About this site
In the light of the latest government instructions, all pubs are now closed until at least December 2nd.
A number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the Covid-19 lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
After the end of Lockdown, Suffolk will remain in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.
Welcome to the Suffolk Pubs Guide, brought to you by the local branches of the Campaign for Real Ale. We aim to provide information about every pub in our county, as well as a number of other watering-holes. We also include a small number of selected small shops where you will be able to buy beers that don't come from giant factories.
We also include public transport information (bus routes and nearby stations) to help you get to pubs without driving. Every pub's entry has a map (except for the few we don't have an accurate location for) and can provide directions to get you there.
For historical interest, we also include as much information as we have about over 2500 closed pubs; we have an ongoing research project to document as much as possible about Suffolk's pub heritage.
Unlike most online "pub guides" this isn't just a list of pubs copied from the 'phone book with an invitation for its visitors to fill in the details. And it doesn't list pubs as open when they closed or changed their names years ago. Instead it's a guide compiled by local CAMRA members who have visited each pub and reported what beers and facilities it offers. And with roughly 1500 CAMRA members around the county who can report back on changes, we hope to offer the most up-to-date and accurate guide possible. What's more, we even have high-quality photographs of all the pubs, something no other guide can offer.
If you own an Android device, you may like to install one of our useful apps. One shows every open pub in the county on a map and allows you to easily access all the information from this website. The other app does the same job for all the county's former pubs. Find more information here.
You will also find information about all of the county's breweries, with details of their core ales.
We are always interested in photographs of Suffolk pubs and breweries that have closed and any other historical information. If you have anything you are willing to share please contact Nigel Smith. Full credit will, of course, be given for anything we publish.