The Bell

The BellThe Bell is a beautiful half-timbered coaching inn dating back to the 16th century, situated in the small market town of Clare, in the heart of Constable country. The inn is well situated with Cavendish, Long Melford, Sudbury, Haverhill, Lavenham and Bury St Edmunds all within easy reach. The 15 en suite bedrooms have been tastefully furnished and all have full facilities. The majority of our bedrooms are in the old stables at the back of the main building and ground floor rooms are available. The Garden Room, lounge and public bars offer excellent menus including English classics and an extensive wine list. The Tudor Room Restaurant, open on Saturdays and for private functions, offers dining in beautiful surroundings. The Bell also offers conference and banqueting facilities for up to 60 people and is a popular wedding venue.
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The Bell has 15 tastefully furnished en suite rooms, all with full facilities including colour TV, hair dryer and coffee and tea making facilities. Ground floor rooms are also available.

Hotel details

General information

Rating : 4 stars
Size : 15 rooms
Currency : GBP


  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Pets Allowed
  • Bar
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Parking
  • Heating


  • Golf Course (within 3 km)
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling


  • Meeting/Banquet Facilities
  • Internet Services
  • Packed Lunches
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Access Included


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Food & Beverages

Tudor Room for fine dining in beautiful beamed surroundings. Open Friday and Saturdays. Garden Room for bright Summer days. Open Monday to Sunday.

There is no night porter.


Wireless internet is available in some hotel rooms and is free of charge. 


Free public parking is possible on site. 


Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable. 

Location & area


Market Hill
CO10 8NN Clare, Sudbury


Travel information

By Car: - Leave the M11 at junction 9. - Take the A1307 past Haverhill. - Then take the A1092 signposted Clare and Sudbury. - The hotel is on your right as you enter Clare in the main market square.

Hotel policies

Cancellation Policy

If cancelled up to 2 days before date of arrival, no fee will be charged.  If cancelled later, the first night will be charged.  In case of no-show, the total price of the reservation will be charged. 

Deposit Policy

No deposit will be charged. 

VAT and city/tourist taxes

15 % VAT is included.  Service charge is not applicable.  City/tourist tax is not applicable. 

Meal Plan

Full English breakfast is included in the room rate. 

Children and Extra Bed Policy

All children are welcome.  All children under 4 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding.  All children under 2 years stay free of charge for cots.  All older children or adults are charged GBP 10.00 per night and person for extra beds.  Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2.  Maximum capacity of babycots in a room is 1. 

Please note that in case specific policies apply to a particular room or rate, the specific room/rate policy prevails over the general hotel policy