The Eight Bells was originally built in the 14th century to house the stonemasons that built St. James' church and was later used to store the peel of eight bells that were hung in the church tower hence its name. 

The Inn was rebuilt using most of the original stone and timbers during the 17th century. What exists today is an outstanding example of a traditional Cotswolds Inn.

Only 50m off Chipping Camden’s bustling High Street (so free from town centre and road noise) we are just a short stroll from all places of interest within the Town.

Chipping Campden itself is surrounded by a wealth of Cotswold towns, villages and exquisite hamlets - perfect for cycling and walking. In fact, the town is the start/end point of the famous Cotswold Way Walk.

Enjoy our local ales, fine wines and excellent food.

Stay in one of our six en-suite 4-Star rated guest bedrooms and enjoy a true Cotswold experience.

Our terraced garden overlooks the Alms Houses and St. James' Church and provides the perfect setting for eating and drinking during the warmer, drier weather.

Seventeen years of continued private ownership, and warm, friendly service, ensure your visit will be an enjoyable one.

We are proud to remain a Quintessential Inn!



We are open daily from 12 noon until 11 pm (10.30 pm on Sundays)


Food Service Times

Monday-Thursday: Lunch from 12 noon - 2 pm,  Dinner from 6.30 pm - 9 pm

Friday & Saturday: Lunch from 12 noon -2.30 pm, Dinner from 6.30 pm - 9.30 pm

Sunday: 12.15 pm - 3pm and 6pm - 9pm