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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.

Hessett Five Bells

Hessett Five Bells

Currently closed - may reopen?

The St, IP30 9AX

grid reference TL 936 618

owner/operator: Greene King

Close to the A14 (Beyton junction) but off the beaten track, in the centre of this pretty village & opposite the Norman church, the heavily timbered Bells is a cosy pub. Two bars either side of the entrance lobby have log fires in large fireplaces. The massive Tudor brick post holding the sign above the entrance is said to be all that remains of the entry to a long demolished stately home. A record of landlords back to 1753 is framed in the bar. The pub was saved from imminent closure by Greene King after a change of mind at the last minute in mid-January. We hope this change of mind is permanent. When visited in early October 2012, the pub seemed to be undergoing renovation work & was apparently closed…

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Facilities

Facilities

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

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

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)

(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

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

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