The Olde Bell
by: Alicja McCarthy
A mini getaway.
Me & my beau.
The dining areas are large, wooden and simple. Big old oak tables, simple glassware, offering paired down elegance.
The re-invented English inn saw a recent facelift thanks to Isle Crawford (think Soho House NY & Grand Hotel Stockholm), including restored wooden floors, original windows and simple Shaker-style furniture.
This beast of comfort was handmade and a dream to sleep in. The great big cotton pillows and lambs wool blankets added an
extra cosy effect.
An impressive and immaculate white bathroom with a large walk-in shower. The Olde Bell is famed for their roll-top baths, so ask in advance if you want one. Our luck was out!
Yup, dog parking. They have that in Hurley.
I love the illustrated graphics on their website and printed literature - full of ye olde charm.
Hurley is a tiny village, with little else to do but walk, read and drink, so they provide you with the means.
The prettiest goat cheese salad in Berkshire. The young shallots and crunchy celery were a little too feisty for me though.
A proper locals pub with its ye-olde-world charm thanks to the low beams, stone floor and irregular furniture.
The pretty facade of The Olde Bell. They first opened those doors
in 1135 AD!
Highs + Lows
The location is beautiful and sleepy, close to the Thames in the picturesque village of Hurley.
The rooms are simple, charming and comfortable.
The beds are superb. So big!
Staff are a little too laid back, lacking in the warmth you’d expect from an inn.
The building is old... very, very old so expect strange noises and bumps in the night.
- Life Changing
- Environmental Consciousness
- Overall Value
- Night's Sleep
- Stealable Stuff
- Refer a Friend
High-end English Inn. Simple, unassuming and cosy.
Local, quiet and casual.
Five miles from either Marlow or Henley and an hour drive from London. The Olde Bell resides in a sleepy village with little in the form of entertainment, though.
- Year Opened
- Designed By
Isle Crawford (Soho House NY & Grand Hotel Stockholm)
No, but they do provide wellies & bikes for wandering around the country.
Yes, rustic British fare.
Yes, good old country local pub.
Free in all rooms.
Yes, they accommodate families.
Chic experience at a good value.
In the Area
Visit the river Thames
5 Friday St, Henley on thames
Sadly the recent floods prevented us from going boating, but I suggest going out on a classic Henley for the day.
Visit Henley on Thames
Henely on Thames, Oxfordshire
Maybe even coincide your visit with the Henley Regatta!
The Olde Bell
High St., Hurley, Berkshire, SL6 5LX
Neighborhood: Hurley Village
Hotel Location: High St., Hurley, Berkshire