The Bell Inn Ticehurst

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Why We Love It

  • The Daily Mail praises the "quirky design features" at this "boutique village pub with rooms"
  • It's set in the village of Ticehurst, 20 miles from Eastbourne
  • The stylish bedrooms feature silver birch trees, roll-top baths & quirky details
  • Awarded Best UK Pub in Red magazine's Travel Awards 2014

"A dining pub and a fabulous, fun place to stay" -- Alastair Sawday's
Enjoyed This
(6 Member Ratings)
"Wonderful old building with lovely rooms and comfy beds. Proper teapot in the room!"
Sep 07, 2017
Gillingham, United Kingdom


Map & Directions

The Bell in Ticehurst is 29 miles from Brighton & Hove and 20 miles from Eastbourne. The nearest airport is Gatwick Airport, which is 26 miles from the hotel.

Rooms & Rates

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The Bell is a cosy boutique hotel, which The Independent praises for its "quirky and luxurious" bedrooms and hails as one of the 50 best country pubs. This former coaching inn, with its log fire, beamed ceilings and eclectic decor, was also listed by The Times as one of its 20 Best Pubs with Rooms.

Set in the quaint village of Ticehurst, The Bell is close to Pashley Manor Gardens, and Bewl Lake is less than five miles away through the East Sussex countryside. The traditional seaside town of Brighton is 29 miles away and Eastbourne, recorded as Britain's sunniest town in 2012, is 20 miles from the hotel. The nearest airport is Gatwick, which is 26 miles from the hotel.

House and Garden ranks The Bell in its list of 100 Hip Hotels for under £100, and it's little wonder when you see the playful décor inside. From French horns as urinals and a silver birch tree in every bedroom to a stuffed squirrel in a rocking chair, this pub with rooms is definitely out of the ordinary. In addition to the pub and restaurant, there's a rustic snug, complete with log fire.

The seven individually styled bedrooms are bursting with character. The bathrooms themselves, featuring roll-top baths, mismatched tiles and more, are an experience in themselves. The Bell takes it up a notch with the four Lodges outside, which feature quirky interiors including a nautical theme and a wall of vintage-style clocks. Each room has an individual name -- such as Love Nest and Between the Lines -- to match its décor. We particularly liked the pretty flower installation above the bed in the Pour L'Amour lodge.

From the press:

  • "A quirky yet welcoming pub" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2015
  • "An urban boutique hotel... but this is no identikit set-up. It's eclectic and playful" -- Condé Nast Traveller



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub (in some rooms)
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Facilities for guests with special needs

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: £10 per night for children aged 3 and under, £15 per night for older children and adults. This includes breakfast. Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking. 
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy and prices.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request, free of charge.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer service available Monday - Friday 9am - 6pm GMT + 8.

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(6 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Bell Inn at Ticehurst over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
3.7 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.0 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Wonderful old building with lovely rooms and comfy beds. Proper teapot in the room!
Other Comments
A couple of comfortable chairs would have been very welcome in the room. Otherwise lovely
Jennifer Sep 07, 2017 Gillingham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The innovative decor of the rooms (our bedroom and public rooms)
Maurice Jun 22, 2017 Newport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
top quality food and excellent service
Other Comments
suitably out of the ordinary
Robin Jun 15, 2017 Egham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The olde worldly charm.
Other Comments
Wonderful bedroom and bathroom, so quaint!
John Jun 03, 2017 Southampton, United Kingdom

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