Eight Bells

Saffron Walden, Essex

Good Pub Guide - Recommended

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Contact Details

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

(01799) 522790


Opening Hours

Weekdays: 10am-11pm (midnight Sat)

Saturday: Contact pub for details

Sunday: 10am-10.30pm


Bridge Street; B184 towards Cambridge

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Good Pub Guide Recommended

Town pub with beautiful bar and dining rooms, helpful, courteous staff, enjoyable food and drink and seats in the garden

Carefully furnished to keep plenty of original features while adding some up-to-date touches, this is a handsomely timbered black-and-white Tudor inn with friendly staff and a relaxed and gently civilised atmosphere. The open-plan beamed bar area has leather armchairs, chesterfield sofas and old wooden settles on bare floorboards, a coal-effect gas fire in a brick fireplace and interesting old photographs. Woodfordes Wherry and a couple of guests such as Fullers London Pride and St Austell Tribute on handpump, ten wines by the glass and several malt whiskies. The back dining part is in a splendidly raftered and timbered barn with modern dark wood furniture and upholstered wall banquettes, a woodburning stove built into a log-effect end wall and display cabinets with old books, candlesticks and so forth; background music. There are seats and tables outside and a raised decked area. Audley End (English Heritage) is nearby, as are some decent walks.


Good Pub Guide Recommended

Wine Award

Wine Award


Accepts Credit Cards

Accepts Credit Cards

Meals & Snacks

Meals & Snacks



Cask Ales

Cask Ales

Background Music

Background Music

Dogs at the bar

Dogs at the bar

Dedicated children area

Dedicated children area

Ratings and Reviews

4 / 5 - 27 votes cast

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