Photo of Five Bells

grid reference TM 499 818

opened pre-1874

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opening hours:

food times:

(Times last updated 27/06/2017)

regular real ales

Adnams Broadside, Southwold, Ghost Ship

guest beers

3 changing guests

Local licensing authority for South Cove is East Suffolk

CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.

last updated 30/12/2019

South Cove Five Bells

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

Southwold Rd, NR34 7JF

01502 675249

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A single bar with seating leads to a restaurant. Outside there is a large garden and patio area. Accommodation is available in rooms on a B&B basis and touring caravans can also be accommodated on-site. At one time, it was said that the bells of five churches could be heard from its location.

The pub is on the parish boundary and is sometimes said to be located in Wrentham, however since we now have definitive boundary data from the Ordnance Survey, we can see that it's just inside South Cove.

The licensing magistrates were evidently a bit confused about the pub in 1879 - they licensed it as the Eight Bells!

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

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

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

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

Accommodation available Accommodation available

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)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)