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A historical pub filled with history that serve real ales, beer and wines. Food available daily.

Charles Dickens stayed at this inn on 27th December 1838 and is widely acknowledged as the inn to which Bill Sikes returned to after murdering his mistress, Nancy, suspecting that she is a police informant, from the infamous 'Oliver Twist' novel.

The Eight Bells is becoming increasingly well known for the music that is regularly provided as entertainment and people are travelling from a distance just to be part of the experience.

On the first Tuesday of every month and the third Tuesday The Eight Bells host a Open Mic night where anybody who likes to hear new artists or wants to join in and come along. A second Open Mic night has started out as its become so popular, for more information like for updates and the dates of theses exciting nights.

At least once a month the pub has a disco night on a Saturday night where customers are invited to come and dance the evening away to their tunes :-)

Live music can also be seen on a monthly basis. Various genres are catered for including Ska, Tributes, Sixties & Seventies and recently we had a Rockabilly band which was extremely popular!

If you would like to join us for our upcoming events or have a lovely home cooked lunch. Give us a call of message us via this Facebook page.

latest pub news, offers & events

World Cup 2018

Happening from 14/06/2018 to 15/07/2018 [Expired]

The 2018 World Cup kicks off on Thursday 14th June, and we're all set to welcome you and your friends to enjoy the action. We've got ice cold pitchers of Foster's and Amstel at the ready, so less trips to the bar means more time to watch the match. There really is no better place to…

England v Croatia

Happening on 11/07/2018 [Expired]

It's been a long 28 years in the making, but finally, England have reached the semi-final stages of the World Cup! The Lions will take on Croatia at 7pm on Wednesday, so that's plenty time to get home from work and down the pub for kick-off.

Sweden v England

Happening on 07/07/2018 [Expired]

With barely a moment to recover from Tuesday’s historic (not to mention tense) penalty shoot-out victory over Colombia, it’s time to do it all over again. Saturday’s quarter-final against Sweden kicks-off at 3pm, and unless you have a plane ticket to Russia, the pub is simply the only place…