Proud Winners of BII Licensee of the Year 2011 and Great British Community Pub the Year 2011.
Welcome to the Five Bells Public House a 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.
The building dates back over 500 years, and a record of the Inn's landlords going back to 1579 is proudly displayed in the bar along with other historic information about the pub & village.
The interior retains many of its lovely features such as the original exposed timbers in the restaurant and bar.
Outside, a lovely terrace commands stunning views over the Colne Valley. The restaurant, bar and terrace are all easily accessible via a ramp.
The menu is carefully created to include modern, exciting dishes along with delicious traditional pub food such as fish & chips and homemade pies. All our produce is sourced locally and from sustainable sources and prepared on the premises.
Owners Darran & Caroline Lingley are very proud to uphold the pub's long and fine tradition of hospitality, quality and service. The friendly team make all guests feel very welcome.
The pub is delighted to sell an outstanding selection of Real Ales plus Adnams beers & spirits, Visor Belgium Beer and a wide selection of hand picked wines from around the globe to tantilise your palate!
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
Christmas Opening Times:
Christmas Eve - Open all day until midnight
Christmas Day - Open 12noon-2pm for drinks only
Boxing Day - Open 11am-5pm, Barrel Hunt & drinks only
27th December - Closed
28th, 29th & 30th December - Normal hours & service
New Year's EVe - Open 12noon-3am
New Year's Day - Open 12-5pm, food served until 2.30pm