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 of elegance, glamour and English charm. Located in the heart of Wiltshire, the family owned hotel and restaurant is a romantic haven for first class travellers, social butterflies, coee connoisseurs, gin experts and lovers of luxury. The hotel has been a popular choice for excellent food and wines for locals and UK and Overseas visitors for many years; and now its luxury rooms – some with breathtaking views of the adjacent Abbey, combined with personable hosts, glamorous interiors, historic setting and options for private dining make it the perfect country house hotel in a vibrant town centre.
The family owned hotel is run by General Manager, Christophe Dumeige, commenting on the re-opening Christophe said:
“We are very proud of The Old Bell Hotel and intend it to be the best Country House Hotel in a Town Centre in the UK. When guests come to The Old Bell Hotel it is an event not a visit. This is a place for visitors and local residents to enjoy drinks, dine, unwind and spend time with friends and family. We’ve created a feeling of romance, as if you’ve been invited to a wonderful place, where you feel at home. We don’t serve our guests, we host them with the most welcoming and attentive style in the manner of a favourite dinner party host. Our new Head Chef, Frédéric Fétiveau has created menus of Modern British Classics for relaxed lunches, Afternoon Tea and Sunday lunches. The Bar provides an extensive range of wines, cult wines by the glass, cocktails, gins and drinks with drama for relaxed fun times. Our guests will enjoy elegant and stylish rooms with options for private dining”.
Head Chef Frédéric Fétiveau began his passion for creating fine dining food in Paris where he trained with various Michelin starred establishments before launching new and exciting restaurant concepts in Madrid.
Frédéric’s team includes Pastry Chef & Chocolatier, Dominique Bon who has worked in renowned gastronomic restaurants and establishments in Switzerland, France, London and French Polynesia creating stunning patisserie, viennoiserie, chocolates and one-o artistique pieces.
The Old Bell Hotel is within easy reach of Tetbury, Bath, Bristol, The Cotswolds and London. Close to the M4 (Junction 17) and convenient for those travelling from London Paddington to Kemble, Chippenham and Swindon.
For further information please contact:
Lesley Wood, SquareDuck Media