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The Five Bells Inn

Upwell, Norfolk (Ref. 1145750)

4.9

Best Escapes rating

  • 21 Guests

  • 9 Bedrooms

  • 8 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Sauna
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Review(s)

  • Gillian

    “It would be helpful to have more, simple information re the Formula 1 games.”

    The fire alarm went off at 4.30a.m. Luckily, one of our party was able to turn this off (after we had checked everywhere). Could there be instructions in the booklet if there is a false alarm? Some new cooking pots and pans would be good.

    The fire alarm went off at 4.30a.m. Luckily, one of our party was able to turn this off (after we had checked everywhere). Could there be instructions in the booklet if there is a false alarm? Some new cooking pots and pans would be good.

    - Gillian, May 2024

Summary

  • Main house: Seven bedrooms: 2 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x super-king-size (zip/link beds, can be twin on request), 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x single with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room with super-king-size and 3 x singles with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor male and female toilet cubicles
  • Ground-floor changing rooms with showers and WC’s that can be accessed from the patio outside
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Bar (pumps on show are for decorative purposes only, there are fridges behind the bar & the bar can be stocked up
  • Games room
  • Annexe one: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC Annexe two: 1 x family room with super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) and a single with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Oil central heating
  • Gas range oven and hob, indoor barbecue, industrial microwave, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi, pool table, air hockey, table tennis, board games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with patio, furniture, hot tub and 8-person sauna pod
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.6 miles, canal 0.1 miles
  • Note: Property is suitable for corporate and team building events
  • Note: No stag/hen parties or similar
  • Note: This property allows a total of 21 people maximum during anytime being at the property - no exceptions
  • Note: Good housekeeping bond of £550.00
  • Note: If you need to change the bed configuration – please advise upon booking & the property owners will be notified of your requirements
  • Note: F1 experience simulators are available at an additional cost - Please contact us for a quote
  • Note: Karaoke is available at an additional cost - Please contact us for a quote Note: Check-in 16:00, check-out 10:00
  • The charging of electric vehicles are not permitted at this property

The property

The Five Bells Inn was named amongst the UK’s top pub staycations by the Sun Newspaper February 2023, and rests at the heart of the charming village of Upwell, amidst the stunning countryside of Norfolk. This detached property has ample off-road parking and is spacious enough to host large groups of families and friends, seeking a base in which to celebrate a special occasion or explore the wonders of this part of the country. Additionally, the pub sits next to the waterside church of St Peter's, making this a great spot for hosting wedding parties. In the saloon bar area, a pool table and a football table provide fun filled hours, whilst others can gather around the bar for a more relaxing evening. The kitchen comes with everything you could possibly need to cater for yourselves, by making the most of the large preparation spaces, the indoor barbecue, range cooker and the industrial microwave before serving up in the former restaurant. Regroup with your loved ones within the charming, tram-themed restaurant with first-class booths to tuck into your meal, whilst younger guests of the group will be delighted to find an exciting air hockey and table tennis table. After dinner, look forward to unwinding within the sitting room, where you can sink into the plush chesterfield sofas and flick on the TV before heading to bed. The pub comes with seven en-suite bedrooms and has been designed to ensure a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit the needs of your group. On the first floor of the pub there are six bedrooms, comprising of three king-size bedrooms, a family bedroom with three single beds, a family bedroom with a king-size bed and twins and a twin bedroom, perfect for couples, families or friends. For those who do not wish to climb the stairs or are seeking some privacy from the rest of the group, the pub plays host to two annexes, comprising of a king-size bedroom with en-suite and a family bedroom with a king-size bed and a single bed. Savour a moment of relaxation on your adventure-filled break to the pub, by dipping into the hot tub and gazing up at the stars one balmy evening. The small village of Upwell plays host to a shop for picking up any essentials, a family butchers, a café and a pub can be found a short walk away as well as plenty of opportunities for fishing, for those nights where you do not feel like cooking. Immerse yourself in your surroundings further by exploring the Outwell and Upwell walk, where you can uncover the tramway that inspired the classic children’s story of Thomas the Tank, written by Reverend Wilbert Awdry. Alternatively, head slightly further afield to Wisbech, where you will find a larger selection of amenities and attractions including, Peckover House and Garden, the Wisbech & Fenland Museum and the Fenland and West Norfolk Aviation Museum. Whilst here, you could also venture to the market town of King's Lynn or visit the diverse wildlife at The Wash National Nature Reserve. Bring your family and friends to The Five Bells Inn to share a memorable stay in this part of Norfolk.


The charging of electric vehicles are not permitted at this property

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £550.

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About the location

UPWELL

Wisbech 6.5 miles; King's Lynn 18.9 miles

Upwell is a small and charming village resting amidst the glorious Norfolk countryside, just 18.9 miles away from King’s Lynn. The villages of Upwell and Outwell were once collectively known as 'Welle' or 'Welles' and even today, it is not obvious where one village starts and the other ends. Within this attractive waterside village, you will find a host of amenities. Until 1960s, Wisbech tramway connected the village, however, when it closed a preservation society arose, led by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry, who is known as the author of the Thomas the Tank Engine books. Today, you can discover the history of the tram, which provided much of the inspiration for the classic children’s stories by exploring the Outwell and Upwell walk. Alternatively, explore the historic town of King’s Lynn, home to a vibrant town centre and several endearing cobbled lanes, as well as the impressive Custom House, which overlooks the harbour. From Upwell, you can also visit the towns of Downham Market and Wisbech, or if you are feeling adventurous, explore the open landscapes of the Fens, as well as the Wildfowl and Wetland Centre in Welney. Upwell make a wonderful base for exploring surrounding Norfolk with your loved ones.


The charging of electric vehicles are not permitted at this property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas