Beales Hotels set to take over The Bell Hotel, Saxmundham

Beales Hotels, the family-owned hotel group founded in 1769, is set to open a hotel in Suffolk this Spring following the first phase of a significant refurbishment. The Bell Hotel in Saxmundham is perfectly placed to access The Suffolk Coast and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, as well as tourism hotspots like Aldeburgh, Snape and Southwold.

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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...
Major refurbishment at the Bell Hotel hits £1million milestone

Major refurbishment at the Bell Hotel hits £1million milestone

Having now invested over £ 1 million in the major refurbishment of The Bell Hotel Saxmundham, new owners the Beales Hotels are happy to announce they’re well on track for the gran...
Meet the designers behind the Bell Hotel Saxmundham’s incredible new look

Meet the designers behind the Bell Hotel Saxmundham’s incredible new look

Meet the designers behind the Bell Hotel Saxmundham’s incredible new look. With refurbishment work on the Bell Hotel well underway, we’re excited to sit down with Rebecca and Ele...
Dartford warbler is welcomed back from near-extinction

Dartford warbler is welcomed back from near-extinction

The distinctive sight and sound of a Dartford warbler singing from the top of a sprig of gorse in the May sunshine is making a welcome comeback after the bird almost became extinct...
Meet the Bell Hotel Saxmundham’s star chef Garry Cook

Meet the Bell Hotel Saxmundham’s star chef Garry Cook

When you join us for food at the Bell Hotel, you can expect spectacular dishes created with fresh, local and quality ingredients. And that’s thanks to our head chef, Garry Cook. He...