Photo of Six Bells

grid reference TL 944 504

opened 1416

owner ETM Group

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(Times last updated 25/08/2019)

regular real ales

Adnams Broadside

listed building grade II

Local licensing authority for Preston-St-Mary is Babergh

CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 30/12/2019

Preston-St-Mary Six Bells

previously known as: Bells?

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

The Street, CO10 9NG

01787 247440

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Just three miles north of Lavenham this pub is set in the middle of a quiet village, with the church across the way. Serving lunch and dinner as well as traditional roasts all day on Sundays, the food menu is characterised by the use of British seasonal produce, sourced from local farms and niche suppliers including nearby Lavenham Butchers and day-boat fish from Leigh-on-Sea.

An extensive wine list sits alongside a beer selection voted for by pub regulars. The spacious outdoor garden provides alfresco dining and drinking opportunities for long leisurely lunches in the sun. The extensive grounds can also accommodate a marquee seating up to 200 guests for private functions. Smaller events are also welcomed at this traditional 15th Century village pub. The brick frontage dates from the 19th century.

There's a large, open bar with a dart board & TV, plus a cosy lounge with sofas and a heated conservatory. A small self-catering unit is available for hire, this can also be used on a bed & breakfast basis.

The pub has been extensively renovated, with a new parquet floor and the walls stripped back to the timbers.

At one time the building housed not only the pub, but two shops as well.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Camping or carvan site within about a mile Camping or carvan site within about a mile

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real fire Real fire

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

(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)