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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 14
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  • 3
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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
Off the beaten track

Just turned up after driving down lots of narrow country roads in our old little sports car looking for The Bell in Middleton. Found it, no problem. A lovely olde worlde pub. Food excellent, atmosphere wonderful. Staff and Landlord brilliant. Highly recommended. We were very lucky that there was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
henny142013
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Diss, United Kingdom
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Diss, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Just turned up after driving down lots of narrow country roads in our old little sports car looking for The Bell in Middleton. Found it, no problem. A lovely olde worlde pub. Food excellent, atmosphere wonderful. Staff and Landlord brilliant. Highly recommended. We were very lucky that there was a table free, best to book to avoid disappointment.

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East midlands
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stay in Middleton on holiday and just love the Suffolk coast. We usually go, as a treat, to Main's restaurant in nearby Yoxford (it's a wonderful fine-dining restaurant) but the Bell Inn is just a walk from our cottage. Sadly, it's been full on the two times we've tried to book a table before (it's a very popular local... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I have just had a wonderful supper cooked by the new chef at the Middleton Bell. I can't believe it but he is actually better than the last chef , A real find , and I will return. Fine food at pub prices plus excellent beer and in a real warm traditional country pub that makes you feel very welcome,

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Lovelylittle pub/restaurant ,the landlord is a hoot and the food is fantastic ,great atmosphere . Been back a few times ,Christmas is great in this pub ,a local folk group sometimes performs ,there's an open fire and there are real ales as well.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Enjoyed a number of evenings at the Bell Inn during a week long stay in the village. On the first visit we had drinks and happened upon a locals 70th birthday celebration. It seemed the whole village had turned out and an evening of singing and music was enjoyed. The second visit we wanted to have dinner although they were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

We visited The Bell Inn where we enjoyed superb real ale and sat near a log fire in a very warm and convivial atmosphere. Great venue in an attractive village.

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Youlgreave, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Called in for lunch, party of 5, inc 2 kids. First greeting was 'cannot do food now', nice.. Walked in to bar for a drink, locals glaring, landlord told lad of 7 yrs not to come to bar.. Drinks ok, nothing special. Surviving on the 'olde worlde' image and not on its hospitality. Wont go back in a hurry. Better... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We went to this pub as a extremely worried couple with a very poorly dog at a vet in Ipswich. (Away on holiday and it was Easter Monday!!!) We were given a lovely welcome and as it was so cold outside the log fire was wonderful. So was the food. An excellent choice on the menu and promptly served. It... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We hadn't visited since last summer but were keen to return and this time visited for an evening meal and as always received a warm welcome and enjoyed the cosy atmosphere. I ordered the fish and chips and received a massive piece of beautiful, fresh fish for a very reasonable price - highly recommended! My partner had an excellent chicken... More 

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leiston
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Seven and a half of us went for an early evening celebration meal..and despite pub being pretty busy, we were welcomed, all food courses came together, we were well looked after, and oh, the quality and presentation of the food!..just the best we have ever had. Couldn't fault it at all. All tastes catered for, great atmosphere (the traditional live... 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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