Accommodation Reviews

We received a warm welcome. Our room was bright and clean but if you are looking for 5 star luxury, this is not for you. Lovely views from the window, flowers and hanging baskets were beautiful, and super outside patio if the weather is fine. The bar was very friendly and served a wonderful selection of wines. The food was absolutely excellent, well presented and beautifully cooked. The Chief Paul was superb and I can honestly say it was the best meal we’ve ever had. The atmosphere was warm and friendly and I would not hesitate to recommend it. We will definitely stay again” Customer, 2015 Dear Helen and Paul, Thank you for this and for the lovely stay we had at your pub earlier in the week. We found the rooms very comfortable, the food excellent and the staff friendly and helpful. We can honestly think of no areas for improvement – just keep up the good work! We completed our walk along the Lambourn Valley Way on Tuesday after a very wet day on Monday. In all we walked 23 miles – a few aching legs, but very enjoyable. Yes please, send us any news of future special events.” Kind Regards, Eileen Read Thank you to the staff at the Bell at Boxford we had a lovely stay with a lovely meal which was much needed after our 60 mile cycle from London. All 5 cyclists would recommend anyone to dine or stay here you will be well looked after. Kind Regards, Kirsty Deegan-Hood Hi Helen! We had a fab time at the wedding! Thank you for all you did for us. Your staff did a brilliant job too. Everyone had a good time and I felt it was perfect! 31/05/2013 + Lovely country pub with beautiful rooms. Really good welcome and lovely building. The food is fabulous, not what I expected at all. Served on a wooden platter, well cooked and loads of thought put in, there is a great chef there! Lindsay Walters 14/06/2013

Restaurant Reviews

Very pretty country pub, lovely food and really nice rooms. We wanted somewhere near the A34 to stay en route to Portsmouth, difficult with two big dogs. The Bell was great, very dog friendly, convenient for us and served lovely evening meals and breakfast. Great start to a holiday and welcoming after a long drive.” Customer, 2012 Just a quick email to say thanks and that we enjoyed our stay. We shall be booking again for next year I think its around the 21st but will get back to you on the correct date. Thanks again” Nigel Coote and Colin Jones. What a great place! We found this on line via tripadvisor and can recommend the Bell without hesitation. Nothing seemed too much trouble for the staff and both Paul and Helen ( the owners who have been at the Bell for over 25 yrs!) were great. The food exceeded all expectations so much so we are considering having our 30th Anniversary with them. Great place in the Country but near to Newbury as well!” Gareth and Lyndsy Thorne.

Extra Information

  • Pet Friendly
  • Conference
  • Credit Card
  • Free Parking
  • Parking Facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Golf Course Nearby
  • Family Rooms
  • Internet Services
  • Wifi
  • Vegetarian
  • Wedding Functions
  • Country Retreat

Cancellation Policy: No charge is made if cancelled before noon 48hrs before the date of your date of arrival. We always endeavor to resell your room. If we are unable to resell,however, the charge of the whole booking will be processed accordingly
25 and 26th Dec The Inn is closed for Food and Beverage. No breakfast is available over this period unless by prior arrangement