Welcome to the New Bell Inn, a traditional pub in Historic Harwich.

We are an award winning establishment having won Tendring CAMRA’s Pub of the Year title twice in the past ten years.

Under new management since 2014, the New Bell continues to stock a varied range of quality ales, predominately from small breweries across East Anglia.

Food is available between 12 & 3pm daily (except Mondays). Please check our new menu.

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Please note that, at present, we close in the afternoon from 3.30pm Mondays-Thursdays, re-opening at 7pm. We now offer an evening meal service in conjunction with local take-aways.

We’re open all day Friday to Sunday. All opening hours are potentially subject to short notice change, especially during Bank Holidays, if in doubt please ask at the bar or phone.

 We have live music, quizzes and special events throughout the year. Our Events page has all the details!



“It has proven almost impossible to unravel the history of the pubs known over the years as the Bell, Blue Bell and the New Bell. We know that there was originally both a Bell and a Blue Bell in Outpart Eastward at roughly the same time and, probably to avoid confusion, the pub we know today was given the “New” prefix by the Collector of Dues for the Corporation.

“The site and possibly part of the building was reputed to have been a blacksmith’s shop back in the 17th Century and the buildings were modified to become a public house around the middle of the 18th Century.”

For a more detailed history, go to the New Bell Inn’s page on the Harwich Pub Trail website, a joint project between Tendring CAMRA and the Harwich Society.