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grid reference TL 770 453

opened 16th century

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(Times last updated 24/06/2015)

regular real ales

GK range

listed building grade II

Local licensing authority for Clare is West Suffolk

CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 03/02/2020

Clare Bell

previously known as: Green Dragon, Saracen's Head

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

12 & 13 Market Hill, CO10 8NN

01787 277741

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A 16th century timber framed family & commercial hotel on the old market square. There is a quiet, comfortable lounge, a busy public bar with a conservatory to the rear. Full hotel service is available. It's a good food venue and presents occasional live music.

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

children-welcome Family friendly

Accommodation available Accommodation available

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(historical detail found in Clare Book II streets)

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)


The green dragon may be a reference to the Earl of Pembroke and appears on their coat of arms. William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk was an important medieval English soldier and commander in the Hundred Years' War and later Lord Chamberlain of England. He was created Earl of Pembroke in 1447 and Duke of Suffolk in 1448.