Welcome to The Eight Bells, named after the characteristic feature of the local church. In their fifth year operating the pub as a free house, Waz and Emma have restored much of the village pub feel to the Eight Bells sponsoring and supporting the locaL football team, darts and pool team, bar billiards and volley ball team.
The pub has baby changing and disabled facilities, and with a beautiful decked garden, outside bar and children's play area it is welcoming to families, business people, senior citizens and everyone in-between!
Having won the Bright FM Pub of the Year Award at the end of their first year, the focus has been very much on presenting excellent homemade food at affordable prices. The past year has seen the reputation of the restaurant side of their business soar. The menu blends traditional favourites with a good selection of fish, vegetarian and up-tempo bistro dishes. Our advice is to book early!
Mothering Sunday lunches stretch up to three sittings between noon and nine, the St Georges Day Banquet has been known to sell out in a day without being advertised, and Tuesday and Wednesday lunchtimes are often fully booked as there is a fabulous Senior Citizens Lunch Menu between noon and 3pm.
Various events are planned for 2016 which kicks off with the always succesfull Burns' Night in January. The Eight Bells flagship event though is The Bolney Pram Race, run on Easter Monday and dating back 20 years. It was revived in 2009 with more than 300 people lining The Street cheering on contestants.
The past year has seen several weddings, anniversary, engagement and Christening celebrations at The Eight Bells and, with this in mind Waz and Emma are very excited to announce that we can now offer AA 4 star rated Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the beautiful Tudor beamed cottage lying under the gaze of St Mary Magdalene Church opposite The Eight Bells Pub. It boasts 3 double rooms with ensuite bath and shower rooms. Visits to The Eight Bells have become even more relaxing.
We have been working on some new exciting lunchtime and evening Menus. They are available now on the menus page.
Whether you are stopping for a quick drink or an afternoons meal, Emma and Waz will give you a warm welcome.
We are now taking Christmas bookings so please book early.
2015 Christmas menus will be out very soon ...