Blue Bell Hotel

Market Place
NE70 7NE

01668 213543

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Ideally situated in the stunning countryside, just off the A1 and a short drive to the amazing coast and castles Northumberland has to offer. A walkers paradise, The Blue Bell Hotel, Belford, is the perfect choice.

An old coaching inn dating back to the 1700’s the Blue Bell Hotel is steeped in history and oozing rustic charm.  With 28 en suite bedrooms, a restaurant overlooking our beautiful gardens and a cosy, friendly bar we’re the number one choice for your break away from the hustle bustle.  We offer a warm welcome, real ales and great hearty home cooked food.

Room information for Blue Bell Hotel

Type Qty Capacity Guide price
Single ensuite room
7 2
B&B per room per night
(£50.00 single occupancy)
Min: £40.00 - Max: £60.00
Double ensuite room
(Double/Twin Room)
17 2
B&B per room per night
Min: £69.00 - Max: £89.00
Family ensuite room
(Family Room)
2 3
B&B per room per night
Min: £89.00 - Max: £109.00
Total capacity: 54

Sleep quality
Sleep quality
Certificate of ExcellenceCertificate of Excellence


We don't have high expectations and we aren't high maintenance but we were booked in for 2 nights. We appreciated the history of the place but we had a meal on the Friday night - steak night. The waiting staff were all very young. Not much experience which is fine. But they didn't know much about the menu or how to clear a table. The breakfast is a bit disjointed if you are in the back of the hotel as everything else is in the other room. The cups are tiny I am sure they could find a slightly bigger cup. On my second morning I ordered poached egg on toast. I know it was my fault I didn't say EGGS I got this lonely little thing in the middle of some dry toast. Cannot really recommend the food. Went to check out and the person on the desk had nipped out. Last check out was 10.30 could she not have waited til then. Doubt we will be back there, but couldn't fault the surrounding area.

Blue Bell Hotel replied: Good Morning. Thank you for your review. Yes, some of our staff are young but have all been with us for some time now and are well aware of the menu - and how to clear a table. We have a great, friendly team at our privately owned, family run hotel - we aren't a large corporate hotel and sometimes situations arise where we do have to 'nip' away from our desk. The cups are normally coffee cup size, and you may refill them as many times as you desire. Sorry you didn't enjoy your stay with us, but thank you for the gift you left in your room to make us fully aware of your disdain.

Hello Again

alanRWhitleyBay, Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
We just don't tire of this hotel. No better way to brighten up a miserable February. On arrival a great welcome from Heidi the manager. All staff are so welcoming with nothing to much trouble for them. Joe the chef came out for a chat and a new member of staff Tracy looked after us for breakfast and keeping our room neat and tidy. She is full of fun with a great sense of humour which appeals to my personally. Well cooked food and plenty of it. Monday night is folk music night where a lot of locals play and sing which you don't see very often nowadays. Tuesday is two pound Tuesdays where a pint of lager or beer or a glass of wine is would you believe £2. Great to have a chat to the locals and other guests. This is a privately owned hotel and is an old coaching inn which every time we go we can see improvements being made to the hotel. I must congratulate the owners for preserving and improving this very special building in the heart of Northumberland.

Blue Bell Hotel replied: Absolute pleasure having you stay with us again and we look forward to welcoming you all back soon :)

Lovely visit

Melanie W, Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
The Bluebell Hotel is an old coaching inn that is full of character. We stayed for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay in room 12. Staff were friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Our room was spotlessly clean and well equipped with hairdryer, iron and board, tv and tea/ coffee making facilities, good sized ensuite with bath/ shower. The food at the Bluebell is excellent, breakfasts were plentiful with a good choice and we ate in the restaurant both evenings and had a real treat with the best food we had experienced in a long time.

Blue Bell Hotel replied: Thank you so much for taking the time to write us such a positive review. We are all over the moon that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel.

Excellent visit.

Rita6668, Whitley Bay United Kingdom
We have just come back from a 3 night stay. The quality and quantity of the breakfast and especially the 3 course a-la-carte menu was excellent. The staff were so friendly and nothing was a problem for them. Spotlessly clean. Very good value for money. We shall return.

Blue Bell Hotel replied: Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy that you had a great stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel.

Great Food!!

webbparty, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Weekend winter break with a group of silver surfers. D,B&B rate was excellent, considering the quality and quantity of the inclusive 3 courses from the A La Carte. Cheerful and friendly young staff too. Bathrooms tired and not all heating worked, but great value and very clean.

Blue Bell Hotel replied: Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel.

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