The Bell Inn

(74 reviews) 74 5
High Street Ticehurst East Sussex TN5 7AS
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About The Bell Inn

High Street, Ticehurst
East Sussex, TN5 7AS

The ambience at The Bell in Ticehurst is distinctly laid back, a little bit quirky and definitely not run of the mill.  This fabulous old coaching inn has been lovingly refurbished - the perfect place to celebrate life, love and happiness.

Our Big Room for fancy occasions can accommodate 70 guests catered for and up to 120 guests for your evening party. So whether you would like to get married at The Bell, or simply just celebrate your marriage with us, we will be yours for the day.

The Bell’s design is diverse in the truest sense of the word. The building looks as though an eccentric nobleman has travelled around the world and has stuffed the house full of curiosities from his travels, from old typewriters and ancient novels to safari chairs and mismatched chandeliers!

We like to be a little bit different and pull out all the stops to make your day truly memorable, making The Bell no ordinary wedding venue – whether you would like to host a cosy winter wedding with log fires, or throw open the doors to let the sunshine in!

We have a very flexible approach and pay huge attention to detail, working alongside you the whole step of the way. We don’t mind if granddad wants to have a snooze in the snug, or if the godchildren run riot, or if your aunt decides to dance on the table – in fact, we quite like it.

There are seven individual rooms, and four extraordinary lodges for you and your guests to stay in. On your first night of married life, you can spend it in the Love Nest, the perfect place to begin married bliss. This subterranean cocoon comes complete with a copper bath, double shower, wood burner and a private roof terrace.

Come and visit us soon, we look forward to welcoming you with open arms!

• Maximum 70 guests catered for and 120 evening guests • Unique styled wedding venue • Flexible approach with attention to detail • Set in a garden full of plants and Mulberry trees provide shade in summer and an outdoor fire pit for warmth in winter. • The wine list features 100 bins and embraces fine English vintages, many of which are produced in the area.

Facilities at The Bell Inn

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the Country
Small Hotel
Pub or Restaurant
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Overnight Accommodation :
Overnight Accommodation for Wedding Couple
Overnight Accommodation for Guests
Other Features :
Confetti Permitted
Car Parking
Pets Welcome
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Master of Ceremonies/ Toastmaster

The Bell Inn Location

The Bell Inn, High Street, Ticehurst, East Sussex, TN5 7AS

High Street Ticehurst East Sussex TN5 7AS
01580 200 234
74 5

The Bell Inn Reviews (74)

The most perfect venue
Venue Service

By Emily & David, on 02 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 17 Nov 2018

Wow!! That was the reaction from all our guests after the most special day for our wedding. The venue is truly unique, both inside and out and provides a relaxed setting for your wedding. The staff were brilliant, especially Tessa and Eve, as nothing was ever too much trouble and their relaxed approach puts you at ease. They were fully on board to try new ideas and showed enthusiasm for them too. The food was exceptional and we are still getting comments about how it was the best wedding food anyone has had. We also loved the fire pit and sparkler experience at the end of the night. I am so happy we chose this venue as it couldn't have been more perfect for relaxed foodies like ourselves. We will look forward to coming back, staying and eating here every year. Thank you The Bell.

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By Lydia & Alex, on 07 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 03 Nov 2018

What can we say? We had the most magical wedding day at the Bell on 3 November 2018. Tessa was super efficient in all the planning leading up to our big day and Eve on the day was just "on it". Nothing flustered her and the team ( not even when our wedding singer's waters broker after our ceremony!) They organised an emergency playlist for our wedding breakfast and kept us running on time. The food, we had the pea & ham soup, followed by roast salmon and crumble for pudding. it was all delicious, our guest commented all day about the quirkiness of the venue but also its intimacy and the friendly staff. Nothing was too much trouble and we honestly had the most wonderful day- with no stress, because they took this away from us. Leaving us to enjoy every second of the day, what more could a Bride and Groom ask for? The only comment we would make for a future recommendation, would be that everything was an "extra" i.e the love nest, we'd probably have preferred the cost to be built into everything else so it didn't feel like an extra. That said, it was the loveliest room either one of us has ever stayed in and it completed our stay in a perfect way. We will most definitely be back for our anniversary, if not before. Thank you to everyone for making our day a truly memorable day to remember forever.

Everything we hoped for
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By Jo & Lee, on 10 Nov 2018Date of Wedding - 20 Oct 2018

We would highly recommend The Bell for any couple looking for something a bit different for their wedding. The venue is amazing with so many ‘quirky’ features, lovely rooms and a great atmosphere. The food (we had the lamb & veggie option of the stuffed peppers) was excellent and everything went very smoothly. The evening buffet was fantastic with many comments about the best sausages ever! Our guests were so complimentary about their experience - the food, the staff, the service - they loved it & we felt so good about choosing The Bell for our special day! Thanks so much to Tessa, Eve and all the staff for helping make our wedding day everything we had hoped for.

