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Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa

Barnby Moor, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 8QS
4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars 4 AA Stars Hotel
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Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa


17th Century AA 4-Star Hotel with Rosette, which has been passionately restored throughout by local owners and now has 59 individually styled rooms, including 4-posters, four stunning suites and two luxury lodges. 

Traditional period features, antiques and rich furnishings are complemented with contemporary bathrooms, power showers, flatscreen tvs and fluffy duvets.

Relax on comfy leather sofas by crackling log fires in the winter or enjoy cocktails on the Terrace Bar in formal gardens during the summer! Renowned for traditional Sunday lunch and also Afternoon Teas served on lovely vintage china. 

There's a choice of dining options in Restaurant Bar 1650, St.Leger Bistro or informal lounges and gardens with an extensive menu of Rosette dishes plus all the traditional favourites.

Stunning new spa opened in June 2017!

A perfect venue for conferences, weddings, banquets, balls and celebrations of all kinds with a range of suites from 2 to 250!

Cycle Friendly Stay

Ye Olde Bell Hotel is perfectly suited to a cycling holiday in Nottinghamshire. Cycle friendly features include:

  • lock-up facilities
  • early breakfasts
  • packed lunches
  • large complimentary car park
  • experienced with large specialist groups


The hotel also sits on route 647, The Dukeries Trail, as well as being perfect for groups accessing the A1/Great North Road with access to nearby Clumber Park, Sherwood Forest and local canal routes/tracks.

Read Ye Olde Bell Hotel and Restaurant's blog here!

Read Ye Olde Bell's School MasterChef Challenge blog here!


Guide Prices

Book online at for flexible best available rates or call 01777 705121

Map & Directions

Road Directions

From A1 South : Approx 3.5 miles after J34 Blyth, take small left exit signed Barnby Moor. Turn left at the end of the road and the hotel is diagonally opposite at the next T-junction.

From A1 North : Exit at A620 signed Ranby & Retford. Turn left at the end of the sliproad and follow road past Worksop College Preparatory School for approx 1 mil, then take next left to Barnby Moor - small sign. Follow this road for approx 2½ miles and the hotel is diagonally opposite at next T-junction.

Public Transport Directions

By Rail : Retford Station is on the Kings Cross~Edinburgh Mainline and is 4 miles away. Arrangements for taxis can be made by the hotel upon request.

By Air : Robin Hood Airport is 11 miles away and East Midlands 50 miles.

Helicopter landing at the hotel by prior appointment.



  • Additional meal details - Extensive All Day Menu in addition to Restaurant & Bistro Menus
  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Local Produce
  • Room service
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Children's Parties
  • Cot
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem)
  • Central heating throughout
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Garden/patio for guests use
  • Ironing facilities
  • Licenced for civil marriages
  • Night porter
  • Real log/coal fires
  • Separate guests lounge

Leisure Facilities

  • Gym - Hotel Residents Gym
  • Health/Fitness/ Beauty Facilities - Hair and Beauty Salons in the Hotel

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking - Large car park - complimentary

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted
  • Euros accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside - Open countryside on the original Great North Road
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest - 17th Century original stagecoaching hotel now fully restored to respect its history

Room / Unit Features

  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Four poster beds available
  • Ground floor bedrooms available - 8 Ground Floor Rooms including one with full disabled facilities
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Modem point in all bedrooms
  • Non smoking rooms available
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Sleeps 2
  • Sleeps 4
  • Sleeps 6
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • Telephone in all bedrooms

Specialist Features

  • Aim to attract conferences and business meetings
  • Disabled access rooms
  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly
  • Special provisions for lone female travellers

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Packed lunches available
  • Wi-fi available

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Opening Times (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Open 24 hours, all year, including Christmas.


  • 4 AA Stars Hotel
4 AA Stars Hotel


  • AA AwardsAA 1 Rosette AA 1 Rosette 2011

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Special Offers

  • Make the Most of Summer with a Foodie Getaway at The School of Artisan Food and Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa

    The ‘Make the Most of Summer’ package includes the Introduction to Ice Cream Making course at the School, based in the former fire stables in a beautiful secluded countryside setting, in the midst of the Welbeck Estate, Nottinghamshire.

    The offer includes an overnight stay and traditional English breakfast at the nearby Ye Olde Bell Hotel in the rural village of Barnby Moor.

    The course is delivered by tutor Kitty Travers, founder of London’s La Grotta Ices, renowned for her creative use of flavour, mastery of technique and commitment to natural ingredients, making her the go-to modern ice cream expert in the UK.

    The hotel is on the borders of Nottinghamshire, Yorkshire and Lincolnshire has been lovingly restored and renovated by its current owners. It features 59 beautiful rooms, suites and lodges, all individually styled with period furniture, luxurious fabrics and contemporary bathrooms.

    The course is being offered at £100 when booked with the hotel (normally priced at £145); Ye Olde Bell are offering special room rates of £119 double/twin; £89 single per night including full English breakfast. 

    Dates available include:

    Mon 23rd July | Tue 24th July | Wed 26th September

    Subject to availability.

    To make a booking call 01777 705121 and quote ‘School of Artisan Food Ice Cream’.

    More offers like this - Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

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Friday, 26 October 2018 - Friday, 26 October 2018

Charity Fashion Show, Ye Olde Bell Hotel & SpaCharity Fashion Show & Pop-Up Shop at Ye Olde Bell Hotel & SpaIn support of Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa's local Bassetlaw Hospice, a fabulous evening of fashion with discounted items from many well-known High Street stores such as Wallis, New Look, Top Shop and many more...
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Sunday, 21 October 2018 - Sunday, 21 October 2018

Sunday, 18 November 2018 - Sunday, 18 November 2018

Sunday, 16 December 2018 - Sunday, 16 December 2018

Family Sunday Lunch at Ye Olde Bell Hotel & SpaWhy not come and join Ye Olde Bell Hotel for their monthly family themed Sunday Lunch with Children’s entertainer* in conjunction with PrimaParty.
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