Five Bells, Colne Engaine

7 Mill Lane, Colne Engaine, Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom, CO6 2HY
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Opening Information

Monday - Wednesday, Closed

Thursday - Saturday, Noon till 10pm (Last food orders at 8.30pm)

Sunday, Noon till 9pm (Last food orders at 7.30pm)

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Children's Menu available
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Wine Shop
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Facilities
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking

About Five Bells, Colne Engaine

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.

Please note we require a deposit of £10 per person. This will be deducted off of your bill at the end.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual,Casual
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Visited On Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Food excellent; staff friendly, welcoming and attentive; lovely atmosphere. We always enjoy the experience and will keep coming.

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Visiting again later this month.

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Visited On Wednesday, 04 March 2020

We come to the pub often love everything about it just would be nice to have a more vegetarian option not burger rice or noodles and fish the same not all in batter. Still love the pub and will be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Great night out as usual. The service and staff are excellent. Thoroughly recommended.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 February 2020

Massive thank you for my 40th birthday meal for 55 people. Couldn't of done it without the help of Gilly who was always quick to respond if I had any questions. The food and service was amazing and the atmosphere was great. Would 100% recommend.

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Visited On Friday, 06 March 2020

Such a luvely place and staff are great

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Visited On Sunday, 01 March 2020

The Five Bells provided yet another fabulous private event for the Halstead Road Runners. Gilly was an excellent organiser and met all of our requirements and more. The food was perfect. Thanks again,

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Visited On Saturday, 22 February 2020

We had a fantastic meal, although it took a while for our food to arrive it was definitely worth the wait as the food was very fresh and very tasty. A wonderful evening.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

Good food and friendly staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 February 2020

Absolutely superb food & drink

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

Service was friendly & very helpful, portion sizes very generous, overall very pleasant experience, thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 07 February 2020

We had a wonderful evening on Friday, celebrating two birthdays. The food and drinks were delicious and the service was outstanding. Special mention must be made of Charli who was such a lovely bubbly person and made our evening even more memorable. Thank you all at The Five Bells.

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Visited On Monday, 03 February 2020

Great food and service, Nice to find some where with a good choice of gluten free meals.

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Visited On Saturday, 25 January 2020

Fabulous steak, and great service, just waiting for my Ap to be credited with the rewards total. Thank you

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Visited On Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Excellent meal, friendly and efficient staff, recommend highly

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Visited On Sunday, 19 January 2020

Friendly professional service.

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Visited On Friday, 17 January 2020

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Visited On Saturday, 18 January 2020

Happy and friendly service whenever we visit.

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Visited On Friday, 17 January 2020

Got given vouchers for Christmas and had a wonderful meal, first time dining hear and will definitely be recommending and coming again

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Visited On Monday, 13 January 2020

Another excellent lunch at my favourite hostelry! Warm and welcoming this is a truly outstanding pub to visit and to enjoy great food, service and atmosphere. I greatly look forward to my next visit.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 January 2020

We all had a lovely time. All the staff very friendly. Only downside was the very slow service. The bar at times was very busy with not enough staff to manage. Some people walked out. We waited far too long between courses on what was a pre-ordered meal. People who didn’t have a starter waited a good hour or more before the main courses were served. This isn’t really acceptable which leads me to suspect there was nowhere near enough staff in the kitchen either. When the food did make an appearance it was very good even though some was a little on the cool side. Having eaten here on many occasions previously I have always been pleased but this time the service let you down which is a shame. That said, the staff that were working were excellent and a credit to the pub.

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Visited On Saturday, 04 January 2020

Very good service as always, food excellent with plenty of choice

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Visited On Monday, 30 December 2019

The greeting we received was cool. The pub was very chilly and also quiet but we needed to ask for service repeatedly. Meals took ages to come and then the food was not hot. Kids lasagnes were dry and clearly been overly reheated. The menu is great. The range of food for us with a vegan and a veggie was the reason for coming. At paying we were told the problem had been because staffing provides was for a normal Monday and they’d missed it was still Christmas time! Perhaps a mention of this sooner would have helped the situation. Sorry for a negative review but generally disappointed by the whole visit.

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Visited On Sunday, 29 December 2019

Lovely food, fantastic staff very friendly definitely be returning and recommending your pub to others!!

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Visited On Friday, 20 December 2019

We had a fantastic Christmas Party, thank you for looking after us so well 😃

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