The Olde Bell – Oldest english hotel in Hurley
The Olde Bell – Oldest english hotel in Hurley. Built in 1135, as a hostel at a nearby monastery. Both buildings were connected by a secret tunnel, which was used – of course for an appropriate fee – by people forced to hide from the authorities. For example, fleeing from the soldiers chasing them entered the hotel and disappeared without a trace.
Thanks to the profits from this practice, the owners were able to systematically raise the standard of services and as a result, the hotel has become one of the most valued and prestigious in the British Isles. During World War II, it hosted, among others Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower.