Your Suffolk Retreat

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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.




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.



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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Explore the new lunchtime set menu at The Bell
Explore the new lunchtime set menu at The Bell
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