Your Suffolk Retreat

Opening 2022

Welcome to the Bell Hotel Saxmundham

Situated in the heart of coastal Suffolk, our Grade II listed hotel, bar and restaurant is steeped in history. We’ve even entertained royalty, with King George II resting his head here in 1737. Today, when you stay in one of our unique, coastal heritage themed rooms, you can expect a royal welcome of your own from our guest services team.

We’re ideally situated for exploring Suffolk’s beautiful maritime heartland, with resorts like Aldeburgh and Southwold nearby. You’ll also find Framlingham Castle, many historic market towns and countless beauty spots within easy reach when you make The Bell Hotel Saxmundham your luxury base for an unforgettable Suffolk coastal visit.

Rooms Rooms


Our luxurious rooms are uniquely themed on local areas of coastal beauty and all have one thing in common – a sense of luxurious comfort. If you’re looking for an unforgettable experience that’s sure to leave you feeling refreshed and restored at the end of your stay, then look no further.

Restaurant Restaurant


From Suffolk’s finest farms to your fork, and from the sea to your plate, we work with the best local producers to offer you an unforgettable dining experience. That’s why The Bell Hotel is the place of choice for travellers looking to discover the authentic – and delicious – taste of Suffolk.

Bar Bar


Our relaxed bar and lounge is a lively and laidback drinking and casual dining spot. Join us for a huge selection of fine wines, craft beers and cocktails made from locally distilled spirits. You’ll also find gourmet coffee and indulgent slices of cake on offer – perfect for that daytime treat.



Generations of excellence since 1769

The Bell Hotel is owned by Beales Hotels, a unique business which has passed through nine generations of the Beale family.  Founded in 1769, it also currently operates a luxury four-star hotel, West Lodge Park, near North London and Hertfordshire.

There’s nothing quite like a stay at The Bell Hotel, where you’ll feel like part of our family as soon as you walk through the door.

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Looking to relax and replenish after a day’s sightseeing, unwind after a business trip, or simply passing through? Then pull up a stool at the bar, recline with friends in one of our cosy nooks, and make yourself at home – there’s space for everyone here, and we can’t wait to see you.


Bring your dog when you stay at the Bell Hotel Saxmundham

We know it can be difficult finding a dog-friendly hotel that also offers a luxurious guest experience. Fortunately, here at the Bell Hotel, we love dogs so much that we’ve created two dog-friendly hotel rooms for you and your four-legged friend to enjoy. After all, there’s so many walks around here, it would be a pity not to bring your pooch along.

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Latest News

Latest news on our £1m refurbishment
Latest news on our £1m refurbishment
Anyone who has ever worked on a renovation project will know that it comes with a unique set of challenges. And transformation of The Bell hasn’t been without it’s challenges. Mo...
Meet the man behind Beales Hotels: Andrew Beale
Meet the man behind Beales Hotels: Andrew Beale
We sat down with Beales Hotels Managing Director, Andrew Beale, to hear about his love of Coastal Suffolk, his vision for The Bell, and his idea of what truly makes a luxury hotel ex...
Here’s to Saxmundham’s first 750 years, can’t wait for the next 750!
Here’s to Saxmundham’s first 750 years, can’t wait for the next 750!
This July marked the 750th anniversary of King Henry III granting Saxmundham its first market charter. As anyone who was around on the 9th of July will have seen, the celebrations fo...
Suffolk beaches named best in UK by Sunday Times
Suffolk beaches named best in UK by Sunday Times
We always knew Suffolk had some of the best beaches in the UK, so we were very pleased to see that three local beaches have been included in a prestigious national newspaper guide o...

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