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Comfortable pub located on a site which has supported licensed premises since 1620. Adjacent to bus station and close to town centre. Near to 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.
Adnams Bitter, Greene King IPA + guest beers
listed building grade II
Local licensing authority for Beccles is Waveney district
last updated 16/05/2014
(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.