BEST WESTERN Hotel The Bell In Driffield,  Driffield

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Market Place, YO25 6AN, Driffield, Great Britain - See map
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In the 'Capital of the Wolds' lies a tastefully furnished 18th Century building full of antiques, fine arts and wonderful memories of days (and stays) gone by: BEST WESTERN The Bell In Driffield. Elegance is everything to us, and our tardis-like, 16-room accommodation means we're as big on comfort as we are on customer service! Our elegant oak paneled dining room is the perfect place to enjoy fine dining, while the Oak Bar will top up your tipples on request, whether you fancy a dram from the whiskey (whisky if Scottish - please check) menu featuring 300 single malts or a hand-pulled real ale. As far as warming up and winding down is concerned, we're proud to offer an unrivalled range of leisure facilities, including a super spa, floatation tank, indoor swimming pool, sauna, hot tub, full Nautilus® gym, Clarins® Beauty Salon, squash court and snooker room. In fact, there's so much to enjoy here that a long weekend may not be long enough! Please be aware that our hotel is not suitable for anyone under the age of 16. Please be aware that three of the executive rooms have a spiral staircase in them, in case a guest has limited mobility.

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  • 4
    « Lunch »

    Had a nice lunch with my mum and son! Sandwiches and salads were nice and the chips amazing, proper chips!! Staff friendly and everywhere was clean if a little tied would recommend if visiting driffeield.

    4
    « Friday lunch.. »

    What a surprise i got when we entered The Bell Hotel on Friday lunch time, not only was i surprised to see an old colleague, Joanne working the floor, but could not believe how busy it was and nobody was helping her to serve meals or helping the girl behind the bar. We had to wait for tables to be cleared. We have never visited the hotel before, and we really enjoyed our meals. The chicken pie was delicious. We will be calling in again the next time we are in Driffield.

    2
    « Afternoon tea »

    Went with colleagues expecting a quality afternoon tea as meals here are good home cooking. What a disappointment. Sandwiches were tiny consisting of oneof each of cheese, egg and ham a slice of plain quiche which was one mouthful and a tea plate consisting of a scone,chocolate bun and a sliver of cheesecake. The teapot was replenished. However at £12.50 per head I was appalled and had I been with family I would have complained. This is not acceptable when there are many cafes in the area.

    4
    « Gem in Town Centre »

    Had a great 2 night stay in this quirky hotel. We ate in the hotel both nights and the food was excellent, as was breakfast, with plenty of choice. We couldn't figure out how to get to the spa from the hotel without going across the car park, but this is somewhere we'll definitely stay again.

    3
    « Now Quite Tired »

    25 years ago The Bell was an extremely comfortable hostelry, with above average amenities and food. Unfortunately, not much seems to have changed since then. Room was clean and tidy, basic facilities functional, but the whole place seems in need of a refresh / refurbishment. Staff were great, friendly and helpful, but they deserve to be working in a brighter more modern environment. There are better value accommodations in Driffield.

    5
    « Lunch »

    The building was a little tired, but the food was excellent, The Hotel is dog friendly in another room not in the carpeted area, the staff were welcoming and polite clean and tidy, Will call again next time we are in Driffield.

    3
    « Sleeping with a steam train »

    We got let down by another hotel in the town so found this place in a bit of an emergency. Paid £98 a room and was told by the manager they always charge that. After we had paid we found the same room available at £68 on some third party sites. Felt ripped off already. The room was large, comfy bed and the whole hotel is very "oldy worldly" and a bit whacky. The main issue with the room (22) that all night pipes have water under pressure shooting through them that creates a noise similar to when a steam train release steam ! Kept us awake on/off all night as it increases in noise level then drops then repeats . Not conducive to a good night sleep that you just paid £98 for. The only other negative is that breakfast (we were told by the manager) only went to 9.30Am on a Sunday morning. Most other hotels make it later 10/10.30 which is nice for a little Sunday sleep in for guests. oh and room 22 when your sat on the loo and lean to one side for the obvious reason the whole toilet lifts off the floor! All in all probably wouldn't use again.

