Grab your loved ones and enjoy the lock-in of a lifetime, at a cosily-converted, entertainment-packed Norfolk pub, complete with a garden hot tub and sauna.
  • Sleeps: 21
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Bathrooms: 8
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Voted one of the UK’s top pub staycations by The Sun, Five Bells Inn is secluded in the pretty waterside village of Upwell, for a fun-filled break with your favourite people in tow.

Sleeping up to 21 guests in eight comfy bedrooms, no-one has to stay behind as you prepare for the ultimate Norfolk lock-in. And trust us: once you’ve seen what incredible delights await at Five Bells Inn, you’ll want to shout them from the rooftops.

These include a saloon bar area with pool and football tables, an enormous kitchen with gleaming appliances and an indoor barbecue, and a tram-themed restaurant with first-class booths (and air hockey for the kids… big kids included!)

They also include a sitting room furnished with plush Chesterfield sofas and a huge TV for cosy evenings in. Though if that isn’t quite enough to help you feel relaxed, may we suggest a sunset dip in the al fresco hot tub, or a pre-slumber session in the garden sauna pod?

Each bedroom comes complete with en-suite facilities (read: no awkward morning queues) and are flexibly arranged to accommodate singles, couples, and families alike.

The first-floor is home to three kingsize bedrooms, a twin, and two family rooms: one with three single beds and another with a kingsize and two singles. Meanwhile, two ground-floor annexes are ideal for those who don’t do stairs: comprising a kingsize room and a family room with a kingsize and a single.

Favourite room claimed, it’s time to take your place at the bar… as you chat the evening away over well-deserved drinks and laughter, and decide just how you’ll spend your time in this incredible pub of dreams.

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At a glance

  • A converted Norfolk pub, named as one of the UK’s top pub staycations by The Sun, secluded in the waterside village of Upwell.
  • Up to 21 guests can be accommodated in 8 en-suite bedrooms, configured for singles, couples, and families.
  • Stand-out features include a saloon bar with games, an industrial kitchen with an indoor barbecue, and a fun tram-themed restaurant with first-class booths.
  • Outside awaits a pub garden with sun loungers – plus a hot tub and sauna pod for supreme relaxation!
  • Take the Outwell and Upwell walk to learn more about the local history, or visit nearby Wisbech for attractions galore. There is a shop and (another!) pub in walking distance.


  • Family Friendly
  • Hot Tubs
  • Large Groups


Main house: 6 en-suite bedrooms, toilet cubicles, patio-accessible changing rooms with WC and shower, fully-equipped industrial kitchen with gas range cooker, industrial microwave and indoor barbecue, lounge with Smart TV, large bar with areas for reading, dining, and games (air hockey, table tennis and football, pool). Large patio with outdoor tables and seating, loungers, covered hot tub, sauna pod. 2 annexes with 2 en-suite bedrooms.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, historic sites, shops, pubs, restaurants, nature reserves, museums, National Trust properties, family attractions.

More information

If you’re venturing out, Upwell is home to independent shops and a friendly café – not to mention a different pub! – to while away some time in.

You could also embark on the relaxed, three-and-a-half-mile Outwell and Upwell walk, where you’ll learn about the history of the tramway that inspired those classic children’s tales of Thomas the Tank Engine… and of course, Five Bells Inn’s own tram-themed restaurant.

In the mood to explore further afield? Wisbech is full of unique attractions, including the West Norfolk Aviation Museum for aeroplane-buffs, and Peckover House and Gardens for those who want to imagine themselves as characters from Downton Abbey.

Spend your holiday time however you choose, before coming together for another memorable evening (and another round!) at Five Bells Inn.

Things to note

Bed configuration can be changed on request and game experience simulators are available at an additional cost. Pets are not permitted to stay.

Where you'll be staying

Upwell, Norfolk

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