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THE BELL INN, The Street, Rickinghall IP22 1BN, England
01379 898 445
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Undercooked chick peas

My dad and his partner came here and she's a veggie. She had a chick pea dish and she felt the Peas had not been soaked long enough. She then suffered sickness and diarrhea for the next few days.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Oliver M
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Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Called in to this pub on the way home from Lowestoft - saw it signposted off the A14 - wish we hadn't bothered! The only upside was the two girls who were serving behind the bar were lovely - we only wanted a sandwich and she said as they had a quiz on in the bar we could sit in... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

My dad and his partner came here and she's a veggie. She had a chick pea dish and she felt the Peas had not been soaked long enough. She then suffered sickness and diarrhea for the next few days.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Myself and my partner stayed here for a night. The decor was scruffy. The walls between the rooms are very thin and we managed to hear the chips next to us being very "amorous" not ideal if you had children. There was only one set of towels even though I'd stated for 2.breakfast was included. However poor excuse for a... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Well what can i say, we had high hopes from a previous experience and were looking forward to having triple cooked chips again. We were greeted by 2 clearly inexperianced socially awkward staff but sat down and tried to enjoy our evening. I ordered the burger and chips while my friend ordered fish and chips and these wernt particuarly cheap... More 

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Watford, England
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We popped in for a quick bite to eat having been turned away from several pubs because either they were not doing food or did not allow dogs. We were very pleased the Bell Inn had great food and allowed dogs in the bar. The lunch was lovely and the bar staff very helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend.

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Bury St Edmunds
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

having just moved to this wonderful village, we were eager to try out the local pub's food. feeling we were well deserving of a treat after a full weeks decorating, we wandered into The Bell, to be greeted by friendly young bar maids, who quickly informed us that we could also sit inside and bring our small dog, which we... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Staying with friends who we wanted to thankwith a meal. The dining room at the Bell is small but nicely decorated - not elaborate but clean and welcoming. The food was of a high standard and well presented. The waitress who served us was polite and friendly and had a lovely balance of professionism and relaxed chat. All of our... More 

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Suffolk
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Shocking experience in every respect. New owners have taken over and I am waiting for them to respond to our complaints. 8 of us for a family meal on Sunday. 2 meals were served, and as we were seasoning them they were taken away as they were meant for other customers. I hope they like lots of pepper! The beefburger... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Found this place using the excellent signage, the food was great, had the ham egg and chips and the ham was top quality, the eggs were cooked just perfectly too, nice and runny. The service was great, I think it was the landlady, she was very well mannered and polite and too great care of us. Definitely considering coming back... More 

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Staying nearby and couldn't be bothered to cook so went exploring and discovered The Bell. Mid February and absolutely freezing evening so the pub was empty but we received a friendly welcome and great service. Food was fine (lasagne, chicken curry, spotted dick, fudge cake) and certainly of very good 'pub quality'. Meals were from '2 for £15' menu and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: THE BELL INN, The Street, Rickinghall IP22 1BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Rickinghall
  • Phone Number: 01379 898 445

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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