The Five Bells is a whitewashed Grade II listed building that dates from the late 17th century and takes its name from the magnificent bells at the church just up the road. Set in a protected conservation village, it’s handy for the M25 as well as many lovely walks. There are two bars: one is a dog-friendly front bar boasting an original inglenook fireplace; the other is the dining room, leading out to the patio and extensive garden, which comes complete with a children’s play area. The seasonal menu complements the real ales and wines on offer: maybe start with duck pancakes and hoisin sauce, or a traditional prawn cocktail, followed by beer-battered cod and chips; freshly-made pie of the day; or lamb cutlets. Sandwiches and baguettes are available too, and beer festivals take place at Easter and in October along with regular live music and quizzes.
Open all year
Open all week
Open all day
Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–2.45, Sunday 12–5
Dinner: Thursday to Saturday 6–8.45
Food and drink
Set menu available
Restaurant menu available
Credit cards accepted
Coach parties welcome, notice required
Play area available
Allowed in bar
Allowed in garden
M25 junction 4, A224 towards Orpington. In approximately 1 mile turn right into Church Road. Pub on left.