North East Suffolk

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Branch Area

  • Barnby
    • Swan Swan Ln Barnby NR34 7QF Telephone(01502) 476646

      This free house and seafood restaurant is located just off the A146 between Beccles and Lowestoft and is approximately 1 mile from North Cove Nature Reserve and the River Waveney. The pub is open for lunch and dinner Mon-Sat and all day on Sundays. If you just want a drink, you can sit in the bar area or outside in the garden, which includes a children's play area.

  • Beccles
    • Bear & Bells 11 Old Market Beccles NR34 9AP Telephone(01502) 819266

      The pub is adjacent to bus station, close to town centre and near to the river Waveney, so it is handy for visitors to the Broads. Reopened under new management April 15th 2022. There is a central bar area and a side room and a separate dining area, which doubles as a function room. A paved garden is at the rear and tables are set out in front of the pub in warmer months.

    • Butchers Arms 51 London Road Beccles NR34 9YT Telephone(01502) 712243

      Occasional food nights as of 18/11/23. Ex-Lacons Inn which is on the outskirts of town opposite Beccles Cemetery (a 15 minute walk from town centre) serving six ales from local breweries such as Barsham, Beccles Brew Co, Mr Winters and Wolf. The pub is keen to try out new local breweries. Customers can use the Real Ale Finder app to find out beers currently available at the pub. Occasional quiz nights and charity events. The pub was originally comprised of lounge and public bars both with a bay window, one of which was removed and re-sited when the building was extended. The pub is now open plan with the bar and real fire in the original part of the building and pool tables in the extended area. The rear garden has been refreshed with additional seating.

    • Caxton Club Gaol Ln Beccles NR34 9SJ Telephone(01502) 712829

      Spacious club conveniently situated a short walk from bus and train stations and close to the town centre. All members and guests are warmly welcomed (a small charge is made to cover entertainment on Sat eve). It has a central bar, TV and darts room and a separate snooker room. There is also a large function room, garden with children's play area and a bowling green. Four real ales are available. Assistance dogs only are allowed.

    • Graze at the White Horse 29 New Market Beccles NR34 9HE Telephone(01502) 715974

      This refurbished premises re-opened with a new layout at the end of March 2015 as a café bar and grill. Seating is in the bar and in a refurbished courtyard and garden to the rear. The restaurant and open-plan grill and food preparation area is at the rear of the pub and is accessed via the bar with private dining available upstairs. Under new ownership as of 21/08/23 with a real ale once again available as of 02/09/23.

    • Ingate 108 Grove Rd Beccles NR34 9RE Telephone07503 969220

      Privately owned and popular two bar free house serving the local community situated a short walk from the town centre and train station. The lounge bar serves three real ales on hand pump with tables, bar stools and sofas for seating. The sports bar contains the dartboard and pool table which the pub's teams use to play in local leagues. Sports events are shown on large screens. The former car park is now a partially covered outdoor seating area.

    • King's Head Hotel New Market Beccles NR34 9HA Telephone(01502) 718730

      Historic town centre hotel situated in the New Market area of Beccles. The pub was renovated & re-opened February 26th 2013 by JD Wetherspoon with two banks of six hand pumps each, although most beers are now duplicated on both banks. The pub has several smaller dining and drinking areas as well as the main bar and can be accessed on three sides from the two main entrances and the rear terrace, which has an outdoor seating area. Part of the rear terrace was converted in May 2019 to increase the indoor space.

    • Waveney House Hotel Puddingmoor Beccles NR34 9PL Telephone(01502) 712270

      Riverside bar, restaurant and hotel with a separate restaurant area and 12 ensuite bedrooms. The large terrace is well used in summer and on warm spring days and has fine views overlooking the river. There are normally two beers available from East Anglian breweries.

    • Wine Vaults 2a Blyburgate Beccles NR34 9TA Telephone(01502) 713381

      Under new management as of 07/11/22 following the retirement of Jola and David. This popular town centre restaurant and bar is on three levels. The bar is on street level and there are three small areas containing different seating styles. The smaller area upstairs is laid out as a restaurant and the downstairs vault is used as a restaurant and for functions. To the rear is a small courtyard garden for smokers and visitors with dogs.