    3
    « WOULD RECOMMEND »

    Would recommend for an overnight stay. Right in the town centre, close to amenities and everything you need when on business. Check in was smooth and I was showed to my room without any issues. The room was spacious and was everything you need on a business trip. Went across the road to a Chinese restaurant for our evening meal with customers and then went back to the hotel for a final drink. The same girl that checked us in 3 hours earlier served us our drinks and was so friendly, I think her name was Abbey and she was a credit to the hotel, showing her intelligence throughout the resulting conversations. Will no doubt return in the future

    2
    « Misleading »

    The Bell Hotel in Driffield is trades under the camouflage of Great Western Hotels but is independently owned and altjough the hotel boasts many on site features squash courts sauna etc I was more concerned about my resevation of staying in the hotel for one night. My room was prebooked for 2 using expedia and the location was excellent with surprisingly a parking space in its car park which was relatively small in comparison to the size of the hotel and the number of rooms. Arriving at checkout I was greeted by a smiling welcoming face of a young lady and I was shown to my room by a rather tall gentleman who seemed to be part of the fixtures and fittings but I was unsure of his position. The room I was shown to (no 2) was at first seemingly quaint keeping in style with the rest of the hotel with its artefacts and antique furniture. However it was a little confusing to wonder why the kettle and refreshments were in the wardrobe (only one small bottle of water despite being for two guests) I found these by chance as i unpacked. Cosy arm chars in the room and a good siz tv however there was not a view from the window except that of another room about 10 ft away. The bed was an unusual height I would guess about 12 inches or more taller than typical beds not duch a big deal however spending one night on this bed was enough with its very uncomfortable soft lumpy mattress. Prior to retiring in the evening I spent a few hours in various public areas down stairs. I was served at the bar by young lady who checked me in who seemed to be multitasking thr hotel on her own. The gentleman who showed me the room was sat doing a crossword and I disturbed him for the wifi password. Even though he was helpful enough to provide this I felt yhat I was intruding on his break and he said id i had any further problems to see the young girl running from the bar to reception. I later found out that the gentleman in question was the proprietor/owner/hotelier of the hotel. As a retired hotelier/landlord myself I would always be dressed in a shirt and tie whilst in the company of guests...but I guess thats just me. The evening menu was rather limited with options with only one special available. There seemed to more appealing starters than main courses and I decided to dine out. Access to the hotel was good and after a couple of hours i returned to the hotel to find that the bar and dining areas rather busy with the same receptionist young lady a young waitress and a gent behind the bar. The hotel was working on skeleton staff who were multitasking considerably to customer demands. The welcome pack tells room guestz that refreshments from the bar was available 24 hours however after going down later in the evening for a bottle of water but the only person who was available was a cleaner who could only provide me with a glass of tap water. There are some very nice pieces of antique furniture and artefacts and pictures around the hotel but the general tables and chairs in and around the bar area are tired looking and require updating. The staff are well mannered and courteous and work very hard to keep on top of things however I think the proprietor should be smarter in appearance and more hands on to help the staff if he is available. As a frequent traveller and all things considered i would look for an alternative place to stay in this town.

    5
    « My impression of my experience. »

    An historic old coaching inn with first class amenities. A hotel to recommend. Very limited parking spaces. Over flow car park some distance. Ideal for touring East Yorkshire. Handy for shoping on the doorstep. .

  • 2
    « uncomfortable night »

    Good breakfast and convenient location for work, but the bed and pillows were very poor and made for a very uncomfortable night. This hotel is a bit quirky and different to more modern, bland hotels - but it needs freshening up and bring a little more up to date. I do not expect to be staying here again.

    1
    « Pleasant staff, ghastly hotel. »

    Having stayed at The Bell thirty years ago, and enjoying a pleasant stay in a dignified, smartish country hotel, we readily booked again when returning for a family funeral. The young female staff were faultless. The full English breakfast was good although the kippers I ate were almost sardine size. The decor and layout of this building is tatty, extremely dated and the overall impression is dismal. Our children shared a ground floor room and the bathroom's surprising level of grimness caused much hilarity. The furnishings particularly the armchairs looked like rejects from a poorly run care home. It was awful and the younger members of staff and the pleasant breakfast waitress are fighting a losing battle in this grim hostelry. We did not eat dinner there preferring instead to go to the delightful indian restaurant Muskan Spice, just around the corner.

    5
    « Our anniversary stay »

    Excellent throughout staff cheerful and helpful (nice touch taken to room not given vague instructions). We were celebrating a special (50years) anniversary, at dinner we were made to feel special,hearts on the table and best wishes from proprietor. At any time any reasonable request was fulfilled. Staff neatly dressed.

    2
    « Needing Updated. »

    The Hotel is out of date. The rooms are Dated The bed is not comfortable. How Old ???? It is just out dated It is situated in the middle of the town the only good thing. Plenty of Bars and eating places in the vicinity.

