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Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at The Bell for a long weekend over Easter. It was perfectly fine as a base to explore the nearby coast and towns like Southwold and Aldeburgh, although Saxmundham itself is rather dead. The Bell appears to be the only pub left open in the village. The pub has been given a bit of a makeover to bring...

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Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell At Sax', responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments, we are glad you enjoyed your stay.

UK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit to the Bell, had heard good things but found it just very average. Waitress seemed rushed off her feet, food was nothing special, prices were reasonable, decor was tasteful. Overall it was just 'ok'.

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Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell At Sax', responded to this review

Thank you for your review and sorry we were just OK, which is clearly not what either you are I would want. We continue to strive to give our customers better service, food, value for money, atmosphere and environment. We will keep working at it.

Saxmundham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Im a local and have been to the bell a few times for food and its always lovely but after last night i feel a review is in order, the food was fabulous (the smoked haddock chowder i had was amazing) the staff were great even though the restaurant and bar were packed, fine work by everyone at the bell!

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Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell At Sax', responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us, so pleased you enjoyed your meal and really lovely to have your continued custom and support.

Campsea Ashe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped off here for lunch. We had a prawn cocktail each to start. The prawn cocktail was ok it had a slight twist on a traditional cocktail the prawns were lovely but it was served with half a baby gem lettuce on the plate and I'm not a fan of that just cut it up! For mains we had...

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Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell At Sax', responded to this review

Thank you for your review, glad that on the whole you enjoyed your meal.

Honiton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were holidaying in the area and called into the Bell for morning coffee,We liked the look and feel of the place and so booked a table for dinner, that same night and were we glad we did? Our meals were superb, cooked and presented to perfection. The staff were all, without exception, friendly and efficient, especially the young barman...

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Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell At Sax', responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely commetns, so please you enjoyed your meal, please do come back the next time you are in the area.

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

My friend and I stopped for an evening treat after a day shopping in Ipswich (so we could both enjoy a glass of vino too!) Both decided on the 2 Courses for £10, starter & main. Couldn't fault it. Food was delicious, portion sizes not scrimped on (as some places do when getting 'a deal') and very attentive with the...

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Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell At Sax', responded to this review

Excellent, so pleased you enjoyed it and we do try to offer quality food at reasonable prices and make sure you don't go hungry. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

Halesworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The restaurant here is really good value for money. The three of us had a three course meal which was interesting, tasty and very well presented. The pulled pork spring roll was really excellent as a starter as was the French onion soup. The main courses from the moules, battered haddock and steak burger were really excellent. We finished with...

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Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell At Sax', responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments and so pleased you enjoyed your meal.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We stayed here for two nights in January and the room and bed was massive with great bath etc. Food was lovely - all cooked fresh and hot - big portions as well and very reasonable prices. the t,v, was bit small and on side wall which was difficult to watch while in bed but we did have two nice...

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Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell At Sax', responded to this review

Thank you for your review and so pleased we ticked most of the boxes. We completely agree with you regarding the TV and will be upgrading it in the near future. We look forward to seeing yoiu again soon.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

My friend managed to find a great weekend away for us - two couples didn't know what to expect but this place was fantastic friendly warm staff great food and our room was brilliant ... yes you can't park on site but it's only a short walk from a cheap car park can't fault this place great base and we...

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Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell At Sax', responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, we do look forward to welcoming you back again.

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Sorry for taking so long to write this review as we stayed at The Bell from 24th to 26th December and enjoyed their Christmas package. We booked 2 rooms, the superior one with the super king sized bed and the twin room for our grown up children. We all had a really enjoyable time, the rooms, the staff, the food,...

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Jonathan N, Owner at The Bell At Sax', responded to this review

Wow, what a lovely glowing report and so nice to hear that you really enjoyed your stay and fabulous food. Thank you and we do hope to see you again soon.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
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  • Breakfast Available
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Bell At Sax' is a laid-back welcoming 10 bedroom restaurant-with-rooms, in the heart of Saxmundham, surrounded by the Suffolk Heritage Coast and the stylish destinations of Southwold, Aldeburgh, Framlingham and Woodbridge. Here at The Bell, we are all about good cooking, carefully prepared by owner & head chef Jonathan Nicholson and his team, into hearty elegant dishes, made with fabulous local ingredients from our artisan producer friends around East Suffolk. We welcome weekenders, business travellers, holidaymakers, parties and small weddings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bell At Sax'

Address: 31 High Street, Saxmundham IP17 1AF, England (Formerly Bell Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Saxmundham
Price Range: €101 - €143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bell At Sax' 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Quieter rooms not overlooking back yard preferred.”
ChrisRugby, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We only used the restaurant because we live close by.”
662anne, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Not attic rooms we were told if you're tall.”
ukopinion, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 has a sloping roof so seems a little smaller”
GUARDSMAN, 17 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 3 is great, very soundproof and spacious!”
  • Our twin room
katebeaarch, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
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