The Five Bells

Welcome to the Five Bells Public House an award-winning pub and restaurant that stands proudly looking over the stunning view of the Colne Valley in the pretty village of Colne Engaine on the Essex & Suffolk border. The village is only 3 miles from Halstead, 6 miles from Sudbury and 10 miles from Colchester making it very accessible for dining out with friends, family & colleagues.

Food & Restaurant

Our menu is a wonderful mix of English Modern Food with traditional values

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All our wines are carefully hand picked & tasted to provide you with a diverse & exciting selection of wines from around the world!

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Our Pub & Restaurant can cater for all. Check out our range of facilities. We also host a range of events.

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Opening Times:

Monday – Sunday open all day from 12 noon

Food is available:

Monday – Saturday 12 noon – 9.30pm

Sunday (including Sunday Roast) 12 noon – 8.30pm

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Latest News

  • 11 Feb
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The Arnie’s Awards Evening 2016

Everyone had a great evening on Monday 8th February as we held another Arnie’s Award Evening. This event recognises individual and team effort within the group, and allows the teams to let their hair down and celebrate. Here are a video and some pictures of the evening.   For more pictures please click here…

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  • 29 Jan
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Please be aware…

Our teams are having their annual get together with a chance to let their hair down and be up for some prizes for outstanding achievement. To that end we’re closing early on Monday 8th February, we hope that you will bear with us on this. We will be back to normal on the Tuesday. Thank

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  • 29 Dec
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Barrel Hunt 2015

It was a dry but grey day for the Barrel Hunters as they assembled at the Five Bells in Colne Engaine for the 12th Charity Barrel Hunt being organised by Darran and Caroline Lingley, the Landlord and Landlady. Registration was between 11am and 12 noon with the entry fees all going to Essex Air Ambulance.

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