Our pubs

The Saint Arnold Group of pubs is made up of The Lion in Earls Colne, The Griffin in Halstead, The Three Horseshoes in Fordham and the Five Bells in Colne Engaine.

Owners Darran & Caroline Lingley bought the Five Bells in 2002 & worked extremely hard to build a wonderful Community pub with an outstanding team & reputation. Darran was awarded BII Licensee of the Year in 2011 and the Five Bells has won many other awards over the years.

In 2012 both the Griffin & Lion were purchased and in turn this created the Saint Arnold Pub Group. The latest acquisition is The Three Horseshoes which was purchased in 2017.

The Griffin is a fantastic pub in the heart of Halstead town, proudly offering an eclectic selection of Real Ales & handpicked wines by the Manager Gilly Ryan. We also offer light bites to enjoy with your friends and family!

The Lion in Earls Colne high street is a beautiful Tudor era pub which has just undergone extensive building work. We are now fully open for business.