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Pub Awards: Best Family finalist - The Five Bells, Colne Engaine, Essex

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Pub Awards: Best Family finalist - The Five Bells, Colne Engaine, Essex

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This is a strong, family-focussed pub that offers a good mix of services and events for all aspects of its local community.

A willingness to get out into wider trade and learn has benefited the business, allowing it to equip staff with the skills needed.

A strong emphasis on training and progression within the operation means that key members of the team have a long-standing relationship with the business and the customers.

Space

While outside space is limited, the pub makes excellent use of the space it has to provide good-quality play options for children. A children’s corner is also a nice touch, featuring toys and games to appeal to all ages and a good range of books and stories for the kids.

Ongoing investment into the building means the property is maintained to a high standard, creating a premium space with a quirky, appealing decor with standout features including individual lighting and giant mirrors.

A great roster of events helps strengthen ties with the surrounding villages; Easter egg hunts see a big turnout, while the Boxing Day barrel hunt is hugely popular with both young and old.

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