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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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London, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 21 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 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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9 reviews
7 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 

Thank josiedragon
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59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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163 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Well where do you start? Fantastic evening out for so many reasons. The food is very good. 3 courses. Very good value. Well kept proper beer 🍻 straight from the barrel, so not all fizzed up through a Swan neck pump, why does anybody do that even? Extremely generous portions, but still very high level of cooking. Nice to have... More 

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Well it seems a lot of what we want to say has already been said The pub has a very welcoming "mine host" the beers are not the usual pulls but straight from the barrel all in a row at the back of the bar in their own cupboards and do not need assistance from a pump to fill a... More 

Thank John P

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, 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?