  • Blundeston
    • Plough Market Ln Blundeston NR32 5AN Telephone(01502) 730261

      * Winter opening hours in force as of December 2022. Open Thu-Sun only*. Built in a mock-Tudor style with wood panelling & exposed beams, this village inn has a large attractive grassed garden with mature trees and a paved area with a pergola that is particularly popular during summer months. Inside there is a main bar with pewter mugs and water jugs hanging down, an attached games room and a separate room which is a well-used restaurant. Charles Dickens mentioned this pub in his book, David Copperfield and this is noted at the pub and the nearby village hall.

  • Blyford
    • Queen's Head Southwold Rd Blyford IP19 9JY Telephone(01502) 478404

      Picturesque thatched inn built around 15th Century with low beams & large open fireplace in bar area. The thatched roof is relatively new, having replaced one destroyed by fire in July 1988. Outside there is a large garden, children's play area and the pub ducks, chickens and pigs. Opposite the pub is the 11th Century Parish Church of All Saints Blyford. New tenants started 22nd May 2018. Oen from 10am for coffee and pastries with meals available from 1pm.

  • Blythburgh
    • White Hart A12 Blythburgh IP19 9LQ Telephone(01502) 478217

      Large former 16th Century courthouse with good views of Blyth estuary from the garden. Some original features have been retained including the beams in the bar area and an inglenook fireplace. Back under Adnams management from February 2023.

  • Bramfield
    • Queen's Head The St (A144) Bramfield IP19 9HT Telephone(01986) 784214

      UPDATE: AS OF 02/05/23 BORDER BUS 522 EXTENDED TO BECCLES - MON-FRI ONLY. The refurbishment shows off the original beams, large open fireplaces and vaulted room. A single bar serves local ales and food, including gluten-free options, is available throughout the day each day including theme nights. The restaurant is available to book for private parties and events. During Winter opening hours bar snacks only Mon-Tue.

  • Bungay
    • Bungay & Waveney Valley Golf Club Outney Common Bungay NR35 1DS Telephone(01986) 892337

      A full food menu is offered to members and guests. The range of ales varies and bar hours change to 12-5 daily between Oct-Mar. The Club has a dress code which is smart casual.

    • Castle Inn 35 Earsham St Bungay NR35 1AF Telephone07789 455774

      Under new management as of June 2021. Now primarily a restaurant with limited opening hours as the new tenants settle in. It is hoped that the real ale provision will continue. The front entrance leads to the restaurant with a central bar serving two real ales behind which is a smaller area for drinking and eating, which can also be accessed via the rear entrance from the courtyard garden.

    • Chequers 23 Bridge St Bungay NR35 1HD Telephone(01986) 893579

      Pub reopened early March 2022. Pub is situated close to the town centre and has been updated with new flooring and lights. It consists of two rooms separated by an archway. Ample parking is available adjacent to a partially covered area leading to a paved beer garden. Real ales are normally sourced from local breweries.

    • Fleece Inn 8-10 St Mary's St Bungay NR35 1AX Telephone(01986) 897079

      This 15th Century pub was re-opened in 2016 after refurbishment by the new owner. Featuring exposed beams and low ceilings, the pub is bright and airy with several areas for eating and drinking including an upstairs dining room, which can be booked for special occasions. The ales are normally from local breweries.

    • Green Dragon 29 Broad Street Bungay NR35 1EF Telephone(01986) 892681

      Originally called the Horse and Groom and on the northern edge of town, this is Bungay's only brewpub and the home of the Green Dragon brewery with ales created in outbuildings adjacent to the car park at the rear of the property. The pub is popular and a regular in the Guide. It has a public bar and a separate spacious lounge with a side room where families are welcome leading to a small enclosed garden surrounded by a hop hedge. Food generally available Thu-Sat only.

    • Three Tuns 2 Earsham St Bungay NR35 1AG Telephone(01986) 893404

      Single bar on ground floor in a large room with sofas around a large fireplace with TV on the wall. Function room in cellar. Walls in the cellar room are believed to have been part of Bungay Castle. Under new management as of July 2020. Open Mon-Thu only for functions and events.

  • Carlton Colville
    • Bell Inn The St Carlton Colville NR33 8JR Telephone(01502) 582873

      This refurbished pub is situated on a street corner and lays back from the road behind the pub's car park and two garden areas, one paved and the other grassed. The main bar and side room have tables for drinking and eating and there is a separate restaurant off the bar area. There is a garden at the side of the pub and another garden as well as a paved patio at the front with tables for customers.

