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.

Newmarket Five Bells

Newmarket Five Bells

Closed mid-late 2018

last owner/operator: Admiral Taverns

16 St Mary's Square, CB8 0HZ

grid reference TL 641 635

A popular town local which had a much improved beer range since becoming 'ex-Greene King'. Situated away from the busy high street, it had a lively atmosphere, especially when darts and petanque teams were visiting! The large garden behind housed the petanque terrain and regular barbecues were held in summer. Parking in front of pub was limited but there was a public car park 300 yards away. Live music on Wednesday & Sunday evenings.

The building dates from the mid 19th century, though it has an early 18th century core.

The pub closed some time mid or late in 2018 and a planning application to turn it into a religious centre has been lodged.





Historical interest

Historical interest




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

(some old PO directory information courtesy of

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(1830 Pigots Directory supplied by Sandra Easom)