The Bell Hotel


13 Market Place, Faringdon , SN7 7HP

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About the hotel

Small 14th Century family run, friendly hotel in the idyllic town of Faringdon, lots of quirky features, old beams and uneven floors add to its character. Large restaurant with an extensive menu and family friendly room as well as our 8 en suite rooms make us a great destination for all occasions and we are dog friendly too! The Church of All Saints, presiding over the town from the North end of the Market Place, is the oldest surviving building in the town as well as the most imposing from the outside and the most interesting within. It should resurrect a thousand years of history about the town.

The Red Lion, profitably built in the Corn Market, is claimed to go back to 1432, while there are medieval parts in the Crown Coaching Inn and the Bell Hotel, north and south of the Market Place. Other venerable buildings are the Old Town Hall, built soon after the Civil War, and The Society of Friends Meeting House, built in 1696.

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Showing Monday 25 May 2015 to Tuesday 26 May 2015

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Hotel Non-Smoking Throughout
Family friendly
Cots available, Pets Allowed
Car parking available onsite
Wi-Fi Available, Meeting Facilities, Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas, Wi-Fi Available In Rooms
Restaurant, Lounge Menu, Bar, Breakfast to go
In room entertainment
TV, Satellite TV, [Channels] News, [Channels] Sky Sports, [Channels] Movies (Free), [Channels] Music, [Channels] Childrens, Radio
In room facilities
Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room
Hotel services
Wake Up Call Available

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From 14:00 hours
Until 10:00 hours
Important information
The rates for The Bell Hotel in Faringdon are the total price of the room and not the 'per person' rate. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
Pets are allowed

Customer Reviews

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All reviews (26)

88% would recommend it to a friend


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  • D Dadak

  • November 2014

I would not stay here again as the bed was uncomfortable and the traffic going passed the window meant I could not sleep well.

  • Andrew P

  • November 2014

Ring that Bell

The building has a lot to offer.

It is presently shrouded in a cloak of bland and tired late 20th Century décor that is smothering the obvious underlying charm and wealth of character the Hotel undoubtedly has. This is the challenge being undertaken by the Manager and one that seems to be relished. Whilst the present décor has limited appeal, this is more than made up for by the staff and owner. They were very accommodating and couldn't have been more helpful. Having only recently taken over the running of the Bell Hotel, a start has been made on the refurbishment with more to come. There seemed to be a community sprit in the place. The setting and location are very good.

If you are looking for corporate uniformity, posh nosh and immaculate fixtures and fitting then this is not the place for you. It is a budget hotel. We had a family room which was a good size and easily accommodated a double and 2 single beds. It also had a large en-suite bathroom. We were at the front of the building, overlooking the market square, and it was quiet and warm room. The stairs and self closing doors may be an issue for those with young children and buggies.

We arrived later than expected due to horrendous traffic. We phoned ahead and were reassured that the late arrival was not an issue. We were too late and tired to eat in the restaurant but the chef was able to make us some sandwiches from the lunch menu (these ordinarily would not be served at this time). The breakfast was a good size and tasty with locally produced meat. Veggies are best advised to confirm ahead but there was otherwise plenty of choice . We only stayed one night but would certainly visit again, if only to be able to explore the local area. Once the cloak of tired décor is removed a fine swan should emerge from the ugly duckling.

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