Bell Inn

32 Bell Hill
Finedon
NN9 5ND
Telephone(01933) 680332
Real AleReal FireQuiet PubFamily FriendlyGardenLunchtime MealsEvening MealsDisabled AccessGamesCiderParkingSmokingRestaurantFunction RoomDog FriendlyNewspapersWiFiLive Music
Opening times: 5.30-11; 12-2, 5.30-11 Fri; 12-3, 6-midnight Sat; 12-4, 7-10.30 Sun
Regular beers: Fuller's London Pride, Hancocks HB, Sharp's Doom Bar

Reputed to be the oldest licensed house in the country, basing its claim on a licence granted in 1042 by Queen Edith, wife of Edward the Confessor. Her statue can be found in a niche in the outside wall. Built from local ironstone, inside is three connected lounge bars, with a large fireplace separating two of them. Lunchtime dining is limited to Sundays when a traditional Sunday roast is served, whilst evening meals are available Wednesday to Saturday. A fine selection of fruit wines are available. Run by the longest serving licensee in the county since 1969.