Our Story

James & Charlie Garnham


James and Charlie took ownership of The Five Bells Inn in December 2017. James is a pub and bar manager by trade who has worked all over the country for big name brands and small independents before returning to his home village of Clyst Hydon, Devon. James runs the pub on a day to day basis and creates that wonderful customer experience for all our guests.

Charlie is a marketing professional with years of experience in the digital marketing field; you will find her behind all the pub's social media accounts. Together they live in Exeter with their cat, Olivia.

James' brother, Paul, runs the village cricket team and Mum, Ro, is an avid regular in the pub as she still lives in the village.

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