    3
    « Full of character »

    Stayed here for two nights in Room 3. Before you start, if you're used to (and prefer) very polished, standardised purpose built hotels. The square box with an en-suite. All very modern with clean lines etc. then I wouldn't recommend here. That's not a criticism. But the Bell is old school. Creaking floorboards, chintzy and very old fashioned furniture, rough as you like around the edges, rammed with historical character and quirks galore. Walk in here and you're easily going back at least 50 years. If that's what you like, you're going to love it here! Not to say it isn't looked after. It may be dated but in the main it's clean and the staff are very helpful and accommodating. On our first evening I had been travelling and working a lot over the preceding few days and felt too tired even to go downstairs for dinner. We decided to order takeaway to eat in our room and the restaurant staff were happy to provide cutlery...even though it may have seemed an odd request! Our room was fairly hot, so we had the windows open all the time - bit of a security concern as other bedroom windows opened on to a fully enclosed flat roof area and anyone could walk out onto the roof and get in the neighbouring rooms - relatively unseen by anyone. I noticed all the bedroom windows were open so hot rooms seem to be prevalent making access even easier. Maybe a CCTV camera would solve the security issue? Also if you have children be careful with them going on the roof (our room had a door access to the roof), there are large Perspex rooflights which may not be safe to walk or stand on. Our room was above the restaurant WCs - with a soil pipe terminating close by and (when the wind was blowing in the wrong direction) meant the infrequent smell of drains every so often - not particularly pleasant but it's a problem that would easily be fixed by extending the pipe. Beds were reasonably comfortable and we slept reasonably well, but it's not all that quiet. There is a lot of external noise, be it passing footsteps in the corridor, plumbing noise or other mechanical whirrs, hums and bangs coming from all parts of the building. We also made use of the gym and spa. Gym is a very good size but equipment is a little dated. It's better than your average hotel gym which usually is pretty poor. Spa facilities are very good, though the pool is too small to do any serious swimming. We didn't have breakfast. In all I'd stay here again. It was by no means unpleasant though it could do with some tidying up at least...or a total refurb at most.

    5
    « Good, traditional hotel »

    A hotel with character, with visible evidence of its historic past whilst offering modern amenities. The rooms we have had on two different have been spacious and individual. Despite being in the centre of town, there was no disturbance from traffic or pedestrians. The only comment I would make is that the public areas tended to be uncomfortably warm, but the room was light and airy.

    4
    « Lovely quaint and very old hotel »

    Really interesting and really lovely old hotel - William Morris wallpaper all over the place - best full breakfast I've had for a long time. The hotel has a spa and pool but didn't have time to visit - but the whole place looks and feels very nice.

    5
    « Conflicting Views! »

    Four of us went to have lunch at this hotel yesterday and it was a very happy experience. I see that there are conflicting reviews about The Bell and must admit that I do not know what the bedrooms are like or if the beds are comfortable. I do know that the lunch we had was superb and the staff could not have been nicer and were very efficient. Drinks were brought to our table contrary to someone else's experience in these reviews and our guests were able to park with ease in the car park though, I have been told that it can sometimes be a nightmare! My husband and I parked in a different car park nearby which was free much to our surprise. I liked the 'old fashioned' feel of the hotel and felt it had great charm. Also, unlike someone else's experience, there were plenty of staff working and the dining rooms were full which is always a good sign. All four of us would definitely go back again.

    5
    « Lovely one night stay »

    We stayed here for a wedding and had breakfast in the morning and everything was perfect. The room was big and spacious with nice decor. The hotel and the area were quiet when we wanted to sleep. It was fine to come in from the wedding late as we just came in the back entrance.

    3
    « Friendly but a bit tired in places. »

    I came up to Driffield for a college reunion so only slept there and had a quick breakfast. My room was beautifully furnished and was surprised to get a double being on my own. There were one or two repairs like the toilet seat which needed doing but I didn't have time to report them. The breakfast was fine.

  • 2
    « Well in need of a total refurb. »

    We have booked a superior room expecting something a bit special. This was to have been a restful break, after health issues and not far from home in order to attend the next appointment. Alarm bells started to ring as we climbed the stairs . Each stair creaked and all the floor boards too. In the room the " separate siting area" was a very small uninviting space with dated furniture and smelling of damp. The bedroom was a dark and gloomy place. A mix of Victorian/ Edwardian furniture and 70's Sanderson style floral wallpaper, polyester bedding and no wi-fi signal. We went down for dinner at 7.15 and on being given the menus we attempted to order a drink and were asked to go to the bar ( in another room) to get it. After 15 mins we asked if we could order food only to be told there was a 45 min wait as " the dining room was busy". Not wanting to wait that long we decided to go to Weatherspoons just down the road where the basic pub grub was very good. The hotel had 2 girls workings the reception, the bar , making coffee and serving tables. They were absolutely working their socks off , dead on their feet yet amazingly pleasant and smiling. The night was hot and with very thin curtains that let in the light (including the hotels own illuminations) , poly bedding, no air con, traffic noise from the opened window and the neighbouring plumbing audible with every flush, it was far from a good nights rest. Breakfast was just "Ok" . Funny coloured scrambled eggs tho' and very poor coffee. There is very limited parking. I would reiterate that the two young women were doing their best and were very pleasant and helpful. Thank you. But there is obviously a management issue.

