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The Bell Inn

Newmarket Road | kennett newmarrket, Newmarket CB8 7PP, England
+44 1638 750333
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Restaurant Hours
British, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Newmarket Road | kennett newmarrket, Newmarket CB8 7PP, England
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Went to this inn as read it was nice, and we were not disappointed. The food was hot and tasty, with nothing bad to say. Would definitely go there again!!

Thank GingaHarry
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Great atmosphere, staff were lovely, amazing entertainment, food was excellent! Looking forward to our next visit

Thank doreensmalley53
Sophiex1988, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review and so glad you enjoyed your evening

Reviewed 9 March 2017

We went to The Bell last Sunday for lunch. The food was up to its usual high standard and the staff were attentive and helpful. The menu is extensive and they are very accommodating if some variation to the menu is required. Over the years...More

Thank June C
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Booked here to meet friends from New Zealand staying nearby.... we drove from Sussex.... All a bit disappointing... menu looked good online, pretty looking building etc, seemed like a good spot but a complete lack of enthusiasm to accommodate even the smallest changes to the...More

Thank Pevensey
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This was my first stay at the Bell and I'm pleased I did. The room I'm stopping in is modern, clean with a large flatscreen tv and great shower. We had a steak for dinner which was lovely. The bar/restaurant is chilled and the bar...More

Thank Richt36
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

The food was good but the service a bit over the top and looking at the menu a bit pricey and over the top for lunch. Could do with a bar menu. I know on race days it would be busy. It was very nice...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We went again to our local. To start with we has Haggis and Yorkshire pudding to share..We enjoyed this but felt less would have been better with the addition of Neeps...We did not want as much for a starter. delicious though it was. Next we...More

Thank Alison M
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Service slow. Food ok but not great. Boss/manageress rude to her staff. I had the curry which was obviously thickened with cornflour or something rather than tomatoes. My husband had the haddock which was cooked beautifully. The whole experience was spoiled by then boss who...More

6  Thank Anne H
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Met up with a friend for Sunday lunch and this pub was midway for us. they could not have made us more welcome. Lovely log fire, great service. We had the starters of prawn cocktail and scallops, followed by the Big Bell Inn lunch -...More

Thank Jackie T
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Went here for a meal on Xmas bank holiday Tuesday with family. the food was lovely and well enjoyed by all but found the waiting staff to be quite rude as she did not ask if anyone would like any sauces with our lunch and...More

Thank Sarah B
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
shaun c
What are the opening hours? I just moved in up the street and the few times we've walked down to have dinner it has been closed, lights off, doors locked.
18 November 2016|
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Response from j_drinkhill49 | Reviewed this property |
I 'm not sure what the opening hours are during the week. We visited The Bell on a Saturday and pre booked for 7pm by phone.
Is the pub dog friendly? We often pass with our German Shepherd in the car.
23 January 2016|
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Response from Management-TheBell | Property representative |
sorry no dogs
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$29
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Digital Payments
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newmarket Road | kennett newmarrket, Newmarket CB8 7PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Newmarket
  • Phone Number: +44 1638 750333
  • E-mail
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.