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Important Covid information

Although the latest lockdown has now ended, Suffolk remains in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with "substantial" meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.

Many pubs which are unable to reopen yet (and some that have reopened) are selling food and drink to take away. These are listed on this page.

Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.

Beccles Bear & Bells

Beccles Bear & Bells

formerly Bear

Due to current regulations, pubs can only sell drinks when accompanied by a substantial meal. This means not all pubs can reopen at present.

Real Ale is sold here.
Re-opened in July 2020 under new management

11 Old Market, NR34 9AP

grid reference TM 421 905

(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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Facilities

Facilities

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

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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