Five Bells

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

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.

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Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Children's Menu available
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Wine Shop
  • Dogs Welcome
  • Facilities
  • 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.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual,Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

I will certainly come again and recommend the five bells to friends

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Visited On Monday, 05 August 2019

Fabulous Welcoming Community Pub!!!!...

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Visited On Monday, 05 August 2019

We held a funeral tea for my mother who grew up in the pub. Nice to have a separate access to the room and still be able to get to the bar easily. Plenty of tables to sit quietly and chat and room to mingle. Discreet service and good food. She would have approved

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 August 2019

Fantastic food, service and atmosphere.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 July 2019

Lovely spacious dining area, nice selection of drinks and delicious food. We'll certainly be back.

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Visited On Tuesday, 23 July 2019

We had a lovely meal as an end of term event. Gilly was attentive but not intrusive and made sure we had absolutely everything we needed. It was a very hot day and our cold buffet was covered and tidied as we went along. They also catered for our vegan and gluten free guests with tasty options and without a fuss. I highly recommend the Five Bells.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 July 2019

Had a lovely roast and very nice parma violet gin!

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Visited On Saturday, 20 July 2019

Very nice food except the steak which could be better ( quality , not cooking ). Lovely, friendly staff for whom nothing was too much trouble ( hence why we return ! )

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Visited On Saturday, 13 July 2019

Very lovely pub, with nice staff and customers. Love that you allow dogs.

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Visited On Friday, 28 June 2019

Sorry this is the first time I have anything bad to say about the 5 bells and have eaten with you for years. We came to the unlimited rib night. The ribs were not up to the usual standard and smothered in an over rich sauce. The fries were not very good and the tiny thimble of slaw was an insult. Pricy but you don't mind if the quality is good. On this occasion it was not. I am limited on what I eat so usually always have the ham, egg and chips. Again, what's happened to the ham?! Used to be lovely, this was extremely fatty and to be honest not very nice. Seems to be a gradual decline in the quality and standards and not sure we will be in a rush to come back any time soon. Such a shame as the 5 bells has always been my go to :(

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Visited On Saturday, 29 June 2019

Staff lovely very friendly and welcoming

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Visited On Sunday, 23 June 2019

We visited for a birthday lunch, the staff were friendly and very helpful. Planning another visit for a rib night soon.

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Visited On Monday, 17 June 2019

I found the staff friendly and helpful and would definitely come again.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Thoroughly helpful, efficient and accommodating for an awkward large number of people. Will definitely recommend to others.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 June 2019

Lovely family meal, a real treat.

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 May 2019

I always enjoy my time at the Bells!

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Visited On Tuesday, 21 May 2019

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!

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Visited On Wednesday, 08 May 2019

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 05 May 2019

Really nice, service was a bit slow, but the place was very busy.

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Visited On Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Thank you for another fabulous evening, great food, surroundings and staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 20 April 2019

Excellent food and service. Good price. A great evening. Thank you.

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Visited On Thursday, 04 April 2019

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

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Visited On Sunday, 31 March 2019

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

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Visited On Wednesday, 27 March 2019

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2019

Lovely food and fantastic, friendly service all in a relaxed atmosphere! Love this place!

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