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Hessett Five Bells

Real Ale

The Street, IP30 9AX

01359 270350

grid reference TL 936 618

owner Greene King

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opening hours:

  • Mon: closed
  • Tue: 1800-2300
  • Wed-Sat: 1200-1500, 1800-2300
  • Sun: 1200-1500
(Times last updated 25/09/2015)

listed building grade II

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Local licensing authority for Hessett is Mid Suffolk

CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 26/09/2015

Close to the A14 (Beyton junction) but off the beaten track, in the centre of this pretty village and opposite the Norman church, the heavily timbered Bells is a cosy pub. Two bars either side of the entrance lobby have log fires in large fireplaces. The massive Tudor brick post holding the sign above the entrance is said to be all that remains of the entry to a long demolished stately home. A record of landlords back to 1753 is framed in the bar.

The pub was extensively renovated during 2014/2015.

Not only is the pub itself a Listed Building; the pub sign is also Grade II Listed.

The building was constructed in several phases in the 16th and 17th centuries.

"Muddy boots & well behaved dogs are welcome".

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

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

Real coal or log fire Real coal or log fire

dogs-welcome Dogs are welcome

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

station 2.5 miles away Railway station about 2.5 miles away (see public transport tab for details)

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)

(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)