AA Awards for The Old Bell Hotel, Malmesbury
Adding to its long list of recent accolades, including Muddy Stiletto’s Best Hotel in the UK, The Old Bell in Malmesbury has now been awarded 4 Stars for its truly spectacular rooms, two AA Rosettes for its fabulous restaurant, Abbey Row, and a pretty rare AA Breakfast Award for their “memorable breakfast”, firmly placing Wiltshire on the map as one of the UK’s greatest destinations for staycations and dining.
After visiting over 4000 hotels and restaurants across the UK, the AA report writes that the “hotel team are evidently at the heart of this property and ensure a most memorable stay… refurbishment presents very well with a modern contemporary feel whilst still retaining the many characteristics of this impressive Grade I listed property. The overall quality is impressive.”
Set in the chocolate box borough of Malmesbury, Wiltshire, The Old Bell Hotel first opened its doors over 800 years ago, in 1220. These days, however, expect to be delighted by its spectacularly unique and stylish interiors following the top to toe refurbishment in 2021 by its owners Kim Hanks and her husband, renowned antiques dealer and collector, Whit Hanks.
The hotel boasts 34 exquisite bedrooms, each individually designed and furnished with colourful wallcoverings as well as two stunning bar concepts – the 1220 bar and the fabulous, terraced aviary-like Tyger Bar.
The on-site fine dining restaurant, Abbey Row, is headed up by their ever talented and multi award winning Executive Chef, Leigh Evans. With hyper seasonal and local ingredients being his biggest inspiration, Leigh has the privilege of working directly with The Old Bell Hotel’s gardeners who grow much of the kitchen’s produce from their stunning kitchen garden at Abbey House Manor.
The Old Bell Hotel
Abbey Row, Malmesbury, Wiltshire