The Bell in Ticehurst

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Why We Love It

  • The Daily Mail praises the "quirky design features" at this "boutique village pub with rooms"
  • The property is in the village of Ticehurst, 20 miles from Eastbourne
  • The stylish bedrooms feature silver birch tree trunks and roll-top baths
  • Bodiam Castle is a 15-minute drive away and Battle, the site of the Battle of Hastings, is 20 minutes' drive away.

Enjoyed This
(18 Member Ratings)
"Friendly staff, excellent food."
25. May 2018
Southampton, UK


Map & Directions

The Bell in Ticehurst is five minutes' drive from the A21 and less than 10 minutes from the nearest railway station at Stonegate.

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Originally a coaching inn, The Bell in Ticehurst is a cosy boutique hotel with a log fire, beamed ceilings and eclectic décor. Set in the quaint village of Ticehurst, the hotel is close to Pashley Manor Gardens, and Bewl Water is less than five miles away through the East Sussex countryside. Brighton is 30 miles away and Eastbourne is 50 minutes from the hotel.

The National Trust's 14th-century Bodiam Castle, complete with a moat, battlements and the castle's original wooden portcullis, is a 15-minute drive away and Battle, the site of the Battle of Hastings, is 20 minutes' drive away.

The Daily Telegraph desribes The Bell in Ticehurst's décor as full of "quirky surprises", and one of "Britain's most charming and idiosyncratic boutique hotels", and it's little wonder when you see the playful design inside. From French horns as urinals and a silver birch tree trunks 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 feature copper roll-top baths, exposed bricks and mismatched tiles. The four lodges outside feature abstract interiors including a wall of vintage-style clocks. We particularly liked the pretty flower installation above the bed in the Pour L'Amour lodge.

From the press:

  • "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 and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


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 Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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Enjoyed This
(18 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Bell Inn at Ticehurst over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
3.9 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff, excellent food.
Other Comments
Our room was at the front of the hotel. Sleep was severely compromised by traffic noise during the night and early morning. Room was ‘quirky’ but seemed more designed to be a stage set than for customer comfort. Lighting was particularly poor.
Jeffrey 25. May 2018 Southampton, UK
Enjoyed Most
The decor of the hotel and room, excellent staff
Other Comments
Excellent food, very good value both room and restaurant ..... brilliant staff
jacqueline 16. May 2018 Surrey, UK
Enjoyed Most
The atmosphere, the room and the amazing bath!
Other Comments
The breakfast also included full English or porridge, which seemed standard so I don't believe it was anything exclusive to TravelZoo.
Justin 28. Mar 2018 South Croydon, UK
Enjoyed Most
The food
Mary 18. Mar 2018 Bexhill-on-Sea, UK
Enjoyed Most
The roll top copper bath!
Carole 03. Apr 2018 Southampton, UK
Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff, comfortable room and the best food
Other Comments
Will definitely return and recommend to others
Janice 11. Mar 2018 Benfleet, UK
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 07. Sep 2017 Gillingham, UK
Enjoyed Most
The rooms are excellent. This time we stayed in a Lodge which was exceptional. With an outdoor log fire it was absolutely perfect for a rather chilly winter's evening drink before going inside for an excellent evening meal.
Other Comments
I cannot recommend this Inn strongly enough if you enjoy something out of the ordinary. This is not your corporate hotel with standard fittings every corner has something interesting in it. This was our third visit and still we found our lodge had unexpected features. Well worth a visit.
Mick 09. Jan 2018 Loughton, UK
Enjoyed Most
The innovative decor of the rooms (our bedroom and public rooms)
Maurice 22. Jun 2017 Newport, UK
Enjoyed Most
top quality food and excellent service
Other Comments
suitably out of the ordinary
Robin 15. Jun 2017 Egham, UK

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