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The Bell Inn

The Street, Middleton IP17 3NN, England
01728 648286
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Middleton
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region, Morocco
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

I'd heard great things about Middleton Bell and being local I was excited to try for myself. I can only hope that what we experienced was an 'off day'. The staff were friendly and attentive, but the food and general appearance of the pub (the tired painted wall I sat next to was splattered in good) was disappointing. The food... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Ate here twice, on Wednesday after turning up at 6.30pm on spec, and on Friday evening having booked a table the day before. Surprised to see people turning up on a Friday evening hoping to get a table at such a good restaurant without having booked. All the menus are on blackboards.One for starters, one for fish dishes, one vegetarian,... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The Bell Inn is a sheer joy for a meal and having a drink in and set in the delightful Suffolk village of Middleton. The beer (Adams) was very good and obviously the landlord know how to properly look after his beers (just don't expect any expertise related to internet or computers from him!). Our meals were exceptional and well... More

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

This pub is just about perfect. We had an evening meal with our children and received a friendly (and professional - I think one recent reviewer may be a bit over-sensitive) welcome from the landlord. The menu is excellent. There was a good choice when we visited covering pub staples like gammon/ham/scampi/cod and chips, or sausage and mash, plus others... More

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Yoxford, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Myself husband and 2 small children visited the Bell recently and yes the landlord is somewhat tactile in his welcome to the whole family including my husband which quite frankly we both found highly amusing and totally non CREEPY I would rather that than a miserable old man that didn't even acknowledge us. Unlike the previous reviewer my husband is... More

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Leiston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

George T really missed the point. The landlord is a really friendly man and in no way creepy. This pub is well run, food is good, beer is good, and very welcoming. You will get good value for money here. I recommend it highly.

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Been here once or twice with my partner, and was shocked that as soon as we said hello the Landlord could not wait to Cuddle and kiss her!!!. (He gave me the creeps-not the sort of behavior you expect from a pub landlord)... after observing for a while he seems to try and do it to almost every woman that... More

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spritzer24, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this review

Firstly, i find your choice of phrase bordering on libellous. I am the owner of the business, but more importantly, I am the landlord's wife. As for you asking the locals and they responded with ..........." especially when his wife is not around", you obviously have no idea of the sense of humour that they have. Maybe you don't have... More

Nottingham
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208 reviews 208 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

We came here in a group of 10 for lunch including four children between 2 and 6. We had booked in advance so were expected but even so we were welcomed warmly and service was efficient and reasonably quick given the numbers. It must just about be the most challenging group that you could get!! We just had a simple... More

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Suffolk, England
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124 reviews 124 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Found this lovely traditional village pub in a delightful situation off village green on a fine mid-week summer's day!. Warm welcome from landlord in simple but cosy bar serving casked ales as well as all usual drinks and wines. Food served in bar, adjoining rooms and the large garden or outside in entrance yard. Ordered food from daily specials board... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

six of us went to the Bell , five of us for a first time. very friendly and welcoming considering we did not book and they were very busy. it was charming oldie world and a large garden area for eating. the outside was ablaze with flowers and very attractive. 4 of us had lamb shank 1 duck , 1... More

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