• Blending traditional character with modern comforts, The Bell has been extending a warm welcome to travellers and diners for over five centuries…

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  • Relax in our restaurant and take your pick from a menu brimming with traditional, tasty treats...

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  • Enjoy a drink at the bar, or ask our bartender to blend you a ‘bartender’s choice'...

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The Hotel

This iconic building is a former 16th century coaching inn and is as comfortable and elegant today as it was in its coaching heyday.

Whether you are looking for a welcoming place to spend the night or would simply like to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat surrounded by friendly faces, The Bell is perfectly placed, right in the centre of the historic village of Stilton. It has its own car park, offers all-day dining, an in-house coffee shop, free WiFi and is pet-friendly.

A fascinating history

The Bell Inn dates back to 1500 (though its origins could be even earlier, as there is a record of a local innkeeper in 1437). From 1500 to 1515 Edward Tebald and his wife Alice owned the Bell. We know that their daughter Margaret and her husband William Redehede sued her parent’s tenant for possession, but little else from those early days.

Today’s building dates from 1642, the date marked on the southern gable, and the year in which the Civil War began. It was originally built of oolitic limestone and slates of Colleyweston stone… read more

Our people

Guests and visitors of The Bell will notice something that everyone who works here has in common – they genuinely enjoy their jobs.

As a family-run business we strive to deliver a more friendly, personal service and could never be accused of being stuffy or pretentious. That being said, all staff are professional and extremely well trained to ensure that you have a great experience!

It’s our hotel, but we want it to feel like it’s your hotel too… read more

Join Us

The Coaching Inn Group are an equal opportunities employer. We offer great training and the opportunity to progress, so if you have the energy, drive and professionalism to represent our strong company values then we would love to hear from you.

We employ in excess of 700 people, including centrally based management, office & maintenance teams through to locally based management, chefs, receptionists, and many more.

We pride ourselves on encouraging staff progression within the group, and consider it an honour to be able to help start someone’s career in the hospitality industry… read more

Reviews

From local guests who regularly dine with us, to visitors from across the country and abroad, we welcome feedback to ensure that we continue to exceed the standards you have come to expect from us.

Click here to read some of our most recent reviews.

The Coaching Inn Group

The Bell Hotel is part of The Coaching Inn Group, which has a passion for restoring lovely old historic coaching inns, of which there are now 17 of these iconic buildings in their collection.

Through refurbishing, revitalising and breathing life back into these inns, The Coaching Inn Group creates elegant, comfortable and well-priced accommodation and dining spaces with tempting menus, relaxed and stylish bars and coffee lounges… read more

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