    4
    « Friendly, very comfortable hotel »

    Stayed here for two nights to attend a function nearby. I found the car park easy to negotiate, in spite of other reviews saying it is tricky. The welcome was very warm and friendly and the building and decor full of character. The room was very clean and comfortable and I found the wifi efficient and easy to get. The bathroom was spotless, the water beautifully hot and bathroom products plentiful. The breakfast was good - excellent choice of continental breakfast - fresh fruit, cereal, etc, although the croissants had run out and the other Danish pastries looked past their best. I stuck with continental on day 2 however, after over cooked, tasteless poached eggs on day 1! Coffee quality a bit dubious although noticed you could upgrade for extra charge.....would expect good filter coffee as a given!? For those reasons, I fail to give 5 stars, but it would not prevent me choosing The Bell again, as I am happy enough with fruit, cereal and toast!

    3
    « Disappointed stay »

    The Bell was the only hotel we could find within reasonable distance of a function we were attending otherwise we probably would not have booked it. We knew it was old but didn't realise how old fashioned it was. Our bedroom had an overpowering musty smell and the bathroom was incredible for all the wrong reasons. The floor was tiled with quarry tiles which looked decidedly grubby and because of the "wetroom" setup of the antiquated shower you had to paddle over a wet floor to the loo and sink. I also didn't like the fire door set up leading out of the bathroom to the outside. The only saving grace was the breakfast. Plenty of choice of Continental items or a cooked to order English which was hot and tasty. Staff were pleasant and obliging. Not exactly cheap for a 3 star hotel when we travelled on to our normal 4star hotel chain later which was about the same cost.

    3
    « great staff »

    Stayed here for two nights as we were attending a wedding nearby. The hotel is a little tired and outdated but we have to say the staff are great. On the first night we slept very badly as the mattress was horrendous. The next morning I made a complaint to the reception staff and whilst having breakfast someone from housekeeping came and spoke to us to apologise and said they would replace the mattress that day and it was done after we had left for the wedding so we were not disturbed. Well done to them. The breakfast was very good and our room in all other respects was comfortable. There is limited parking and a spa but we didn't have time to use this. There is free wifi but unfortunately we were not able to access this as possibly we were not able to pick up the signal in our room.

    4
    « poor bed in room 8 »

    Lovely hotel but the bed in room 8 was terrible. However friends in other rooms had normal one mattress beds, ours had two, which meant as my husband sat on it I was bounced off. Needless to say we didn't get much sleep. The breakfast and Spa were both excellent and the antiques throughout the hotel are wonderful.

    5
    « Tired and old-fashioned but very homely »

    As we were going to a wedding they let us have the room very early so we could get ready. The room was Very different as it had a spiral staircase up to the bedroom. Breakfast was good and the staff very helpful.

    4
    « CHARACTER HOTEL »

    Very old fashioned and packed with character. Even creaky floors. A very big surprised. Took a while to get used to this place but lovely hotel. Staff were good, however watched lots of people behind the reception area not in any sort of uniform and i'm sure there is personal information about clients behind there. The only thing really I could say anything about was the bed which rattled every time I turned over, very annoying. Breakfast was amazing great service. Didn't have time to use the spa.

    5
    « Very pleasant stay at an old- fashioned, well- run hotel. Recommend. »

    Two nights' stay at the Bell and hope to return ! Our room was large and spotless. Plenty of character in this hotel - although part of the BW group it has the feel of an independently run establishment. The management pay plenty of attention to detail, such as the presence of a very well stocked, comfortable and well- run bar and restaurant. We found hotel staff obliging and very friendly. Excellent breakfast, with continental pastries, good quality live yoghurt, freshly prepared fruit salad, plus cooked food to order ( we enjoyed porridge, kippers, smoked salmon and scrambled eggs ). Very centrally placed in Driffield and has spa / swimming facilities, too. Stayed 2 nights. Very good value for a weekend stay.

