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THE HIGHLIGHTS
A traditional inn with comfortable rooms, a restaurant and café in a pretty village bordering the River Kennet and surrounded by stunning countryside. Look forward to fresh local food and bracing walks.

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Alexandra Richards is a freelance travel writer and photographer based in Dorset. She is the author of numerous guidebooks, including Bradt’s Slow Travel Guide to Dorset and the Bradt guide to Mauritius. She has a particular interest in food, wildlife, outdoor activities, remote places, travelling with children and encouraging an outdoor childhood.

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THE LOCATION

The inn is part of a sprawling and productive estate in the village of Ramsbury, on the banks of the River Kennet.

The surrounding Marlborough Downs and nearby Savernake Forest offer excellent walks.

By car: around an hour from Bristol, 1 hour 45 minutes from London and 2 hours from Birmingham. Free on-site parking.

By train: London Paddington to Hungerford takes under an hour, after which, a taxi to the hotel takes 10 minutes. Book trains to Hungerford.

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CHARACTER & STYLE

Despite the 300 year-old building's renovations, original features like oak beams and fireplaces remain. The décor is calming and neutral, while rooms are unfussy. The hot chocolate and cake in the café really hit the spot after a long woodland walk.

THE FACILITIES

Other than the restaurant, bar and café, there aren't any more facilities. Hotel guests receive 10% off the Ramsbury Estate brewery and distillery tours. The Wi-Fi is good.

  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Rooms

Whether you stay in the main building or converted coach house, look forward to a comfy bed and a good night's sleep. Rooms are decorated in calming, neutral tones, and have modern bathrooms.

Room types: Twin, Deluxe King, Superior King

Key amenities: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, bathrobes and slippers, tea and coffee-making facilities, TV, free Wi-Fi

Food & Drink

The food and drink options are varied - dine in the bar, restaurant or café. Wherever you choose, you can expect fresh, local and seasonal produce, most of which comes from the estate. Steak is what The Bell does best.

Restaurant: locally-sourced produce and award-winning beers and spirits. Pub classics include steak and pie. Open Tue-Sat for lunch and dinner, Sun for lunch.

Café Bella: informal dining, serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. Open Tue-Sat, 8am-4pm.

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