Preston-St-Mary Six Bells
previously known as: Bells?Real Ale
The Street, CO10 9NG
grid reference TL 944 504
owner ETM Groupemail us
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: Closed
- Wednesday: 12pm – 12am
- Thursday 12pm – 12am
- Friday 12pm – 12am
- Saturday 12pm – 12am
- Sunday 12pm – 10.30pm
regular real ales
listed building grade II
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Local licensing authority for Preston-St-Mary is Babergh
CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 23/12/2016
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 Century village pub. The brick frontage dates from the 19th century.
There's a large, open bar with a dart board & TV, plus a cosy lounge with sofas and a heated conservatory. A small self-catering unit is available for hire, this 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.
At one time the building housed not only the pub, but two shops as well.
Beer served through handpulls
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Separate public bar
Camping or carvan site within about a mile
Traditional pub games available
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)