Practically perfect in every way
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By Amy & Adam, on 02 Oct 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Sep 2018

From start to finish the bells service and attention to detail was incredible! We had our perfect day without having to worry too much! The quirky venue will make your guests remember your special day too. One of the issues we had that in the back of our minds in the run up to the wedding, was people would be hungry after the meal like other weddings we've been too and being in a village it wouldn't be easy to pop out and get something. However everyone commented about how amazing the food was and how filling it was. Not one person made the comment about needing more

Perfect day!
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By Gemma and Abi Kerr, on 09 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 31 Aug 2018

We could not be more impressed with The Bell Inn! Tessa and all the staff were highly competent, professional and friendly. The venue is unique and beautiful, the food was excellent and the day went completely smoothly, we were so happy!

Perfect venue for a wedding
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By Andy & Robyn, on 03 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 18 Aug 2018

From the moment we first visited here to attend a wedding fair we both fell in love with the place. The staff are incredibly friendly, welcoming and professional. As a venue it is set up brilliantly for weddings, they have plenty of quirky little details that make it look and feel special. On the day everything ran very smoothly with attentive staff and incredible food, highly recommended.

Quirky Heaven
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By Chloe and Dave, on 06 Sep 2018Date of Wedding - 17 Aug 2018

We started our wedding venue hunt by searching for 'quirky wedding venues' and The Bell appeared on our search. On looking at their website we instantly knew we wanted to go visit and take a closer look. We did, and we knew as soon as we arrived this was the the place we wanted to get married. The quaint little village of Ticehurst is the perfect location for such a venue. When inside the Bell we discovered that we were actually in 'quirky' heaven, from the trombone urinals to the bowler hat lampshades, The Bell ticked all the boxes. Tessa and all the staff were all so helpful and welcoming. From the moment we booked it until the morning after the wedding, all our expectations were exceeded and we had an amazing day and night, topped off by a stay in 'The Love Nest'. We actually booked all the hotel rooms for all our family and friends, who absolutely fell in love with the place!! To Sum Up.... Great food, the best staff, stunning rooms, beautiful garden and the perfect wedding day that we wished for!! Oh and our dog, Pablo, loved it too!!!!

The day we had always dreamed of
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By Vikki, on 07 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 04 Aug 2018

We discovered The Bell when staying the night a few years ago. We absolutely fell in love with the place: quirky, unique yet cosy. When we got engaged there was no question as to the venue we wanted. One of the big added bonuses was that St. Mary’s church was a stones throw away so We could have the ceremony we wanted then walk to the venue we dreamed of. We were made to feel special and no request was too much. This venue is such a treat and , for some quite importantly, so reasonably priced.

What a venue!!!
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By Jessica and Simon, on 10 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 28 Jul 2018

We can not recommend The Bell highly enough to anyone wanting their day to run as seamlessly and feel as happy, relaxed and fun as ours was! We cannot thank Tessa and all the staff there enough. They are true pros at what they do! The Bell is so quirky and cool, there really is no other venue like it! Thank you for making our day so special! Mr and Mrs Roclawski

Perfect pooch-friendly venue
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By James Gardner-Martin, on 07 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 27 Jul 2018

We chose The Bell initially because we wanted somewhere totally dog-friendly as our boys were an integral part of the ceremony we had planned. On our first visit, we were hooked by the unusual décor, fantastic bar service and function rooms. We decided to get married in The Stable, which was brilliant. Our guests lined the railings and we had a "catwalk" down the big table with the dogs in tow. The wedding manager Tessa helped us plan everything from start to finish. The fact that we could book out all the rooms for our guests was ideal as we wanted everyone to mix the night before as well. Highly recommended.

A special place with its own heart
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By Rob Readman, on 05 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 21 Jul 2018

We were married on the 21st July, 2018 and the Bell was everything we had hoped for. Everybody loved the place, the staff made everything run smoothly and they made a day great effortless. Come Sunday morning, the staff were back at it, bubbly and welcoming and casting those post wedding blues away. Look out for your venue coordinator, Tessa, who makes a it all seem like a charm.

10 out of 10!
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By Isabel & David Prince, on 23 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Jul 2018

The perfect setting for a wedding; the ambience, the beautiful surroundings, the attention to detail and absolutely outstanding food. Huge “Thank you!” to Tessa, Eve and all the staff at The Bell for an exceptional, incredible service and making our special day truly special. Our family and friends are still raving about the hotel rooms and lodges: quirky, comfy and clean and it’s a 10/10 for the breakfast. If you are planning your wedding, want to stay somewhere special for a weekend or just fancy a spot of lunch, go to The Bell. It’s an amazing place! We will certainly be back!

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