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The Bell Inn

££ - £££, British,
Ferry Road | Southwold, Walberswick IP18 6TN, England
+44 1502 723109
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good48%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“smoked cod” (6 reviews)
“fish and chips” (25 reviews)
“chowder” (4 reviews)
Closes in 30 min
18:00 - 21:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Ferry Road | Southwold, Walberswick IP18 6TN, England
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

Called in the Bell on the off chance. Had a nice pint of Adnams and a veggie red curry. Lovely beer and the food was good as well. The pub is large, expansive and welcoming, with a very large garden at the rear. Well worth...More

Thank AlunP101
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I love The Bell at Walberswick. Its one of my favourite pubs, I have stayed B&B many occasions, and often visit Xmas day/New Year Eve and for other special occasions. HOWEVER!!! - I cannot for the life me, understand why they would stop taking food...More

1  Thank aajrodwell
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Lunch serving times on website say 2:30, by the door say 2:00. Arrived and ordered at 1:45 and was told that they had stopped serving due to a wedding. Would have been fine if told at the door that they stopped serving, or when picking...More

Thank ericjbpowell
Reviewed 20 September 2017

The food was lovely, and Adnams beers on tap too. The Inn is also dog friendly, so we could find a table in one of the little nooks and our dogs were happy too.

Thank Marion S
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Stopped here for lunch on a family outing. Nice atmosphere and the food was fine. Must be popular as it was busy on a Monday afternoon. Walberswick is a pretty village but the problem is parking - or the lack of it. Yellow lines, cars...More

Thank morageckford
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Suffolk smokies and Mozzarella and Parmesan dip very good... garden very pleasant in the sun.... the sea is just visible over the sand dunes through a gap in the hedge.... very nice rest after the walk from Southwold....

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We chose "The Bell" after reading on-line reviews of accommodation in the Southwold area and booked on-line. We were very happy with our choice. We were made very welcome on arrival and were shown to our room within a few minutes. The room was comfortable,...More

Thank DtheK
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Stopped off for lunch and a few drinks after a nice walk in the local area. We grabbed a table outside and headed inside to order at the bar. We got a mix of the standard menu and the specials board, everyone was really happy...More

Thank lnsFred
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Arrived early evening for one night stay and was greeted by friendly helpful young man who showed us to lovely room. If you are a tall or larger person please inform them when booking as bed was really small. Went into dinner and as I...More

Thank oscar552017
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Love this place,been staying here for years , great rooms and food couldn't fault it. Very friendly, recommended .

Thank saxon999
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ferry Road | Southwold, Walberswick IP18 6TN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Walberswick
  • Phone Number: +44 1502 723109
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A charming coastal pub with rooms overlooking the sea, serving home cooked and locally sourced food, fine Adnams ales, wines and whiskies. Situated in the heart of the picturesque seaside village of Walberswick and just a stones throw away from the rolling dunes and Harbour, stands The Bell Inn. A 600 year old pub steeped in history surrounded by an area of outstanding natural beauty, big blue skies and refreshing sea air. The coastline is a magical area to explore with amazing panoramic views across commons, marshes and beaches. A particularly popular destination for people who enjoy walking, cycling and bird watching. The Bell offers no shortage of Suffolk character with quirky snugs, beamed ceilings, hidden alcoves and worn flagstone floors. Well known for our friendly and welcoming atmosphere, The Bell is a perfect all year round destination. During colder months enjoy roaring open fires and hearty home cooked meals. In the summer months enjoy al fresco dining in our popular, family friendly garden which over-looks the beach of Walberswick and out to sea. Well behaved dogs are welcome throughout the pub.
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