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Beccles Bear & Bells

previously known as Bear

Real Ale

11 Old Market, NR34 9AP

01502 712291

grid reference TM 421 905

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opening hours:

  • Mon-Sat:1100-2300
  • Sun: 1100-2230

food times:

  • Mon: 1200-1430
  • Tue-Wed: 1200-1430, 1730-2030
  • Thu-Sat: 1200-2030
  • Sun: 1200-1430
(Times last updated 07/06/2015)

regular real ales

Adnams Bitter, Greene King IPA + guest beers

listed building grade II

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Local licensing authority for Beccles is Waveney district

CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.

last updated 14/07/2015

A comfortable pub located on a site which has supported licensed premises since 1620. Adjacent to the bus station and close to the town centre. Near to the River Waveney, so it is handy for visitors to the Broads. The central bar has a large drinking area and two separate dining areas with a good reputation for food (booking recommended).

The building dates from the 17th century, with subsequent alterations.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

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

Evening meals Evening meals

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

dogs-welcome Dogs are welcome

children-welcome Children are welcome

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 0.3 mile away Railway station about 0.3 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

payable WiFi WiFi available (a charge may apply)

Car park Car park

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 credited)

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)


The odd name may indicate that there were originally two pubs on this site, one called the Bear, the other the Bell or Bells.