South Cove Five Bells
Southwold Rd, NR34 7JF
grid reference TM 499 818
(details under review)
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Local licensing authority for South Cove is Waveney district
CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.
last updated 06/04/2015
At one time --- so it is said -- that the bells of five churches could be heard from this location. The characterful interior has a thatched bar canopy. On site camping during summer months.
The pub is on the parish boundary and is sometimes said to be located in Wrentham, however since we now have definitive boundary data from the Ordnance Survey, we can see that it's just inside South Cove.
The licensing magistrates were evidently a bit confused about the pub in 1879 - they licensed it as the Eight Bells!
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Traditional separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Real coal or log fire
Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)