Blue Bell Hotel

Market Place
NE70 7NE

01668 213543

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Ideally situated in the stunning countryside, just off the A1 and a short drive to the amazing coast and castles Northumberland has to offer. A walkers paradise, The Blue Bell Hotel, Belford, is the perfect choice.

An old coaching inn dating back to the 1700’s the Blue Bell Hotel is steeped in history and oozing rustic charm.  With 28 en suite bedrooms, a restaurant overlooking our beautiful gardens and a cosy, friendly bar we’re the number one choice for your break away from the hustle bustle.  We offer a warm welcome, real ales and great hearty home cooked food.

Room information for Blue Bell Hotel

Type Qty Capacity Guide price
Single ensuite room
7 2
B&B per room per night
(£50.00 single occupancy)
Min: £40.00 - Max: £60.00
Double ensuite room
(Double/Twin Room)
17 2
B&B per room per night
Min: £69.00 - Max: £89.00
Family ensuite room
(Family Room)
2 3
B&B per room per night
Min: £89.00 - Max: £109.00
Total capacity: 54

Sleep quality
Sleep quality
Certificate of ExcellenceCertificate of Excellence

Lovely old Coaching Inn

Glenncan, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
An old (18th century) coaching inn situated in Belford - which used to be right on on the old A1 Great North Road until by-passed... We stayed at the Blue Bell on a Wowcger voucher which was a very good deal. The hotel is sympathetically furnished in a style appropriate to its character.Andwe loved our big four poster bed! It could do with a bit of a make-over cosmetically - window frames are showing their age and could at least do with a lick of paint but the rooms are comfortable, well appointed and en-suite and modernised for comfort without spoiling the integrity of the building. The pictures on display are a mix of age appropriate and several modern prints and photograph prints of the locality and we very much enjoyed these. The food was very good. My wife is vegetarian and we do find that very few traditional establishments offer more than one or two choices for veggies. The Blue Bell was not exceptional in this but her option ( a vegetarian lasagne) was well cooked and well textured if perhaps with a little carb overload - pasta, chips AND garlic bread. My choice of a Seafood Chowder was excellent. There is a good and I think reasonable wine list as well as a good choice of beers etc from the bar. The breakfasts were good too - both the 'full' and the vegetarian breakfast being as good as any that I or my wife had enjoyed and better than most. There is a lovely garden area with plenty of seating and if we had been staying longer I'm sure we would have ventured to sit out with a glass or two of wine. But the Jewel in the crown for the Blue Bell is their staff. They are all friendly, welcoming and sincerely wanting to make your stay as good as it can be and more. They have a regular staff award and I would imagine that making this regular selection must be the hardest task imaginable. They are all of them excellent and a credit to their profession in all departments of the hotel. We have stayed on numerous occasions and in different hotels and accommodations in this part of the North East but think that we will be making the Blue Bell our hotel of choice for future trips. It is situated a comfortable hour from Durham and under 50 mins from Newcastle and just a little more from Edinburgh so very central for touring a most interesting area - Alnwick, and Bamburgh castles are within easy reach, Holy Island is within sight and the whole of the border country is on the doorstep. If you like a bit of character in preference to waking up in a bland modern room and thinking "well, this could be just about anywhere!" Then I think you might enjoy the Blue Bell. We certainly did.

Sunday lunch

Doreen L, Newcastle, United Kingdom
If you can ignore the drab, depressing and dated decor and the dining room with no heating, the Sunday lunch was lovely. We had two courses which were excellent and very good value for money. But the hotel is very tired looking. If someone was prepared to spend some money bringing the place up to date they would be on to a winner.

Lots of potential

cassie1298, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Have stayed in the bluebell hotel several times over the last few years. Each time the staff are friendly but the condition of the hotel let's it down. The bar isn't particularly relaxing and the rooms disappointing . Loads of lovely hot water for a bath but the shower hardly worked. The decor is poor but the bed comfortable. The whole place needs a serious refurbishement. The breakfast was OK, limited but OK. For the money there are better B&Bs and self catering opertunities in Belford. The area is stunning and I would certainly recommend the location but would suggest you stay somewhere else.

A traditional hotel

RJA961, Nottingham, United Kingdom
A hotel should be clean, quiet, and comfortable and this was. A traditional hotel - a blast from the past - but, nevertheless, very good. The bedroom window could be opened to get fresh air - no whirring air conditioning. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. There is a restaurant with good food. I would stay there again.

A Great Little Find and dog friendly too!

Tonacy, England
We came to find this hotel through living social and got an absolutely fantastic deal. If you are looking a hotel such as the Ritz then this place isn't for you. If you are looking for a well run hotel with polite staff, clean rooms and clean bedding then you will be satisfied. The hotel also has a really inexpensive well stocked bar and you can have a nice pub meal in hers too. Didn't use the main restaurant so cannot comment,sorry. PS the hotel is literally 5 minutes away from the main touristy areas.

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