The Bell in Ticehurst

High Street, Ticehurst, East Sussex, TN5 7AS

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On the face of it The Bell is a quintessentially English pub – but poke your head through its welcoming doors and you will find much more. For all the world it feels as though an eccentric nobleman has travelled the world stuffing his home with curiosities from his travels.

The result is utterly charming. A truly independent public house, serving great local beers and splendid food by Head Chef Mark Charker who cooks a creative menu of essentially British cuisine with French influences.

Pick the right night and you may stumble upon one of the many cultural events curated by The Bell such as community film nights, world class comedy, talks and live jazz.

With a Big Room for celebrations, the Stable with a table for private dining up to 22, the snuggest of snugs and a stunning garden designed by RHS award-wining designer Jo Thompson, the pub has many awards and accolades to its name, including the Michelin Guide and Sussex Life’s Best Sussex Pub Award. The Bell has been serving locals and travellers for over 400 years and a warm welcome awaits you.
 

Staying overnight at The Bell

There are seven comfortable bedrooms above the historic pub, which are quirky in the truest sense of the word. With supremely comfortable hand-made mattresses, guests will delight in the attention to detail at every turn.

Venture through the willow arch to the garden within a garden to find three lodges and one unique Love Nest. The woven nest looks for all the world as if it is perched on top of a supporting trunk.

The maze-like structure around the fire pit calls for a second look. These are carefully curated spaces where guests are free to create their own memories. They are the ultimate escape from the day-to-day, where everyone is encouraged to become part of the story of The Bell.

 

 

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    Recent Reviews:

    • 58AndyH
      Tonbridge, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Great food and brilliant service
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 6th December 2022
      Best service in a restaurant for ages! We had a lovely lunch with old friends today. Rabbit and duck nuggets with freshly baked bread. Then a delicious slow cooked venison dish with tasty sauce and... Read full review
    • M902MSpaulc
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Good for a pint poor on food
      2 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 24th December 2022
      Booked for a family meal. The place has tons of atmosphere and having eaten here before thought we had made a safe bet. Service was slow and the food portions were small...far too small. Everyone... Read full review
    • Malcolm R
      London, United Kingdom
      Never go back
      2 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 22nd January 2023
      They say you should never go back. How true this was for us. We stayed at The Bell in June 2023 and had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. This time around it was total chaos. We were shown to our suite... Read full review

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    Awards

    • Regional and Miscellaneous -Beautiful South Awards Winners 2018/19 – Gold Beautiful South Awards Winners 2018/19 – Gold 2018
    • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021
    • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member - Bronze Tourism South East Member - Bronze 2022

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