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The New Bell Inn

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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Updated 20/10/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/10/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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US$7 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews steak and kidney pudding sunday roast chilli sausage sandwich coleslaw pork the pub great friendly pub great selection of real ales friendly faces hard work feel very welcome home cooked food excellent food nice lunch cannot fault table service
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Reviewed 4 November 2021 via mobile

The fish and chips are first class and great value for money. Lovely fresh fIsh in an exceptional batter served with chunky chips. The apple crumble and custard was excellent. First class bitter to wash it down as well.

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 27 October 2021

The New Bell Inn had a great range of ales and ciders at great prices. The bar staff were very friendly and there was also some live music being played which added to the great atmosphere. Best pub in Harwich!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 15 October 2021 via mobile

Smokey bean chilli is spot on and was requested at short notice. Customer service is second to none. Best vegan pub food in Harwich

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 14 October 2021 via mobile

Four for lunch sampling scampi and chips and steak and kidney pudding. Scampi came with chips,coleslaw,salad,tartare sauce,lemon and dressing. Pudding came with broccoli, carrots, cabbage and was a large portion. All meals were of very good quality and the pudding was thought to be homemade....Overall great pub lunch which I would recommend as an ex licensee and definitely visit again.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 26 July 2021 via mobile

It’s great to visit that takes covid prevention seriously, with a great selection of beers and a lovely garden

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 25 June 2021 via mobile

We were walking through Harwich and came across the New Bell Inn so decided to give it a go and it was a very good decision,we were made to feel welcome,I had the steak and kidney pudding with veg and the wife had a chilli...con carne which were excellent,we shall be returningMore

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 16 June 2021 via mobile

On a walk around Historic Harwich stopped here for an Al fresco lunch. Superb friendly service and a terrific Caesar Salad (my chap really enjoyed his sausage sandwich too). Well done for using your car park for more outside tables.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 11 June 2021 via mobile

What an absolute wonderful, welcoming, dog friendly pub. Not been spoilt by over modernisation. Great selection of real ales. We had Sunday lunch, what great value, home cooked food. A little gem of a place. Love the table service.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 8 June 2021 via mobile

This is a hidden gem of the beautiful historic Harwich. The landlord and landlady are always so welcoming. A good selection of ales beers and wines. Fab food. Pop along on the ferry train or road and relax and enjoy!

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 7 June 2021 via mobile

Lovely friendly place, great service and great food. Will definitely go back again. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: June 2021
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27 September 2019|
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Response from michaelbrennan622 | Reviewed this property |
Not after 2.30pm, and not evenings.
29 August 2019|
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Response from Linda U | Reviewed this property |
I am really sorry but we had just stumbled on this pub whilst out and went in for lunch. I would suggest you go on line and find details of the pub and ring them.
10 June 2019|
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Response from Pamela W | Property representative |
Dear Molly, I can’t apologise enough for letting you down today unfortunately my wife was taken I’ll on Friday and she had your booking in her diary so I wasn’t aware of it. We hope you enjoy your meal at the Alma and look... More
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Yes, The New Bell Inn is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The New Bell Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5