Orchard Pig 0623
Orchard Pig 0623

About us

The Bell has been welcoming visitors for centuries and has plenty to offer throughout the year. The hop garden is perfect for sunny days with picnic benches, a ping pong table and a mud pie kitchen perfect for culinary play activities. Dogs are welcome both inside and out and the pub is happy to provide treats and water bowls.

Inside there is a traditional games room with shuffleboard, shove ha'penny, Mario Kart and a vintage (1971) pinball machine providing entertainment for all ages.

The Bell is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and has recently incorporated a refill station. Here you can top up eco friendly detergents and cleaning products, reducing packaging and increasing sustainability. Food and drink are sourced locally where possible. Our menu uses free range meats only and we have an increasing selection of plant based items on our menu.

We host live music of all genres every fortnight on a Friday and we have a quiz on most Sunday evenings. In the winter, expect real log fires and warm mulled wine. In the summer, we hold a beer festival during the 3rd weekend of July with up to 40 real ales, live music and barbecued food.

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Pub reviews



Kim Brown

4 months ago

A real piece of history! This has been a friendly family run pub for four generations. Tons of character, very good food, ales in casks behind the bar! Their integrity is such that they try and re-use or recycle as much as possible. Welcoming a wide range of groups from cyclists to motorcyclists, raw live music to the Essex Poetry and Prose Society! Take your time and have a great visit.

darron welch

1 year ago

Really lovely traditional pub, with the casks behind the bar. Lots of different rooms to sit in , one being a Games room. Great menu particularly the Pizza which is freshly made with Turkish toppings. Got to definately check these out. The big Pizza Oven is in the outdoor area and they are all home-made along with Turkish Specials . There is something for everyone on this menu. Live music is a regular occurrence. Wish I lived nearer.

Beer Baron

1 year ago

Nice typical local country pub. Food is excellent. The Bell Burger is normally my Go to although I shall try a Turkish Pizza next time as was nearby his outdoor kitchen which was good to watch. Best thing for me is that they serve ales straight from the barrel here which is becoming rare. Good atmosphere although they had Christmas music playing outside when I visited (obviously a mistake it was just amusing and people seemed to actually enjoy it)

FWalsh Family

5 years ago

A lovely olde worlde pub in the middle of Castle Hedingham with one of the best burgers and salsa fries you can get anywhere...past and present. Friendly staff and dog friendly too, so it's great if you are taking the chance for some refreshments mid walk!

Zoe Gallagher

5 years ago

Lovely local pub. Several small rooms, so cosy indeed. Outdoor seating and large car park. Very friendly bar staff. Last Sunday lunchtime of every month, there is live jazz. The music was great, and very relaxing. Food was delicious. I had the vegan mushroom pie. Flavours were astounding. Children enjoyed the simple fayre of chips and cauliflower cheese. No specific kids menu (which I liked - discourages nuggets...).

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Opening Times

Mon 18:00 – 22:00
Tue Closed
Wed12:00 – 14:30 18:00 – 23:00
Thur12:00 – 14:30 18:00 – 23:00
Fri 12:00 – 23:00
Sat 12:00 – 23:00
Sun 12:00 – 20:00
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Food & drink

Our food and drinks are responsibly sourced, locally where possible. Our menu is a combination of traditional British classics and authentic Turkish cuisine. The latter comprises barbecued Mediterranean fish on a Wednesday evening and Turkish pizzas from the wood-fired oven during the summer months, with homecooked stews and casseroles throughout the year.

Food Times

Mon 18:30 – 20:00
Wed12:30 – 14:00 18:30 – 21:00
Thur12:30 – 14:00 18:30 – 21:00
Fri12:30 – 14:00 18:30 – 21:00
Sat12:30 – 14:30 18:30 – 21:00
Sun12:30 – 14:30 18:00 – 19:00
Orchard Pig 0623
Orchard Pig 0623