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Ye Olde Bell & Steelyard

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, European, Central European
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103 New Street, Woodbridge IP12 1DZ, England
+44 1394 382933
11:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
Sat 11:30 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
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Showing 68: English reviews
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent pub with a blazing fire and good pub menu. The bar serves an excellent choice of local and guest ales.

Thank ken w
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I really like this Pub and try to visit if I am in Woodbridge. The wine I had was of good quality. There is a great atmosphere. It makes you wish you were one of their regulars! The historic exterior is well worth a trip to see.

Thank Hilary B
northbanker117, Owner at Ye Olde Bell & Steelyard, responded to this review

Thanks Hilary Glad you enjoyed your visit, if you come in to us whenever you visit 'Woody' then you are a regular, introduce yourself when you are next in. Thanks again Tom More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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427 reviews
274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Really lovely old pub. Came in and was greeted by a lovely warm real fire, and friendly staff. Only had one drink but the food looked lovely and would like to try it next time. Certainly love their rugby here with several items of memorabilia including a Ospreys shirt. They even serve Brains Welsh beer! A very enjoyable lunchtime pint... More 

Thank daveinkent44
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2017

If you are looking for an authentic English pub, this is the winner. We stopped in this week for a pint and a sticky toffee pudding and we loved it. Staff was great. We will definitely be visiting again.

Thank Naomi V
northbanker117, Owner at Ye Olde Bell & Steelyard, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Nothing like a sticky toffee pud and a pint. Look foward to seeing you again Tom More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Superb place, which happens to be the second home for Woodbridge RFC. Fine selection of Ales and food cooked to order.

Thank Richard W
northbanker117, Owner at Ye Olde Bell & Steelyard, responded to this review

Hi Richard Thanks for your comments Good rugby, good ale and good food is what we try and achieve. Really glad you enjoyed yourself. HERE COMES THE SIX NATIONS Tom More 

Manila, Philippines
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

This is a fascinating old pub, but it is also blessed with a friendly lively customer base. We enjoyed a very filling and good value meal , some excellent ales and a live band (Ramoras) who were great fun, and played a range of 60/70/80 covers, the highlight was watching the crown from Woodbridge RFC getting into a slightly goodnatured... More 

Thank Hugh G
northbanker117, Owner at Ye Olde Bell & Steelyard, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Hugh. Yep a great night was had by all, very pleased that you enjoyed it. We are at a loss to know how the rugby lads get so 'tipsy' as they seem to spill most of it lol Tom Bell and Steelyard More 

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138 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We had a yummy Sunday lunch here so was looking forward to a midweek return. I watched a lady, on Sunday, devour her pork belly meal and crunch away on perfectly cooked crackling and wiped her plate clean. So it was an easy choice for me to select this and some sweet potato fries (my fave) and a kale coleslaw... More 

Thank Victoria1719Cottage
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Just returned home from a very delicious Sunday roast and a pint. Glad we got in early as we hadn't booked and they were turning people away. Obviously a very popular pub 😀

Thank Jammie16
Bramford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Visited this pub for the first time in many years. Only had a sandwich and a couple of pints of excellent beer but if the rest of the menu is up to this standard it should be very good. Lovely old unspoiled proper friendly pub. Excellent range of real ales. Will certainly go back and try something else. Great, friendly... More 

Thank cobby2016
Hollesley, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Called in here on a Sunday lunchtime and had an excellent Sunday roast. Staff were very friendly and accommodating and there is a pleasant atmosphere in this obviously very old pub. We'll be back!

Thank Paulyn_04
northbanker117, Owner at Ye Olde Bell & Steelyard, responded to this review

Hi Pauline Thanks for great review. Very glad that your Sunday lunch came up to scratch, we do pride ourselves in our roasts. Thank you for your custom and hope to see you again soon Tom More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 22
Bar, British, Pub, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 New Street, Woodbridge IP12 1DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Woodbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1394 382933

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?