    5
    « Quirky hotel with loads of character »

    Stayed for one night for Edwina Hayes birthday concert. The staff were lovely and friendly. We were given an executive suite which was huge and unexpected and made our day. The hotel is very old and like a rabbit warren with rooms appearing here and there in different styles and with odd furnishings. So much more interesting than modern day hotels which are functional and nothing more. The spa is reached via long corridors in the hotel which seem to go on endlessly, good for steps on the Fitbit if you have one. The pool, sauna,steam room and jacuzzi are a welcome retreat again with lots of character and ambience. There is also a gym for the more energetic guest. We loved our stay here and would recommend it to anyone wanting a comfortable night in an interesting and unique 17th century hotel. Only downside the wifi wasn't great.

    3
    « Good & Bad Points »

    We had a two night stay at the Bell in Driffield. We checked in just before 5pm but the receptionist had left and a young girl told us she had just been told to give us the key. We had no details about the hotel so were unaware of any guest facilities we could use or the times they were open. Not the greatest way to start a weekend break. The hotel is quirky and old which was great but there were flies buzzing about in all the seating areas downstairs and at breakfast both mornings. Another couple came in to the breakfast room and make the same comment. The breakfast itself was good although we avoided anything uncovered. The hotel room itself was fine but the bathroom was a step up from the bedroom and the bath was at floor level ? very strange ? you step down into the bath to take a shower. Good job there was a handrail to get out. There were also two bathrobes hanging on the back of the door we assumed were to use if you went to the pool but they looked very off while/grey and well used. Not nice at all. The hotel is packed with antique furniture and pictures etc. and it was nice to see they were still being used. The car park is very tight as they have packed a lot of spaces into a small area and left no room for manoeuvre and was full most of the time. The spa & pool facilities are also used by none guests so also can be busy.

  • 4
    « Hotel Break »

    We had a pleasant stay in Driffield. and it was an easy base for trips to Bridlington . Whitby ,Scarborough, & Pickering..The food & service was excellant.. The hotel was old but well maintained & kept with traditional decor.. avery nice stay & very easy atmosphere,,,

    2
    « One to avoid ! »

    The staff were a credit to the hotel very polite and accommodating, the spa facilities are totally unsuitable for disabled people. Not a ramp anywhere. The rooms were like something out of a Charles Dickens novel. The room we where allocated had a wet room that looked like it should have been condemned 50 years ago (Room 15) To use the toilet and other facilities you had to walk through a wet quarry tile floor that looked dirty. We were moved to another room (R 5)Which had odd tiles in the bathroom and paper peeling off the wall. No heating worked not even the towel rail The general appearance of the hotel was smelly with worn out and dirty bar furniture and lots of flies everywhere. The Owner has a Yellow Mercedes van which was parked in the disabled section of the car park occupying the only two disabled spaces. and when asked on two occasions was not moved

    5
    « Excellent hotel experience »

    This hotel is over 250 years old. It's remarkable to consider that during those 250+ years it's past and present owners have totally failed to renovate it's superb character out of existence. I'm old enough to remember when all hotels were like this (or seemed to be). Sadly, most are gone now. The Bell Hotel has proudly preserved it's history. Everywhere there is fine furniture from an earlier age. When you unpack your suitcase you put your clothes away into a chest of drawers that, in other circumstances, would be in a museum - and you wouldn't be allowed to touch it. Some of the chairs in the dining room, are they original Hepplewhite? I hope so. The hotel has moved into the 21st century where it has to. There was a large and accommodating bathroom with an efficient shower. The Bell provides a car park but this, you feel, is done reluctantly and a little grudgingly. You are left with the impression that it would prefer that you arrive in a horse drawn coach. Lastly the staff: without exception they were excellent. They were friendly and efficient.

    5
    « So glad we found this one! »

    The Bell is 250 years old and the decor in the public areas is testament to this. We enjoyed Capuchinno, with scones and jam £1.95, but more importantly delicious. It so happened that this was market day, Thursday, and it was wall to wall people. We were staying for several days as we searched for a new home. The staff were so kind to us, offering a little advice and could not do enough to take care of us! Our breakfasts were well cooked and delicious, rather like our evening meals. A great place to stay. PS we are making a new home here the people are just lovely.

    5
    « Excellent stay »

    Having been a coach house since the 1700's the bell has a wealth of character. And reminds one of an old fashioned pub, the way a pub should be. The smell of centuries old beer and cigars, people and horses, food, wine and wood blends into an amazing aroma that beats any modern air conditioning..creaky floorboards, doors and windows. That may be my only niggle. .the old sash windows in room 11 rattled and banged all night in a gentle wind. Other than that I can't fault the bell. Thanks for great night..see you again soon

    4
    « visiting family in the area »

    Have been to the Bell previously the mattresses have been renewed and the rooms spruced up, the hotel is very olde world with lots of antiques and curios dotted around,always find the staff excellent and very helpful, the breakfasts are really good and all in all a very relaxing stay. Only real negative ,the car park is quite pokey.

