Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Cavendish Five Bells
Cavendish Five Bells
Real Ale is sold here.
The Green, CO10 8BA
grid reference TL 804 465
bar / restaurant
Thatched, single bar pub with fine views across village green. A local brewery supplies some of the real ales on offer.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Sport TV
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available: free.
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
The original pub dates from before 1766, when it was advertised to let in the Ipswich Journal** as follows: October 11th 1766
To be lett and entered immediately-the ancient and well accustomed Inn known as the Five Bells in Cavendish also the household goods-furniture-stocks of ale and beer, casks to be sold to any person that shall hire the house upon a fair appraisal and also a very good stock in the Coopers way to be disposed off with the above. For particulars enquire of John Shrive or John Revell of Cavendish.
To be lett, the Five Bells, Cavendish...Enquire of Mr. John Shrive or Mr…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(**** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)