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New Season New Menu

What a wonderful summer we’ve had this year.  The perfect weather meant that the gardens were in full bloom, meaning the Summer Kitchen was hugely popular […]

How to Plan a Wedding in 4 Weeks

Planning a wedding takes time and can be downright stressful, especially if you only have four weeks in which to do it. But help is at […]

Useful Tips to Help You Prepare for a Rainy Spring Wedding

Spring is sprung (almost), The grass is griss, I wonder where the birdies is…   Spring is almost upon us and if you’re planning a wedding […]

Great Ideas for the Perfect Winter Wedding

Winter weddings can be a magical and utterly romantic affair. But because of the cold and darker days, planning can be somewhat tricky. That’s why we’ve […]

Weddings: New Year, New Price

  The Old Bell captures the essence of British heritage and beauty with its stunning countryside setting, vintage architecture and romantic charm making it a dream […]

Book Your Conference In January 2018 For Just £39 Per Delegate

With Christmas already a distant memory, why not hit the ground running in 2018 by hosting a memorable conference or blue sky day for your business. […]

Welcome 2018 In Style With Our New Year’s Eve Accommodation Package

As yet another year comes to a close, the question many people may ponder is –  “what can I do differently for New Year’s Eve this […]

5 Questions You Should Always Ask At A Wedding Fair

Attending a wedding fair can be an exciting yet potentially daunting experience! With so many things to consider – and different suppliers to interact with – […]

Finding The Right Gay Wedding Venue For You

Maybe you’ve been together for years, maybe it’s a whirlwind romance – but either way you’re head over heels in love. They’re the one – the […]

A Berkshire Wedding Venue For All Seasons…

Summer is always the hot season for weddings because of the weather – all those balmy afternoons will always be fabulous for champagne and photos on […]

Break A Few Rules At Your Wedding

If you’re planning a barn wedding in Berkshire then it’s a fair bet that you love tradition…but with a twist. You yearn for a setting that […]

Your Two Rosette Restaurant In Hurley

  Great chefs always obsess about superb quality ingredients. Especially ones they source locally. Watch any popular TV chef – be it Rick Stein, Jamie Oliver […]

Three Reasons Why A Barn Wedding Is More Romantic

You don’t have to be country-born and bred to realise all the great advantages that our Berkshire barn wedding venue offers over the city. We’re only […]

Why You Need An Offsite Conference Venue

  Your business did okay last year but could it have done better? Are you in danger of getting in a rut? Reacting to events instead […]

We’ve Planned Your Secret Weekend Getaway…

  We’ve cleared it with the Escape Committee but this is strictly hush-hush. So tell no-one… Not just yet anyway. It’s ‘need-to-know’. Not a word at […]

Four Wedding Myths That Don’t Ring True

With its timeless Home Counties charm, Four Weddings And A Funeral was the epitome of the quintessentially British rom-com. This gentle and genteel cinematographic phenomenon was […]

Fancy A New Year’s Eve Wedding? We Still Have Availability For 2017 & 2018!

Whether you have the luxury of time on your side or a slightly frenzied sense of urgency to confirm a wedding venue for 2017 – we […]

Walking Along The Thames Path At Hurley

Love walking? Make the historic Olde Bell Inn your base for riverside strolls along the Thames Path. Fortify yourself for the day with one of the […]

The Summer Kitchen: Open For The May Bank Holiday Weekend!

  As the second bank holiday weekend of May approaches, we are all hoping for magnificent blue skies and abundant sunshine – particularly if these will […]

Join Us For The Weekend And Enjoy Royal Ascot!

Royal Ascot 2017 will shortly be upon us – starting from June 20-24th – so why not make a long weekend of it and stay at the […]

Visit Henley-on-Thames – More Than Just A Great Regatta!

Henley-on-Thames will always be synonymous with its magnificent Royal Regatta – and we strongly recommend that you attend! But don’t despair if you’re unable to make […]

Walking Season Is Upon Us – Why not try the Marlow Circular Walk this spring!

