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 roughly 1730s
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 hotel is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
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)