Built in the 14th century to house the stonemasons who built St. James’ Church, the Inn got its name by later being used to store the eight bells that were hung in the church tower. The 17th century saw the Inn rebuilt using most of the original stone and timbers, then was extended in the Georgian period into what stands today – an outstanding example of a traditional Cotswolds Inn.

Our quintessential Inn in the chocolate-box Cotswold town of Chipping Campden has been privately-owned by proprietors Neil and Julie since 1999, who have retained and enhanced its character and charm, and made the Eight Bells Inn into a firm favourite for locals and visitors alike.

If the sun’s shining, why not sit in the terraced garden overlooking the almshouses and St. James’ Church for a drink or bite to eat? Sit by the fire for dinner on a wet and windy day? Or why not enjoy a few nights in one of our six deluxe en-suite guest bedrooms?

Whether you’re staying with us or in one of the many surrounding Cotswold towns, villages or hamlets and are looking to explore Chipping Campden, come and join us for local ales, fine wines, excellent food and warm, friendly service. Just off the renowned High Street with its many independent shops and cafés, the Eight Bells Inn is the perfect location to visit on your next Cotswold break.

Local links are important to us, which is why we do our best to support local businesses and initiatives, including Campden Music Festival, Robert Dover’s Cotswold Olimpicks, Chipping Campden Cricket Club and the local school.

Nearby Attractions

While you’re in the area, there are all sorts of great places to visit, including the National Trust’s Hidcote Gardens and 400-year-old Market Hall, Kiftsgate Gardens and Broadway Tower, as well as the gateway to the 102-mile Cotswold Way that leads all the way to Bath. All sorts of events take place in the town too, including the annual Robert Dover’s Cotswold Olimpicks on Dover’s Hill and the Scuttlebrook Wake.

For a true Cotswold experience, look no further than the Eight Bells Inn.

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