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

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  • 131
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  • 29
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Real Pub Food

The Pub was recommended by the B/B where we were staying. Normally I would not eat in pubs because I don't like paying for frozen food. On entering the pub we were greeted by very friendly staff and landlord. On seeing the menu my first thought was that the prices were a little steep for a pub... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Pub was recommended by the B/B where we were staying. Normally I would not eat in pubs because I don't like paying for frozen food. On entering the pub we were greeted by very friendly staff and landlord. On seeing the menu my first thought was that the prices were a little steep for a pub. There was a... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Lovely pub, friendly welcoming landlord and delicious, generously portioned lunch.....what more could you want! We will definitely be back for another visit. Can't believe we've only just discovered this pub!

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Harlow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

From the moment we entered the Bell we were made to feel at home, it's a proper pub log fire, Locals and atmosphere the landlord welcomed us and wished us a good evening at his pub. The menu is on chalk boards it's not the biggest choice but itis a great selection. I choose the duck my wife lamb shank,we... More 

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Saxmundham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Just hd lunch here with a friend for the first time in about 6 or 7 years. I understand hands have changed many times in that time. I kept hearing rave reviews about this place from family and friends and have looked at reviews on here too. Well all I can say is, they are all absolutely correct. Run by... More 

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Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Our benchmark eatiing place has to be The Recruiting Sergeant in Horstead in Norfolk. But the Bell is a close second!! we like the open fire and the generous portions of food. Only once have we had a dodgy meal there, and told the staff about.

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Westleton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A lovely welcoming local inn. We had a great, well cooked Sunday lunch with all the trimmings. The portions were generous and there was a lot of variety on the plate - think I counted 9 different vegetables with my roast beef and Yorkshire pudding! The staff were helpful and friendly, they had a lovely roaring fire going and were... More 

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United Kingdom
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The two young women who served us were fabulous. If this review was based on them alone, it would be 5 out of 5. Brilliant. We live very local to this pub. It was our first time here and really wanted it to be great. Unfortunately, the food was just not up to scratch - nothing major seemingly wrong but... More 

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Thetford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Great location in a very quiet village, this really is a classic village pub. Plenty of fresh Adnums ales and a very good varied quality menu with fresh fish and two surprising veggie options(not your usual 3 cheese pasta bake/lasagna)!. The landlord takes time to chat to everyone and made our visit one we'd like to repeat. See you soon.

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southend on sea
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

My wife an I visited the bell last Saturday night and sunday afternoon. On the Saturday we both had a lovely lamb shank on a bed of crushed potatoes with mint gravy. For desert I had my favourite bread and butter pudding and my wife had the chocolate brownie both were delicious. On the sunday we both had the roast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A lovely Sunday lunch - a warm welcome from the staff and ownet. So nice having a big log fire on a very rainy day. Food was fabulous! See you again soon

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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

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