    4
    « Quirky - in a nice way »

    Had a 3 night short break here two weeks ago and really enjoyed it. Everything creeks but that adds to the character in an old building. Had dinner one night and the food was excellent with generous portions. Very good breakfast which included real fried bread.Nice bar to relax in with friendly atmosphere. Staff most helpful and friendly. Only complaint was the creeky bed.

    1
    « Very disappointing »

    dirty and torn bed linen horrible food some staff courteous, some not, questionable management questionable billing practices uncomfortable bed noisy and cold bedroom dirty swimming pool terrible breakfast

    1
    « Really Disappointed »

    Come to the Bell so often over the last few years for family get togethers but tonight was really disappointing. Came for a meal with my partner, my mum, dad and my grandma. We waited about half an hour to be served drinks as the bar was busy it being a Saturday night and a pre-booked party was in but yet there was only one member of staff serving at the bar!!! We finally got our drinks and sat down ordered our food which also took a while for orders to be taken. We waited over an and our food still hadn't arrived we asked where it was and told its taking a while as there's a big party in, which surely they would have had booked in and been able to plan extra staff for?!! After being promised 5 more minutes for our food it came after about another 20. Food was nice but not sure it was worth that long wait. Waited another 20 minutes or so at the bar for drinks after. Funny though that they were quick to bring our bill across without us asking for it and no discount for the abysmal service!

    5
    « Lovely old hotel »

    My hubby and I stayed for 1 night. We had a lovely room with a nice big bathroom. It was nice to have a full size tv and 2 arm chairs we could move to watch it, rather than having to sit on the bed. The breakfast the next morning was very generous and we'll cooked.

  • 4
    « The Bell Driffield »

    We very much enjoyed a two night stay recently. The Bell has plenty of history and character. All staff were friendly and polite. Breakfasts were well presented and very good. We also had two evening meals which were also very good. The superior room we had was comfortable and spacious.

    5
    « Very nice spa day!! »

    Me and my sister spent the day here and really enjoyed ourselves!! 5/5 for the spa, staff where great, facilities where good (toilets a little dated) and the food was lovely!! Unfortunately someone hit my car in the tiny car park! The parking is very very tight, we are not familiar with Driffield and we didn't know there was alternative parking either. I would recommend the spa to anyone!! Just be careful in the car park :)

    5
    « Thoroughly enjoyed the weekend. »

    Booked a one night stayover at the Bell in Driffield, what a great stay . The room was great, I think it was the bridal suite, we went down to the pool area, the jacuzzi was out of order but we were allowed to use the super spa which was brilliant, along with the pool & sauna. The staff were great, early check in, arranged taxis etc, nothing too much trouble, in the morning the breakfast was lovely, a great experience.

    4
    « Spa Day »

    I was bought a Spa Day as a Christmas present, and it was lovely treat. I arrived with my friend just after 10am, we had coffee and used the swimming pool, then the sauna then into the spa room with water jets and Jacuzzi. Then did it all again! It was all rounded off by a back, should and neck massage a bit later in the afternoon. We left about 3pm to go for a bite of lunch and a coffee on the high street. If you want to treat a friend and spend a couple of hours chatting and catching up in a relaxed atmosphere, I would highly recommend. The only improvement I could suggest was for the spa to keep a couple of 'open appointments' for the spa users to treat themselves to unplanned treatments, I would have loved to go in the mud bath, but sadly it was fully booked out.

    5
    « Surprise 60th treat »

    Fantastic spa day. Morning coffee with scones, cream and jam. Private use of "superspa" including rhassoul. Exclusive use of saunarium. Free to use sauna, steam room, pool and jacuzzi at leisure. Wonderful little day room for own use too, complete with ample tea and coffee with kettle - use as much as you want. Lovely lunch with wine included. Staff wonderful, helpful and attentive without being obtrusive. Beautifully decorated and rustic, it is in the old cellars of the building. Candles everywhere giving lovely ambience. As much fresh, bottled water as you want and plentiful supply of dry gowns and towels. Changing rooms being modernised at moment but that was no problem to us. Would be good if there was a spin dryer for swim suits and maybe slippers too. All in all, a brilliant day. Many thanks to Louise and Annabelle for their kind help throughout the day.

