Hessett Five Bells
The Street, IP30 9AX
grid reference TL 936 618
owner Greene King
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- Mon: closed
- Tue: 1800-2300
- Wed-Sat: 1100-1500, 1800-2300
- Sun: 1200-1500
- May close half an hour earlier or later, depending on how busy the pub is.
listed building grade II
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Local licensing authority for Hessett is Mid Suffolk
CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 23/03/2016
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
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 2.50 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)