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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 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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Visited On Sunday, 17 March 2019

Food and staff were all lovely. Service was a bit slow.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Had a terrific afternoon at the Five Bells celebrating my husbands birthday. Gilly, Jilly and staff laid on a fantastic buffet and nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely recommend & we will be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 March 2019

A fabulous country pub serving delicious food in comfortable cosy surroundings it’s one of favourites

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Visited On Sunday, 24 February 2019

A lovely meal and excellent attentive staff.

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Food was fantastic and so was the service! Couldn’t ask for more

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

Superb as always, Jilly is a gem!!!

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

Food was average. Waitress stuck us on a table right next to the bar even though there were only three of us eating and could hardly hear each other. We had the Sunday roast each and felt like it had been cooked at 10am and then served up at 13:00pm. We paid £2.85 for a 330ml bottle of coca-cola. An absolute disgrace of a price. I get pubs mark up but nearly 6x the price of a shop is pure theft. Service was appalling. Only at the very end when I paid the bill was we asked if everything is okay. Definitely will never return, not especially when the prices for drinks remain so ludicrously expensive.

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Visited On Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Lovely food. Didn't have to wait too long even though the pub was busy.

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

Only our 2nd visit but another great evening. God food, good beer, and good atmosphere

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Visited On Sunday, 20 January 2019

I have been here often with my work colleagues, we find the staff so friendly and helpful. The food is always very nice. I recommend this place to all my friends.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 January 2019

A really great atmosphere in this restaurant, very cosy, the food is tasty and a wide choice is available on the menu. Would definitely return.

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Visited On Saturday, 12 January 2019

A lovely evening. Warm, cosy, great food, great wine & helpful staff :-)

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Visited On Saturday, 05 January 2019

We had an amazing time with you on Saturday. As I'm doing Veganuary I could only eat vegan food when I came, and the options were pretty limited, which is expected of a country pub. Overall the staff were absolutely lovely and helpful and my grandparents thoroughly enjoyed their food, it would be nice to see a vegan option but I'll haveto come back when veganuary's over!

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Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

Lovely pub with a friendly service and tasty food.

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Visited On Thursday, 20 December 2018

A fantastic evening had by all from start to end. Food was excellent. We always enjoy ourselves that's the reason we return every year. Thanks again.

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Visited On Friday, 14 December 2018

Excellent food and service. We were very well looked after by all members of the team. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 December 2018

The team were incredibly accommodating for my family and I. We took up a fair bit of space, required a high chair, and wanted to bring the dog - none of these issues phased the team. Everyone was really, really helpful and helped us have a thoroughly enjoyable Sunday lunch.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Came for a Christmas dinner with the girls, food was lovely & service was great. Will definitely be coming back in the very near future x

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

Myself, my mum and sister came for lunch for our annual Christmas get together. We were so so disappointed in the food. My mum and sister had prawn cocktail for starters and the prawns had no taste and they both felt there was too much sauce. For mains we were all looking forward to steak. It was awful! Terribly fatty and the chips were hard, it seemed like they were cooked and then cooked again to warm up. It all tasted extremely greasy. None of us could finish it, it was that bad. The waitress was lovely and she did take off the starters from the bill, but it ruined our afternoon that we had all been looking forward to so much. We’ve been regular customers, meeting up for special occasions, birthdays, anniversaries etc so to say we were disappointed was an understatement.

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

Lovely, friendly pub. We travel nearly an hour to get to it but it's worth it every time.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 December 2018

Unfortunately my email order (as part of a Christmas meal) for a vegan pear and almond tart was not passed on to the chef: I was bitterly disappointed at this and it spoiled what had been, up until then, a lovely meal. I was offered some vegan rice pudding (which is hardly festive but I accepted); I'm afraid this turned out to be not only dry and stodgy but the individual rice grains were not cooked through, so I was unable to eat this. I was offered a discount. I would need your absolute assurance that my needs would be observed before coming to Five Bells again. Gillian

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