Clare Bell

Clare Bell

also traded as Green Dragon, Saracen's Head

West, 52.07858,0.58177

Closed: 21st century

opened 16th century

12 Market Hill, CO10 8NN

grid reference TL 770 453

The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)

old OS map

A Grade II Listed 16th century timber framed family & commercial hotel on old market square. Quiet, comfortable lounge, busy public bar with a conservatory to rear. Full hotel service available. Good food venue and occasional live music. Under new ownership from Nov 2022 and expected to reopen early 2023.





Historical interest

Historical interest





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.

(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)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.