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The Bell Hotel

31 High Street, Saxmundham IP17 1AF, England
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish platter” (5 reviews)
“brie” (5 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
31 High Street, Saxmundham IP17 1AF, England
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

I have already provided a review, but forgot to say about parking. I was very worried about this hotel having no parking, but was told they had a public car park, which in my Town can cost a fortune. I parked on the Friday at...More

Thank Peter09051946
Reviewed August 9, 2018

We visited venue on 08 August 2018. The staff were helpful and the food was excellent although I'm sure some would comment it was expensive. My view is you get what you pay for and our table were all happy We were also happy they...More

Thank Hateseaweed
Reviewed July 19, 2018

Tonight a group of us had a meal at The Bell, we have been here a number of times and the food and service is normally good. This evening the food was good however the service was not good at all. The young lady serving...More

1  Thank Tobyballs
Reviewed July 17, 2018

Actually pretty much the only place to eat in saxmundham. But the service was poor and the food very average. The tables could do with a proper clean.

Thank David C
Reviewed July 5, 2018

Chips were over cooked and hard. The fish had bones in that I nearly choked on. You need to warn people that the fish may contain bones. My wife's dessert was described as "apple and rhubarb crumble" but there was no crumble on the top!...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

Today we had a really lovely 3 course meal with 14 friends. Service was friendly and efficient. The menu was varied and catered for vegetarians. They accommodated some special requests well. The roast rib of beef was tender and full of flavour and my husband...More

Thank hovells
Reviewed June 7, 2018

We had booked to go for a “Groupon” meal with an expiry date of 28.06.18, so we booked for June 2018. On telephoning on 05 April to make the booking for June I was greeted with a very bad attitude and questioning if I was...More

Thank JayShaddy
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Very accommodating staff, lovely big family room overlooking the high street, great food in the restaurant and good beer in the bar. Couldn't have asked for more really - highly recommended.

Thank maxwurr
Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Excellent, thank you.

Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

Had a room for one evening and decided to eat in the restaurant too. The room was really good for the price and the staff was very friendly. Breakfast was superb and wanted to try more things of the menu. The evening meal was fantastic...More

Thank James B
Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

That's lovely to hear, so pleased you enjoyed all aspects of The Bell.

Reviewed April 26, 2018

I purchased a two night stay deal with Buyagift as a treat for my wife. When booking I was sent a confirmation which stated that the two days included breakfast but on arrival we was advised that this was a mistake and should never have...More

Thank Derryk
Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

Thank you for your detailed review. We are very pleased that on the whole you enjoyed your stay. Saxmundham is a great base to visit the coast and many heritage sites. It can get a little confusing when we have a number of offers going...More

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Questions & Answers
Sarah R
August 9, 2017|
Response from Jonathan N | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry. We do food all day long and occasionally we do afternoon teas. We do not normally do them for less than 10 people and yes we can accomodate children. Do give us a call to discuss further... More
October 26, 2016|
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Response from Jonathan N | Property representative |
Good evening unfortunately we do not have wheelchair access although we always have staff to help up and down the few steps in and out of the building. The 11th of november would be available if you would like to book please... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 High Street, Saxmundham IP17 1AF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Saxmundham
Note that although this is an hotel, I believe it should have a separate listing as a restaurant. I shall post a restaurant review, when listed.
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