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Five Bells
"Visisted yesterday with a number of family members as going to local cemetery. After the rather sour reviews were pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere. We were able to choose from a straightforward ..." More

Five Bells
"In reply to the review june 2011,I am so sorry you had a bad experience in the five bells, As the manager i take your review very personally and am ..." More

Five Bells
"What a lovely location and on the outside an attractive pub but how sad inside - very old furniture mixed up with new stuff, no character at all and bad ..." More

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Even if you have never visited Cavendish in Suffolk’s picturesque Stour Valley, you will probably have seen pictures of it on calendars, jig-saw puzzles, or old chocolate boxes, or possibly you will recognise it from its use in films and TV programmes. There has been a village at this point since at least Saxon times, the name Cavendish being derived from “Cafa’s Edisc”, meaning Cafa’s pasture or perhaps Cafa’s people. In the Middle Ages Cavendish was not so genteel. Sir John Cavendish was hunted down by a peasant mob here in 1381 during Wat Tyler’s rebellion (his son had put Tyler to death). Sir John was dragged to his doom in Bury St Edmunds, in spite of him hanging on to the handle of St Mary’s church and pleading sanctuary. The handle is still to be seen on the church, St Mary’s, whose impressive medieval tower forms part of the most famous view of the village, taking in the large green, the pink-washed thatched cottages at Hyde Park Corner (honestly), and the 14th century tower in the background. Happily this is one village that has retained its pubs: the 600 year old George by the Green, the Bull on the High Street, and the Five Bells.


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Ship Stores (2.42 miles)

Ship Stores

Ship Stores Guest House is a 17th Century timber framed listed building that was originally three cottages. Later an external staircase led to drinking rooms, above which were used by local sheep farmers. It is ... More | visit website

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The Bell (2.46 miles)

The Bell

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The Bell is a beautiful half-timbered coaching inn dating back to the 16th century, situated in the small market town of Clare.
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George & Dragon (3.48 miles)

George & Dragon
A warm welcome awaits at The George & Dragon. We are situated in the picturesque, quintessentially English town of Long Melford in Suffolk and provide real ales, good home cooked food and live entertainment. Our ... More | visit website
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Crown Hotel (3.49 miles)

Crown Hotel

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The Crown Hotel is a family run historic inn which was originally built in 1610 and retains many interesting features.Situated in the very centre of Long Melford’s famous high street, ... More

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Bull Hotel (3.54 miles)

Bull Hotel

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The Bull is situated on Long Melford's High Street, near the Village Green. The fine timbered house has a history dating back over 500 years and has been an Inn since ... More

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The Black Lion Hotel & Restaurant (3.55 miles)

The Black Lion Hotel & Restaurant

A glance at our comments book will soon reassure you that you have arrived in a small haven. As far away from the ‘corporate’ style of hotel as possible but still having all the ... More | visit website

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The Bay Horse (4.94 miles)

The Bay Horse

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At the edge of the market town of Sudbury, this traditional family-run local pub offers en suite accommodation, a friendly atmosphere, free Wi-Fi and free parking. The Bay Horse is within walking ... More

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The Bay Horse (4.94 miles)

The Bay Horse
At the edge of the market town of Sudbury, this traditional family-run local pub offers en suite accommodation, a friendly atmosphere, free Wi-Fi and free parking. The Bay Horse is within walking distance ... More | visit website
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Hotel Elizabeth, The Mill (5.01 miles)

Hotel Elizabeth, The Mill

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Sudbury is the birthplace of Thomas Gainsborough, the famous portrait artist and the Gainsborough Museum is close by. Sudbury is a thriving historic market town bordered by water meadows with ... More

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Olde Bull Hotel (5.11 miles)

Olde Bull Hotel

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A comfortable B & B for contractors, business people and holiday makers a like. Make use of our large hot tub and activity room with its exercise equipment. 16th Century Grade 1 ... More

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