Miss you already….

See you on the other side!

The Government is advising us to do the right thing to beat Coronavirus. We are 100% behind doing whatever it takes to support our NHS and protect lives. We are still excited about the prospect of continuing to serve our communities, adding take-aways and village shops to our businesses – but for now, we think it is best to listen, cease all activities and give our teams the best chance of re-opening when the world returns to normal.


With a heavy heart we will be closing the side-doors on Chestnut’s pubs and restaurants from the evening of 23/03/20.


This is not goodbye from us… it is see you again soon, where we look forward to celebrating with you at the mother of all opening parties!!


Welcome to our 16th Century timber framed pub where our olde-worlde exterior gives way to a fabulously fun and modern interior - setting the scene for you to enjoy our food, sample our range of beers, explore our wine list and delve into our gin collection. 

We are on the border where Essex meets Cambridgeshire in the beautiful market town of Saffron Walden. We celebrate all that is great about our fantastic region – its people, provenance and personality.

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Our menus are thoughtfully crafted and constantly evolve to reflect the best seasonal ingredients. Enjoy fantastic food prepared using local ingredients, where possible, to create timeless classics and innovative specials - all consciously designed dishes that encompass our guests varying tastes, from the meat loving to the gluten free diets, to the plant based.

Lunch is served from 12 noon to 3pm and dinner from 6pm to 10pm, Monday to Saturday. We also have a full menu all day on Sunday from 12 noon until 6pm, including our fabulous Sunday roasts.

We’re open all day, every day with a limited menu also available in the bar from 3pm – 6pm.


Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 12.00am 

Sunday 10.00am - 10.00pm

Kitchen Opening Hours

Monday - Saturday 

Lunch - 12.00pm - 03.00pm

Reduced Menu - 03.00pm - 06.00pm

Dinner - 06.00pm - 09.00pm


12.00 - 06.00pm





The Eight Bells
18 Bridge Street
Saffron Walden
CB10 1BU