Bell Inn

Suffolk - Walberswick

A historic pub interior of regional importance

Listed Status: II

Ferry Rd
Walberswick
IP18 6TN

OS ref: TM499747

Tel: (01502) 723109

Email: bellwalberswick@adnams.co.uk

Website http://www.bellinnwalberswick.co.uk/

Real Ale: Yes

Lunchtime Meals: Yes

Evening Meals: Yes

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The highlight of this little spoiled 17th century village pub is the room at the front left with its uneven flagstone floor, superb curved L-shaped high backed settle and another smaller settle in the front of the old brick fireplace. The window bench seating is also old. The front right quarry tiled room has another old brick fireplace with copper hood and old window bench seating. Originally it was accessed via a door on the right as you enter the pub. The bar counter dates only from 1996. Two tiny rooms can be found off the passage around the settles - the one at the front was an office in the 1930s, while the one at the rear on a lower level was originally the cellar. A modern bar is at the rear and a new dining room to the far left. You can reach the pub from Southwold Harbour by using one of the few remaining hand operated ferry services; it operates daily in summer and at weekends in the low season.

The highlight of this little spoiled 17th century village pub is the uneven flagstone floor room at the front left with a superb curved L-shaped high backed settle and another smaller settle in the front of the old brick fireplace. The window bench seating is also old. The front right quarry tiled room has another old brick fireplace with copper hood and old window bench seating. Originally it was accessed via a door on the right as you enter the pub. The bar counter dates from 1996 - the original one was some 4 feet in front - look for the markings on the wall in the gap from the right hand room. There are two tiny rooms off the passage around the settles - the one at the front was an office in the 1930s, the one at the rear on a lower level was originally the cellar. There is a modern bar at the rear and new dining room to the far left. You can reach this pub by using one of the few hand operated ferry services left from Southwold Harbour and pub which operates daily in summer and at weekends in the low season.

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