We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 1 Cretingham B&Bs / inns

The Cretingham Bell

You added The Cretingham Bell to your Saves list
The Street, Cretingham IP13 7BJ, England
Hotel amenities
The Cretingham Bell
Ranked #1 of 1 Cretingham B&B and Inns
We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Cretingham
Check In Check Out
Write a Review

33 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (9)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful Sunday roasts of beef and pork, cooked to perfection, on alternating weekends. Great food, beer, pooch friendly, a proper country pub - what's not to like!? Will revisit Paul and Claire and their team regularly.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
21 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The current owners have come from the Earl Soham Victoria and for any people who know The Vic will know what a great landlord and team they made. The Bell is tucked out of the way but well worth a visit. Good range of tasty food and range of beers along with friendly warm staff. Glad to see that this... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
newcastle upon tyne
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
28 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We had an evening meal here, and my husband was very pleased with his sausage dish, but my steak was good in the centre but burnt on the edges. Chips arrived 10 mins after the rest of the meal, but the mushroom, and peas were superb! We didn't order a pudding but we did sit for 25 mins in the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ipswich, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

As with a previous reviewer I was with a walking group and enjoyed an excellent lunch - both the quality and choice of food was very good and prices were very reasonable. Also all aspects of service were also excellent. The food was served promptly; also any request was no problem for the staff. Certainly the reserving of tables for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
25 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Thank you Claire for organizing an excellent lunch for our walking group. Everyone was so pleased with the food and such friendly service. Wish all pubs were this good! Thank you from all of us. If we have another walk in this area we'll definitely come back.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

We have eaten several times at The Bell since it got taken over a couple of months ago by the new landlords Paul and Clare. They have restored this pub to its former glory both in terms of ambience, food and beer. Fabulous food choices with Specials menu changing twice a day. Great value for money and industry experienced professionals... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 8
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Sunday roasts here are always exceptional, well worth taking the trouble to find this pub. Roast beef, yorkshire pud and gravy are all very good. Good old fashioned home-cooked food. And lovely to have the veg separate. Good atmosphere, ambience, cosy sofa's, wood fires, friendly hosts. We would highly recommend a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lowestoft, England, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Spent 3 nights at The Cretingham Bell August 22-25th, lovely freindly hosts, had lovely breakfasts, lovely evening meals there proper home cook food which was delicious, really lovely couple, was able to take our little yappy dog and she was made to feel very welcome too! Very quiet village so would need a car to get about but would recommend... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We have just spent a great weekend at the Cretingham Bell which had atmospheric character in comfortable surroundings. Our host Charles and Sarah were a pleasure to be with and made the weekend fun. The food Charles served was exceptional and great value. My aunt who is celiac and can only eat gluten free food found that Charles could adapt... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
18 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We were tootling around today, from Ipswich heading towards Framlingham on back roads, and we came across The Cretingham Bell. What a happy accident. The pub looked lovely, a big lawn at the front with just a few benches and tables; lots of space between, and a huge car park. It looked so lovely in the sunshine that we stopped... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to The Cretingham Bell? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Cretingham Bell

Address: The Street, Cretingham IP13 7BJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Cretingham
Number of rooms: 3

3 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (3)
Dining (2)
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay