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Preston-St-Mary Six Bells

previously known as Bells?

Real Ale

The Street, CO10 9NG

07900 677 051

grid reference TL 944 504

opened 1416

owner ETM Group

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regular real ales

Adnams Broadside

listed building grade II

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Local licensing authority for Preston-St-Mary is Babergh

CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.

last updated 01/11/2015

Just three miles north of Lavenham this pub is set in the middle of a quiet village, with the church across the way. Serving lunch and dinner as well as traditional roasts all day on Sundays, the food menu is characterised by the use of British seasonal produce, sourced from local farms and niche suppliers including nearby Lavenham Butchers and day-boat fish from Leigh-on-Sea.

An extensive wine list sits alongside a beer selection voted for by pub regulars. The spacious outdoor garden provides alfresco dining and drinking opportunities for long leisurely lunches in the sun. The extensive grounds can also accommodate a marquee seating up to 200 guests for private functions. Smaller events are also welcomed at this traditional 15th Cent. village pub. The brick frontage dates from the 19th century.

At one time, the building housed not only the pub, but two shops as well. Large, open bar with dart board & TV & cosy lounge with sofas plus heated conservatory. Small self-catering unit available for hire which can also be used on a bed & breakfast basis.

The pub has been extensively renovated, with a new parquet floor and the walls stripped back to the timbers.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

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

Evening meals Evening meals

Traditional separate public bar Traditional separate public bar

Camping or carvan site within about a mile Camping or carvan site within about a mile

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real coal or log fire Real coal or log fire

dogs-welcome Dogs are welcome

children-welcome Children are welcome

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 are credited)

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)