The Bell Inn

(69 reviews) 69 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
69 5

The Bell Inn Reviews (69)

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!!!!

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!!!
Venue Service

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
Venue Service

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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