Alicja McCarthy

The Olde Bell

with Alicja McCarthy
  • Where:Hurley

  • Why:A mini getaway.

  • When:March 2014

  • Who:Me & my beau.

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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.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

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  • Night's Sleep

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  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 41/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    High-end English Inn. Simple, unassuming and cosy.

  • Vibe

    Local, quiet and casual.

  • Location

    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.

  • Rooms

    55

  • Music

    Not really.

  • Year Opened

    1135 AD

  • Designed By

    Isle Crawford (Soho House NY & Grand Hotel Stockholm)

  • Pool/Gym

    No, but they do provide wellies & bikes for wandering around the country.

  • Restaurant

    Yes, rustic British fare.

  • Bar

    Yes, good old country local pub.

  • Wifi

    Free in all rooms.

  • Children

    Yes, they accommodate families.

  • Price

    Chic experience at a good value.

Sadly the recent floods prevented us from going boating, but I suggest going out on a classic Henley for the day.

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.

Maybe even coincide your visit with the Henley Regatta!

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

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