In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
This is a hotel, so it's possible that drinks are only available here to residents or diners. Please check before visiting.
31 High St, IP17 1AE
grid reference TM 386 631
hotel, opened 1730s circa
A prominent Georgian 4 star hotel with a comfortable main lounge bar.
The inn dates back to at least 1783, when the Norfolk Chronicle reported a meeting there.
- Accommodation available
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- WiFi available
Railway station about 0.1 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The Bell is historically listed as a family & commercial hotel & Posting House & Excise Office.
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, February 24th 1733*** to the Bell-Inn, Saxmundham.
to be sold, the Bell Inn, being a new Brick building and well accustomed…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)