    • Crown 417 Beccles Rd Carlton Colville NR33 8HL Telephone(01502) 514548

      Large pub on the main road between Beccles and Oulton Broad. There is seating in the main bar and in the lounge to the side with a paved garden to the rear. The pub hosts regular live music events and poker nights.

    • Old Red House 53 The St Carlton Colville NR33 8JP Telephone(01502) 218115

      This pub has been under new management since October 2022. The open-plan layout has a central bar with a TV screen showing live sport and a partially separate darts area where the front door used to be along with a wood-burner fire. A pool table is located to the side of the bar and this leads to a refurbished garden. The pub has many artworks created from scrap metal including a guitar and side table and there is a scrap metal bird house in the garden.

    • Rookery Park Golf Club Beccles Road Carlton Colville NR33 8HJ Telephone(01502) 509190

      All visitors are required to be a member of another golf club and show a valid handicap certificate before playing at Rookery Park. Dress code (see website). Facilities also available for hire for weddings and birthday parties.

  • Corton
    • White Horse 47 The St Corton NR32 5HP Telephone(01502) 733037

      Family-friendly free house, which offers up to four cask ales plus a range of Green Jack Brewery beers in bottles. There is a separate restaurant area for diners, although several customers like to eat in the conservatory. There is a large patio/beer garden and a grassed play area for children. A village shop is also now on site selling plants, fruit & veg and an outside catering stall selling doughnuts and ice cream. Breakfast is also available in summer months.

  • Flixton
    • Buck Inn The St Flixton NR35 1NZ Telephone(01986) 896883

      The Buck is an old half-timbered pub that reopened in Nov 2021. The bar serves up to five beers supplied by nearby Stow Fen Brewery + others. There is a main bar area with fireplace, a separate dining room and a large snug with comfortable seating and a huge fireplace. A child and dog friendly courtyard garden has been created adjacent to a function room. Next door to the pub is the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum, which is located on land supplied by a former owner of the pub.

  • Halesworth
    • Angel 21 Thoroughfare Halesworth IP19 8AH Telephone(01986) 873365

      A pub may have been on this site since the 16th century, but the current building dates from the 18th century with 19th century alterations. This inn has two comfortable bars to enjoy a drink and to eat from the bar menu. There is also Cleone's Italian restaurant for lunch and dinner. All are reached from a central glazed-roof covered courtyard.

    • Triple Plea Broadway Bungay Rd Halesworth IP19 8QW Telephone(01986) 874750

      Privately owned ex-Lacons inn and restaurant on the outskirts of town, which has been under new ownership since November 2021 and re-opened for Easter 2022. As of July 2019 a campsite has been available at the rear of the pub with hard standing touring caravan pitches and some grass camping pitches. The venue is adults only so no children under 14 years of age are allowed in the pub or on the camp site.

    • White Hart 10 Thoroughfare Halesworth IP19 8AH Telephone(01986) 873386

      Town centre bar and restaurant serving tapas style dishes and main meals on the main thoroughfare. Popular with both locals and tourists, there is occasionally a national brand beer available alongside the regulars from Adnams.

    • White Swan 4 London Rd Halesworth IP19 8LH Telephone(01986) 872273

      This 15th cent. ex-Lacons inn retains two bars, a traditional lounge with an adjoining games room and a first floor function room. The guest beer is free of tie and varies from week to week. The pub has a full sports TV package & live music most weeks. No entry after 11.30pm Fri-Sat. Under new management from 01/03/19.

  • Huntingfield
    • Huntingfield Arms The St Huntingfield IP19 0PU Telephone(01986) 798320

      Comfortable pub with several small rooms & restaurant. It was originally the estate manager's house for nearby Heveningham Hall.

  • Kessingland
    • Livingstone's 4 White’s Ln Kessingland NR33 7TF Telephone(01502) 218090

      Large bar and restaurant close to main road (A12) and the Kessingland Wildlife Park. The bar is in the original building and, in the adjacent area, are tables for dining. Tuesday is pizza night. The pub is child and dog-friendly and there is an enclosed garden.

    • Sailors Home 302 Church Rd Kessingland NR33 7SB Telephone(01502) 740245

      Located within easy reach of the shingle beach and with views of the North Sea, the pub is popular all year with locals, walkers and holidaymakers from nearby caravan parks and guest houses. The interior has a mock-Tudor design with four adjoining rooms, one for diners serving value for money food, a large central bar area with a large TV screen, a games room and a side room. Up to seven ales and a regularly changing cider are served by gravity dispense.

