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The Bell At Sax'

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31 High Street, Saxmundham IP17 1AF England
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#6 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Saxmundham
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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.
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Dave P wrote a review Nov 2020
Godalming, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed one night in half term, bringing our two young children. We stayed in a super sized family room which was more than enough size for us all. The beds were really comfy, the curtains good and dark (makes a difference with young children) and the bathroom was light and clean. The food was delicious. We had dinner there the night we arrived. Staff were friendly and polite. Food came in good time and was enjoyed by us all. Breakfast the following morning was fantastic too. I had the full English, my wife had an egg and salmon poached thing and the kids had toast and fruit. Happy all round. The staff worked really hard with the restrictions in place due to the pandemic to make the place welcoming and safe.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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FrenchieSa wrote a review Nov 2020
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A lovely stay in a classic old inn, just before lockdown 2.0. In a village near to many places of interest, even if a bit limited itself. Family room very spacious with proper truckle beds added for the kids. Great menu, not fussy or lengthy and generous breakfast. Bathroom floor could have been cleaner, couldn't work out how to use Netflix included on tv, family room above bar so probably bit noisy in normal times (10pm closure helped us!). Staff always ready and available to help. Parking off site but very nearby.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Humbug89 wrote a review Oct 2020
Benfleet, United Kingdom70 contributions42 helpful votes
Could not be more disappointed. Have been coming here for years because of great service and food. This recent visit: service was virtually non existent and food was not great at all. Main course cold; steak tough; linguini had very little fish; sweet was over microwaved. Menu seemed far more basic that before and staff more interested in sorting cutlery than serving. Guests were waiting far too long with empty plates and we nearly gave up with sweet as had to wait so long to get attention of staff. The biggest disappointment was the food though - it seems to have moved from unique and fine cooking to basic pub food which can be hit and miss in terms of quality instead of the perfection it has been in the past.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Anne C wrote a review Oct 2020
Clare, United Kingdom29 contributions12 helpful votes
Recently visited this hotel for a two night break. Lovely large room with a comfortable bed and nicely furnished. The room was immaculately clean as was the rest of the hotel. Probably the best cooked breakfast I have ever had in a hotel, equally good evening meal. Special mention for the staff, everyone we dealt with was friendly and helpful. Excellent break in a nice town.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tiptree Reviewers wrote a review Sep 2020
Essex120 contributions70 helpful votes
Spent 3 nights here for a short break. Old coaching Inn, parking is 2 minutes walk away & will cost you £2.30 per day, excluding Sunday when it is free. Let's start with the good bits, everybody we met were very pleasant and helpful - especially in these difficult times. Breakfasts on the first 2 days were really good, think the chef must have had a day off in the 3rd day as it went badly downhill - 2 items were completely forgotten, and the Toast" was simply warm bread! The room was OK, to be honest the bed has seen better days and if you are at the front of the Hotel expect traffic to wake you up early. TV was very small and signal was iffy, even for BBC1....not sure the room is worth £120 per night, but I guess that is the going rate. Saxmundham is a "base" to go to other places like Aldburgh/Southwold/Beccles etc - apart from Waitrose and Tesco there is nothing. Sadly the Wednesday market only consisted of a fruit stall, a fish van, and a guy selling pick and mix sweets from plastic tubs - sad times indeed. All in all the Hotel is OK, the friendly staff make it what it is - and having 2 supermarkets nearby could be a big plus for some people. Didn't have evening meals here so can't comment, other residents did mention that the food was good though.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$104 - US$155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Bell Hotel
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United KingdomEnglandEast AngliaSuffolkSaxmundham
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Bell At Sax'
Which popular attractions are close to The Bell At Sax'?
Nearby attractions include Saxmundham Museum (0.1 km), 4 Fun Play Centre (1.0 km), and The Seizmond Gallery (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Bell At Sax'?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Bell At Sax'?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Bell At Sax'?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Bell At Sax'?
Conveniently located restaurants include Trinity's at No.14, The Bell Hotel, and Trawler's Catch.
Does The Bell At Sax' have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Bell At Sax' offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Bell At Sax' located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Saxmundham.
Are there any historical sites close to The Bell At Sax'?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Glemham Hall (5.6 km).