Welcome to The Bell Inn, Rickinghall

If you have been looking for a country pub with a hotel in North Suffolk, then allow us to welcome you to The Bell Inn. Brimming with history and gorgeous period features, our hotel is the perfect place to settle in for a break in the North Suffolk countryside. No matter how long you are planning to stay with us, you can expect a warm welcome and a friendly atmosphere. That’s why The Bell Inn is considered one of the best country pub hotels that North Suffolk has to offer.









The Bell Inn is a beautiful country inn located in a peaceful countryside village setting.   

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Visiting us

We have ample on-site free parking and an outside patio area with children’s playground and sandpit. We are also proud to be able to offer a dog friendly bar area and accommodation, so feel free to bring your four-legged friends along. We have a handy new dog cleaning station to clean those muddy paws when you return from your countryside walk and some treats to keep them entertained whilst you enjoy a well-deserved drink by the open fire. We are situated in the picturesque village of Rickinghall which is but a minute's drive off the A143 between Bury St. Edmunds and Diss.

We aim to source all of our ingredients from local suppliers and support local and independent business as best we can. Call us for more information or to book a table on 01379 898 445. We strongly recommend booking if you are looking to eat with us to avoid any disappointment.

What Makes Us Special

We have 8 newly refurbished ensuite rooms, making our historic inn one of the most visually pleasing country pubs with accommodation in Norfolk. You’ll love what we have done with our rooms, whether you are a returning guest or staying with us for the very first time.

You will find a cosy bar area and a la carte restaurant with snugs and an open fire during winter, along with a bar snug and games machines. If you are planning a special occasion, then you will be pleased to know that we also have a function room that is perfect for private dining, parties, buffets and business meetings. With something for everyone, it’s easy to see why ours is one of the top country pubs Norfolk has.

The Bell Inn and its team have been shortlisted in the Velvet magazines ‘Pub of the year’ awards 2023 with the final taking place at the End of June, so watch this space.

Nominated for Norfolk Food and Drink awards 2023 - Chef of the Year and Pub of the Year

  • star rating  Fabulous lunch with friends at the Bell. Excellent friendly service in a clean covid-safe environment. Plenty of choice on the menu and the food was all superb. Delicious mains and... read more

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    26th May 2021

    star rating  Friend’s came up for lunch, which didn’t disappoint. The steak was cooked to perfection, the fish and chips were the best my friend had ever had ! Great atmosphere, staff... read more

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    26th June 2022

    star rating  Lovely country pub - Great food the venison was exquisite. Good portions, great for kids even supplied cutlery for my 2 year old, which is great as we always forget.

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    28th December 2022
  • star rating  Love this place. I'll be back! - A warm welcome awaits you! The friendly staff are happy to help. The rooms are spacious, warm, spotlessly clean and inviting. There is no area that disappoints, the beer is... read more

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    1st December 2022

    star rating  Love this place. We were part of a large group booked on a Friday evening, and were made to feel extremely welcome. Food was great and the service was second... read more

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    13th February 2022

    star rating  Spectacular lunch! - Wonderful local pub/restaurant - great atmosphere - staff very friendly and helpful - fabulous selection of food - highly recommend a visit - a real hidden treasure/culinary treat!

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    29th January 2023
  • star rating  Private Function Review - We recently held a celebratory meal (for 18) in The Snug, with the set Christmas menu, on one of their busiest nights of the season.
    It was perfect! ... read more

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    27th December 2022

    star rating  really friendly staff, severed by Tia. our dog was warmly welcomed and was given treats. we both had roast beef - it was amazing !! would highly recommend

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    29th November 2021

    star rating  We have moved to a house 10 minuted away and fancied breakfast. Our house is a project and we have no cooking facilities yet and breakfast was called for.
    ... read more

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    13th June 2021


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