About the pub


The Eight Bells has seen many changes over the years, yet still retains the charm and character of a village pub. Originally licensed in 1607 as an inn, and called the Five Bells, in keeping at that time with the number of bells in the church tower. Its name was changed to the Eight Bells in 1771 with the addition of three more bells in the Church!

Located in the quintessentially English village of Long Crendon, the Eight Bells sits in the Vale of Aylesbury and the village is host to the national trusts old courthouse and many other nearby attractions. It’s picturesque cottages and period architecture make it a favourite location for the popular Midsomers Murders television programme.


Come in and enjoy our charming pub where you will find a warm welcome every day from our friendly staff.  Our varied seasonal menu, which is prepared fresh by our chefs, is available throughout the day. With our local ales and a well chosen wine list you are guaranteed to enjoy a delightful lunch or dinner here.  Please drop us an email or give us a ring to reserve a table.

Our doors are open to everyone including children and well-behaved dogs.

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