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The Old Bell

Four legged foodies treated like royalty at this luxurious Malmesbury hotel.

We have another claim to fame - we have now stayed in England's oldest hotel!!
The Old Bell in Malmesbury has been around since 1220 and is now a stunning design hotel where all pooches are treated like VIPs.

We arrived at the hotel after a full day exploring Westonbirt Arboretum and Tetbury and were welcomed by the friendly staff who gave us some water and gave the humans some of that special water they like called Prosecco.

We were then shown to our room where Nacho quickly spotted the hamper of goodies waiting for us!
It had everything we needed for our mini break, including toothpaste and toothbrush to keep our breath fresh. Which was lucky because we conveniently forgot to pack ours!

Time to rest our little legs before dinner which we did in our very own four poster beds. Even the humans didn't get one of those!
Nacho decided his new friend Gary the giraffe needed to join him.

Four legged foodies are welcome to join their humans in the dining area next to the restaurant so we took our treats from our hamper while they enjoyed a delicious steak and monkfish in Thai red sauce.
We named our Restaurant Saints & Sinners with a nod to Malmesbury Abbey next door to us and the Saints statues on display, collected by our owners on their travels. The Sinners part we added - as aren't we all a little naughty sometimes!
Indeed we are!!!

After dinner we retired to the drawing room (pooches are welcome in all public areas except the main restaurant area).
The room is super cosy with a log fire and so many beautiful things to look at while you sip on a cocktail from the bar.
Afternoon Tea is also served in this room.

In every part of the hotel you will find many antiquities collected by the owner on his travels around the world.
In the bar you will find the original 1220 fireplace from when the hotel hosted visiting dignitaries to Malmesbury Abbey.

The abbey is right next to The Old Bell and makes a stunning backdrop for dramatic photos. Pooches are welcome inside the abbey and there's even a dog friendly café too.

As you can see, we were very reluctant to leave The Old Bell and tried to go straight back in once the humans had checked out.
Humans take note, we expect this VIP treatment at all times from now on!


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