Events Around the Group

Keep watching this space for updates on all the events taking place around our group of pubs.

The Arnies Summer BBQ 2017

  On Monday 26th June, The Saint Arnold Group held their annual awards evening. This event recognises both individual and team effort within the group, and allows the teams to have a night off and celebrate.

Delay is unpopular but inevitable

I’m ashamed to be so delayed in writing a update for the Shoes, but to say we’ve been busy is an understatement! We’ve had at least five people working every day from 7.00am – 5.00pm except Sundays. It’s becoming a very laborious birth of the new incarnation of the Shoes.

The Work Continues

So another week at the shoes, physically not much has changed we keep finding traces of its previous lives and characters as we delve and explore into why and when, the building reveals It’s self like an old actor taking taking off makeup and you get to see the wise but slightly haggard face of […]

A new beginning

So it’s been a week since we took the keys to the Three Horseshoes in Fordham, “A week and you haven’t told us anything” I hear you shout. Well we were in France for most of that week on a family Holiday taking a breather but before that a certain Jesus`s Birthday got in the […]

The Five Bells is in the National Finals of the Great British Pub Awards

The Five Bells has reached the National Finals in the Great British Pub Awards 2016 in the Best Family Pub category. Great work by Josie and the Five Bells Team have ensured that the Five Bells is one of the top 6 family pubs in the UK. Congratulations and we are looking forward to the […]

The Griffin is in the National Finals of the Great British Pub Awards

The Griffin has attained the distinction of reaching the National Finals of the Great British Pub Awards 2016 for Best Beer Pub. Great work by Gilly and her team has meant they are in the top 6 pubs in the UK serving real ale. Well done guys and we have our fingers crossed for the […]

The Arnie’s Awards Evening 2016

Everyone had a great evening on Monday 8th February as we held another Arnie’s Award Evening. This event recognises individual and team effort within the group, and allows the teams to let their hair down and celebrate. Here is what Caroline thought of the evening: For Darran and I to make the decision to close […]

We are the Best Employers in Hospitality in the UK!

The Saint Arnold Group of pubs has just won the title of Best Small Group Pubs & Bars Employer in the UK at the Best Employers in Hospitality event run by at The Lancaster in London. Neil Pattison, Sales Director of, commented on why it matters to be a best employer as the UK […]

Saint Arnold Group is ninth in the country!

The Saint Arnold Group, which runs the Five Bells, Colne Engaine, The Lion, Earls Colne and The Griffin, Halstead have come 9th overall in the prestigious Best Employers in Hospitality Awards 2014.

The Gambler

In the Kenny Rogers song ‘The Gambler’ he sung: “You’ve got to know when to hold ’em, Know when to fold ’em Know when to walk away, Know when to run” According to Kenny that’s the secret of a sucessful life and I believe he may be right, because after a emotional conversation with one […]

Highly Commended in the Business Excellence Awards 2014

After a great night with a great bunch of other businesses at Prested Hall last night we were given a highly commended certificate for our entry in the Best Business for Marketing category. A great team effort and we were very pleased to be in the finals against other businesses that all had great customer […]