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The Five Bells

3 Self rated


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About the hotel

The Five Bells is a 17th Century traditional “Chocolate Box” Freehouse Inn in the rolling Berkshire countryside. Located 4 miles from Newbury. Steeped in charm and full of character, this lovely old inn has undergone a full refurbishment by the new owners in May 2012.

We have four Ensuite doubles and one ensuite single rooms available. Serving an ever changing selection of at least 9 of the country’s finest Ales, some local, all well kept, some very unusual and some old favourites, but we will only serve the best that Britain’s finest brewers have to offer, making us THE destination real ale pub in West Berkshire and probably further afield too.

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Showing Wednesday 10 February 2016 to Thursday 11 February 2016

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Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room , Hairdryer in each room
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Wake Up Call Available
Ground floor bedrooms

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From 14:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
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Pets are not allowed

Customer Reviews

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Very Good

All reviews (33)

94% would recommend it to a friend


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  • Jonathan O

  • December 2015

Very Good Experience

I recently stayed in the 5 Bells and would certainly recommend it.

The room I had was a bit a small and there were some minor issues with the shower head not being fitted properly but on the whole, the visit was very good. The staff were very helpful and friendly, the food was excellent (particularly the breakfast) and the bar atmosphere was also very pleasant. Would definitely recommend and would definitely stay again.

  • Claire E

  • October 2015

Amusing stay...!

I booked this as part of my mum's birthday present, as we were going to Highclere Castle the next day, which was just a short drive away.

When we arrived (around 5pm), the actual pub was closed, but we were greeted and shown to our room. We were the only ones staying, but as it was bank holiday Monday, this wasn't a surprise. This is where the amusement started..... Our room was an 'all in one room' with a double bed in the same room as the shower, sink and bath - thankfully, the toilet was in a separate room. Mum and I laughed about this a lot. When we asked if all the rooms were like Room 1, we were told this was the 'Honeymoon suite' - So, if you are staying with friends, parents etc - rather than spouse or partner - best request a room other than room 1!. It was very comfortable though, and the team did everything to make us feel welcome. We also ate in the pub that night - the food was great, and also great value. Breakfast the next morning was also ok - everything you could want was on offer - although we asked for dippy eggs and soldiers, which weren't quite dippy, but this didn't matter!

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