Monday – Saturday 12 noon – 9.30pm
Sunday (including Sunday Roast) 12 noon – 8.30pm
N.B. If your booking is for over 6 people please call us on 01787 224166 to ensure that we can accommodate you comfortably.
N.B. If you have any allergies or dietary concerns please call us on 01787 224166 to ensure that we can satisfy your requirements.
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Children's Menu available
- Families and Children Welcome
- Outside Seating Area
- Gluten Free Available
- Wine Shop
- Dogs Welcome
- Free WiFi
- Free Parking
About Five Bells
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.
Please note if you have any special requirements such as highchairs or wheelchair access please include this in the 'Special requests' section of the booking process or alternatively call us on 01787 224166.
Thoroughly helpful, efficient and accommodating for an awkward large number of people. Will definitely recommend to others.
Lovely family meal, a real treat.
I always enjoy my time at the Bells!
We were warmly welcomed, despite having moved to a table not intended for us and even though the staff member was on her own, we couldn't have had better or more understanding service. Lunch was delicious and everyone enjoyed themselves, particularly the lady celebrating her 89th birthday. Thank you so much!
Admittedly it was for the 60 plus but could fault the amount (I expected less of course) and the service was first class. I an my friends will be returning soon and passing the word along.
Really nice, service was a bit slow, but the place was very busy.
Thank you for another fabulous evening, great food, surroundings and staff.
Excellent food and service. Good price. A great evening. Thank you.
Thank you so much for the fantastic food and service for our Greenstead Green WI 100th anniversary celebration meal. You certainly helped to make it a huge success. Salina
A really lovely meal on Mother’s Day in no way compromised by the busy day. Food great service great and good gluten free gluten choices for my daughter, a plant for the mums a sweet extra touch. Will be back again
Had a great Seniors Lunch with a number of friend, fantastic VFM and great service from the team there. We will be making this a regular fixture for our group.
Lovely food and fantastic, friendly service all in a relaxed atmosphere! Love this place!
Food and staff were all lovely. Service was a bit slow.
Had a terrific afternoon at the Five Bells celebrating my husbands birthday. Gilly, Jilly and staff laid on a fantastic buffet and nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely recommend & we will be back.
A fabulous country pub serving delicious food in comfortable cosy surroundings it’s one of favourites
A lovely meal and excellent attentive staff.
Food was fantastic and so was the service! Couldn’t ask for more
Superb as always, Jilly is a gem!!!
Food was average. Waitress stuck us on a table right next to the bar even though there were only three of us eating and could hardly hear each other. We had the Sunday roast each and felt like it had been cooked at 10am and then served up at 13:00pm. We paid £2.85 for a 330ml bottle of coca-cola. An absolute disgrace of a price. I get pubs mark up but nearly 6x the price of a shop is pure theft. Service was appalling. Only at the very end when I paid the bill was we asked if everything is okay. Definitely will never return, not especially when the prices for drinks remain so ludicrously expensive.
Lovely food. Didn't have to wait too long even though the pub was busy.
Only our 2nd visit but another great evening. God food, good beer, and good atmosphere
I have been here often with my work colleagues, we find the staff so friendly and helpful. The food is always very nice. I recommend this place to all my friends.
A really great atmosphere in this restaurant, very cosy, the food is tasty and a wide choice is available on the menu. Would definitely return.
A lovely evening. Warm, cosy, great food, great wine & helpful staff :-)
We had an amazing time with you on Saturday. As I'm doing Veganuary I could only eat vegan food when I came, and the options were pretty limited, which is expected of a country pub. Overall the staff were absolutely lovely and helpful and my grandparents thoroughly enjoyed their food, it would be nice to see a vegan option but I'll haveto come back when veganuary's over!