  • Lound
    • Village Maid 71 The St Lound NR32 5LP Telephone(01502) 730441

      The most northerly pub in Suffolk, the Village Maid is primarily a restaurant and has an almost unique name for a pub, the only others having been found being in Bradfield, near Manningtree and in Birmingham.

  • Lowestoft
    • Edge of Town 46 Park Rd Lowestoft NR32 1SP Telephone(01502) 568822

      Back street pub renamed and with new signage. No real ale when last visited, although there has been Greene King IPA.

    • Fisherman's Wharf South Pier Royal Plain Lowestoft NR33 0AE Telephone(01502) 512793

      Modern bar located on South pier in a recently pedestrianised area close to start of esplanade. Food is provided by adjacent restaurant. Live music in summer. Opening hours are reduced in winter months.

    • Foxburrow 249 Yarmouth Rd Lowestoft NR32 4AA Telephone(01502) 572441

      Beefeater and Premier Inn on Yarmouth Road (A12).

    • Harbour Inn Royal Throughfare Lowestoft NR33 0AG Telephone(01502) 576890

      This pub is situated next to Lowestoft's bascule bridge. The bar is now owned by Moss & Co. There are two sets of three hand pumps serving real ale from local breweries such as Adnams, Ampersand, Green Jack and Lacons and a new round bar offering craft beers and cocktails, whilst The Hatch serves takeaway coffee and tea. The pub is surrounded on three sides by a paved area which came about as part of a major esplanade improvement in 2007. Outside there is a patio area.

    • Hatfield Hotel The Esplanade Lowestoft NR33 0QG Telephone(01502) 565337

      This terrace bar is a comfortable hotel bar with good sea views from both inside and outside areas.

    • Joseph Conrad 32 Station Square Lowestoft NR32 1BA Telephone(01502) 533270

      Modern bar set in a former department store which opened in July 2013. This is a busy JD Wetherspoon pub in part of the former Tuttles department store located close to the town's railway station. The pub has large open plan bars on two floors and a small external area for customer seating.

    • Lake Lothing 25 Rotterdam Rd Lowestoft NR32 2EU Telephone(01502) 573935

      Popular street corner pub and restaurant offering bed & breakfast, lunch and dinner. The pub has regular live music and karaoke nights and shows major sporting events on TV.

    • Lowestoft Railway Bowls & Social Club 123A Carlton Rd Lowestoft NR33 0LZ Telephone(01502) 574578

      A friendly club with a great deal to offer it’s members and bona-fide guests. New members are welcome. A member of the Association of Independent Clubs. Reported to have real ale available.

    • Mariner's Rest 60-62 Rotterdam Rd Lowestoft NR32 2HA Telephone(01502) 218077

      Welcoming community local on the west side of town. The closeness of the cemetery gave the pub its name. The comfortable open-plan interior has a central bar with a TV screen used mainly for showing sporting events. There is a good sized garden with a covered heated smoking area. The pub has raised a considerable amount for local charities. All the real ales and ciders are served by gravity from the cellar in the back room.

    • Norman Warrior Fir Ln Lowestoft NR32 2RB Telephone(01502) 561982

      Popular twin bar local situated between Lowestoft town centre and Oulton Broad North railway station with bus stops nearby and ample parking. It has two bars, the first of which is a public bar with a lounge area leading to a pool and darts room and a large garden. The second bar is used as a restaurant, which serves home-cooked food daily. Winter opening hours in operation from November.

    • Notley's Royal Plain Lowestoft NR33 0AH Telephone(01502) 581511

      Situated on esplanade and linked to Iconic bar and restaurant. The bar has an unusual décor including a spiral staircase in the middle of the floor.

    • Oak Tavern 71 & 73 Crown St (West) Lowestoft NR32 1SQ Telephone(01502) 537246

      Popular with all ages, this well run, lively community pub is situated on the northern side of town. It has an open plan bar divided into two areas, one festooned with Belgian brewery memorabilia and the other for pool and darts. A TV screen shows sporting events and there is a patio and car park to the rear. Various events are held throughout the year to raise money for local charities. A dark beer is usually available during winter months.

    • Old Blue Anchor 133a High St Lowestoft NR32 1HP Telephone(01502) 219956

      Recently redecorated and re-opened September 2021 as Seafood Restaurant and Bar run by Mark Gee, formerly of Tramways Hotel, The current building apparently dates from 1888, but is on the site of an older inn.

