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Ye Olde Bell & Steelyard

) #32 of 70 Restaurants in Woodbridge $$ - $$$ , British,
103 New Street, Woodbridge IP12 1DZ, England
+44 1394 382933
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“loin” (2 reviews)
“sunday roast” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, European, Central European
$$ - $$$
103 New Street, Woodbridge IP12 1DZ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The pub is a lovely old inn. The staff are friendly although there were not many customers for a Thursday night. I had the steak and ale pie which had delicious shortcrust pastry and the meet was tender and gristle free. It came with a...More

Thank sally r
northbanker117, Owner at Ye Olde Bell & Steelyard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you Sally for your positive comments, we are glad you enjoyed your meal with us and hope to see you again soon Tom

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

A friendly, welcoming local. Excellent beers served by a charming young barman. Relaxed and civilised atmosphere.

Thank John M
northbanker117, Owner at Ye Olde Bell & Steelyard, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you John for your favourable comments. We are a little confused that inspite of your positive comments you rated us as 'poor' ?????????

Reviewed 1 May 2017

We visited this pub as we had read it was a nice old traditional pub. Our dog was welcomed but when we tried to order a lunch at 2.02pm we were told everything was shut down. We only asked for a couple of sandwiches but...More

Thank Geoffrey B
northbanker117, Owner at Ye Olde Bell & Steelyard, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Sorry for your inconvenience. We do finish food service at 2pm daily as is advertised online and outside the pub. The kitchen is fairly prompt with this as they only have a few hours to prep for the evening. We will be pleased to serve...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017

An excellent pub with a blazing fire and good pub menu. The bar serves an excellent choice of local and guest ales.

Thank ken w
Reviewed 24 March 2017

I really like this Pub and try to visit if I am in Woodbridge. The wine I had was of good quality. There is a great atmosphere. It makes you wish you were one of their regulars! The historic exterior is well worth a trip...More

Thank Hilary B
northbanker117, Owner at Ye Olde Bell & Steelyard, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2017

Thanks Hilary Glad you enjoyed your visit, if you come in to us whenever you visit 'Woody' then you are a regular, introduce yourself when you are next in. Thanks again Tom

Reviewed 27 February 2017

Really lovely old pub. Came in and was greeted by a lovely warm real fire, and friendly staff. Only had one drink but the food looked lovely and would like to try it next time. Certainly love their rugby here with several items of memorabilia...More

Thank daveinkent44
Reviewed 19 February 2017

If you are looking for an authentic English pub, this is the winner. We stopped in this week for a pint and a sticky toffee pudding and we loved it. Staff was great. We will definitely be visiting again.

Thank Naomi V
northbanker117, Owner at Ye Olde Bell & Steelyard, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2017

Glad you enjoyed your visit. Nothing like a sticky toffee pud and a pint. Look foward to seeing you again Tom

Reviewed 23 January 2017

Superb place, which happens to be the second home for Woodbridge RFC. Fine selection of Ales and food cooked to order.

Thank Richard W
northbanker117, Owner at Ye Olde Bell & Steelyard, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2017

Hi Richard Thanks for your comments Good rugby, good ale and good food is what we try and achieve. Really glad you enjoyed yourself. HERE COMES THE SIX NATIONS Tom

Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is a fascinating old pub, but it is also blessed with a friendly lively customer base. We enjoyed a very filling and good value meal , some excellent ales and a live band (Ramoras) who were great fun, and played a range of 60/70/80...More

Thank Hugh G
northbanker117, Owner at Ye Olde Bell & Steelyard, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2016

Thanks for your review Hugh. Yep a great night was had by all, very pleased that you enjoyed it. We are at a loss to know how the rugby lads get so 'tipsy' as they seem to spill most of it lol Tom Bell and...More

Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We had a yummy Sunday lunch here so was looking forward to a midweek return. I watched a lady, on Sunday, devour her pork belly meal and crunch away on perfectly cooked crackling and wiped her plate clean. So it was an easy choice for...More

Thank Victoria1719Cottage
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub, European, Central European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 New Street, Woodbridge IP12 1DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Woodbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1394 382933
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