The Five Bells Inn is a beautiful thatched farmhouse offering award-winning fine dining mixed with traditional pub classics. Home of Devon’s best Sunday roast, the pub has a cosy atmosphere with real ales, Devon ciders and locally produced food.
James and Charlie took ownership of The Five Bells Inn in December 2017. James is a pub and bar manager by trade who has worked all over the country for big name brands and small independents before returning to his home village of Clyst Hydon, Devon. James runs the pub on a day to day basis and creates that wonderful customer experience for all our guests. If you want to speak to us about bespoke celebrations or book larger parties, James is the one to speak to!
Charlie is a marketing professional with years of experience in the digital marketing field; you will find her behind all the pub's social media accounts and the design and management of the website. She is also a digital marketing adviser for small South West businesses and travels to Bristol, Bath and Taunton during the week before working behind the bar at the weekend.
James and Charlie are passionate about running their front of house team so that their customers receive the best service; attentive and friendly without being too “over the top” - although they do love to chat if you do!
James' brother, Paul, runs the village cricket team and Mum, Ro, is an avid regular in the pub as she still lives in the village.