The Bell at Stow

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

In charming Stow, a pub to please all, with a handsome interior and bright young staff. A slap-up meal, a bottle of bubbly, a super bedroom


13 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Stow has delicious architecture, antiquarian bookshops, teashops a go-go, and is delightfully small – there’s the centre of town, and then there’s the countryside. The old Bell is a handsome inn recently revived, with a big open-plan interior where two imposing bay windows offer view-filled dining, or spill onto the small green and soak up the sunshine in summer. You can eat where you like, and bring the family and dog – grab a handy doggy towel to wipe off walkies – the place has an easy vibe guaranteed to appeal to families, visitors, and locals. Pop in for crispy pork rillettes and a pint of Young’s Champion, fresh seafood or a full Sunday roast. Stay the night and you’re spoilt for choice with five bedrooms above the pub and a further eight at Stuart House in the high street (quieter, more private, with an honesty bar and cute courtyard at the back). Indulgently comfy beds with padded headboards, drench showers in sparkling bathrooms, coffee machines, iPods and more, even mini decanters of port and local shortbread. Stow is a delight for shoppers and strollers; the staff at the Bell are helpful and exemplary.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Bar
  • Parking on premises
  • Licensed premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Garden
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Open all day.
Starters from £5.50. Mains from £11.95.


Nightly price
from £70
13 Doubles
From £70


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Georgia Cobden

  • Hidcote Manor Garden
  • Sudely Castle
  • Snowshill Manor
  • Gloucester Cathedral
  • Cleeve Hill
  • Belas Knap