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Rickinghall Inferior Bell

Real Ale

The Street, IP22 1BN

01379 898445

grid reference TM 046 757

opened 17th cent

owner Independent

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opening hours:

  • 1100-2330

food times:

  • Mon-Sat: 1200-1500, 1800-2100
  • Sun: 1200-1800
(Times last updated 22/05/2016)

regular real ales

Adnams Southwold & Mosaic


guest beers

Constantly changing guest beers including selection from Grain and other local breweries


listed building grade II


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Local licensing authority for Rickinghall Inferior is Mid Suffolk

CAMRA Mid-Anglia branch.



last updated 22/05/2016

Under new management May 2016 and has been given a makeover giving a fresh appearance. The beamed lounge bar has an area with a pool table and there is a comfortable dining room. Accommodation available. Disabled toilet. This 17th Cent. former coaching inn once had extensive stabling to provide fresh draught horses for travellers. Whites Directory of Suffolk (1844) states "Coaches pass eight times a day to Norwich, Bury St Edmunds & London". The building dates from the early to mid 17th century. Open all day and serves food every day.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Newspapers available Newspapers available

Function room available to hire Function room available to hire

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Oversized, lined glasses in regular use Oversized, lined glasses in regular use

Real fire Real fire

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

Accommodation available Accommodation available

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

live music live music

Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox

free WiFi Free WiFi

Sport TV Sport TV

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

Smoking area Smoking area


Recent pub details by Dave Wilkins (Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)