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The Bell Hotel

31 High Street, Saxmundham IP17 1AF, England
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish platter” (5 reviews)
“brie” (5 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
31 High Street, Saxmundham IP17 1AF, England
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1 - 10 of 206 reviews

Reviewed November 6, 2018

The Bell hosted my parents 60th Wedding Anniversary this past weekend, for 30 people. From the time we started planning it with them in March they have been fantastically professional. We worked with the hotel to develop a menu with 3 options for each of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank paulbolden1959
jonathann2806, Owner at The Bell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to host your party and we are very pleased you had such a lovely time. Thank you for your lovely comments.

Reviewed October 1, 2018

Stayed here for 2 night break with a buyagift voucher. It wasnt too bad considering what we paid for it, but if I,d paid full price not so sure I,d be happy. We stayed in room 5 which is above the entrance door. Later on...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank upmost
Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2018

Thank you for your review. I am sorry that you were not able to eat with us as I am sure you would have enjoyed it.

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Peter09051946
Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Thank you.

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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Hateseaweed
Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Thank you, so glad you enjoyed it.

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

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Tobyballs
Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Thank you for your comments, we are striving to further improve our service.

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.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank David C
Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Thank you for your comments, we are looking into this.

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

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Michael H
Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Thank you for your comments the issues have been firmly addressed.

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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank hovells
Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

Fabulous, thank you.

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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank JayShaddy
Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded October 1, 2018

How upsetting for you, this was out of our hands and an error from Groupon. So sorry.

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.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank maxwurr
Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Excellent, thank you.

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Sarah R
August 9, 2017|
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Response from jonathann2806 | 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
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JuneSB999
October 26, 2016|
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Response from jonathann2806 | 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
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
Description
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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