    • Plough & Sail 212 London Rd South Lowestoft NR33 0BB Telephone(01502) 566695

      Set back off the street with a small frontage, this friendly local is close to Lowestoft south beach and amenities. Inside, there is a long bar with wooden flooring and wood panelling throughout. TV screens show sporting events. A secluded enclosed courtyard with a canvas covered smoking area leads to a private function room. Live music and quiz evenings are regular attractions. Apart from the two permanent beers, up to four regularly changing beers from other breweries are available.

    • Potter's Kiln Leisure Way Lowestoft NR32 4AB Telephone(01502) 733073

      Harvester restaurant with car park accessed via entrance to Travelodge in Leisure Way.

    • Spring Tide Kirkley Rise Lowestoft NR33 0FD Telephone(01502) 567898

      New build Marston's pub restaurant close to A12, which opened in October 2012 and serves up to three cask ales.

    • Stanford Arms Stanford St Lowestoft NR32 2DD Telephone(01502) 574505

      A quality free house that is within walking distance of Lowestoft train and bus stations and close to Lowestoft Town Football Club. The open-plan L-shaped bar is decorated with a fine collection of beer trays adorning the walls and to the rear is a refurbished courtyard garden. The pub offers an exceptional range of cask and craft beers sourced from around the UK plus bottled and canned beers from across Europe. There are regular quiz nights and live music most weekends. TV screens show major sporting events.

    • Triangle Tavern 29 St Peters St Lowestoft NR32 1QA Telephone(01502) 582711

      This lively town centre tavern is the brewery tap for Green Jack brewery. The front part of the pub used to be the Oddfellows, while the back part is the original Triangle Tavern. The parlour style front bar is decorated with brewery memorabilia and CAMRA awards and is home to live music most Friday evenings. A corridor leads to a back bar with a pool table and a juke box. Alongside the full Green Jack range including seasonal beers are real ciders, continental craft beers and occasional guest ales. Customers are welcome to bring in their own food for consumption in the pub.

    • Victoria Kirkley Cliff Lowestoft NR33 0BZ Telephone(01502) 574433

      Comfortable 'L' shaped bar is accessed via the reception of this well-appointed hotel, which is situated on Kirkley Cliff with views of the beach and sea from the restaurant. Lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are available. Venue has a conference room and is a popular venue for weddings and other events.

  • North Cove
    • Three Horseshoes Old Lowestoft Rd North Cove NR34 7PH Telephone(01502) 476601

      This pub sits off the main road in substantial grounds from which can be glimpsed St Botolphs Church, a 13th-14th Century flint and brick building with a thatch roof. Adjacent to the pub car park is a large grassed garden with bench seating and a gravel court for boules. A paved patio with covered seating leads from the car park to the pub's entrance above which is a Norwich Brewery Co lamp. Inside the building is a characterful old pub displaying horse-related memorabilia with a dining area and several distinct drinking areas.

  • Oulton
    • Blue Boar 28 Oulton St Oulton NR32 3BB Telephone(01502) 572160

      Reopened 8th December 2021 under new managment of Burwood Inns Ltd following renovation work, which is continuing. there is a new kitchen and bar area with two dining areas. Customers are welcome to drink in the bar.

  • Oulton Broad
    • Broadview 116 Bridge Rd Oulton Broad NR33 9JT Telephone(01502) 585522

      Glass-fronted modern open-plan bar overlooking the broad across the road and close to the bridge, lock and Nicholas Everitt Park. Quiet pub during daytime hours serving lunch, coffee and drinks, but can get very busy on Friday and Saturday nights.

    • Commodore 15 Commodore Road Oulton Broad NR32 3NE Telephone(01502) 440537

      The pub is part of the Stonegate Classic Inns Group. It has fine views of the Broad and a large outdoor seating area in which a separate bar servery area is often open in summer months. Up to four ales, mainly local, can be purchased from the main bar with a smaller bar on the terrace. Boat moorings are available.

    • Flying Dutchman Beccles Rd Oulton Broad NR33 8QS Telephone(01502) 561391

      This large pub is located opposite Oulton Broad South station and is known for live music and sports TV. A refurbishment is being carried out in June 2023.

    • King Alfred Burnt Hill Way Oulton Broad NR33 8PB Telephone(01502) 573958

      A local community pub, with a function room to cater for weddings, christenings, engagements, birthday parties and wakes. There is a beer garden to the rear and an enclosed deck area at the front. There is a full range of sports available to watch on 17 TV's plus a pool table, dartboard and jukebox. Two real ales are available.

