Following on from The Bell Hotel’s pre-Christmas reopening, phase two of refurbishment is set to begin in mid-March. This will see the likes of additional dining space, lift access, a terrace, and three new guest bedrooms added to the boutique hotel.

Fortunately, those wishing to visit the Saxmundham hotel won’t have to miss out during this period. Builders will undertake the necessary work from scaffolding set up at the rear of the Grade II listed building, meaning the front end will remain largely untouched, and business continue very much as usual for guests.

This phase of refurbishment will take three months to complete, meaning the extra rooms, and brand-new outdoor space, will be ready for the summer-time rush of diners, drinkers and guests.

As The Bell’s Manager Ashley Beale explains:

“Since reopening, we’ve had some lovely mentions in the media, and that’s meant we’ve enjoyed a steady stream of room and table bookings. So I’m excited to be adding more space, and a private dining area, for our guests to enjoy. It means we can give more people the chance to discover what makes The Bell Hotel so special.”

“Saxmundham is surrounded by areas of natural beauty, with the likes of RSPB Minsmere, Aldeburgh and Snape Maltings just around the corner. It’s great to be bringing tourism to this beautiful and friendly area.”

With bookings coming in thick and fast for 2023, there are already plans for a final phase of refurbishment at The Bell that will see several more rooms added, though no date has been confirmed for this work yet. One thing is for sure though, 2023 is going to be an exciting year for Ashley and his team at The Bell, no doubt the first of many.