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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Simply the best hotel in town, not that is because it is the only hotel in town! Well run with good accomodation and great breakfast. Even there's no completions around here it still does its best to be the best!

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Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell At Sax', responded to this review

Thank you we are always looking to improve every aspect of The Bell at Sax.

Harpenden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 September 2015

We stayed at the Bell at Sax for a Shooting and Golf trip at nearby High Lodge. It is a grand coaching house. Big rooms, high ceilings, lovely feeling of space. The bedrooms are of a generous size and the beds are comfortable. The highlight however is the food and in particular the fish. On the first night I had...

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Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell At Sax', responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments and glad you enjoyed our wonderful local seafood.

Ripon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed for a wedding in the family room- it's huge. All the staff at the hotel were really accommodating with our little girl keeping milk and food in the fridge and heating it for us when we needed it. They had set up the cot for us for when we arrived. We had dinners at the hotel and the...

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Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell At Sax', responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we are very happy to hear you had a good stay and enjoyed our lovely local food.

Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Took my family, parents and grandparents out for sunday lunch here. The people on the phone where very helpful and the service and venue were welcoming. The portion sizes were generous and the food was delicious. Very impressed and the prices were reasonable. An all-round positive experience. We shall be going back again.

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Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell At Sax', responded to this review

Thank you, glad you enjoyed our Sunday lunch. We have introduced roast Ribeye of aged Red Poll beef to our menu along with other delicious roasts. Hope to see you soon.

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We only used the Restaurant of this small town Hotel but arrived to a very casual welcome, took our table to study what is a long and quite interesting menu. I ordered a sprat starter & confit of Lamb to follow & the quality & presentation was good but the quantities enormous. The spratts were a meal in themselves so...

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Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell At Sax', responded to this review

Thank you for your response and glad that on the whole you enjoyed your experience. Further to your comments; we have introduced new wines and expanded the menu, keeping the value for money. Our staff are being continously trained and we appreciate your constructive comments. Look forward to seeing you again.

Epsom, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2015

What a real gem of a place this is. We stayed for 3 nights and ate in the hotel for dinner because the food was so very good. Cooked with great care and attention to detail. Breakast was equally good with some lovely touches - back and streaky bacon, poached eggs on toasted muffins, home made preserves. Highly recommended.

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Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell At Sax', responded to this review

Thank you, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us.

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2015

The Bell is very central - looks like an old coaching Inn. Rooms are large and well equipped, same with bathrooms. Standards of maintenace are high Staff friendly Restaurant is good but can be busy at weekends so book Price vary wildly depending on what is going on at Snape Maltings Theatre/opera No parking next to hotel but two places...

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Wickford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 June 2015

My wife and two sons booked a table here for all of us to enjoy a Fathers Day breakfast. On arrival, there seemed to be a staffing issue as the staff working were literally running between rooms for some reason, and we were shown to a table that was so close to the next one, that we advised to all...

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 June 2015

Being local to The Bell at Sax we obviously don't take a room there , but do enjoy eating there, on our first visit one friday night my wife and I enjoyed a pre dinner couple of drinks in the friendly bar and perused the menu, we decided on the shared fish platter starter to get us going ( £12:75...

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Reviewed 13 June 2015

I have just returned from a 4-week stay at The Bell while I worked on the BBC's Springwatch programme at nearby RSPB Minsmere. I entered the hotel for the first time for what would be "home" for the following 4 weeks with a sense of trepidation. I was not disappointed! The hotel has character, is clean and comfy and all...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast Available
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Bell At Sax' is a laid-back welcoming 10 bedroom restaurant-with-rooms, in the heart of Saxmundham, surrounded by the Suffolk Heritage Coast and the stylish destinations of Southwold, Aldeburgh, Framlingham and Woodbridge. Here at The Bell, we are all about good cooking, carefully prepared by owner & head chef Jonathan Nicholson and his team, into hearty elegant dishes, made with fabulous local ingredients from our artisan producer friends around East Suffolk. We welcome weekenders, business travellers, holidaymakers, parties and small weddings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bell At Sax'

Address: 31 High Street, Saxmundham IP17 1AF, England (Formerly Bell Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Saxmundham
Price Range: $147 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bell At Sax' 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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