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The Bell Inn

The Street, Middleton IP17 3NN, England
+44 1728 648286
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“liver” (12 reviews)
“steak” (16 reviews)
“custard” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Street, Middleton IP17 3NN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We used to visit the Bell regularly and always had good food, however after a brief lapse, we were very surprised to find that management and chef had changed last year. The interior had been decorated and was still as cosy but the food SO...More

Thank penelopeIpswich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Catered beautifully for a family gathering of 20 people. The menu catered for a variety of tastes, and was well served.There is plenty of outside space where we were able to enjoy a pot of tea later in the afternoon.

Thank 471teacher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful and rather wonderful find just on my door step! The meal was exceptional the best meal I have eaten in a very, very long time. Curried beetroot soul with a fresh roll starter, bean salad with halloumi and rocket main and cheese...More

Thank Lilly A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Group of friends staying locally in a holiday let - all the reviews we'd read promised a good meal so we booked for our one meal out. Not disappointed at all! Imaginative menu with due regard to allergies etc - daily specials and regular menu....More

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Such a great warm pub and a welcome relief on a cold wet and windy day in January. The meal was excellent too and the apple and almond dessert and custard was absolutely delicious. Will definitely be back.

Thank Glyn J
Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Absolutely delicious lunch. Reasonably priced and served by very patient and friendly staff. Definitely worth a visit. Congratulations to new management.

Thank Arlette S
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Only popped in for a drink and a sausage sandwich. Friendly pub nice atmosphere. Good fire going what more do you want

Thank Downba
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Really looked forward to having lunch in this wonderful and characterful village pub, and wasn't disappointed. Food was full of flavour, beers straight from the cask, log fires blazing. And friendly service. Will definitely return when next in Suffolk.

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 14 December 2017

We had a nice simple meal in a nice rural setting. The staff were friendly and helpful and the pub had a very pleasant atmosphere.

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Party of 10 including 4 children staying locally to celebrate two birthdays. Good beers, staff were excellent and able to accommodate changes in menu for fussy children. Menu range was good and the quality excellent. A Great evening. Need to book for early meal.

Thank GrandadL
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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,
Anna S
19 February 2016|
Response from | Property representative |
hi there labrador very welcome in the bar area where we normally have an abundance of puppies! look forward to seeing you
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Restaurant Details

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