    5
    « Superb Sunday Lunch »

    Called into the Bell for lunch in the restaurant which is more expensive than the bar but nicer surroundings. The atmosphere was good and we got our food 10 minutes after ordering. Beef was fantastic, separate vegs very tasty, overall a very good Sunday Lunch. Cost around £12 for two courses, All home cooked and delicious.

    5
    « Sunday Lunch Treat »

    We live in Driffield, but have never been to the Bell before for Sunday Lunch so decided to give it a try and we are very glad we did. The food was excellent, I had Roast Beef and my husband had Roast Pork. My big test for a decent Sunday lunch is the Yorkshire puddings. The Bell's Yorkshires are excellent! The meat was cut from a joint, the gravy delicious, the vegetables very nice. For pudding I had treacle and sponge and custard, Delicious, couldn't fault it. My husband had the cheeseboard. You just went up to a table an helped yourself, his only critisism was the selection of cheeses. There was no Wensleydale! There was a very nice blue cheese though that made up for it. He would also have liked to know the names of the cheeses. We had a cup of excellent coffee and after dinner mint to finish. This is included in the very reasonable price. The decor is lovely, its not been spoiled. The dining room is perfect, the whole of the building is beautiful. Homely, and in keeping with the exterior. Love the William Morris wallpaper in the conservatory area and comfy chairs. I hope it never changes The staff were polite and helpful and we will certainly be going back again. I can't recommend it highly enough.

    4
    « Old world charm »

    The oldest part of the hotel was built in 1730. The floors squeak, the hallways meander. It does have modern amenities and a good restaurant and pub. The best for miles around. I enjoyed my week long stay.

    4
    « RING A DING DING »

    My wife and I popped in here for a quick bite to eat at lunch time in early December 2015..This was our first visit here and as soon as we entered we sensed we were in a place with a history. The décor and fittings reflecting days gone by with oak wood panelling and brass fittings. I had ham sandwiches with side salad and a few chip wedges whilst my wife had ploughmans sandwiches and side salad. The ham was delicious, not the 'plastic sweating ' type often served up these days. The cheese in my wifes lunch was very tasty. A quick walk around the various lounges gave me a chance to feel the cosiness of the Hotel. I spoke with the family owners who were most polite and helpful. The dining room being very commendable. We look forward to visiting again when in the area.

    5
    « a superb two nights »

    a lovely lovely hotel.All staff were so friendly helpful and could not do enough for you.Real Ale excellent so was the food. Room was so so good and lovely and warm. my partner and i are so looking forward to go back.

  • 5
    « Interesting place »

    I have stayed here a few times and have had great service on each occasion. The hotel is very old and the furniture and deco match it's age. I love the old furniture and my 4 poster bed, it is all about the character and history. There is a pool and gym and breakfast is very good. I loved the salmon and eggs.

    5
    « Second visit and love it »

    This is my second visit to this place. I just love the way you step back in time as this place is 100's of years old. I stayed in room 19 this time and had a 4 poster bed along with some very old furniture. When I say old furniture. I do not mean old and tacky but old and interesting. I loved reading the information about the hotel and that my room was used for woman and children to wait in while the men had a drink at the bar. You can almost imagine these people in your room. I did not eat this time or visit the spa as I fell asleep on both nights after getting in from work, however I have eating here before and the food was great. My colleague did eat in the evening and said it was one of the best meals she had for a long time. At breakfast I had salmon and eggs and I have to say that it is the best smoked salmon I have ever had. I would recommend this place to anyone.

    4
    « QUIRKY BUT NICE »

    The car park is accessible at the back of the hotel. It is small and beware of the little walls so you avoid a prang! Our room was no 17 on the first floor, not a flat wall or a level floor in sight. There is a lift if required. The first room contained a desk, sofa, a cupboard and 2 old Victorian box commodes! (not working but just part of the olde worlde décor). Down a step and there was a very high bed with a canopy. This was very comfortable once you had climbed up! This room had an easy chair, wardrobe, TV and a cupboard. Tea and coffee making facilities and ironing board and iron were in the wardrobe. On the left was the bathroom and the toilet beyond that. The bathroom suite was an eye catching green with a larger than average bath and overhead shower. The taps on the basin were abit odd as the cold tap turned the wrong way but it worked and that was fine. The room was at the front of the hotel and looked out on to the main street. This was noisy at times when the window was open but if you want a quieter room I am sure you could ask for a room at the back. This hotel has a spa facility accessed down some steps in a separate building through the car park. The pool is small but ok for a gentle swim and the Jacuzzi is warm and quite spacious. There is also a steam room and other facilities should you want them. The ladies changing room is downstairs and difficult to find but I was taken there by one of the staff, finding my way out was more difficult. Lockers require a £1 coin but tokens were available. Showers were large and quite powerful and toiletries were provided. However I couldn't find bags for soggy swim wear so take an extra towel or plastic bag. As we were resident we partook of the free towels. Breakfast was very good. Cereals and fresh fruit and juices available followed by a cooked to order breakfast. Tea, coffee and toast also served. All the staff were polite and welcoming. We would definitely visit again.

