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
- Outdoor Seating
- 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.
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 😃
We really enjoyed our Team Christmas lunch at the Five Bells. From booking onwards they were friendly, helpful and accommodating. Delicious food, great choices, (great to have so many gluten free choices available too!) A lovely friendly atmosphere in this superb village pub.
We had a Thoroughly enjoyable evening on Saturday. We keep coming back so must be doing something right!
We had a lovely time but it would have been nice to have table service for the drinks as we had backwards and forwards to the bar .
We decided to book our company's Christmas meal at the Five Bells this year and we couldn't be happier with the outcome! The food was amazing, the atmosphere in the restaurant was welcome and festive, and then staff were all very helpful. We would be happy to recommend it to anyone!
Customer service brilliant as always and overall satisfied.
Atmosphere usually very good, but this visit not many others in restaurant to create atmosphere. A firm favourite but some distance from our home, but well worth the j journey when we do come!Thanks to all
We were a party of 17 and we all thoroughly enjoyed the evening at the Five Bells, the food and service was excellent as usual - looking forward to the next time! Thank you
By far the best meal we’ve all had in a long time- outstanding food, service, atmosphere. Looking for an excuse to return as soon as possible!
Will be going again to try rest of menu, Rib night was OK but feel we may enjoy main menu more. Staff and pub are lovely and very well organized, friendly, good atmosphere, beautiful building.
Another excellent meal in what has quickly become my favourite pub. We moved to this area about 8 months ago and would gladly recommend a visit to the Five Bells to anyone.
Very good meal
We all had fish and chips - absolutely delicious! Staff were friendly and attentive- had a lovely evening
Great service and atmosphere. Lovely selection of food. Pimp my roast was amazing! Would definitely recommend.