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The Bell Inn

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The Street, Middleton IP17 3NN, England
01728 648286
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 14
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  • 3
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great food, great landlord

On the recommendation of a friend we had dinner here. It is in a lovely setting and the landlord is very charismatic. The menu had a great choice and the food was very tasty. A good evening

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

On the recommendation of a friend we had dinner here. It is in a lovely setting and the landlord is very charismatic. The menu had a great choice and the food was very tasty. A good evening

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Beautiful location and a credit to the chef but the front of house staff and waitress were unbelievably rude. Visited with my elderly parents and 10 year old son. Not the first time and had the same experience previously so unfortunately won't be going back

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We had a perfect lunch for 4 in early August. One of the best vegetarian meals we've had. Service was charming although surprisingly slow. Very generous portions and they were happy to 'doggy-bag' for us. Highly recommended.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

We went there on the recommendation of our campsite. The portions are very generous and the taste was excellent for a reasonable price. The landlord is a character, in a good way. Expect us back when we return.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Decided to give the Pub a go after reading on Trip Adviser about how good it is . We were not disappointed with the food ( it was Good Pub Food ) both Starters & Mains were well presented and tasted lovely . We gave the desert a miss as we were both full . Would recommend to friends &... More 

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Halesworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We visited the Bell on the recommendation of a Middleton resident and were not disappointed. The portions are most generous, so much so that we were well satisfied after our main course. The chef is highly talented and produced four elaborate, different main courses in a surprisingly short time. Well done to him and all the staff.

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Gorleston-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

When staying at the nearby Cliff house Caravan Park we always have a meal at The Bell Inn. We always find the landlord very welcoming and his staff excellent. The food is always of a very high standard and good value for money. See you in September. Mr leech x 3

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We have eaten before at the Bell inn on a previous holiday so knew we wouldn't be disappointed. The food is excellent. I didn't have a starter and glad I didn't the main courses are huge! I had lamb in a lovely sauce and a good selection of vegetables my husbnd had steak which he thorougly enjoyed. Made a mistake... More 

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Mellieha, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Well what can I say about our visit to this gorgeous pub with a fantastic atomosphere and great service .... We arrived on a Sunday lunchtime with no reservation for their Roast Dinner there was no hesitation from Aiden who fitted us in ... The Roast Pork and side dishes was amazing what a find the chef is ... There... More 

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suffolk
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The Bell is a beautiful traditional old English pub only 10 minutes from us, in a pretty Suffolk village. We quite often take visitors there. Nice drop of Adnams and the food is very good, reasonably priced, and they have several veggie options.They have also done me a veggie stater as a main, and will make up doggie bags if... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Street, Middleton IP17 3NN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Middleton
  • Phone Number: 01728 648286

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

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