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“Just what the doctor ordered” 5 of 5 stars
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Ferry Road, Walberswick IP18 6TN, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Walberswick B&B and Inns
cotswolds, england
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Just what the doctor ordered”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The Bell is delightful, arrived late to a very warm and friendly welcome
Food at dinner was good pub grub - lovely atmosphere
Stayed in the family room which was a great size and good value
Breakfast was delicious - lovely fruit,cereal and juice selection and well cooked breakfast
Staff were very attentive and helpful
Had a wonderful time - thank you

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

having just spent a great NEW YEAR at The Bell I would just like to say a few thanks. Nick you are getting it all back to the old days 10/10.John in the kitchen I can only say thanks, cannot be faulted once more 10/10..Now for the bar's hard working staff James and Becky how you kept yourselves going and staying so cheerful I don't know, so many thanks and will see you all again later on in the year thank you

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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london
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Stayed here for a couple of nights - excellent. We will definitely be back. We stayed in room 3 which is above the bar and at the front of the Inn, nicely decorated and very comfortable bed only gripe would be that the shower cubicle could have been a bit bigger. Staff very friendly and helpful with local knowledge. Food was very good and generous portions. The fish pie was truly delicious and the fish and chips generous!! Great walk to Southwold from outside the front door. All in all an excellent stay.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Spent 2 nights here with our cocker spaniel, everyone so friendly and accommodating towards us and our dog!! Breakfast was fab and the food & atmosphere in the pub was fantastic. Great location for walking and relaxing. Only tiny gripe is the slightly lumpy mattress - otherwise fabulous :-D will definitely go back!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Popped in again last Saturday as we were visiting the area again and it's like meeting old friends. Staff so helpful and friendly and the food never disappoints, Steak and Ale pie is as good as it gets. Thanks again

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kidderminster
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

The walk to Walberswick from Southwold took us just over an hour. When we got there we had to decide between the two pubs in this wonderful coastal village. We opted for the Bell Inn and it was certainly a great choice. Its like stepping in to a little piece of history when you walk through the doors. Uneven floor, massive roaring fires, lots of little nooks and crannies for you to sit in. The good news doesn't stop there either. The food was excellent, certainly one of the best pub meals we've ever had. I opted for the Chicken, ham and leek pie which comes highly recommended. The staff were friendly which only added to the charm of this place.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We have flown to London three times. Each time, we drive immediately to Walberswick and spend our first one or two nights at The Bell. It's simple, quiet. The perfect spot to recuperate from jet lag and to feel the English spirit...and maybe drink some of them too. The Fall is brisk in Walberswick. Dress warmly and take a morning walk in the fog.

As I remember, you can expect big lazy dogs on the pub floor. Amazing treacle and baked puddings. Luke warm ales. Servers with stained aprons and ruddy cheeks. Nooks filled with laughter and intriguing faces.

Upstairs the rooms are simple and the beams are low and can easily knock you out if you aren't attentive. The beds are comfortable and it feels like a more charming version of home. The town is silent.

It's been a few year since I've been there. It was earlier than Nov 2012. But I miss it and look forward to the next time I can be there.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about The Bell Inn

Address: Ferry Road, Walberswick IP18 6TN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Walberswick
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Walberswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
The Bell Hotel Walberswick
Bell Inn Walberswick
The Bell Inn Walberswick, Suffolk

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