    5
    « Spar Day »

    Frist visit to the Driffield Spar we came for a day of relaxation and pamper and was not disappointed The whole experience from start to finish was wonderful The staff were very helpful and friendly nothing was too much trouble We both had a facial that was amazing We both left feeling well and truly chilled out We will definitely be back very soon

    5
    « Bit old fashioned but rather fun and quirky »

    Normally staying in the large chain hotels, the Bell is a rather refreshing change. It is a bit old fashioned, some may say dated in parts, but to me this adds to the charm of the place. All the rooms are different, in comparison to most modern hotels very spacious. Everything is clean and the beds comfy. The food at the Hotel is good, great selection of local beers and a frankly astonishing selection of Malts. Staff were attentive and helpful. Wifi was fast and reliable (and free!!).

    3
    « Good for moring coffee and scone or weekday evening meal »

    I like the unique, unspoiled, old-fashioned feel. Oak Panelling in the bar, William Morris print wallpaper. Service is with a smile. Food OK with plenty of choices. Vegetables were plentiful and not overcooked. We didn't have a pudding or a starter. We often visit for morning coffee and a scone.

    5
    « Spa day - fantastic value for money! »

    I have been to the spa at The Bell several times now, and it seems to get better every time. The staff are attentive but not intrusive. The spa itself is lovely - it's underground so a bit lacking in daylight but still a very pleasant environment. One of the nicest things about the spa at The Bell is how quiet it is - it's not unusual to have the place to yourself during the day in the week. And the use of the Super Spa is always exclusive, which is lovely. I also very much enjoyed the Rassul mud experience. I didn't have any treatments this time, but have in the past and they have always been fantastic. Finally, the only thing which previously I felt let it down a little was the quality and availability of the food and drink, but this time they were both of a really high standard and much easier to get! The prices of The Bell are definitely cheaper than comparable places for spa days. Overall - highly recommended, I'll definitely be going back again.

    5
    « Spa Break »

    Another wonderful spa break at the Bell Hotel, Driffield. All staff welcoming and attentive, especially in the Spa. The food in the restraunt was excellent as usual. The spa break package is certainly good value, would recommend this place to anyone.

    2
    « Old and tired »

    Rooms were old and tired. Breakfast was dubious - not even an option to have spread with your toast instead of butter ! Staff were helpful enough, but few and far between when I stayed. Good to have parking on site,

    4
    « Exactly as it should be. »

    We went to The Bell for a birthday dinner. The restaurant atmosphere was perfect, and the food was good quality and nicely presented. The whole hotel exudes the historic charm of its period, its setting, and what you might expect from the main hostelry in a small market town. Of course it is unpretentious, and it will only be ruined if any clumsy modernisation is attempted. There is very little wrong with The Bell, and it would be a big risk for someone to barge in and turn it into an anodyne copy of one of the big chain groups. Character places are so few and far between these days. .

  • 3
    « Golden Wedding »

    We stayed at the Bell Hotel for one night as we were going to a golden wedding party. Arriving there the receptionist asked if we minded a spiral staircase. We said not really so she took us to our room, down in the basement, which smelt damp and of drains. She took us into our room where there was a spiral staircase going up to the bed, the bathroom down below!!!!! Said we couldn't stay there too dangerous getting up I. The night to use the bathroom and falling down the slippery spiral staircase.

    5
    « Full of old worlde charm »

    A very warm & friendly welcome. Staff very helpful , Yvonne on Reception Couldn't do enough to make you feel at home your made to feel like a guest not a room number was only there for one night but would highly recommend this hotel Breakfast was good and tasty and plenty of tea and coffee Full of old world charm glad to see hotels like this still around

    5
    « Step back in time!!! »

    This hotel just exudes "Olde Worlde " charm!! Lots of of original features have been retained. On arrival we were greeted in a friendly and efficient manner,and were shown to our room,with an offer to carry our bags!! This does not happen a great deal these days!!! Our room was comfortable and spacious. Breakfast was excellent ,with a very wide ranging choice. The service was first rate.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: All directions. Exit M62. Junction 37, A614 to Bridlington. Turn right at roundabout to Driffield. Come into town centre and turn right at traffic lights. The BEST WESTERN The Bell In Driffield car parking is on the left hand side.