The Olde Bell


High Street, Hurley, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 5LX

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Exterior of the The Olde Bell, Hurley


As one of the oldest inns in the world, The Olde Bell is a unique establishment that has captured the essence of English hospitality.

The Olde Belle is a glorious contrast of simple neutral tones and vintage, with certain parts dating back to 1135. The charming interior is a celebration of times gone by, with the greatest of attention paid to the smallest of details.

With the essence of history throughout the buildings you can enjoy sitting in the library where Sir Winston Churchill and President Dwight Eisenhower sat, or sleep in a room where Boris Karloff lived in 1936 with so many other historical legends visiting The Olde Bell to date.

Arranged over 5 buildings, guests will be treated to a wide range of choice when it comes to accommodation. Larger parties will be seduced by the beauty of the Malt house, and the traditional old barn, while couples or lone travellers can enjoy the minimalist character of classic, deluxe or luxury rooms.

Serving produce from the inn’s own kitchen garden, the award-winning restaurant is a sanctuary for foodies with a commitment to honest, locally sourced food.

With warmer weather comes the opportunity to laze in the stunning meadow gardens which come alive in the summer in a heady waft of lavender. With an enormous kamado oven and rotisserie in the main gardens, al fresco dining has become somewhat of an art at The Olde Bell – delivering outrageously tasty dishes to guests in the classic setting of its charming English garden.

Located only 22 minutes from London and within a few minutes’ walk of the Thames, the Olde Bell inn is a truly unique destination that will capture the heart of its guests – be it as a romantic getaway, exceptional wedding venue or a unique location for a conference.




  • Banqueting
  • Bar
  • Bar meals
  • Cafe
  • Meals served all day
  • Restaurant
  • Serve breakfast - Breakfast: 7-10am
  • Serve evening meal - Evening: 6.30-9.30pm
  • Serve lunch - Lunch: 12.30-2.30pm
  • Special diets catered for

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Children's play area - Large open gardens for children to run free
  • Cot
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Food/bottle warming available
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties - upon enquiry
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Central heating throughout
  • Children aged 12yrs+ welcome
  • Children aged 5+yrs welcome
  • Conference facilities
  • Dogs welcome
  • Event venue
  • Garden/patio for guests' use - plus 7 acres of land behind the large gardens
  • Ironing facilities - iron/ironing board in all rooms
  • Licensed for civil marriages
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Night porter
  • Number of Bathrooms - 48 - all bedrooms en suite
  • Open Christmas - packages available
  • Open Fire
  • Open New Year - packages available
  • Pets accepted
  • Pets welcome
  • Pre-school children welcome (0-4yrs)
  • Real log/coal fires
  • Regular evening entertainment
  • Separate guests' lounge
  • Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties
  • Wireless Internet Access

Leisure Facilities

  • Attraction package(s) available - we offer leisure tickets to local attractions such as Legoland and Windsor Castle
  • Bar
  • Eating Out Within Walking Distance
  • Golf Course close by - Temple Golf Club 2 minutes up the road
  • Tennis court

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • On site parking
  • Railway station within 5 miles

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Apple Pay accepted
  • BACS Accepted
  • Cheques accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Celebrity connection
  • Country house
  • Film or TV location
  • In countryside
  • Inn
  • Non smoking establishment - smoking permitted in the gardens
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Room / Unit Features

  • All rooms non-smoking
  • Baths some rooms
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Ground Floor Room(s)
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Internet access all rooms
  • Ironing facilities in most rooms
  • King sized bed some rooms
  • Radio in all bedrooms - on TV
  • Showers all rooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • Telephone in all bedrooms

Specialist Features

  • Aim to attract conferences and business meetings
  • Marketed as gay friendly
  • Marketed as green/environmentally friendly - The Olde Bell has its own vegetable gardens which source the kitchen with ‘home grown’ food
  • Marketed to any other specialist market
  • Short breaks available
  • Special provisions for cyclists - 7 acres of land behind the large garden – popular for walkers and cyclists
  • Special provisions for lone female travellers - The staff are always aware
  • Special provisions for walkers - 7 acres of land behind the large garden – popular for walkers and cyclists

Travel & Trade

  • Commission/net rates apply
  • Free accommodation for coach driver
  • Group discounts available
  • Min group size numeric qualifier
  • Packed lunches available
  • Room/unit allocations available
  • Wi-fi available



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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      3 of 5 stars
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      4 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Marie W
      Corfe Mullen, United Kingdom
      Overall a good trip
      3 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 4th April 2024
      Overall a good visit, loved the history and the set up. The room we had was huge and the roll top bath lovely. Only a couple of things let it down. When wearing socks, the polished floor in the room... Read full review
    • Stephen H
      Cheshire, United Kingdom
      Cosy coach house steeped in history
      4 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 9th April 2024
      We stayed for one evening just before Xmas 2023 at the Olde Bell, as we were passing through the area and needed a bed for the night. Our room was clean and well presented and we were able to enjoy a... Read full review
    • goonerboy_10
      London, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Good hotel
      4 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 10th April 2024
      I’ve stayed here a couple of times now but not yet in the main hotel building both have been rooms opposite in the barn area basically buildings in the car park area both have been okay. This is a... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    M4: Leave the M4 at junction 8/9 and follow signs for A404. Leave the dual carriageway at the 3rd exit for Henley-on-Thames A4130, at the roundabout (Burchett’s Green) go straight over towards Hurley and Henley. Pass the Temple Golf Club on your right and travel downhill. At the bottom turn right into Hurley Village, The Olde Bell is half a mile down the High Street on the right, the car park is opposite.  

    M40: Leave the M40 at junction 4 and proceed onto the A404 headed towards Maidenhead. At the first roundabout continue straight towards Henley-on-Thames / Hurley. Take the next exit sign-posted Hurley/Henley-on-Thames A4130. At the roundabout (Burchett’s Green) take the third exit towards Hurley / Henley-on-Thames. Pass the Temple Golf Club on your right and travel downhill. At the bottom turn right into Hurley Village, The Olde Bell is half a mile down the High Street on the right, the car park is opposite.

    Public Transport Directions

    The Olde Bell is a 10-minute car ride from Maidenhead train station which has direct trains to London Paddington.  

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

    * Open all year

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