    • Lady of the Lake 124 Bridge Rd Oulton Broad NR33 9JT Telephone(01502) 516145

      A refurbished single bar located close to the Broad that is now under the tenancy of LEC Pubs. It has a separate dining area which is used for live music and a DJ over the weekend and quiz night during the week.

    • Moss & Co Broadlands Marsh Road Oulton Broad NR33 9JY Telephone(01502) 531418

      UPDATED 22/05/23. Reopened 25/05/23 for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This child-friendly bar and restaurant is situated in the Broadland Holiday Village and will now be run by Moss & Co following an internal refresh. The bar is situated next to the quay with views across Oulton Broad from the main seating area and terrace. A short walk takes you to the Water Sports Centre and Nicholas Everitt Park. Breakfast is available 9am-11:30am each day.

    • Ole Frank Gresham Ave Oulton Broad NR32 3DQ Telephone(01502) 512031

      Lively, two-bar modern estate pub with pool tables and dart boards. Real ale back on the bar as of 7th March 2017, but this has not proved to be consistent. Framed sports shirts adorn the walls and one bar has an old piano in the corner. The pub shows live sport including football and boxing.

    • Wherry Hotel Bridge Rd Oulton Broad NR32 3LN Telephone(01502) 516845

      Now run by the Redcat Pub Company Group. This hotel is open all day and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The bar, terrace and function room overlook the Broad and there is a separate carvery restaurant. Up to four real ales are available from Adnams and Woodfordes. This hotel also offers conference facilities and has 31 bedrooms (including 2 suites) with some able to accommodate dogs. The hotel is licensed for civil ceremonies & weddings. Boat moorings are available for guests.

  • Pakefield
    • Jolly Sailors Pakefield St Pakefield NR33 0JS Telephone(01502) 531418

      Large modern glass-fronted open plan pub on cliff top with excellent views of beach and sea. Popular with families and diners. There are tables outside on a patio where customers and their dogs can relax after a long walk on the beach or cliff path.

    • Oddfellows 6 Nightingale Rd Pakefield NR33 7AU Telephone(01502) 538415

      Situated close to the cliff top, this pub is popular with locals, holidaymakers and walkers on the coastal heritage path. A small and cosy dog-friendly pub (not in restaurant), which has three open plan areas including one for diners (booking advisable) with wood flooring and panelling throughout. The walls are adorned with pictures of old Pakefield and seafaring memorabilia. Sporting events are shown on TV screens. Up to five beers are available usually including one or two from Green Jack Brewery.

    • Ship Inn 95 Stradbroke Rd Pakefield NR33 7HW Telephone(01502) 451834

      Under new management as of 1st April 2023. Opening and food hours updated. This spacious pub has a modern interior styling with wood panelling & flooring throughout. Consisting of a central bar servicing two separate rooms, a restaurant on one side with the main bar on the other and a pool room to the side. The rear door leads to a side garden.

    • Trowel & Hammer 49 Pakefield St Pakefield NR33 0JS Telephone(01502) 561464

      Busy split level bar with good views from garden over cliffs onto beach and a cosy fire in winter months. Food is served in a separate restaurant area at the rear of the pub. Breakfast is also available.

  • Reydon
    • Randolph 41 Wangford Rd Reydon IP18 6PZ Telephone(01502) 723603

      This fully refurbished hotel has a lounge bar with three Adnams ales regularly available. There is a separate dining room and a large garden that includes a children's play area. Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner are all available to non-residents.

  • Ringsfield
    • Ringsfield Tavern Cromwell Rd, Ringsfield Corner Ringsfield NR34 8LR Telephone(01502) 713114

      This free house is situated in a village location and changed its name in March 2023. Seating is in the main bar or the courtyard garden and other outside seating is available on the other side of the road to the pub itself adjacent to the car park. In the separate restaurant area to the rear of the pub a traditional pub menu is available providing food cooked to order. Green Jack ales are served on gravity from the tap room.

  • Rumburgh
    • Buck Mill Rd Rumburgh IP19 0NT Telephone(01986) 785257

      Suffolk County Pub of the Year 2023. A splendid characterful pub, which was originally the guesthouse for the Benedictine priory. This inn was extended some years ago and now has two dining areas with a public bar and games room retained around the historic core. The original bar is timber-framed with a flagstone floor. At the heart of village life, the pub hosts folk music evenings and is home to the Rumburgh Morris and Old Glory Molly Dancers. Good quality meals are served featuring locally sourced produce (booking is advisable).

