About The Old Bell Hotel

Considered to be England’s oldest oldest Hotel, located  in the historic, vibrant and charming Market Town of Malmesbury and steeped in rich history. Built to a Saxon road plan on the site of a 2,800 year old Iron Age hill fort, local places to discover include the 12th Century Abbey next door to the hotel, exhibits in the Athelstan Museum, the Market Cross dating back to 1490, the world famous Abbey House Gardens and more. Interesting old Malmesburians include the first king of all England, King Athelstan who reigned from 925 to 940, Eilmer the Flying Monk, Thomas Hobbes – considered the founder of modern political philosophy, William of Malmesbury the first English historian and Walter Powell MP who vanished at sea in a hot air balloon in 1881.


Both the Garden Room and the Library are suitable for private dining, weddings, team days and conferences. Each room has  recently been refurbished to a high standard. And there is a lovely private garden attached to the Garden Room from which, there are breathtaking views of the Abbey.

Catering for all events is managed and headed up by Head Chef JP McAuley with individual requirements being catered for.

Venue Facilities
Accommodation on site
Children welcome
Dance floor
Disability access
Dogs accommodated
Exclusive Hire
Garden or courtyard
Late license
Outside area
Wedding licence
Wifi available

Good to know

Venue Hire Cost
Venue Type
Hotel, Restaurant
Venue Style
Historic, Iconic, Light and Bright
Event Atmosphere
Creative, Glamorous, Intimate, Relaxed

This venue also offers

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Private Group Dining

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The Old Bell Hotel Abbey Row, , Malmesbury , Wiltshire, SN16 0BW

01666 822344


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