As the weather begins to warm up why not challenge yourself to a pleasant walk this spring and take on the Marlow circular! This 13.4 mile […]

Book Your Room at the Olde Bell for the Henley Festival 2017

With just under 15 weeks to go until the Henley Festival 2017, excitement is building in the local area!  Often dubbed as the “The UK’s Most […]

2017 “Saturday Wedding” Incentives At The Olde Bell

Nestled in a stunning countryside setting, the Olde Bell is most people’s vision of the perfect, quintessentially English, wedding venue. Throughout the seasons, this olde coaching […]

Start The New Year With An Amazing Wedding Offer

With Christmas and the new year behind us now, many couples are focusing on securing their dream wedding venue for 2017. However, where finances are tight […]

Join Us At Our Wedding Fair This Sunday 15th January 11am – 3pm

This Sunday we will be welcoming prospective brides and grooms to the Olde Bell in Hurley to witness the beauty of this historic coaching inn. Join us for a […]

Our New Year’s Eve Banquet For The Discerning Foodie: 6 Courses Of Heaven & Live Jazz

While others may opt for a more raucous night of party excess – the prudent among us will be selecting a more civilised way to welcome […]

Nothing is more welcoming than the Olde Bell…

Our thanks to Mimi for her wonderful review of The Olde Bell. Read it here

‘Wonderful Winter Warmers’ & ‘Oldest Hotels’ Features

Big thanks to our lovely friends at Discover Britain for featuring The Olde Bell in their ’10 Wonderful Winter Warmers’ feature. ‘Hurley, where this charming hotel […]

Secure An Unforgettable 2016 Christmas Party With These Incredible Offers!

It will soon be approaching that time of year again when the spirit of the Olde Bell begins to transform from al fresco dining and the gentle […]

Free Room Hire For Events In Autumn 2016!

If you, are anyone you know, is planning an event in October or November 2016 then we have an incredible offer for you. After 6pm, on […]

Up Close & Personal With Our Talented Events Team

After so much fabulous feedback about our talented events team here at the Olde Bell in Hurley, we have decided to make them forever famous on […]

#TBT The Independent Pay Tribute To Our Food!

As part of our throwback Thursday we have decided to revisit some kind words from the critics at The Independent. Here is Andy Lynes writing a […]

Venison and Duck Scotch eggs

At the Olde Bell in Hurley we are extremely lucky to have a wonderful team at work in the kitchen. Seasonal produce is sourced directly from […]

5 Reasons to Choose the Olde Bell as Your Perfect Wedding Venue For 2017

For some (mainly the bride we are led to believe!) the task of researching, short listing and finally confirming  the perfect wedding venue is one that […]

#tbt GQ Magazine

As part of our monthly ‘throw back Thursday’ feature we’ll be visiting some of our favourite blogs, posts and editorials. This week we go back to […]

Last minute wedding venue availability for 2016

At the Olde Bell in Hurley, we are always delighted to receive such fabulous feedback from our brides and grooms.  Our magical venue has played host […]

“Wedding of the year, perfect staff, perfect location … just perfect!”

A big thank you to Becca for her beautiful review of her recent wedding at The Olde Bell. We hope you enjoy married life! We stumbled […]

Lemon Posset with Damson Jam

Treat yourself over the weekend to a classic Olde Bell pudding cooked by your own fair hands! A delicious Lemon Posset with Damson Jam: Ingredients Damson […]

The Olde Bell’s Very Own Celeb!

Read Emma’s lovely feature about our maintenance man Ronnie who has been working at The Olde Bell for 55 years! Click here to see the Maidenhead Advertiser’s […]

Free Entry at The Olde Bell Wedding Fair & Open Evening

On Sunday 21st February, we will be inviting brides to be and their loved ones to join us at the Olde Bell for a very special […]

On The Top Table – Check Out Dale’s Wedding Blog

“Picking a fav wedding from 2015 would be difficult… Laura and Ian’s wedding at @theoldebell would be near the top!” Check it out here

The Independent – Valentines Review

See Kate Hilpern’s latest review on ‘The Uk’s best Valentine’s getaways’.  Read it here

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