  • Shadingfield
    • Fox London Rd Shadingfield NR34 8DD Telephone(01502) 575100

      UPDATE: AS OF 02/05/23 BORDER BUS 522 EXTENDED TO BECCLES - MON-FRI ONLY. Situated in a tiny village on the edge of Sotterley Park, this inn dates back to the 16th Century. The original arched doors and carved fox heads have been retained. The interior comprises a bar with comfortable seating leading to a conservatory and a separate restaurant area. Outside, a patio and small garden are popular in summer months. Beer festivals are held twice yearly: one over Father's Day weekend and the other close to Halloween. Live music each Friday evening. The pub has several clubs for locals including a Real Ale club with regular brewery presentations and a book club.

  • Somerleyton
    • Duke's Head Slugs Ln Somerleyton NR32 5QR Telephone(01502) 730281

      This pub overlooks the marshes & River Waveney. Convenient for river users, railway travellers & ramblers. The comfortable lounge & dining area leads though to the garden room restaurant which has a good reputation & uses local produce (booking advised). An open fireplace separates the lounge & public bar. A converted barn in the attractive grounds is used for regular musical events featuring local artistes & occasional beer festivals. Guest beers are sourced from local micros.

  • South Cove
    • Five Bells Southwold Rd South Cove NR34 7JD Telephone(01502) 675249

      A single bar with seating leads to a restaurant. Outside there is a large garden and patio area. Accommodation is available in rooms on a B&B basis and touring caravans can also be accommodated on-site. At one time, it was said that the bells of five churches could be heard from its location.

  • Southwold
    • Blyth Station Rd Southwold IP18 6AY Telephone(01502) 722632

      Quiet, comfortable Edwardian style family run hotel on outskirts of town. The "L" shaped lounge bar is a pleasant, light & airy space to meet visitors to the town & enjoy friendly conversation. A separate restaurant & 13 bedrooms are also available. Bar now open 11am-10pm and currently only serving dinner.

    • Boardwalk The Pier Southwold IP18 6BN Telephone(01502) 722105

      Check Boardwalk website for opening hours as they change regularly. Opening hours shown on Whatpub are for the school summer holiday period of 26th July to 6th September. Owned by Gough Hotels, the town pier was rebuilt in the 1990s and now includes this cosy wood-panelled bar-cafe. Seating set out on the pier is also available giving fantastic views of the local coastline. Photographs of this pub and more historical information about it can be found at

    • Crown High St Southwold IP18 6DP Telephone(01502) 722275

      This hotel is situated in Southwold High St, but is still close to the seafront. It has 14 bedrooms and a restaurant and bar that is mainly used for dining whilst a small friendly, public bar is located to the rear.

    • Harbour Inn Black Shore Southwold IP18 6TA Telephone(01502) 722381

      This riverside pub is about a mile south of the town centre. Its location means that flooding can be an issue in winter months. A mark on the wall shows the level reached by flood waters in 1953. The split level interior is often dominated by diners during busy periods & a separate restaurant extension has helped to make the venue even more popular during weekends. Nearby, a foot ferry & footbridge provide access to Walberswick. Photographs of this pub and more historical information about it can be found at

    • Lord Nelson 42 East St Southwold IP18 6EJ Telephone(01502) 722079

      Always busy and lively, the pub is popular with locals and visitors alike enjoying the coastal views from the nearby cliff top. It is situated next to the Sailor's Reading Room museum and close to the town centre. The pub has a flagstone floor with an open fire in winter months and is decorated throughout with naval and seafaring memorabilia. The large central bar offers a good range of Adnams beers. Children are welcome in the side room and patio garden to the rear. Food is now available Fri 5-9 and Sat 12-9 provided by the Black Dog Pizza Co.

    • Red Lion 2 South Green Southwold IP18 6ET Telephone(01502) 723227

      This 17th cent. oak-beamed inn is located close to the South Green. The characterful interior is divided into separate areas with a wood panelled bar to front & quieter seated areas to rear. Patio seating to rear & front. The building is a rare survivor of the great fire of Southwold (April 1659) that destroyed most of the town.

