Bell Hotel Epping

The Bell Hotel Epping offers 3 star accommodation close to Epping town centre. The hotel is well located for Stansted Airport & local attractions.


High Road
Bell Common
CM16 4DG
Tel: +44 (0)1992 573138

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The hotel was formerly known as the Quality Hotel and Forte Post House and is located in the market town of Epping within walking distance of nearby town centre. The hotel’s main building dates back to the 16th century, currently the bedrooms are located in the newer purpose built block. The hotel offers a good level of accommodation and facilities at competitive rates.

The hotel offers a range of facilities for business meetings, events, conferencing and banqueting making the hotel suitable for both business and leisure guests.

The hotel is close by to a number of local attractions and places of interest. Local transport links in the area include Epping Underground Station located just over one mile away, on the central line offering quick access to and from London. Chingford train station located approx 5.5 miles away with regular services to London and the surrounding areas and there is good access to local bus and major roads.

The hotel offers visitors a friendly welcome and good levels of service. The hotel is located close by to Epping town centre where visitors can find good access to local amenities. The town offers visitors with a choice of shops, cafes, bars, restaurants and entertainment venues. The closest train stations are located at Chingford, Waltham Cross and Cheshunt.


There are a total of 79 guest bedrooms all of which offer en-suite facilities. Guests can choose from single, double, twin and family rooms and there are superior rooms available that offer more space. There are both smoking and non-smoking rooms available.

Room facilities include television with satellite channels, telephone, hairdryer, radio, iron, trouser, work desk and tea and coffee making facilities.

There is Wi-Fi and wired internet access available at the hotel and there is free on-site car parking available for guests.

There are facilities for business meetings, events and conferences with capacity for up to 85 delegates. There are facilities for weddings and wedding reception with banqueting facilities for up to 100 guests in the suites and up to 250 guests in the garden marquees.


Guests can enjoy a full English breakfast each morning for a great start to the day, there is also a choice of cereals, toast, fruits, juices and tea and coffee.

The Bar offers a place where guests can sit back and relax with a range of drinks to choose from ranging from soft drinks to a variety of beers, wines and spirits. The bar has large screen televisions showing the latest sporting action and internet kiosks for surfing the internet.

The restaurant offers a range of dishes for guests to try, the menu offers a range of British and modern European cuisine, with a number of meat, fish and vegetable dishes to choose from. There are also a number of temping desserts to sample. There are also options for vegetarians.

Local Attractions

There are a number of local attractions and places of interest close by to the hotel, including the Gothic Tower located in the centre of the town and the St John the Baptist Church and Epping Methodist Church. The town is well known for its weekly market and its listed buildings and farmland. Epping town centre offers over 150 shops, cafes and restaurants.

Epping Forest is located close by, it is a popular woodland area noted for its open spaces, it provides a haven away from the towns and cites. Epping Forest has woodland, grassland, rivers and ponds offering visitors with a range of activities including a number of walks, mountain biking, orienteering, rambling and horse riding.

The Lakeside Shopping Centre is located approx 25 miles away that offers over 250 shops and is one of the largest shopping and leisure complexes in the UK.

Colchester is located approx 42 miles away and offers visitors a number of local attractions and places of including Colchester Castle, a Grade I listed building dating back to the 12th century and Colchester Zoo located on the outskirts of the town.

The town of Chelmsford is located 20 miles away, it is home to historic Chelmsford Cathedral dating back to the 13th century and Chelmsford Museum has exhibits outlining the history of the town from its beginnings to the modern day. Hylands House is a Grade II listed 18th century country house and park it is located approx 4 miles away, tours of the house are available.

There are a number of fine historical building in the county such as Audley End House located near Saffron Walden. Audley End is a Jacobean mansion set in scenic landscaped gardens. Visitors can explore the interior that retains its classical details and has as number of impressive collections of fine furniture and art that make it a popular attraction.

Essex is home to a number of scenic gardens, the most famous is the RHS Garden at Hyde Hall, Rettenden. The hilltop garden offers visitors with an inspiring collection of water plants and a fine rose collection. Easton Lodge is located in Little Easton is a scenic 25 acre garden that dates back hundreds of years. The Hyde Hall estate contains an impressive garden in all seasons offering a tranquil oasis in the countryside.

The coastline offers a number of towns by the beach such as Southend-on-Sea, famous for having one of the longest piers in the world. Clacton and Walton offer fun for the whole family with a range of events such as the Clacton air show and a number of music festivals along with traditional entertainment at the seaside. Frinton-on-Sea is home to a number of interesting antique shops and boutiques.

The hotel provides a convenient place from which to discover a range of attractions in the surrounding Essex countryside. The landscape in the county means cycling is a great way to explore the area, there are a number of cycle routes that have been created allowing cyclists to enjoy touring the countryside by bicycle.

The hotel is well located for exploring a range of Essex’s attractions and the attractions in neighbouring counties. In Kent attractions include Leeds Castle, historic Chartwell House and the World Heritage Sites in Canterbury. The county of Cambridge is home to the world renowned Cambridge University, Fitzwillam Museum, Primavera Art Gallery, Ely Cathedral and the historic Wimpole Hall. The county of Hertfordshire has the Roman city of St Albans, Herford Castle, Letchford Museum and Art Gallery and Hatfield House.

The hotel is situated in Epping in Essex where visitors will find a county with fine English countryside and quiet country lanes along with a mix of small market villages and larger towns. There are a range of local shops specialising in local arts and crafts and a variety of bars and restaurants. The hotel is a good base from which to explore a number of Essex attractions and local places of interest.


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Transport Links

Closest Train Stations:

Chingford: 5.8 Miles

Waltham Cross: 6.0 Miles

Cheshunt: 8.3 Miles

Closest Airports:
The closest airport is London City Airport located approx 16 miles away by road via the M11 and A406.

London City Airport: 16 Miles

Stansted Airport: 17 Miles

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