England’s oldest hotel, The Old Bell in the Wiltshire market town of Malmesbury has reopened following extensive refurbishment.
The Grade I listed Old Bell Hotel underwent a £1.1M refurbishment. The sympathetic refurbishment has ensured all of The Old Bell Hotel’s original features and old English charm remain intact while elevating the guest experience and introducing a new level of elegance, charm and luxury.
General Manager Christophe Dumeige said: “We are thrilled with the refurbishment, which has returned The Old Bell Hotel to its former glory and introduced a new level of luxury. The bedrooms have been uplifted by Creative Director Mykel Collins and the dining experience completely overhauled with a brand-new kitchen, dining areas and the strategic appointment of new head chef Frédéric Fetiveau who has transformed the menus and food concept.”
Head Chef Frédéric Fetiveau will head up The Old Bell kitchen with a transformed dining experience. Chef Frederic began his culinary career in Paris, where he trained with various Michelin starred establishments including, Hotel le Bristol, Royal Monceau, and Carré des Feuillants.
All of the 34 bedrooms are newly refurbished, individually designed and furnished, and carry their own story, with many named after the hotel’s historical figures. In the Master, Classic and Character rooms guests can choose from four-poster or king-size beds, classic bathrooms with roll-top baths and views towards the abbey next door or over the rolling Cotswolds countryside. Luxury bathrobes & Noble Isle toiletries, 24-hour room service, free Wi-Fi and freshly-baked cookies and macaroons are included.