk around. There are also good walks to be had starting at the pub so no need to use the car if you prefer not to. We would like to go back at some point.

  • richard b

  • February 2016

second time

This is the second time we have stayed here and can't praise the place highly enough.

Both the pub and the rooms are cosy and comfortable. The breakfasts and the evening menu are both excellent. The owners are friendly and obliging. On our last day we had to leave early but John got up and did us a breakfast before we left. We will always stay there when we are in that area and they have a vacancy.

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