A bill of sale in 1813 described The Bell as “A capital public house known by the sign of The Bell, Kersey, in the occupation of Mr Robert Ward, consisting of 3 parlours, 6 chambers, good kitchen, brew house, pantry, cellar and wash house, stable, yard, cart lodge and an excellent malting office with chambers for 15 coombs steep.” The services have been much improved since that date, but the bars have retained their old world charm and this is a friendly locals pub which really welcomes visitors.  Built in 1378, this grade II listed pub has today a great bar area with a cosy log fire, a bar/lounge and two rooms for dining. So unspoilt is The Bell, it has been used as a very convincing backdrop for filming period drama.    There is a beer garden & car park, lots of good walks near by. Dogs are welcome in the bar area but be warned space is limited. The Bell serves real ales and home-cooked food, they have a simple menu which is very good food .  Open every day (except Monday) from 11.30 am until 3.00 pm and from 6.00 pm to 11.00 pm, food is served from 12.00 pm to 2.30 pm and 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm daily (inc Sat/Sun).

Address:
The Street
Ipswich,
Suffolk