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Cock and Bell Inn

Certificate of Excellence
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Bar, British, Pub
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Hall Street, Long Melford, Babergh District CO10 9JR, England
+44 1787 379807
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been having lunch there on the way home from shopping in Sudbury regularly for several years. It's basic pub grub but always very well presented and fantastic value, who could moan at a big plate of fish & chips for £6! The drinks are very reasonably priced too, and the staff are always friendly and welcoming, everything is of... More 

Thank BricklayerLondon
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had cause to visit the Cock and Bell to attend a wake. The premises were clean and welcoming. The food was excellent and a great selection both hot and cold.The staff and service and attention were very good. There is a large car park at the rear of building. Sunday roasts should be good and I aim to find out... More 

Thank Derek B
Long Melford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Good food...service and nice surroundings....family pub...good bar central location....value for money....generally good pub grub...booking recommended...but not essential.

Thank unmovable
Bridport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The quality of food was poor quality. The food was that of a chain pub and we got the impression that much of it had been reheated ( microwaved. The steaks we ordered were over cooked. When I arrived I sat on chair that was soaking wet. The staff were forgetful and not that welcoming. It took half an hour... More 

1 Thank pelicanlen
sjfourie, General Manager at Cock and Bell Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review. Im very sorry you were unhappy. We are very proud to have a pub with great staff, great customers and where we have waiting lists for tables every weekend. We are in the heart of a beautiful place and we are so proud of our pub. Its such a shame you wont be returning. More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Relaxed atmosphere. Service was a bit slow and some of the food a little dry (fish and chips) steaks were very good. We started our meal a bit late so I didn't feel the pub was entirely to blame for the negative comments as they were also serving another large group so the kitchen were maybe struggling to serve so... More 

Thank angela b
sjfourie, General Manager at Cock and Bell Inn, responded to this review

Hello thank you for your review. And we appreciate your honesty in the fact that the lateness may have effected service. We try our best to always stagger bookings to give the best service possible but theses things cant be helped. Thank you again for your custom and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Sudbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Good value for money. Always nice and busy..staff very friendly and good selection of wines and beers.

Thank lisat12345
sjfourie, General Manager at Cock and Bell Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are lucky to be surrounded by great customers and team. We hope to see you soon. More 

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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Not enough staff at Christmas time, had to wait a long time but worth it in the end. And yes we would all return to have your scummy food.

Thank loopyscotter
sjfourie, General Manager at Cock and Bell Inn, responded to this review

Hello Im so glad you had an enjoyable visit and hope to see you again soon. Kindest regards Sam, Jean Paul and the team More 

sudbury, suffolk
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We came for a meal with our children a few tables were reserved but we found a free table with no reservation, we set up a tab at the bar so they were aware of where we were sitting and ordered starters and a main meal just as we were finishing our meal a lady came and put a reserved... More 

Thank hayley w
sjfourie, General Manager at Cock and Bell Inn, responded to this review

Im sorry you were dissapointed because you had to sit on a booked table. We do get extremely busy with bookings and try our best to accomodate everyone. We do have a very high turn over of bookings as we are do busy so we do have to reserve time slots for people. Its a shame you wont be returning... More 

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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

6 of us met up for our pre-Christmas lunch. It was a very good experience. Not having been to this pub before I was pleased with the whole deal. Good food well cooked. Good beer well kept. In a rather splendid building. There is a carpark at the rear.

Thank Mick M
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145 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We had been here last year for a Christmas lunch and the quality of the Christmas food was up to standard in spite of the very large group present, over 50 of us. Started off with chicken liver pate and my partner had baked stuffed mushrooms followed by traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and she had the salmon... More 

Thank Prassky

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hall Street, Long Melford, Babergh District CO10 9JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Babergh District  >  Long Melford
  • Phone Number: +44 1787 379807

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?