The Bell, Walberswick

Ferry Road, Walberswick, Suffolk, United Kingdom, IP18 6TN
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Open 7 days a week serving. Lunch 12pm - 2.30pm and Dinner 6pm - 9pm

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  • Free WiFi
  • Families and Children Welcome
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About The Bell, Walberswick

Situated on the village green, in the heart of picturesque Walberswick and just a stones throw from the rolling sand dunes, stands The Bell Inn. This elegant, 600 year old pub is steeped in history, sitting in an area of outstanding natural beauty, big blue skies and fresh sea air.

The Bell Inn is part of the Adnams pubs family and serves an impressive range of well-kept beers, spirits and wines.

Inside the pub, you can enjoy quirky snugs, hidden alcoves and a light bar. Outside The Bell boasts a large garden perfect for summer sunshine.


Our menu captures the best of Suffolk produce. Enjoy a varied choice of delicious, freshly prepared, locally sourced and home-cooked meals.

Cuisine: Pub Food
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Very nice meal. Service a little slow, but understandable in the circumstances and no complaints. Inevitable that atmosphere has changed, given social distancing. However good to see you open. We will return. Thank you.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Affected obviously by covid restrictions.

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Visited On Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Fantastic service from all the staff. The front of house was a fantastic woman who was both friendly and ran a tight ship Covid-19 wise. I have a mobility impairment and she made sure that our table was near to both the entrance, garden and loos ! I was nervous about eating at a pub and due to the weather we couldn’t eat outside . Thanks to the excellent COVID-19 precautions at The Bell and sensitive staff I felt very comfortable eating inside. The food and drinks were fab and all 6 humans and 2 dogs of my party enjoyed all our food orders ! I’m so glad that I booked 2 days before we wanted to eat at the pub - so many people were disappointed on the day. Again the front of house / maitre d handled this very well - people could stay for a drink if they were happy to wait for 30 minutes . Also people were encouraged to book on line for future days - which some of them did then and there! A great pub with a fantastic kitchen and service team - many thanks !

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 September 2020

We were made to feel welocme and safe.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 September 2020

We all enjoyed having lunch at The Bell yesterday, good food in the pretty garden with good service. And the sun shone beautifully! Thank you.

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Visited On Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Fabulous staff, very good social distancing/ COVID secure set up, felt very safe, would definitely come back

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

Delicious lunch! My friend had never been to Southwold before and I felt that a visit to The Bell was a must - we were not disappointed! We hope to visit you again in better times. Take care.

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Visited On Monday, 14 September 2020

Very tasty fish and chips in a wonderful outdoor setting. Very good service.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Excellent food and drink at good value. Atmosphere a little lacking in dining room but only to be expected under current circumstances! We shall certainly return. One of the best plaice and chips I have ever had!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

We had a nice family lunch

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Given there were only 2 occupied tables inside, service wasn’t very attentive. Not sure why diner numbers were so restricted either - there was plenty of room for more whilst maintaining social distancing.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

Nice room, cracking food & drink, courteous & friendly staff, all of which led to a hugely enjoyable three day stay despite Covid restrictions which were dealt with sensibly & professionally.

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Great service and all very helpful . Food slightly dry for four of the dishes, Couldn’t change the order but great to get out at last

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

Nice food, horrible atmosphere... very expensive for the experience... wouldn’t recommend

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

Delicious and reasonably priced

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Excellent time at our favourite pub this weekend. Felt totally safe with the social distancing rules in place. Great welcome, wonderful service and fantastic food as always!

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Visited On Thursday, 10 September 2020

Sadly COVID restrictions has killed much of the atmosphere in this lovely traditional pub and probably resulted in a very limited menu. Lovely garden though and very helpful and friendly staff, happy to support The Bell through these difficult times

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

The bell was fantastic as always. The food and service was excellent as it is every time I come and being able to book a table online was an added advantage. I have only scored the atmosphere down due to the quietness of the inside but I understand this is due to covid and the current situation. The bell had been my go to stop for many years when I visit walberswick and surrounding area and it never disappoints. Thank you

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Visited On Thursday, 10 September 2020

As always the bell has excellent food and excellent service Dessert was fab

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 September 2020

We were in a part of the restaurant that lacked any atmosphere but the food and drink were good.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 September 2020

We've often eaten at the Bell but never stayed before. It as lovely and our room was clean and comfortable. They had very well thought out and effective social distancing measures in place so it felt very safe, slightly at the expense of the normally warm atmosphere - not their fault. I've never had a bad meal at the Bell and was not disappointed this time either - it as very good. The staff are very friendly and professional. I would definitely recommend a stay there in the peaceful village of Walberswick.

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Visited On Wednesday, 09 September 2020

Our first visit & we will definitely return. We thought the menu was very good. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. We would recommend The Bell as the food quality & prices were excellent. Our best meal on a weeks holiday in Suffolk.

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Visited On Sunday, 06 September 2020

A late Sunday birthday lunch, the earliest available booking was 2.15pm. Although we arrived early we were ushered straight to our table, but the place was empty - so not much in the way of an atmosphere. . Both our meals arrived hot and tasty. For desert we relocated to the garden. That was lovely - several tables were taken - it was very pleasant - with no children running about to disturb the peace and quiet. Coupled with the cheerful staff - it was an enjoyable afternoon out for us. Thank you - we will come again.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 September 2020

You score low on service. I know all about the virus but bits of our order were forgotten and we had to remind several times so things were slow. also we asked for napkins to mop up slopped coffee as they were delivered and these were given rather sulkily. We come often to you so i would always recommend you and will come back. Perhaps better trained young people serving would be good.

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Visited On Thursday, 10 September 2020

Another nice lunch at the Bell. I would say that their Covid security measures are the best of all the pubs we have visited since lockdown was relaxed. We find this reassuring so please keep up the good work and we will continue to visit.

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