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The Bell Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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The Street, Middleton IP17 3NN, England
+44 1728 648286
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 

Thank Seasidder
Newbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
London, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Went here for mid week dinner as it looked a lovely place. Not disappointed, the place is so quaint, low ceilings and a beautiful log fire burning in the grate. I had Liver and Bacon and it was delicious, well cooked and plenty of it with plenty of extras. I shall be back as this place must be stunning in... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

The Bell is an interesting quirky old English pub. The food however is outstanding. We ate there on a Saturday night, as a party of 11. The food was hot, tasty and arrived promptly. Highly recommended.

Thank evamkt
Province of Naples, Italy
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

This is a lovely old world pub warm and cosy . The food was wonderful taste, presentation, excellent favours , service you could not have got better.

Thank Dorothy D
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

OMG, we had salt n pepper squid, curried parsnip soup and Homemade Chicken Liver Pate!!! It was all great, however the chicken liver pate was absolutely out of this world!! Whilst not great for ones cholesterol, it was on a par with Wolfram Finger's Mums recipe. Mr Finger's mums pate was previously out on its own, but now there was... More 

Thank 0_Herlihy
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Lovely village pub which does excellent pub food. Friendly and pleasantly eccentric landlord. Nice walks in the immediate vicinity. Very dog-friendly.

Thank Ignatius29
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Nick and Trish have a special touch when it comes to service and attention to detail. The food is excellent. And the inclusion of the local events are charming and entertaining. Thank you, you kept my husband entertained and well fed while I was away for work. Cheers Leon and Helene

Thank Helene L
Halesworth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Sunday lunch with friends. T he food took quite a while to arrive but, as usual, it was well worth the wait. All our meals were well cooked and tasty. It was great to have vegatables were wonderfully al dente`, roast potatoes crispy and meat tender. mine host was his usual chirpy self and had kindly tested many of the... More 

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50 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

What agem, the food was great, large portions, next time i wiuld have a starter and a dessert, both great.. Very cosy and warm went on ahorrible wet Saturday lunchtime. NO PIPED MUSIC. The Host was very friendly and courteous and hands on. Nothing but nothing to complain about, we shall go again


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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
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?