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The Bell Inn

Newmarket Road | Kennett Newmarrket, Newmarket CB8 7PP, England
+44 1638 750333
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“crab” (4 reviews)
“pate” (5 reviews)
“beef” (8 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Newmarket Road | Kennett Newmarrket, Newmarket CB8 7PP, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time I've dined here for years. I would say run by different people and the decor was much improved then when I last visited. We booked a table for the Michael Jackson evening (with pre-ordered Christmas menu) I must say we all enjoyed the...More

Thank triplyqueen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this venue because it is half way between where we and our friends live. We couldn't have chosen better, it was so welcoming and friendly and the food was excellent. The menu makes it difficult to know what to have because there is...More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We met our relations to exchange Christmas presents and had a most enjoyable meal .My crab and prawn au gratin starter was just right and all the other starters were much appreciated ,main course were sufficient and tasty the service was super the young lady...More

Thank JOHN B
Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

Friendly welcome at lunchtime, seated by fire for drinks and ordering. Table ready quickly and service was IMO warm and efficient. Both had the steak pie, very tasty and met expectations for a pub lunch, no attempt at fancy gastro which was perfectly OK. Maybe...More

Thank egdirbmac1
Reviewed 3 December 2017

A most welcoming, cosy inn, a brilliant "halfway house" for myself from Norwich and my family relatives from Bedford. A really tasty roast dinner, well presented with a range of fresh vegetables, cooked to perfection, and finished with Raspberry Surprise dessert! Spot on. Well worth...More

Thank Pauline W
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Superb food with a good menu choice. Good traditional home cooked food. Service was excellent as well with a lovely welcoming atmosphere.

Thank annierogeready
Reviewed 7 November 2017

I managed to get a late booking on a Saturday night as I was visiting friends for a night out. On arrival I was able to order a swift IPA and was quickly welcomed and taken through the check in process - which over a...More

Thank DanBarber74
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Visited the Bell Inn for the first time after staying at various pubs/restaurants in this area in the past. First impressions were good, lovely building on the outside, decor and ambiance very nice , seating and general appearance of restaurant were excellent. However the general...More

Thank Badgers49
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Having booked a table for the same group in the past I felt the Bell was a safe bet for a good meal. We were seated on a waiting table, having arrived early for our booking and waited for a further 40 mins past our...More

1  Thank louiswarner
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Most of the staff, particularly those around the bar area, were so miserable! When we arrived, we didn't receive a proper welcome or even a smile. We were made to feel like an inconvenience or a complete nuisance - it felt so awkward! I've never...More

5  Thank Emma888_12
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shaun c
19 November 2016|
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Response from j_drinkhill49 | Reviewed this property |
I 'm not sure what the opening hours are during the week. We visited The Bell on a Saturday and pre booked for 7pm by phone.
23 January 2016|
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Response from Management-TheBell | Property representative |
sorry no dogs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Digital Payments, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newmarket Road | Kennett Newmarrket, Newmarket CB8 7PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Newmarket
  • Phone Number: +44 1638 750333
  • E-mail
The Bell Inn at Kennett is a Family run, Early 16th Century Haunted Coaching Inn Offering Fresh Home cooked English Food. Situated Just 4 Miles from The World Famous Horse Racing Town of Newmarket, it is an excellent place to visit before or after a Days Racing, or for people visiting The Sales at Tattersalls. In July 2016 a major refurbishment and the addition of 10 guest rooms all with en-suites was completed. For many years The Bell has been regarded as a Pub & Restaurant which has the best location in East Anglia, being a perfect meeting place because of its prominent position on the B1506 Between Bury St Edmunds & Newmarket. Cambridge, Ely, Ipswich, Norwich, & Bury St Edmunds are all easily accessible From here.
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