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grid reference TM 499 818
opened pre-1874email us
- Mon-Sun: 1200-2300
- Mon: 1800-2030
- Tue-Thu: 1200-1400, 1800-2030
- Fri-Sat: 1200-1400, 1800-2100
- Sun: 1200-1600
regular real ales
Adnams Broadside, Southwold, Ghost Ship
3 changing guests
Local licensing authority for South Cove is East Suffolk
CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.
last updated 10/07/2017
South Cove Five Bells
Real Ale is available here
Southwold Rd, NR34 7JF
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)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Separate public bar
Camping or carvan site within about a mile
Traditional pub games available
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)