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South Cove Five Bells



Real Ale

Southwold Rd, NR34 7JF

01502 675249

grid reference TM 499 818

opened pre-1874

(details under review)


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Local licensing authority for South Cove is Waveney district
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) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Traditional separate public bar Traditional separate public bar

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real coal or log fire Real coal or log fire

Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox

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)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)