31 High st
The Bell At Sax' is a lovely laid-back restaurant-with-rooms at the heart of the High Street in the old market town of Saxmundham. On our doorstep are the cosmopolitan seaside delights of Aldeburgh and Southwold. Good food is the focus of The Bell using great local ingredients in hearty elegant dishes and Jonathan's culinary flair.
Upstairs we have 10 relaxing spacious but cosy bedrooms. Sizewell is only around 7 miles away for corporate visitors and the train station just a short walk.
With the East Suffolk Heritage Coast all around us The Bell At Sax' makes a great destination from which to explore the beautiful landscapes cultural delights and beaches in this beautiful part of East Anglia. One particular place to visit a short drive away is Snape Maltings home to Aldeburgh Music and a great shopping emporium for gifts fashion (and the lovely things you hadn't realised you needed!) alongside its concert halls and antique shops. A lovely eye-catching Victorian building The Bell has the lovely wooden floors flagstones and high ceilings you would expect along with open log fires squishy sofas and a hotchpotch of tables and mismatching chairs befitting a relaxed shabby-chic property as we are.
We have two lovely intimate dining rooms serving our trademark relaxed good food locally sourced and passionately prepared by Owner and Head Chef Jonathan Nicholson. Jonny in his early days was Sous Chef for Marco Pierre White at his first restaurant Harveys in London's Wandsworth as well as Executive Chef for Sir Terence Conran at his Bluebird Restaurant and Club on Chelsea's Kings Road. At The Bell we have a lovely mix of vistors and residents along with locals popping in for a drink or a bite to eat.
In our bar we have draught local ales a well-stocked array of spirits and a short but interesting Liberty of London wine list. Our ten rooms upstairs come in a range of sizes but all are full of character spacious and en-suite. All the rooms come with tea and coffee-making facilities and Freeview TV; a full cooked breakfast is included in all our room rates.
The present Bell Hotel as it is painted above the front door (we are definitively a laid-back restaurant-with-rooms now but the frontage is listed!) as built in 1842 on a site which had been occupied by an inn for centuries and it originally had stabling for 40 horses and six acres of pasture. King George II stayed at the Bell in January 1737 en-route by carriage from Lowestoft to London.
Tea and coffee making facilities
Desk with lamp
Wireless internet connection
Internet access (wireless) in public areas
Internet connection (wireless)
The Bell At Sax' is already well known for its good food and laid-back atmosphere. What we offer is what we like to enjoy when dining out perhaps loosely labelled in chef parlance as 'Modern British' but best described as real food proper local ingredients carefully cooked to get the best on to the plate in comforting indulgent but contemporary dishes. Breakfast 7.30 - 9.30am. Lunch is served from 12 noon till 2.30pm. Dinner is served from 6 - 9.30pm.
Breakfast (Full cooked)
Get an Ordnance Survey map covering the Saxmundham area.
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Saxmundham, St John the Baptist Church - 0.3 miles (Historic Church)
Friston, St Mary's Church - 2.2 miles (Historic Church)
Snape, St John the Baptist Church - 2.2 miles (Historic Church)
Friston Windmill - 2.2 miles (Historic Building)
Snape Maltings - 3.2 miles (Historic Building)
Glemham Hall - 3.4 miles (Historic House)
Leiston Abbey - 3.8 miles (Abbey)
Theberton, St Peter's Church - 3.8 miles (Historic Church)
Yoxford, St Peter's Church - 4 miles (Historic Church)
Iken, St Botolph's Church - 4.2 miles (Historic Church)
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