Our History

The origin of the Bell Inn stemmed from the need to cater for the Traveller of the day back in the 17th & early 18th centuries who used the busy roadway of the time from Great Yarmouth to Bury St Edmunds and on to London. 

The Bell Inn was so popular because of its extensive stabling for the large draught horses used for passenger travel and additional mounts available. With added accommodation and popular bar, the Bell Inn proved ever popular. 

In the latter part of the 19th & 20th centuries the Bell Inn became the focal point  

In the more recent years the Bell Inn is an independent family run free house, with great character and atmosphere. Jordan has been the front of The Bell Inn since 2016, but, independently since October 2021. Going from strength to strength and providing a warm and inviting environment which attracts many friends and local loyal customers. This year sees the Bell Inn awarded the AA Rosette award for culinary excellence

WHY PEOPLE CHOOSE TO STAY WITH US

Free Parking

Children’s Play Area

Dog Friendly

Accommodation Available

  • star rating  We had planned for a meal on the Broads but the beautiful unexpected weather had meant many riverside restaurants were fully booked. So we headed back to the area we... read more

    avatar thumb Michelle H
    24th September 2021

    star rating  Delicious Friday night dinner - Gem of a pub - delicious menu and all the courses were tasty , generous and well cooked. It is outstanding value for the quality of food on offer and... read more

    avatar thumb Rachel H
    20th November 2022

    star rating  Excellent stay, comfy room and excellent food drink and hospitality - Wonderful friendly inn with rooms. The staff couldn’t do enough and managed to fit us in for Sunday lunch when we hadn’t booked and the place was packed. We had... read more

    avatar thumb 607ChrisS607
    19th October 2022
  • star rating  We stayed 3 nights in a tidy room with a great power shower.
    Staff were friendly and the breakfasts were very good . Worth ordering the porridge(request for the... read more

    avatar thumb DBDB8
    28th February 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

    avatar thumb 483nlc
    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

    avatar thumb Grimwatt
    13th February 2022
  • 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

    avatar thumb Lovely-spread
    26th June 2022

    star rating  Family meal - Lovely family meal x 5, great menu and service.
    Rib eye steaks and short rib were superb. Sticky toffee pudding desert also recommended.

    avatar thumb 440vernc
    13th November 2022

    star rating  Really lovely Sunday lunch, food was fresh and delicious. Roast beef cooked perfectly. Service as always, excellent and the added bonus of live music in the sunshine.

    Thank... read more

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    30th May 2021

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