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.
Beccles Bear & Bells
Beccles Bear & Bells
Real Ale is sold here.
11 Old Market, NR34 9AP
grid reference TM 421 905
owner/operator: Ei Group
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. There is a central bar, a side room with pool table 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.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Function room available to hire: restaurant doubles as small function room
- Live music: Occasionally
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Pub sells beer from local brewers
- Restaurant or separate dining area: bookings required for larger groups of diners
- Separate bar
- Smoking area: in garden and on patio in front of pub
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available
Railway station about 0.3 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
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)