South Cove Five BellsReal Ale
Southwold Rd, NR34 7JF
grid reference TM 499 818
opened pre-1874email us
- Mon-Thu: 1200-1400, 1800-2030
- Fri-Sat: 1200-1400, 1800-2100
- Sun: 1200-1430, 1800-2030
regular real ales
Adnams Broadside, Southwold, Ghost Ship
3 changing guests
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Local licensing authority for South Cove is Waveney district
CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.
last updated 24/12/2016
At one time, so it is said, the bells of five churches could be heard from this location. Hence the pub's name.
The characterful interior has a thatched bar canopy. There is on-site camping during the summer months.
Dogs are permitted inside the pub only outside of food service times and only on a lead in the garden because there are free-roaming chickens.
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)
Restaurant or separate dining area
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)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)