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The Bell Inn

The Street, Middleton IP17 3NN, England
+44 1728 648286
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“liver” (12 reviews)
“steak” (16 reviews)
“onion rings” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Street, Middleton IP17 3NN, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Under relatively new ownership, this pub is situated in a quiet village and has become a favourite to visit on our trips to Suffolk. The staff are great and the food is excellent. There is a large garden with plenty of tables but lots of...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good food, reasonably priced, in pleasant surroundings and good local inn atmosphere. Ample parking.

1  Thank Dennis T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Adnams have taken back this amazing historic pub , but to call it a pub is doing it an injustice. It is a focal point in the community and at weekends is the focal point for families wanting a great time while having a meal....More

1  Thank BrandlerGalleries
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sat outside admiring the rural views, homemade burgers & onion rings were awesome, seabass & samphire was delicious. Friendly, attentive staff. We'll be back!

Thank mintymoo69
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

having visited the Bell on many occasions the Food gets better each time, good selection of well cooked and presented food, The Staff are always happy and it is a pleasure to imbibe several of their gravity ales along with a good meal, well managed...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visit and won't be the last. Very friendly and welcoming , very decent food and a great setting. Lulu ( our Red Border Collie ) liked it too. Swedish Aidan the star behind the bar.... should be on the stage....

1  Thank timgant
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have used this pub occasionally over the last few years and always liked it. The building is a traditional English village pub, perhaps 17th century, with low ceilings and heavy oak-beamed construction. The bar has one unusual feature since it is scattered with small...More

Thank wine_searcher
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Four of us went and the food was excellent. Great choice of meals-we had roast duck, crab and asparagus linguine and calves liver withe a great selection of fresh veg. Beautifully cooked. Couldnt fault it. Best pub meal since the last time we went there....More

Thank burbidgecatherine
AmyandJulian, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your recent review we are delighted you had such a memorable birthday meal.

Reviewed 10 June 2018

We had a family dinner here based on a local recommendation, the food was excellent although the very slow service let it down. It seemed our waitress was more interested in chatting at the bar than serving! The food is more like a restaurant than...More

Thank Goblinmad
AmyandJulian, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Delighted to hear you enjoyed your dining experience at The Bell Inn, we look forward to welcoming your family again.

Reviewed 30 May 2018

Booked for an evening meal and from the moment we arrived there was nothing but friendly courteous service. The gravity pulled Adnams is very drinkable, especially the Ghost Ship for me. The food was obviously freshly made but there was little delay in serving and...More

Thank dave2018529
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Darren W
10 May 2018|
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Response from Andie G | Reviewed this property |
I haven’t found a website for the Bell and I’m not sure they do letting rooms either, you could always call them?
29 September 2017|
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Response from Tony P | Reviewed this property |
Not being a Veggie person, I'm not able to confirm as to the choice on the menu, but I'm sure from the friendliness of the staff they would make sure you were a happy diner . . .
Sally S
1 June 2017|
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Response from 0_Herlihy | Reviewed this property |
If school holidays I would, otherwise prob take a chance,
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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