Kim and Whit Hanks

Leading Texan Hospitality Entrepreneurs Acquire Malmesbury Hotel with plan to purchase neighbouring Grade I listed Manor House

Kim and Whit Hanks, founders of Whim Hospitality, Camp Lucy and Tillie’s Restaurant in Dripping Springs, Texas are exceptionally thrilled to announce their acquisition of The Old Bell Hotel, Malmesbury on 31 March 2021. Kim and Whit regularly visit Malmesbury, their Hanks family ancestral home since before 1500. In fact pioneering Malmesbury industrialist, Walter Hanks, operated a mill below The …

England’s Oldest Hotel Re-Opens after Luxury Restoration

England’s oldest hotel, the Grade 1 listed The Old Bell Hotel, has re-opened following recent restorations. Sitting proudly next to the 12th Century Abbey in the centre of the historic, vibrant and charming Wiltshire market town of Malmesbury, the hotel, restaurant and bar have been restored to the height