Monday - Wednesday, Closed
Thursday - Saturday, Noon till 10pm (Last food orders at 8.30pm)
Sunday, Noon till 9pm (Last food orders at 7.30pm)
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Children's Menu available
- Families and Children Welcome
- Outdoor Seating
- Gluten Free Available
- Wine Shop
- Dogs Welcome
- 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.
Food excellent; staff friendly, welcoming and attentive; lovely atmosphere. We always enjoy the experience and will keep coming.
Visiting again later this month.
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.
Great night out as usual. The service and staff are excellent. Thoroughly recommended.
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.
Such a luvely place and staff are great
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,
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.
Good food and friendly staff.
Absolutely superb food & drink
Service was friendly & very helpful, portion sizes very generous, overall very pleasant experience, thank you!
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.
Great food and service, Nice to find some where with a good choice of gluten free meals.
Fabulous steak, and great service, just waiting for my Ap to be credited with the rewards total. Thank you
Excellent meal, friendly and efficient staff, recommend highly
Friendly professional service.
Happy and friendly service whenever we visit.
Got given vouchers for Christmas and had a wonderful meal, first time dining hear and will definitely be recommending and coming again
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.
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.
Very good service as always, food excellent with plenty of choice
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.
Lovely food, fantastic staff very friendly definitely be returning and recommending your pub to others!!
We had a fantastic Christmas Party, thank you for looking after us so well 😃