Beccles Bear & Bells
previously known as Bear
11 Old Market, NR34 9AP
grid reference TM 421 905
- Sun: 1100-2230
- Mon: 1200-1430
- Tue-Wed: 1200-1430, 1730-2030
- Thu-Sat: 1200-2030
- Sun: 1200-1430
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
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Traditional pub games available
Dogs are welcome
Children are welcome
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 0.3 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
WiFi available (a charge may apply)
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.