The Ongar Bell is ideally situated in the small market town of Ongar. This unique property sleeps 12 in 6 double bedrooms and includes its own lounge bar complete with snooker table, darts and a 63' plasma Sky HD TV. The remaining accommodation has been modernised and furnished to provide large individually decorated bedrooms, a spacious first floor living room with vaulted ceiling and wood burning stove and a large kitchen breakfast room on the ground floor; there is even a dumb waiter to send food directly from the kitchen to the dining room! The property is well positioned to explore the surrounding villages of Essex and is just a short drive from Epping Tube Station with quick access London. It is also conveniently located for Stansted airport via the M11. The ideal venue for a family celebration or a get together with friends to enjoy magical time, ideal for "hen party weekends" are our speciality especially for those who want to enjoy the nightlife of Brentwood and the Sugar Hut made famous by "TOWIE". Alternatively enjoy the "ultimate lock-in", in your own private bar.
The Ongar Bell Coaching Inn, Chipping Ongar, Essex, England, UK - Enjoy Being Part Of The Essex Experience In The Comfort Of Your Own Pub With The Ultimate Lock-in
About Yvonne Baldwin
My husband and I bought the property eight years ago initially to open as a restaurant, as Keith was once a fully trained West End chef and has always longed to open his own establishment. However, as we are now in our early 50's we have decided that a full time restaurant would be very labour intensive leaving us very little time to enjoy life. But by letting out our property and offering a hospitality service tailored for your individual needs we can create a carefully chosen menu served to you and your guests at "The Ongar Bell" leaving you with no work or fuss only more time to enjoy the unique opportunity of being the Landlord/Lady of your own pub while your guests enjoy the atmosphere of this charming old Inn or you can simply collect the keys and enjoy the ultimate lock-in.
Yvonne Baldwin purchased this House in 2007
Why Yvonne Baldwin chose Chipping Ongar
Our property is beautifully decorated and furnished with charming antiques offering a large social space for you and your guests to enjoy. The property also has a large 3 tired garden that is well kept and maintained and adds a wonderful addition to the propert. At the bottom of the garden there is a private area with a 10 person hot tub, changing room, shower and toilets. This area is lit up by fairy lights at night creating a magical experience under the stars. To enjoy this garden there is an additional charge of £500. Our property is big enough to enjoy your own personal space while being part of the party. Ongar is ideally situated in the heart of the countryside but a short car journey to Epping station brings you to the start of the Central Line convenient for shopping trips or taking in a show or just enjoying our capital city.
What makes this House unique
The main benefits of this spacious property has to be the opportunity of being your own Landlord/Lady enjoying the atmosphere of this 18th Century Coaching Inn which includes all the fun of the snooker table, darts and together with the 63" plasma screen Sky HD TV to watch the football or enjoy the Wii console or Xbox.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
We have been hiring houses for weekends away for the last 19 years. This is probably one of the best houses we have rented. The pub is amazing and is a great place to hang out, the kitchen has everything you need and the bedrooms are perfect. Truly an amazing place to hire out. We will defo be going back!
Amazing property, big, spacious, well equipped - has everything you could possibly want, plus your own pub which made the weekend extra special! We had an amazing hen do at the property.
So glad you all enjoyed your stay with us here at The Ongar Bell, I knew you were going to love it the moment you arrived, you loved the property and were up for a good time. Essex there is nowhere like it!!!
I recently stayed at the Ongar Bell with some friends and I must say, it was a fantastic experience! Yvonne is lovely and really helpful, the whole planning process was smooth and would definitely stay there again.
Think about it guys, your own pub - a hot tub - pub games......it's just brilliant!
Delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, we do not normally allow stag weekends, but you sounded great to talk to and I was right you were a lovely bunch of guys and always welcome back.
Fabulous property for a group gathering
We had a fabulous weekend at The Ongar Bell. Everyone was blown away by the garden and pub and it was ideal for our weekend. The garden is beautifully maintained and with a large BBQ is ideal for a large group party. The kitchen is very well stocked - I needn't have brought my own salt and pepper as their spice cupboard was more elaborate than any u have ever seen. Broken button on the dishwasher which needed a bit of foil rammed in to make it work but we managed. Would have appreciated more than 3 dishwasher tablets for a full weekend as with a full house we were running it a lot!
The pub is obviously the major selling point and it didn't disappoint. Giant tv, sofas, pool table, darts board and a massive selection of glasswear, I loved playing landlady for the weekend.
All the rooms are very comfy and spacious. Bathrooms are good. We had issues with the boiler breaking down so no hot water. Unfortunately with it being summer British Gas had no sense of urgency and the hosts were on holiday so unable to offer any support. This was the only downside to our stay but Yvonne was apologetic and has since offered compensation. Not really much she could have done, but not ideal with 12 sweaty adults home from a days activities!
All in all, I would defiantly go back again and have suggested it to another group of friends!
A delightful group and would definitely be very welcome back.
A really top draw , super experience!
The web site was good , BUT didn't do the place justice. Fantastic location ,condition, space and the garden was impeccable. Beautiful flowers , something you would see in the Chelsea flower show. From the first intro we made with the boss lady Yvonne , we were off and running into a truly wonderful experience.
This place is a real gem. Thankyou Yvonne and your team for an amazing weekend.
The very best , Adam and Tina.
We had a wedding at the Ongar Bell and it exceeded our expectations massively. We wanted a relaxed fun garden party vibe which is exactly what it delivered. The garden was absolutely stunning - think Chelsea flower show! And Keith and Yvonne are fab hosts - its like having your friends at the wedding. This place is a gem and whether your having a hen, wedding or any other get together you will not be disappointed!
It was a pleasure to do this wedding the Bride and Groom were just perfect they trusted us to do what we do best and I know they were not disappointed. They are a lovely couple and we wish them both every happiness.
Special interest holidays:
Ideally situated in the small market town of Ongar this 18th Century Coaching Inn has the unique feature of its own lounge bar complete with snooker table, darts and a 63' plasma Sky HD TV. The remaining accommodation in The Ongar Bell has been stylishly modernised and furnished to provide large spacious accommodation making it the perfect venue for a family celebration or get together with friends.
The Ongar Bell is situated 30 miles from central London ideal for a day trip to the City, the perfect weekend getaway. Stansted airport is 30 minutes away. Gatwick airport is 1.5-2 hours, Heathrow is 2 hours and Luton is approximately 1 hour away from the house.
Epping tube station provides quick access to the heart of London.
The property has the advantage of a High Street location and therefore has easy access to the local shops and restaurants.