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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Beccles Bear & Bells

Beccles Bear & Bells

formerly Bear

The pub has reopened.

Real Ale is sold here.

11 Old Market, NR34 9AP

grid reference TM 421 905

owner/operator: Ei Group

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(01502) 712291

(01502) 712291

The pub is adjacent to bus station, close to town centre and near to the river Waveney, so it is handy for visitors to the Broads. It was refurbished internally prior to re-opening in October 2020 under new management. There is a central bar area and a side room and a separate dining area, which doubles as a function room. A paved garden is at the rear and tables are set out in front of the pub in summer months.

This 17th century pub stands on a site which has supported licensed premises since 1620.

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Footnote

The odd name may indicate that there were originally two pubs on this site, one called the Bear, the other the Bell or Bells.

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

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

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