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The Bell Inn

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The Street, Middleton IP17 3NN, England
+44 1728 648286
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Saxmundham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

.....and wow, what a difference Amy and Jullian, the new owners have made in such a short time. We dinned there last night for the second time and the food is simply amazing. Tasty and beautifully presented by Matt the chef and not over priced. The whole team there are friendly and accommodating and nothing is to much trouble. If... More 

3 Thank bmsuffolk
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited last night with friends, not disappointed. It was a chilly evening, fire and heating was on - lovely. Food was excellent, enjoyed by all of us. Men said the beer was first class and could have stayed a lot longer. Barman, from eels foot was there, great, as we frequent there a lot he immediately got our drinks ready... More 

1 Thank Nikki F
London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great beer served from casks behind the bar. The pub is now run by the people who've made a success of the Eel's Foot. It was a great local pub before. I'm optimistic it'll become even better

1 Thank Ignatius29
Herts ,UK
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Visited with family for an Easter weekend lunch. We were staying locally and enjoyed some good food and very welcoming service. The owner said that he was new this this week, and was still getting used to the place, but this did not show in the service or the food all of which was very good. I can recommend this... More 

1 Thank MDQPR
Walberswick, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Popped in last night, having booked. New licensees were thin on the ground with only themselves running bar and serving food and as a result service was chaotic with a lengthy wait. Starter was ok but main ( venison ) was served with a sauce which did not work and one potato. Overall this was a real let down as... More 

1 Thank Rod L
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We managed to get the last table on a Friday evening in April, the staff were all very friendly, good choice on the menu. One of us had a starter, the other decided to save himself for pudding, unfortunately after a lovely fish pie, he had no room left!

Thank Sue G
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Brilliant food and lots of warm welcomes.You would be delighted if you saw him! A variety of food but best to call and book a table in advance.

Thank Lottiemagee
Lydney, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The previously reviewed landlords have recently left the Bell. I was lucky enough to eat and drink there before then. A large garden area, a big open fire, Adnams beers direct from the barrel and large portions of tasty food as both value pub type food and a good selection of specials. Also dogs are welcome in the bar. What... More 

1 Thank Vorester
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Suffolk Secrets recommend this place as dog friendly so we arrived for lunch with two well behaved dogs. To our question may we bring our dogs in a tremendously rude man "barked abruptly" - in the bar. We left - the entire lounge was empty. We want to the ship at Dunwich instead which was just fabulous. Very welcoming to... More 

1 Thank Seasidder
Newbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Saw rhe sign for the Bell yesterday and decided to have lunch today. A great drive through the village which leads to the Bell Inn. First impression was a great pub in a loverly village. Not disappointed when going into the Bell. A pubs pub. It's an Adnams tied House but as always never disappointed with the quality of drinks... More 

Thank Andie G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Street, Middleton IP17 3NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Middleton
  • Phone Number: +44 1728 648286

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?