The Bell Inn

(65 reviews) 65 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
65 5

The Bell Inn Reviews (65)

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.

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!

Just perfect!
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By Sally & Layton Dyer, on 11 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 06 Jul 2018

I cannot thank Tessa and Eve enough for making my wedding day so perfect! A fabulous location, amazing food and exceptional service! I’m a tough cookie to crack having worked in events for a very long time and they delivered a seamless wedding day for us! So professional, caring and the attention to detail is second to none. I could not have asked for more and I will certainly be going back to stay! Thank you for making our day so special, for us and our guests. We won’t forget the efforts you put in and The Bell Inn will always hold a very special place in our hearts.

We got married at The Bell! And LOVED IT!!!
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By Dan and Ruth B, on 17 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 29 Jun 2018

We had our wedding at The Bell in June 2018. We can't speak highly enough of how great the experience was. But let's try! Tessa who was our contact in the run-up - what an efficient, lovely, friendly and caring girl. She's an absolute star. Chloe who ran the show on the day - she kept it all moving along perfectly, and was absolutely brilliant in ensuring the day was smooth and hitch-free (apart from the getting-hitched bit!). Matt and the rest of the team (sorry, forgot their names) - they all grafted away tirelessly, and were brilliant both on the day, and with the gentle service at breakfast the next morning...! Jorge and Oscar, the Colombian gents at front of house and in the kitchen respectively - awesome food guys, thanks so much. There were many more working away on the day, who all contributed to the fun magical day. And of course the rooms themselves, which are stunning, unique and lovely. Thank you so much The Bell, we'll never forget you! Dan and Ruth B. xxx

Venue with a difference!
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By April and Suse, on 11 Aug 2018Date of Wedding - 26 May 2018

From the moment we walked into the Bell we knew we would be married there. Then we were shown the rooms and where the ceremony would be taking place and we totally overwhelmed with how perfect the venue was for us....the attention to detail, the decor, the originality and the size of the venue was totally unexpected, with the added bonus of the perfect English county garden. It was important to us to choose a venue where the food was as good as the setting, and it was! We were super impressed with all the staff at the Bell, from the organisation from our Wedding planner Tess, to the waitressing and bar staff on the day, nothing was too much trouble for them. All of our guests were as enthralled as we were, and everyone fell in love with the place. Thank you for the perfect wedding...Sue & April

A venue like no other!
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By Stacey Slack, on 12 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 19 May 2018

We looked at venues for over a year, always having The Bell in the backs of our minds. We were drawn to the small details, the different areas where people could congregate, the air of relaxation, calm and homeliness. That was before we even met the team and Tessa! Every step of our journey with The Bell was utterly enjoyable, and as a coordinator myself I felt so reassured having Tessa, and Chloe running our day and all the planning beforehand. We have had so many compliments on our wedding day from the food, atmosphere, the gorgeous rooms, the fire pit (& marshmallows) and most importantly the fabulous staff who were so attentive but also relaxed enough to feel like part of the day which is exactly what we wanted. I would thoroughly recommend taking a visit as I don't believe any photo or video can do this venue justice! We will be visiting again as I am sure my guests will be!

A special place to get married
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By Simone & James, on 21 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 12 May 2018

The Bell was the most amazing venue for our beautiful wedding in May 2018. Obviously it is a place with character and just that little bit special if that is your sort of thing. But most importantly, Tessa (!!!) and the rest of the crew are simply wonderful and have made our day. Tessa spent months helping me to organise my scattered brain and move things along (Thanks Tessa!!!). She was there on the day and helped us alongside Reese and other people to move through the day smoothly and without stress. The food was amazing and drinks plenty to go around. Best venue and best staff we could have hoped for!!

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By Martin & Diane, on 11 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 05 May 2018

Our wedding at The Bell was perfect. Everything leading up to it was carefully covered and all questions dealt promptly and fully with by the lovely Tessa. From the planning, to the food and wine choosing to the day itself the whole experience couldn't have gone better for us. The use of space, changing the rooms to suit the different elements of the day is brilliant and with the sun blazing, the garden and fire bit were just fab. Helped along on the day by the tireless Chloe and the rest of the events team, it went like clockwork and many, many of our guests have commented on how much the venue contributed to such a wonderful day. We'll be back time and again, to reminisce. Thanks, all.

Just perfect!
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By Lauren Dyer, on 25 Jun 2018Date of Wedding - 14 Apr 2018

We kept hearing The Bell mentioned as a wedding venue so threw it into the venue pot at the last minute only to walk round it and know straight away that it was just perfect for us. We loved its quirky style and the intimate feel of it. The fact the whole wedding party could stay on site was a bonus but we also loved having the outside space as well as inside. We have had so many comments from everyone about how much they loved the venue and that the food was stunning - which it was. Tessa was an amazing wedding coordinator and the day just ran so smoothly. I would highly recommend this wedding venue to any prospective bride and groom.

Simply fantastic!
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By Isabel and Lee, on 14 Mar 2018Date of Wedding - 03 Mar 2018

We got married at The Bell on 3rd March 2018, in the snow!! We booked our wedding 3 months beforehand and the wedding coordinator Tessa sorted everything out! She was calm, organised and professional and eased my anxieties about everything. She was also full of good ideas. On the day the snow was pretty bad and some guests, and the photographer nearly didn’t make it, but it all worked out in the end and the staff at the Bell were fabulous, I was completely unaware of any dramas and thoroughly enjoyed the day. The guests were overwhelmed by the venue, it’s such an unusual and fascinating place with much to talk about, French horn urinals, buffalo heads, stuffed squirrels, a red carpet walk down a stable table.. to name a few. It’s such fun at the Bell as well as being classy, quality and welcoming. Love it and highly recommended. Issy and Lee x

Absolutely perfect
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By Elizabeth and James Secker, on 30 Jul 2018Date of Wedding - 27 Jan 2018

From the moment we walked into the Bell - we just knew it was the venue for us. Full of personality, quirk and humour the pub itself makes you feel instantly welcome. Tessa was amazingly helpful throughout the process, reminding us of all the things we needed to organise, in good time. It made the whole thing feel less daunting - chipping away at the huge mountain of wedding organising into small bite size pieces! For example - we were asked to hand in out table plan three weeks before the date - which we found really great actually as we're the kind of people who would be stressing over it the night before. The night before the "i-dos" was actually stress free and very calm and relaxed because we knew The Bell had it all in hand - all we had to do was show up. So not only is The Bell a fab venue full of personality, Tessa is wonderfully organised (but not in a pushy way) but also the FOOD is simply to die for!! All of our guests (we had 80) said it was the most delicious wedding breakfast they had ever had. The staff on the day were really helpful and friendly and the whole day ran like clockwork. The Bell was absolutely the right venue for our wedding - it made the day and will be very special to us for the rest of our lives. We can't wait to come back for our anniversary!

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