The Bell Inn

We’d like to thank everyone for their continued support over the festive period!

Due to the latest government guidelines and the new tier four announcement, we will be closed until further notice.

We wish you all a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you all in 2021 when we can reopen again!

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 In accordance with Government instructions regarding the Corona virus we suggest you to read our new Covid-19 page where you will find our new regulations, social distancing information and requirements for booking.


Eat, Drink, Sleep, Relax

A Warm Welcome Awaits You at

The Bell Inn

Owners Glen and Sally Harms and their dedicated team look forward to welcoming you to the Bell Inn to sample your favourite tipple and enjoy their classic bistro food. 

The Bell Inn sits in the heart of the village of Thorpe Le Soken which is set in the picturesque Essex countryside close to the Victorian seaside towns of Clacton on Sea, Frinton on Sea and Walton on the Naze. 

The building has been used as an Inn since the middle of the 16th Century, but originally it was the guildhall of St Michael’s Church.

The Bistro is open for lunches, snacks and evening meals every day and sample menus can be found here.

Join us on the picturesque terrace overlooking St Michael’s Church or warm yourself by the fire in our lounge bar. 

We regularly host evenings of entertainment with musicians, singers and entertainers for our diners to enjoy. 

We offer a private dining facility in the Monet Room and can host functions including Funeral Teas and Christenings.

The premises have recently been lovingly renovated throughout and the bedrooms are now available for bed and breakfast,  offering deluxe double rooms overlooking St Michael’s church.

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What People are Saying

Loverly atmosphere and superb dining experience.

Robert Long

Fantastic food, staff and ambience. A very welcome addition to Thorpe. Highly recommended.

Nici Curd

Excellent food, Excellent Service
Staff are so helpful, friendly and very welcoming

Tracey Ryan

“Wonderful food with very welcoming staff

Mike Burgoyne

When We Are Open at

The Bell Inn

9:00am – 10:00pm

9:00am – 10:00pm


9:00am – 11:00am
Sun 9:00am – 11:00am


12:00 Noon – 2:30pm


5:30pm – 8:30pm


12:00 Noon – 8:30pm


12:00 Noon – 5:30pm

Drop Us a Line

Don’t be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!

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