J M W Turner Watercolour of Malmesbury Abbey is ‘saved for the nation’ 

Art lovers staying at The Old Bell Hotel will shortly be able to visit a beautiful J M W Turner watercolour that will soon be on display in our local museum. Athelstan Museum are thrilled to announce their acquisition of the watercolour of Malmesbury Abbey, in which The Old Bell Hotel is visible, by the famous artist Joseph Mallord William …

The Old Bell Hotel: 800 years of amazing history!

This year marks our 800th year in hospitality. The hotel has seen some dramatic changes since its inception, so we have put together a little timeline of The Old Bell Hotel’s history over the last 800 years for you. Whilst we have done our best to thoroughly research this fascinating topic, we are always looking for further information on our …