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“A lively and handsome 16th-century coaching inn that also happens to be one of Britain's most charing and idiosyncratic boutique hotels".

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The Times - The 25 best pubs with rooms

“If Phileas Fogg picked up an item in every country he visited and gave them to Lewis Carroll’s Alice to stock her ideal home, the result might be the rooms at The Bell in Ticehurst …”


The Sunday Times - Best Places To Live

“Only a few years ago, the village of Ticehurst, near Wadhurst, seemed destined to decline … The revamping of The Bell Inn into a stylish hostelry, however, has reversed its fortunes …”

The Independent - 50 best country pubs

"The rooms are quirky and luxurious and the food well-sourced but the main bar area is still a proper pub and dogs are welcome.”

The Sunday Times - 50 Great Weekends list

“Sometimes all we want from a weekend is a night in a rural boozer where the ceiling is held up by a squirrel, the lamps are made from bowler hats and the gentlemen’s loo is a row of French horns … “wonderfully the kind of place Lewis Carroll might have judged slightly too weird.”

Tatler - Where To Go For British Pub Fun

“…It’s eclectic, even a bit mad in places but it works. Very well, in fact …so hang up your coat and get thee to the bar.”

Lonely Planet - Traveller


“The Bell laughs in the face of convention. You could stay here for a week and still be spotting new details …”

Conde Nast Traveller


“… Leave all pretentions by the door, dress for a romp in the country and be prepared to be dragged into a fierce debate on the relative merits of badger lamping.”

The Times - 50 Best UK winter weekends

 “Look at the exterior of The Bell and you may wonder what the fuss is about, it’s a regulation red-brick large pub … but all that changes inside. Quirky touches abound, tables with wonky legs are balanced on antique books, lampshades are fez hats and stuffed animals stare out from nooks and crannies …”

Living Etc - Weekenders


“Jovial cheer and mind-boggling bedrooms welcome you to The Bell. The pub stimulates your mind as well as your taste buds, challenging you to lay off those stressed, everyday thoughts and let dream-like interiors transport you to a better place…”


Easy Living Magazine


“It is a perfect venue to host a celebration be it birthday or a romantic getaway … This quirky inn is perfect for a lazy afternoon in front of a roaring fire.”

The Sunday Times Travel Magazine

“… you know this is no ordinary pub with rooms. And indeed you will be sleeping next to a silvery birch … The locals love the restaurant too so book ahead …”

Country Homes & Interiors


“I love it because it’s a quirky luxurious home from home …”

You and Your Wedding


“ … you owe it to the rest of us to tie the knot under the chandeliers of the Big Room.”

Homes & Antiques


“There is a hint of largesse and fun to everything it does …”

The Sunday Mirror


“Eccentric and witty – expect tubas turning into urinals and wordplay dotted around this village pub – but you also get traditional leather sofas and blackboard menus. Rooms come with retro touches and plenty of luxury …”

BBC Olive magazine


“…The Bell is all over the fashion for offbeat, twisted-vintage décor … Besides, it’s proper cosy-comfy, with beams and fireplaces.”

FT Weekend Magazine


“… My husband’s fish and chips were the best he’d tasted. It’s this level of sourcing – of staff, events, furnishings and food – that make The Bell stand out. That, and a welcome warm enough to make this not just a rural retreat for city escapees but also a focal point of village life.”

Red Magazine


“From the minute you enter the doors of The Bell, don’t expect anything less than eccentric.”

National Geographic - Traveller

“The quirkily-named rooms have lush, marshmallow-soft beds and the kitchen uses largely local farm-sourced ingredients.”


The Guardian


“The Bell has a gratifying buzz and I soon discover why … wish my local served food like this!”


The Independent on Sunday


“For an adult getaway in Sussex make The Bell in Ticehurst your base. This is a quirky stopover, furnished like a museum of curiosities …”

Food & Travel - Tried & Tasted

“…Contrived it may sound but in walking the line between pleasantly quirky and overdone, it lands firmly on the side of the former.”