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“we need more places like this”
Review of The Bell Inn

The Bell Inn
Ranked #25 of 94 Restaurants in Newmarket
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $29
Cuisines: British, Pub
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Bell Inn at Kennett is a Family run, Early 16th Century Haunted Coaching Inn Offering Fresh Home cooked English Food. Situated Just 4 Miles from The World Famous Horse Racing Town of Newmarket, it is an excellent place to visit before or after a Days Racing, or for people visiting The Sales at Tattersalls. In July 2016 a major refurbishment and the addition of 10 guest rooms all with en-suites was completed. For many years The Bell has been regarded as a Pub & Restaurant which has the best location in East Anglia, being a perfect meeting place because of its prominent position on the B1506 Between Bury St Edmunds & Newmarket. Cambridge, Ely, Ipswich, Norwich, & Bury St Edmunds are all easily accessible From here.
Reviewed April 10, 2013

from the moment you enter and experience the aroma of the wood burning open fire, you get that wonderful cosy welcoming feeling of the true traditional country inn.

The menu is as it should be, not over complicated and pretentious, just a good selection of simple tantalising dishes. The lamp shank in garlic and sherry special was simply divine.

The service is attentive professional and sincere. This place is a true delight and like other posters agree that it is very reasonably priced and excellent value for money. Highly recommended.

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1  Thank stephen g
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sheenaatthebell, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2013

So pleased that you enjoyed the experience, thankyou for sparing the time to Give us a Much Appreciated review, and so very pleased you enjoyed the Lamb Shank. We hope you will visit us again soon
David & Sheena

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

The local pub has something for all and produces excellent food. The staff are welcoming and friendly. All in all it is good value for money. Best pub restaurant by far...strongly recommend this venue.

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sheenaatthebell, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2013

Thanks for taking the time to seek us out on here and to leave us such a nice review, these comments have such a positive effect on business and in particular our amazing staff. Thankyou
David & sheena

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

we have always found staff very friendly, food fantastic and the atmosphere welcoming and relaxed. The children are always made to feel very welcome and I can honestly say there is not one negitive point I could mention about the bell inn.. Its just a great place to eat so much so, we are off there again tomorrow to try out the sunday lunch..

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1  Thank anders007
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sheenaatthebell, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2013

What can I say, Im sorry that the names on here are sort of coded so I cant thank people in person because I don't know who you are . Thankyou so much for taking the time to review us and for your kind words. Makes the hard work worthwhile and I really hoped you enjoyed your Sunday Lunch. please introduce yourself next time you visit .
Sheena & David

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Reviewed March 31, 2013

Have been here for a regular saturday night meal and for a FREE sausage and mash night. It was FAB! Great food, plenty of it, lovely atmosphere on a cold Thursday night and a roaring log fire. Wine was perfectly chilled and fresh fruit pavlova and sticky toffee pudding was excellent. Empty plates all round. The owners take the time to come round and personally speak with the diners to make sure everything is ok which is a lovely touch. Thoroughly recommended and we will be returning !!!

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sheenaatthebell, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2013

Many thanks for taking the time to Write us a review. We are always satisfied when people notice the little things we try and do as well as serve good food. It's often hard for me to leave the kitchen but where possible I love to come out and talk to our customers, and feel the atmosphere in the bar, makes all the hard work worthwhile. Thankyou once again !
Sheena Parsons

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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Having a friend over for the weekend we decided to visit the bell for some food and a few drinks over the weekend and it has not become my new favourite place to go!! Talk about feel good factor, the staff and owners could not have made us feel more welcome if they had tried, the log fire was exactly what was needed on this cold and snowy weekend and the food......very generous portions, clearly home cooked and of the best quality I have had in a pub in a very long time. They have clearly tried to think of something for everyone as looking at the events list they even have all inclusive nights at a bargain price (and it means all drinks) and FREE nights, yep FREE diners, I will be having one of those for sure, can't speak highly enough of this fab pub!!!

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sheenaatthebell, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2013

The Feel Good Factor is what we all need at the moment, We were so pleased to see your review and for taking away with you everything that we are trying to aim for. As you so rightly say we are trying to do something for everyone and continually aim to please. As you know we cant see who gives these reviews but please introduce yourself next time you are in so I can buy you a drink ! Reviews like this make all the staff Happy & its great to hear we will be seeing more of you. Thankyou once again for taking the time David & Sheena

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