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


Free Parking

Children’s Play Area

Dog Friendly

Accommodation Available

  • star rating  Found this lovely pub just searching for something quiet and not too expensive for a night and so pleased with our choice. Lovely welcome by great , friendly people and... read more

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    28th August 2022

    star rating  Girls meal out - Absolutely superb! I have eaten at the Bell many times and recently I went with friends, we had such a wonderful experience. The food was outstanding, the staff were professional... read more

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    10th February 2023

    star rating  This was the third stay at the Bell, (it would have been more if it had not been for Covid), no hassles at all, arrived, quickly shown to the room... read more

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    1st July 2021
  • star rating  Booked ahead and were seated in the bar area. The good service; friendly and helpful. All the food was delicious. Generous roast dinner with cauliflower cheese, sausage and chips and... read more

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    2nd May 2022

    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  Great Food, splendid atmosphere, service was good. Friday night - live music lots of happy people enjoying this lovely local pub.
    Love the restaurant for a quiet meal for... read more

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    18th December 2021
  • 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  Please plan a visit here 😁 - Now we’ve not been out to celebrate Valentine’s Day for the last few years but tonight we booked in at The Bell and we were not disappointed. The food was... read more

    avatar thumb Grimwatt
    14th February 2023

    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

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    19th October 2022

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