The Eight Bells Saffron Walden


When we took over the pub in 2011, we wanted to make it a really friendly place to meet for something good to eat or drink, with great service and a cosy, relaxed atmosphere. We think that's what a great pub is all about. 

So, we’ve deliberately kept the original features of this beautiful building intact, like the old half timbered walls and ceiling rafters, and added some stunning new things like a huge feature wall made entirely out of mellowed logs, a warming log burner and mood lighting. Comfy Chesterfield sofas and armchairs, old wooden settles and bookshelves piled with leather-bound tomes give the pub a really homely feel.

We have a regularly changing seasonal menu with good home-cooked food fresh from the kitchen of our talented head chef David Webb. Book a table for dinner, eat at the bar or pull the curtains to the Drawing Room, our intimate private dining room that’s perfect for smaller gatherings, dinner parties and informal business meetings.

We also have real ales, well kept beers and a great choice of honestly-priced wines, with service that’s pitched just right.

You’ll feel so at home, you won’t want to leave.

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