Ticehurst, United Kingdom

The Bell Inn Ticehurst

Travelzoo Staff

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

99% (102 Member Ratings)

"Our lodge was stunning and for romantic overnight stay was perfect. We combined it with a fantastic walk that took us around the local countryside and Bewl water, see ESCC website for details. "
May 24, 2016
bexhill on sea, 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 check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib available on request: £10 per night for children aged 3 and under. Extra bed available on request: £15 for older children and adults. This includes breakfast. Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.

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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The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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102 Member Reviews
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Enjoyed Most: Our lodge was stunning and for romantic overnight stay was perfect. We combined it with a fantastic walk that took us around the local countryside and Bewl water, see ESCC website for details.
Other Comments: The food, staff and service was top class.?
Sally May 24, 2016 bexhill on sea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: We enjoyed the whole experience. The Lodge, the service, the staff were very helpful and friendly. The food was good and the breakfast was seven beautifully.
Trish May 18, 2016 Farnborough, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Quirky design mixed with original village pub, location, food
L May 18, 2016 North fleet , United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Very friendly atmosphere in pub and our room - Between the Lines Lodge was brilliant
Other Comments: Dogs are very welcome, even supplied a dog bed in our lodge. Staff ate very helpful, happy and friendly.
Kay Apr 26, 2016 Ruislip, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: great room, hospitality, and dinner in the food is excellent.
Glen Apr 04, 2016 Surrey, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The room was stunning
Other Comments: The food was excellent
Thomas Mar 29, 2016 Dartford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The "Pretty Vacant" Lodge
Other Comments: the staff and service were excellent
larry Mar 28, 2016 Croydon, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: We stayed in one of the lodges which was very well appointed.the bed was extremely comfortable and enabled us to have a very restful night. the extra touches of the cake and variety of drinks were much appreciated. The arrangement of the lodges allows the occupiers a great deal of privacy and the chance to really unwind. The out side private seating area was also a great idea.. We would certainly stay again and possibly for a little longer to take full advantages of the faciilities.
Other Comments: However, we were disappointed with the menu and the food, having read good reports. The starter suggestions were fine but the main courses was limited,for example two vegetarian ,two burgers of either lamb or beef, two fish and then a choice of two steaks. I chose fish and had to return it as it was not cooked fully and my husbands steak was more rare than medium and tough! We then gave up. Staff did not seem at all concerned or appolagetic,which was disappointing as I had arranged this as a surprise for my husband and it put a blot on our evening. Breakfast was a much better experience fortunately and saved the day. The food was well presented and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The staff are predominately very young and friendly but not always very confident if there is a problem. We would return to stay in the interesting accommodation but check the menu before booking. Lastly food, we considered it over priced for the quality and not good value.
Sue Oct 30, 2015 Seaford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: My daughter and fiancé went in our stead and upon entering were already working out when they could return! Loved the quirkiness and decor.
Other Comments: Fabulous stay, decor was fascinating, a labour of love they felt. Desperate to return asap. Really enjoyed the food, ambience and surroundings. Came to say thank you to me on way home with photos they'd taken, really buzzing. Thank you.
rowena Oct 28, 2015 uckfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Food was excellent and rooms quirky
Jenna Oct 27, 2015 Orpington kent, United Kingdom

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