    • Sole Bay Inn 7 East Green Southwold IP18 6JN Telephone(01502) 723736

      This single room street corner pub stands in the shadow of the lighthouse and is very close to Adnams brewery. The interior was significantly modernised in 2003 as Adnams sought to create a number of bistro style pubs. It still retains a few bits of nautical bric-a-brac and offers five Adnams real ales along with other Adnams beers and spirits. There are also a small number of tables outside the pub. Built circa 1835.

    • Southwold Golf Club The Common Southwold IP18 6TB Telephone(01502) 723234

      The traditional clubhouse building provides a warm and welcoming environment for members and green fee paying visitors alike. The club house and restaurant are available for private hire; to discuss requirements please contact Club Manager,

    • Southwold, Reydon & District Constitutional Club Woodleys Yard Southwold IP18 6HP Telephone(01502) 722743
    • Swan Market Place Southwold IP18 6EG Telephone(01502) 722186

      Completely refurbished over nine months in 2017, this Grade 2 listed building offers 35 guest bedrooms and two restaurants, the Still Room and the Tap Room (the latter is also the bar). Guests can also take afternoon tea in the Drawing Room and enjoy private dining for groups in the Reading Room or Juniper Room. Across the courtyard to the rear is also the meeting point for tours of Adnams Brewery.

  • Spexhall
    • Huntsman & Hounds Stone St Spexhall IP19 0RN Telephone(01986) 781341

      This 500 year old half timbered pub offers good cuisine in the spacious interior. Sometimes still referred to as the Chequers (see historical info tab for more information).

  • St. Peter South Elmham
    • St. Peter's Hall St. Peter's Hall (follow signs from A144 or B1062) St. Peter South Elmham NR35 1NQ Telephone(01986) 782288

      St Peters Hall is operated separately from the brewery and is now being run by Trio's who are providing a daytime service providing coffee & cakes, lunch and afternoon tea Thu-Sat. There is also tapas each Friday evening and a Supper Club on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of each month. Please check the website for further details including booking. normally open Wed-Sun from April 1st to October 31st each year, although it has opened The premises is a 15th century moated farmhouse conversion using architectural salvage materials. The interior is mainly from the 17th & 18th century. The St Peter's brewery is located across the courtyard in former agricultural buildings with a shop attached.

  • Walberswick
    • Anchor The St Walberswick IP18 6UA Telephone(01502) 722112

      Situated in an idyllic coastal village, this bar and hotel caters for holidaymakers and locals alike. It has two cosy alcove areas heated by a fire on both sides with a side room for families and a spacious restaurant serving local produce plus a large garden. The pub is accessible from Southwold via footbridge or ferry. As well as Adnams ales, an extensive range of global bottled beers and craft ales are stocked. Accommodation is available in the main building or in garden chalets.

    • Bell Inn Ferry Rd Walberswick IP18 6TN Telephone(01502) 723109

      The 600 year old Inn is situated in the heart of the settlement, near to the village green & just a stone's throw from the sea. Internally it has many seating areas & historic features. It can be very busy for food at weekends in summer. Smugglers' tunnels between the Bell & the beach have been uncovered, though apparently they have since collapsed. Walberswick can be accessed from Southwold via a footbridge.

  • Wangford
    • Angel Inn 39 High St Wangford NR34 8RL Telephone(01502) 578494

      A former coaching inn, now bypassed by A12, which had been modernised throughout in recent years and has undergone a further refurbishment in 2019 by Moss & Co who now run the pub and serve up to 5 real ales.

  • Wenhaston
    • Star Inn Hall Rd Wenhaston IP19 9HF Telephone(01502) 478240

      Free house situated on the outskirts of the village with a large lawn and garden and fine views of the Blyth valley. The pub has three small public rooms with the front bar full of character with old enamel advertising signs and an open fire in winter. Good food is all home-cooked using local produce (no food Sun and Mon). Beer festivals are held over the late May and August bank holiday weekends. Camping is available by prior arrangement.

  • Westhall
    • Racehorse Inn Mill Common Westhall IP19 8RQ Telephone(01502) 575665

      When you come across this village you know that you are in rural Suffolk. This free house is community owned and has a central bar with three interlinked rooms where five real ales and one real cider are usually available. The pub is well supported by locals with food now available daily when open (check website for details). Open mic night is the last Friday of the month. Patio seating areas can be found at the front and rear.

  • Wrentham
    • Horse & Groom 1 London Rd Wrentham NR34 7HJ Telephone(01502) 675279

      Refurbished single bar pub on the main road in Wrentham and popular with locals. Food is locally sourced.