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grid reference TL 641 635

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listed building grade II


CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.


last updated 29/05/2019

Newmarket Five Bells

historical closure era: 21st century

closed mid-late 2018

last owner Admiral Taverns

16 St Mary's Square, CB8 0HZ

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A popular town local with 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 wass 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.


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

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

(1830 Pigots Directory supplied by Sandra Easom)