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

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  • 11 Sep
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Award Winners

We are regional winner for The Great British Family Pub Award 2015, so we’re adjudged the best in East Anglia. Not bad for a village pub!

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  • 10 Sep
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Defibrillator Training

Many of you may not know that the Five Bells has a defibrillator on site which can be a life saving piece of equipment. We are holding a training session on Tuesday 15th September 7.30pm – 9.30pm for local villagers to come down and learn how to use it in case of an emergency. It

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  • 7 Sep
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The Engines Return!

Colne Engaine Football Club (CEFC), ‘The Engines’ have returned to the village after 4 years away with the provision of a new facility, the Colne Engaine Community Pavilion. Welcome back guys, here’s to continued success. The Engines Come Home

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