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Eight Bells

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6 Colchester Road, Mount Bures CO8 5AE, England
+44 1787 227354
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Suffolk
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Called in on the off chance as looked very busy, we were shown to a table by friendly staff we ordered roast lamb which was served piping hot and very tasty. We will definitely call again when in the area

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Thank Primrose593
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42 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were lucky enough to grab a bite to eat after a walk around bures, he only pub that serves food in bures so that's a bonus. Very reasonable prices for nice food.

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Thank Sparky9120
Colchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had Sunday lunch with group of friends, not impressed, not much veg, meat OK, 1 soggy Yorkshire, should be a lot better in this day and age, at £7 don't think it is of good valueand won't be back for dinner.

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Thank andy w
Oxted, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 4, 2017

Found this pub by accident looking for lunch. On walking in, the bar staff were welcoming and attentive. A wide range of real ales were on offer and an equally wide range of pub food on the menu. The special was sausage pie with fresh veg. The portions were very generous, fresh and home cooked. The log fire gave out... More 

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Thank Martin L
Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed January 21, 2017

Had lunch here with a group of friends on a cold winter day. The pub was very cosy with an open fire burning in the main room. (Very warm but did have to dodge the flying sparks). I ordered the fish and chips - chips and side salad were fine but I was a little disappointed with the fish which,... More 

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Thank Paul F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 27, 2016

I have passed this pub a few times and thought we would pop in at lunchtime, I have to say I will not be doing this again. The welcome we got was not very friendly and we walked out after five minutes as we did not feel we liked the atmosphere.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2016

Perfect local for a pie and a pint. Good selection of local ales. The pub decor is traditional - lots of beams, low ceilings, patterned carpets, open fire, brasses etc. Traditional pub food - nothing pretentious, just simple and hot. The landlord is a master at his trade and knows his customers. Visitors may expect to be drawn into village... More 

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Thank CMVO
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We had a really lovely meal , would thoroughly recommend. Lovely traditional pub. Very friendly staff ,excellent menu choice

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Thank Ataya S
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2016

If you are looking for a good value home cooked lunch try the Eight Bells. Ok only 1 special daily, which changes every week day, and a basic menu but value for money. A good selection of real ales, friendly staff, and a log fire in the bar area.

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Thank Graham C
Colchester, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 10, 2016

Friendly bar crew, great choice of real ales and traditional pub grub at very reasonable prices. Close to Bures railway station and on main Colchester to Sudbury bus route.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Colchester Road, Mount Bures CO8 5AE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Essex  >  Mount Bures
  • Phone Number: +44 1787 227354

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?