About

The Eight Bells is a traditional 18th century country pub situated in the small picturesque village of Abbotsley, Cambridgeshire. Come and join us for a mouth-watering gourmet meal, prepared by our award winning chef. Sit back and enjoy a classic cask ale, take part in our weekly quiz night, socialise with friends at our speciality nights or watch the match (BT or Sky) in our comfortable and welcoming bar.

The Eight Bells, Abbotsley celebrated the Queens birthday. Here the main bar is decorated for the occasion.
The Eight Bells village pub, picture taken from the high street of Abbotsley.
Historical reference to the Eight Bells leading the eye to our modern menu

Food and Entertainment

Run by a small and dedicated team, the Eight Bells has a great community atmosphere where new visitors are welcomed with open arms. In the summer months you will be invited to join us for our BBQ's, picnics, street parties and festivals, all held during the long warm summer evenings in our terrace and pub garden. For those cold winter nights we invite you in to warm your hands by our roaring fire and enjoy a glass of wine, ale, beer or soft drink or maybe even a hot toddy. If its food you are after, then we have a gourmet seasonal menu to set your taste buds tingling. Our cosy dining room is just the place for a romantic meal with your better half or for a special evening with friends and family.

If it’s a country pub atmosphere that you are after, then why not grab a table in our main bar.  For entertainment we have traditional pub games such as darts, draughts, cards and more. Or, if you fancy something a little more lively, pop in for our Wednesdays quiz nights. All new teams are welcome.

Small bottle of Prosecco for 5 pounds. One of our many past and current offers entices you in to relax and enjoy yourself.
The Eight Bells dart board has seen many a village game including during Abbotsley's infamous feat week.
An image of the main bar in The Eight Bells.

Community and Functions

We are a local village pub where you can relax and enjoy a nice drink, sit back and listen to music and chat with friends and family. But when the Rugby, Football or Wimbledon is on the Abbotsley villagers flock to watch it on our big screen creating an atmosphere to rival the stadiums. If you would like to experience everything your local can offer then why not pop down for our defence force nights, women's institute, ladies nights and more. Is an event or gathering missing? Simply contact the pub to find out how we could be the venue for you. 

If you are celebrating a special event such as birthday, anniversary or christening or any other gathering then book our restaurant for your function or event. We can organise and provide a buffet spread, drinks and decorations. Our car park provides ample car parking for you and your guests but for larger events you are welcome to use the car park of the Village hall situated across the road.

Lit during the winter months our roaring fire is just the ticket for those cold winter nights.
The Eight Bells is a cosy village pub perfect for the villagers of Abbotsley.
Our full menu selection can be found online or at the bar

Everyone is welcome

In The Eight Bells we have one rule, everyone is welcome, be that child or adult, human or dog. Everyone will be welcomed with a warm smile and a cold beer but you’ll stay for the pleasant atmosphere and the friendly Abbotsley locals.

The Eight Bells puts on many events throughout the year.
The Eight Bells rear entrance
The Eight Bells has a perfect summer beer garden