Local Information

The Bell Inn is situated in North Suffolk, the heart of East Anglia, just off the A143, approximately 7 miles south west of Diss and 14 miles North East of Bury St. Edmunds. 

From a historical and cultural point of view, there is plenty to see and do with the Abbey Ruins, Cathedral, Museums and Art Gallery in Bury St. Edmunds, The Museum of East Anglian Life in Stowmarket, Wingfield Arts College, Bressingham Gardens and Steam Museum and Knettishall Country Park all being within a 30-minute drive. Ipswich and Norwich, with their many attractions are only one hour away using the nearby A140. 

The popular Coastal Resorts of Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Felixstowe and the attractive picturesque Southwold, Aldeburgh and Dunwich can be easily driven within an hour to make a perfect day out. 

The village itself has a local Co-Op, fish and chip shop a Chinese take away, coffee/art shop along with another pub. 

Other Attractions include… 

  • Great Countryside 
  • Great Shopping 
  • Great Attractions 
  • Great Local Walks 


Free Parking

Children’s Play Area

Dog Friendly

Accommodation Available

  • star rating  Mr and Mrs Harniman-coote  - We loved the atmosphere and staff were really friendly they made our boxer dog feel so comfortable. The food was fantastic they had a new menu on for the Friday... read more

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    6th February 2023

    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

    avatar thumb thistleygreen
    18th December 2021

    star rating  I travel with work and chose this pub as it was central to my work commitments. So glad I did, great bedroom, solid night sleep in a comfortable bed, desk... read more

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    1st December 2021
  • 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. 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  Company Christmas Meal 2022 - Thank You To The Bell Inn Team! - Thank you to all the staff at The Bell Inn for our lovely Christmas Meal. The food was great and the staff were attentive and very efficient. They served 27... read more

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    5th January 2023
  • star rating  So we go here for breakfast on the occasional weekend, dinner with friends and Sunday lunch is really good too!

    Well priced, excellent food and friendly service make... read more

    avatar thumb robinb851
    5th January 2022

    star rating  Had a lovely meal of fish and chips last night, delicious. The staff are very well trained, customer service outstanding. Everywhere immaculate. Congratulations to the whole team at the Bell,... read more

    avatar thumb 620arlenec
    20th June 2021

    star rating  Great food and lots of choice , excellent attentive service by Fiona and Alyssa and good buzzy atmosphere . The decor is lovely

    avatar thumb 895teresab
    26th August 2022

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