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The Bell Inn

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Newmarket Road | kennett newmarrket, Newmarket CB8 7PP, England
+44 1638 750333
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Hyde, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this inn as read it was nice, and we were not disappointed. The food was hot and tasty, with nothing bad to say. Would definitely go there again!!

Thank GingaHarry
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Great atmosphere, staff were lovely, amazing entertainment, food was excellent! Looking forward to our next visit

Thank doreensmalley53
Sophiex1988, Owner at The Bell Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review and so glad you enjoyed your evening More 

Newmarket, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

We went to The Bell last Sunday for lunch. The food was up to its usual high standard and the staff were attentive and helpful. The menu is extensive and they are very accommodating if some variation to the menu is required. Over the years we have had many excellent meals here and have never been disappointed. With the addition... More 

Thank June C
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Booked here to meet friends from New Zealand staying nearby.... we drove from Sussex.... All a bit disappointing... menu looked good online, pretty looking building etc, seemed like a good spot but a complete lack of enthusiasm to accommodate even the smallest changes to the menu were turned down (Ham Egg and chips on the menu... asked for just egg... More 

Thank Pevensey
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

This was my first stay at the Bell and I'm pleased I did. The room I'm stopping in is modern, clean with a large flatscreen tv and great shower. We had a steak for dinner which was lovely. The bar/restaurant is chilled and the bar staff were friendly. I will definitely stop again

Thank Richt36
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

The food was good but the service a bit over the top and looking at the menu a bit pricey and over the top for lunch. Could do with a bar menu. I know on race days it would be busy. It was very nice and warm inside.

Thank Gary C
Newmarket, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We went again to our local. To start with we has Haggis and Yorkshire pudding to share..We enjoyed this but felt less would have been better with the addition of Neeps...We did not want as much for a starter. delicious though it was. Next we had our main , as ever with a fine selection of veg. They no longer... More 

Thank Alison M
Eye, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Service slow. Food ok but not great. Boss/manageress rude to her staff. I had the curry which was obviously thickened with cornflour or something rather than tomatoes. My husband had the haddock which was cooked beautifully. The whole experience was spoiled by then boss who was rude to her staff twice in my hearing. I left about a third of... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Met up with a friend for Sunday lunch and this pub was midway for us. they could not have made us more welcome. Lovely log fire, great service. We had the starters of prawn cocktail and scallops, followed by the Big Bell Inn lunch - roast chicken, beef and ham - massive portions. This was followed by a meringue dessert.... More 

Thank Jackie T
1 review
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Went here for a meal on Xmas bank holiday Tuesday with family. the food was lovely and well enjoyed by all but found the waiting staff to be quite rude as she did not ask if anyone would like any sauces with our lunch and when asked ignored the person asking. Once her attention was caught it took a good... More 

Thank Sarah B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$29
British, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Digital Payments
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Newmarket Road | kennett newmarrket, Newmarket CB8 7PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Newmarket
  • Phone Number: +44 1638 750333
The Bell Inn at Kennett is a Family run, Early 16th Century Haunted Coaching Inn Offering Fresh Home cooked English Food. Situated Just 4 Miles from The World Famous Horse Racing Town of Newmarket, it is an excellent place to visit before or after a Days Racing, or for people visiting The Sales at Tattersalls. In July 2016 a major refurbishment and the addition of 10 guest rooms all with en-suites was completed. For many years The Bell has been regarded as a Pub & Restaurant which has the best location in East Anglia, being a perfect meeting place because of its prominent position on the B1506 Between Bury St Edmunds & Newmarket. Cambridge, Ely, Ipswich, Norwich, & Bury St Edmunds are all easily accessible From here.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?