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32 reviews
Take a seat at your very own bar!
A great space for a great time!
Something to keep the boys entertained?!
Art deco backdrop behind the bar
The dining room with exposed original beams
The living room with a real log fire
Double bedroom, tastefully decorated in blue
En suite double bedroom tastefully decorated in black and white
Double bedroom, tastefully decorated in green
Double bedroom with bay window, tastefully decorated in gold
Spacious landing
Large family kitchen with American style fridge freezer
Kitchen double doors open out on to a spacious terrace, perfect for al fresco dining!
The Ongar Bell, an impressive landmark on the High Street
A perfect place to relax in your own lounge bar
Patio area
Garden area
Garden area
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Holiday Rental House -
6 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 12
High Ongar, Ongar, Essex, England

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Excellent - based on 32 reviews
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Vanessa J
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“What a fantastic place, the photos don't do it justice!”
Reviewed 17 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

Just returned from a weekend stay for my friend's hen do. It's absolutely fantastic and perfect for what we needed (12 girls).

In a lovely quiet village but just a short cab ride away from The Sugar Hut. Cringe, yes we went there and it's everything you'd expect!

Owner answered lots of questions prior, decor is lovely, garden is beautiful, bar is amazing. Only good things to say.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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KirstyPop...
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
1 review
“Stunning Venue, Amazing Hosts!”
Reviewed 13 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

The Bell is a fabulous venue for any occasion, beautiful décor, stunning garden and hosts to die for! If you are looking for a top location for that special celebration, I suggest you stop looking now and book the Bell now!
I really couldn't fault anything about this venue and I guarantee you will fall in love with it like we all did x

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Liked best: The garden area is so beautiful.
Liked least: Nothing.
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Richard S
Chinnor, United Kingdom
1 review
“What a Weekend!”
Reviewed 12 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013

We stayed at the Bell with a group of friends for 40th Birthday Celebrations.

Everyone had a great time and Keith and Yvonne could not have done more to ensure our stay was perfect.
Accommodation very stylish and comfortable , We especially like the Bar and Hot tub 
Already planning next year’s weekend @ the Bell.
Thanks again Keith and Yvonne for an amazing weekend.

Richard and Claire Simpson.

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Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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MoJo599
London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
5 reviews
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“A Christmas to treasure”
Reviewed 13 May 2013 for a stay in December 2012

We said we would come back to the Ongar Bell & luckily we were able to at the most fabulous time of year...Christmas! We spent a whole week with our close family & had the best time ever. Yvonne & Keith & staff again went out of their way to make our stay fantastic. The decorations for Christmas were gorgeous and the atmosphere wonderful. The kids being together with their cousins and grandparents at such a special time of year couldn't be beaten and it was great recuperation for Grandpa who was recovering from recent heart surgery ,with everyone to look after him. A stay at anytime of year is fantastic but the memories of Christmas 2012 will last forever. A wonderful addition since our last stay is the new outdoor hot tub area. Absolutely fantastic! Not sure what else can be done to make The Ongar Bell any better-to us it's perfect and we can't wait to be able to return. We hope! Definately recommend to all.

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Liked best: Christmas time together with loved ones
Liked least: Once again...leaving
Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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471MrsInn...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Essex in Style”
Reviewed 12 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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We came to the Ongar Bell in a large group for a best friends Hen-Do. I must say that from the moment we stepped through the door, we know we would have an excellent time. WE booked the Ongar Bell due to it's proximity to Sugar Hut in Brentwood where we went on the Friday Evening as it is a short taxi ride away.

The Ongar Bell has such well apointed rooms, a beautiful garden, and amazing private pub, you couldn't ask for more from a location. We all hope to be back at some point in the near future, especially as the owners mentioned they were planning on installing a large hot-tub at the ottom of the garden. This is a venue not to be missed, and very convenient if travveling from London as you are in the countryside within an hour.

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Travelling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Large groups
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
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