Eight Bells

The good pub guide review

Handsome Tudor pub with open-plan beamed bar with stylish modern furnishings (more like a café than a pub); leather chairs around old wooden tables, upholstered wall banquettes with lots of cushions, painted standing timbers and bare boards, old brick fireplace and woodburner, flower paintings, mirrors and decorative plates on the walls; real ales include perhaps Woodfordes Wherry, ten wines by the glass and several malt whiskies, good inventive food, splendidly raftered and timbered back dining barn with modern furniture, more banquettes, antler light fittings and a woodburner; background music; children and dogs (in bar) welcome, garden with raised deck, nice walks nearby and handy for Audley End (EH), open all day, kitchen closes 6pm Sun.

Licensee’s introduction

Welcome to our 16th Century timber framed pub where our old-world exterior gives way to a fabulously fun and modern interior - setting the scene for you to enjoy our food, sample our range of beers, explore our wine list and delve into our gin collection. We are on the boarder where Essex meets Cambridge in the beautiful market town of Saffron Walden. We celebrate all that is great about our fantastic region-its people, provenance and personality.


Licensee Information

Leanne Cutsforth

Contact Details

Eight Bells, 18 Bridge Street, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB10 1BU

(01799) 522790

Pub Group: Chestnut Group

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 10am-11pm; 10am-midnight Fri

Saturday: 10am-midnight Sat

Sunday: 10am-8pm