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The Bell Inn
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

4 of us (2 couples) booked for last weekend a 2 night stay on a recommendation of a friend. Rarely have we been made so welcome and come across such a perfectly situated place for exploring the fabulous local scenery and the town of Southwold. We simply cannot fault the rooms, service, food and therefore the weekend and will certainly be back!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Alan P
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

The Bell was an adorable little place to have dinner and a few drinks. The fish and chips were the best I have ever had, as well as the Pimm's & Lemonade. Also, the bartender, James was very friendly. He made the visit to the Bell well worth while.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Jade T
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

Although the bedrooms are small, all are well furnished and clean. It is a very old building so was not built with B&B visitors in mind! The atmosphere is brilliant and the food excellant. We loved the old bar with its log fires and the dining area was perfect! All the staff were polite and helpful and looked after us so well. There were 12 of us staying there and nothing was too much trouble, in fact the Manager couldn't have been more attentive. Walberswick is such a pretty place and very close to Southwold so The Bell Inn is the perfect place to stay if you're visiting the area.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank Glen H
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

We've stayed at the Bell on many occasions and have never failed to enjoy our stay. The rooms are comfortable, if a little on the small side, and stylishly decorated. The food is first class, and the service is effiicient and friendly. The garden is a wonderful suntrap on fine days. It's just a short walk from the village green with it's interesting little shops, and a short stoll from the barbour and beach. All in all, a lovely place for a relaxing break.

Room Tip: Dogs are accepted in the rooms on the ground floor. The family room sleeps a family of 4 comfortably. The rooms at the back have a view over the garden whilst those at the front look towards the sea.
  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank sueski23
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

This is a quite small pub with a massive garden that does a roaring trade in peak seasoon. There must be a 100 covers in the garden when it is full.
We stayed in the family room, albeit as a couple and it was delightful. There was a seating area outside one bedroom window, which was very simple but a lovely suntrap in the afternoon. The bathroom is new and was spotless.

The breakfast was superb.
We ate in the pub garden one night and the food was good value, and well presented. The laminated menus are off-putting, but we ate in the supposedly posher pub the other night and the food was not as good.

The website is out of date -there is no free crab catching kit. This village gets a lot of day trippers but is much quieter in the evenings.

I managed to leave some property behind but got it returned at no cost - many thanks Becky!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Pikeman1963
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