The 17th Century Ye Olde Bell Hotel is steeped in history: it’s a former farm and coaching inn which once hosted Queen Victoria. The quirky spa, which opened in spring 2017, is split over two levels. The thermal facilities, including a sauna, stonebath, laconium, steam bath, salt inhalation room, 10-metre indoor/outdoor pool, snowstorm experience are downstairs; the treatment and relaxation rooms, the rasul and Sabbia Med light therapy room are upstairs. Face and body treatments are by Spanish brand Germaine de Cappucini which specialises in targeted and anti-ageing therapies.


  • 10 meter indoor/outdoor vitality pool with bubble loungers, jets and massage stations
  • Alpine sauna
  • Herbal laconium
  • Steam bath
  • Salt inhalation room
  • Rasul (mud and foam)
  • Stone bath TM
  • Foot baths
  • Snowstorm experience
  • Sabbia med TM
  • Shower walk and ice bucket
  • Poolside relaxation area and ski chalet seating with fires
  • Large relaxation lounge and champagne bar
  • 6 treatment rooms
  • 2 double treatment rooms
  • Herb Garden Brasserie with theatre kitchen and outdoor eating area
  • Pedicure room
  • Hair boutique and express beauty lounge

Spa location

Anyone who wants to indulge in the perfect combination of good food and great spa-ing. Keen spa goers who want to be tempted by a new treatment.

Barnby Moor,Retford,Nottinghamshire,DN22 8QS

01777 705121

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Extra Info


The Herb Garden Brasserie is situated in the spa building and has an external terrace and theatre kitchen. Morning and day spa guests get lunch as part of their package and do not require reservations. Lunch can be added to other packages on request. Lunch is between 12.00pm and 2.30pm.

The menu changes seasonally. The Brasserie can cater for all dietary requirements (notice required) and can confirm non-contamination for severe allergies.


The 17th Century AA 4-Star Hotel has 59 individually styled rooms and suites including courtyard rooms adjacent to the spa.
The hotel is on the same site as the spa.

Opening Hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday - 9.30am - 6:30pm 

Wednesday - 9.30am - 3.30pm

Friday - 9:30am - 9:00pm

Travel and Parking

There is lots of free parking at the hotel and spa. The nearest train station is Retford, which is on the east coast mainline and is less than 4 miles away. 


The spa is fully accessible on both floors for guests who use wheelchairs. The lift provides access to first floor treatment rooms, express boutique and rasul & Sabbia Med. There is a fully accessible ground floor disabled changing space which is opposite the entrance to the spa area.

Treatment menu

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  • Germaine de Cappucini
  • Delilah
  • Orly

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