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Five Bells

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Colne Engaine ££ - £££ , British,
7 Mill Lane, Colne Engaine CO6 2HY, England
+44 1787 224166
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“suet pudding” (6 reviews)
“lamb steak” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
7 Mill Lane, Colne Engaine CO6 2HY, England
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1 - 10 of 190 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remembered this pub from many, many years ago and my wife and I called in on the off-chance we'd get a late lunch. The welcome from the young barmaid was warm and friendly and we were served good beer (Adnams) and a good house...More

Thank Malcolm J
TheGuvnor F, Public Relations Manager at Five Bells, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for you review of the Five Bells. We really appreciate your feedback and I know our team will be delighted to hear that you enjoyed the food and service. Im sure we have changed quite some bit since the last time you visited...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a last minute meal. Lovely welcome. Had roast lamb which was to die for so tender it melted in your mouth. Had chocolate brownie for desert which I couldn't finish but it was very nice. The whole atmosphere was very relaxing. Will...More

Thank chasoc
TheGuvnor F, Public Relations Manager at Five Bells, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review of the Five Bells. Its great to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to us. We look forward to seeing you again soon

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Booked dinner four four on the Saturday night and requested table in main pub area rather than restaurant. On arrival we were afforded a really friendly welcome and offered drinks before being seated. Our table was where we'd requested and our reservation card clearly visible...More

Thank heathermavis
TheGuvnor F, Front Office Manager at Five Bells, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of The Five Bells. I have passed on all of your comments to both our kitchen and waiting teams on that evening as they would be thrilled to hear your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017

I and my pals enjoy a game of rugby, too old to play now, so its armchair viewing or local pitches, anyway we decided to visit the Fiv Bells to watch the final, plenty of space to sit and watch the games, beers were good...More

1  Thank Geoff B
TheGuvnor F, Front Office Manager at Five Bells, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. It was great to read that you enjoyed your visit to The Bells. Those habanero pork scratchings are certainly hot! Always good to try something new. We look forward to seeing you next time

Reviewed 8 May 2017

Visited on a Sunday evening to find the pub very busy with diners as well as locals propping up the bar with their dogs. Staff were excellent and food which was a roast was delicious.

1  Thank Valena18
TheGuvnor F, Public Relations Manager at Five Bells, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. It was indeed a very busy Sunday evening for us and we are glad that you feel we were still able to deliver a high standard of food and service. We look forward to seeing you next time

Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

Visited with family after hearing good things about it locally- staff were very nice-place nice- parking ok- however cannot say the same for the food- ordered ham egg and chips-ham was thick and stringy-chips were bitty and hard- unable to eat-what a let down-won't be...More

Thank tony w
TheGuvnor F, Public Relations Manager at Five Bells, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for your review of your trip to the Five Bells. I have passed on your comments to our chefs. They are always happy to slice the ham thinner if that is required, if you just let the waitress know. I was sorry to...More

Reviewed 27 April 2017

Visited here with a large group for a Xmas Lunch. Service was excellent as was the food and range of well-kept beer and wine. Recommended.

Thank WelshKnights77
TheGuvnor F, Public Relations Manager at Five Bells, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hi there, Its great to hear that 5 months into the year we are still fresh in your mind with our Christmas meal. I was so glad to read that you enjoyed your meal with us. Hopefully we'll see you before Christmas 2017.

Reviewed 27 March 2017

Our first time here. A little gem, hidden away in the countryside. Modern interior, loads of space. We were offered a table in the bar or dining room. Very busy when we visited on a Saturday night. Pleasant, friendly staff. We had been recommended to...More

Thank Louise B
TheGuvnor F, Public Relations Manager at Five Bells, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Thank you for your review of the Five Bells. Its great to receive feedback as this helps us to know what we are getting right and where we could improve. I was so glad to read that you enjoyed your visit to us. We pride...More

Reviewed 27 March 2017

Hubby and I went out for a drive and by chance came upon this lovely pub tucked away down near the church. Decided to try it and firstly sat with a nice Adnams ale in the bar area. Stayed on and ate in the restaurant....More

Thank aval0nmist
TheGuvnor F, Public Relations Manager at Five Bells, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Thank you for such a lovely review, we are so glad that you stumbled across us and enjoyed what we had on offer. If you're ever passing in the future be sure to pop in and say Hi, we'd love to see you again.

Reviewed 16 March 2017

popped in for a meeting. Have heard lots about it and whilst i did not eat the ambiance and decor was great. I hope to go and eat there soon as it looks great

Thank Graham P
TheGuvnor F, Public Relations Manager at Five Bells, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Thank you for your review of the Five Bells, we hope to see you soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$13 - US$32
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 01:30
Saturday
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Mill Lane, Colne Engaine CO6 2HY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Colne Engaine
  • Phone Number: +44 1787 224166
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