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THE BELL INN, The Street, Rickinghall IP22 1BN, England
01379 898 445
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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the meal was very average, not worth £ 37.95. fish & chips. 7 chips! fish. not much taste. peas. crushed frozen peas ? scampi. cooked but just warm. had to ask for condiments and tartar sauce. deserts.£ 4.95 !!!!!! crème brulee ? so small .two desert spoons. two strawberries. one small shortbread... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Stephen G
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Diss, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to try the Sunday carvery and it was excellent. The best roast beef we had tasted for a long time. Very good selection of vegetables nicely cooked and hot. A good pint of beer to wasah it down too.

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Thank Charles M
Rickinghall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

Treated by my Mum for a Sunday lunch. She's a regular to the new carvery and has enjoyed it. I was a bit doubtful but have to say I was very pleasantly surprised. The beef was a bit over cooked for my liking. There was however a great selection of fresh vegetables, good roasties, new potatoes, parsnips, carrots, good red... More 

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Thank Duncan D
Norwich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

We came here on a family outing, myself, my husband, my husband's uncle, our 3 children and grandmother. We were welcomed by a young waitress called Helena I think. She brought us some menus very sharply and was very accommodating to our older children by giving them colouring pencils. We ordered our food and about 30 mins later our food... More 

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Thank Lynds17
Diss, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The Bell has recently started to do carveries and we decided to give it a try. Often when you get a carvery the veggies can be on the warm side rather than hot. But at The Bell everything was hot, the cauliflower cheese I have to say was the best I've had for a long while. Yorkies perfectly cooked, the... More 

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Thank kat926
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Classic English pub with great food (we had the Sunday Carvery), service was excellent and with a sunny smile. Whitebait was as good as I have tasted

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Thank Ewan C
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner with some friends, was given very poor Allergy Advice and then took over an hour to get food out - the place was empty tho! Won't bother again!

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Thank mamma_k9
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Called in as we were passing,very old furniture ,cold atmosphere,very nice young lady behind the bar.The menu was very limited and quite expensive.it wasn't busy so we thought the food would be served quite quickly.how wrong we were,seemed to take ages for two lots of sandwiches,the bread was very dry,obviously not that days.tiny bit of garnish and not much else.They... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

the meal was very average, not worth £ 37.95. fish & chips. 7 chips! fish. not much taste. peas. crushed frozen peas ? scampi. cooked but just warm. had to ask for condiments and tartar sauce. deserts.£ 4.95 !!!!!! crème brulee ? so small .two desert spoons. two strawberries. one small shortbread biscuit in half.the dish was 3 inch diameter... More 

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1 Thank Stephen G
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Stopped off here for Sunday lunch this week with our dog as we are on holiday so couldn't leave her at home. We had a very friendly welcome from the Bar staff who clearly love dogs themselves. The food was very good and we didn't have to wait long. Free pud with your roast on a Sunday which my wife... More 

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Thank TopCats
Kingswinford, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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