Hotel Ye Olde Bell

Barnby MoorDN22 8QSRetfordUnited Kingdom

About Hotel Ye Olde Bell

Situated in the quaint village of Barnby Moor just a ten-minute drive from Retford, Hotel Ye Olde Bell offers luxury beauty treatments in its on-site spa.

Classically styled rooms boast antique furnishings with wooden accents throughout. Some rooms feature a fireplace, while other are equipped with four-poster beds. All rooms include a dresser, desk, and seating area for added convenience.

There are several conference rooms where wedding and business events can be held at Hotel Ye Olde Bell. In addition, guests can enjoy the indoor/outdoor pool, the Stonebath steam room, and the beautiful, lush garden that surrounds this hotel.

Restaurant Bar 1650 offers a lunch and dinner service. Professional chefs use only the best local produce to create their tasty dishes. St Leger Bistro-by-the-Bar offers a cosier setting to enjoy drinks with lunch and dinner.

Idle Valley Nature Reserve is located a little more than three kilometres from this hotel. Other nearby attractions include Cannon Square and Bassetlaw Museum, both of which are six kilometres away.


Barnby Moor, DN22 8QS, Retford, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1777)705121 | Fax: +44(1777)860424 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour reception
  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hairdresser
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Wellness centre / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Excellent dinners.

Restaurant 1650 has a reputation as being a fantastic eatery on its own, and for good reason. The meals served at Ye Olde Bell are fresh and prepared using local ingredients, and all derived from traditional English foods and favourites. The addition of a bar with craft ales heightens the experience.

Gorgeous interiors.

Ye Olde Bell's claim to fame, in many regards, is its attention to detail and inclusion of beautiful historic pieces. There are a number of restored antique sofas, chairs, and beds throughout the inn, and you'll be amazed by its sheer charm upon entering.

Contemporary comforts.

The Wi-Fi signal at Ye Olde Bell is surprisingly strong, and the television has a great range of channels and programmes. Although most of the beauty at the inn is in the surrounding gardens and villages, these modern room enhancements are great for evening relaxation.

Negative Reviews

Sparse amenities.

In many rooms, you won't receive as many towels, linens, or other supplies as you need for the duration of your stay. You can easily remedy this with a quick call to the front desk, but more amenities should be provided for guests upon check-in.

Occasional meal shortages.

Because the restaurant and bar use fresh products for their breakfasts and dinners, they sometimes run out of popular ingredients, and you may need to alter your order. This isn't a massive issue, but can be troublesome if you're on a strict diet or meal plan.

Constant guest traffic.

Ye Olde Bell's reputation for quality and service leads to a lot of reservations and guests passing through the inn, and as a result, you may find that the premises and building are more crowded than is ideal for a tranquil stay.

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