previously known as: New BellReal Ale
The Street, IP13 7BJ
grid reference TM 227 602
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- 12;30 - 15:00, 1730: 23:00 every day
regular real ales
Earl Soham Sir Roger Porter, Adnams Southwold and Ghostship.
2 guest beers which are regularly changed.
listed building grade II
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Local licensing authority for Cretingham is Suffolk Coastal
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 28/07/2016
The current building was originally four cottages dating from about 1625. Converted in 1968 to create an attractive pub which offers a simple but comfortable public bar and a larger and characterful restaurant/lounge.
The original Bell is now called Dial House and can be found opposite the church. Interestingly, nearly 50 years after the pub moved, Suffolk County Council's bus schedules still refer to it as the New Bell.
Dogs are welcome in the pub but not in the restaurant area.
Beer served through handpulls
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)