Bell Hotel, Sandwich - River Stour

Local Area

Overlooking the River Stour, The Bell Hotel is located in the heart of the beautiful medieval town of Sandwich, one of the original five Cinque Ports, and has been welcoming guests to Kent since Tudor times.

Sandwich is an ideal location from which to explore the Garden of England. The cathedral city of Canterbury is just a 30 minute drive away, and the beautiful seaside towns of Deal, Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Margate are also within easy reach by road and rail.

It has great transport links, just a 20 minute drive from the Port of Dover, and 45 minutes from the Channel Tunnel at Folkestone.

Sandwich is also a magnet for golfers, with Royal St. George’s and Prince’s golf clubs on its doorstep.

Bell Hotel, Sandwich - River Stour

And there is always something going on in Sandwich, including Le Weekend in June, a two-day event which sees an authentic French market created in the town, free outdoor concerts featuring French and English musicians, and hundreds of cyclists riding Le Tour de Sandwich. There is also the three-day Sandwich Folk and Ale Festival in July, and the four-day Sandwich Festival in August, boasting a huge range of free music, dance and other entertainment throughout the town.

River Runner

River Runner

Hop aboard the family friendly River Runner, take a leisurely cruise down the river Stour taking in all the hidden history, wildlife and of course the beautiful resident seal colony. Suitable for all ages, maximum of 12 passengers per trip, located directly opposite the hotel.

Please book in advance, all trip dates and times are on the website or follow them on Facebook for more information or to book please message or call them on 07955 465729.

Royal St. George’s

Sandwich Bay, Sandwich, CT13 9PB. Tel: 01304 613090

The club has a distinguished golfing history, having hosted amateur and professional tournaments since the 1880s. It is one of England's finest links courses, and has played host to The Open Championship 14 times. The 18 hole championship course will prove a test to all amateur and professional golfers alike.


Sandwich Bay, Sandwich, CT13 9QB. Tel: 01304 611118

While steeped in history, Prince's Golf Club offers all that is best in modern championship links golf in an idyllic coastal setting. It has 27 holes and practice facilities, along with an acclaimed restaurant, The Brasserie on the Bay.

Richborough Roman Fort and Amphitheatre

Off Richborough Road, Sandwich, CT13 9JW. Tel: 01304 613565

Sited amid the East Kent marshes, Richborough is perhaps the most symbolically important of all Roman sites in Britain, witnessing both the beginning and almost the end of Roman rule here. Explore the huge stone walls which mark the site of this Saxon Shore fortress and take a look at the fascinating museum. Visitors can catch a river boat from Sandwich and reach the fort as the Romans would have done.

Westwood Cross Shopping Centre

Margate Road, Broadstairs, CT10 2BF. Tel: 01843 867273

Sandwich has a delightful range of independent shops to browse during your stay in the town, but if you’re in the mood for serious retail therapy, Westwood Cross shopping centre is only a 20 minute drive. The complex has 53 stores and restaurants, including top High Street names as well as some specialist outlets.

Wingham Wildlife Park

Rusham Road, Wingham, CT3 1JL. Tel: 01227 720836

Just a 15 minute drive from Sandwich, Wingham Wildlife Park holds more species than any other zoo in Kent, including big cats, reptiles, penguins and primates. And there is a wealth of other entertainment on offer at the park including an indoor soft play area, mini diggers and go-karts, and the opportunity to experience hands-on animal encounters.


Opening times today

12:00 - 00:00

Serving food today

12:00 - 21:30

Please note that the opening times and food service times are as a guide to non-residents.
Breakfast times for residents: 07:00 - 10:00 Mon - Fri, 08:00 - 10:00 at weekends.

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Bell Hotel

The Quay,
Sandwich, Kent
CT13 9EF

01304 613 388

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Opening times

Opening times

  • Mon - Thu - 12:00 - 23:00

    Fri & Sat - 12:00 - 00:00

    Sun - 12:00 - 23:00

Food serving times

  • Mon - Fri - 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 21:30

    Sat & Sun - 12:00 - 21:30

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