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Five Bells

Mill Lane, Colne Engaine, Colchester, United Kingdom, CO6 2HY
Restaurant info
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

About Five Bells

The Five Bells @ Colne Engaine
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.

The building dates back over 500 years, and a record of the Inn's landlords going back to 1579 is proudly displayed in the bar along with other historic information about the pub & village.

The interior retains many of its lovely features such as the original exposed timbers in the restaurant and bar.
Outside, a lovely terrace commands stunning views over the Colne Valley. The restaurant, bar and terrace are all easily accessible via a ramp.

The menu is carefully created to include modern, exciting dishes along with delicious traditional pub food such as fish & chips and homemade pies. All our produce is sourced locally and from sustainable sources and prepared on the premises.

Owners Darran & Caroline Lingley are very proud to uphold the pub's long and fine tradition of hospitality, quality and service. Their friendly staff make all their guests feel very welcome.

The pub is delighted to sell an outstanding selection of Real Ales plus Adnams beers & spirits, Visor Belgium Beer and a wide selection of hand picked wines from around the globe to tantalise your palate!

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Smart Casual,Casual
Price point: $ $ $
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Visited On Sunday, 01 October 2017

Lovely meal in a great setting. Service was very good however I would say a little bit more attention to sell more drinks etc. Staff were extremely friendly and the food was delicious. Thank you

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Visited On Sunday, 01 October 2017

We had a fabulous family Sunday lunch last Sunday (1 Oct) - the 'pimp my burger' thingummy was outstanding! Delightful Pub. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 October 2017

Great building,delicious food. Excellent service. Highly recommended.

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Visited On Friday, 29 September 2017

Lovely food.

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Visited On Friday, 29 September 2017

The staff are lovely. The food was delicious. Great service and very much appreciated the extra little touch on our table. Will definitely be coming back

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Visited On Sunday, 10 September 2017

Food was just ok. Not brilliant

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Visited On Friday, 01 September 2017

This was our first visit and we certainly will be back. Food was very good, combined with friendly and efficient service.

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Visited On Saturday, 26 August 2017

We enjoyed our visit and had some very good food at a very good price and happy to recommend a visit. My full review will be published to Tripadvisor soon.

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Visited On Friday, 25 August 2017

Lovely pub, very well stocked bar. The eating area was very pleasant. Found the prices of food a little steep, but all in all we had a great evening. It was very obvious the staff were pushed as we did not get much attention, but when we did speak to them they were all very pleasant

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Visited On Saturday, 19 August 2017

Never a disappointing meal or night out at the 5 Bells, this has now become our favourite places to eat and enjoy a lunch or night out. Always pleasant staff with warm service and atmosphere.

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Visited On Friday, 04 August 2017

We had a lovely evening, as always. Food was excellent and staff were helpful and attentive.

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Visited On Friday, 28 July 2017

Visited for rib night and wasn't disappointed. Incredible value for money for lovely lovely food, met by a very welcoming setting and staff Will definitely return

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Thank you for a lovely evening, the staff on duty were very attentive and couldn't do enough for me and my guests during my celebrations.

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Visited On Sunday, 09 July 2017

Always amazing food is one of the best

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Visited On Sunday, 02 July 2017

Lovely food and atmosphere! Good value for money.

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Visited On Saturday, 01 July 2017

Food and staff were excellent and a lovely atmosphere, so we will definitely recommend it to family and friends.

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Visited On Sunday, 04 June 2017

We had a lovely time food very good, not sure on .selecting and buying wine off the shelf.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 June 2017

Had a lovely meal with attentive staff. Have already recommended to some neighbours. Many thanks for a lovely lunch.

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Visited On Monday, 22 May 2017

I would like to thank the staff and management for their hospitality on Monday 22/05/17 at what was a difficult and emotional day for myself, family and friends. The feed back from the guests, was very positive and very complimentary with regards to the buffet.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 May 2017

The food was ok...Not overly spectacular my starter was late and I dont think it was worth the £6+ although the roast was fine again not spectacular....one note to the owners most puddings in other pubs are alot less than £6

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Visited On Monday, 17 April 2017

Nice pub, good good, lovely setting

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Visited On Sunday, 26 March 2017

Perfect

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Visited On Tuesday, 28 February 2017

We had a lovely meal and the staff were extremely friendly and accommodating. It was nice we were able to have birthday balloons and our own cake. My parents who are not local are thinking of bringing a disabled friend as your disabled access is fantastic and they love be pub and the atmosphere. Thank you, we will be back.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 January 2017

The service, although extremely professional and friendly, was slow. This seemed to be due to poor staffing levels despite having a fully booked restaurant and a busy bar. Not the fault of the waiting staff, more of a poor management issue. The food was exceptionally good. We used the double up vouchers so were happy with the price paid but felt food was overpriced without them. Restaurant and all areas were clean and we'll designed. An enjoyable evening.

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Visited On Saturday, 21 January 2017

Incredible country pub with great atmosphere, superb service, fabulous food and cracking beer

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