Woodbridge King's Head
Woodbridge King's Head
formerly Saint Edmund's Head
Due to current regulations, pubs can only sell drinks when accompanied by a substantial meal. This means not all pubs can reopen at present.
Real Ale is sold here.
17 Market Hill, IP12 4LX
grid reference TM 270 491
bar / diner, opened 12th century
No admission after 11pm. Today this is a large, single beamed bar with an impressive fireplace & traditional seating in various drinking areas. The Barracks is a separate restaurant to rear of a more modern construction. Some outdoor seating is also available both to the front overlooking market hill & in the secluded courtyard to the rear. Disabled toilet. Folk club on 3rd Tuesday every month and Jazz jam every 3rd Thursday.
This is a large, beamed, single bar pub with an impressive fireplace and traditional seating in various drinking areas. The Barracks is a separate restaurant is of a more modern construction. Some seating is also available both to the front (overlooking the Market Hill) and in the courtyard to the rear.
There's a toilet accessible to disabled customers.…
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 0.4 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
Samuel Nevill, Distiller at the King's Head in the Market Place, Woodbridge sells all sorts of Brandies etc.Ipswich Journal, June 21st 1735***
To be lett, the King's-Head, an old accustom'd Publick-House, in the Market-Place, Woodbridge, with or without six or seven-and-twenty Acres of arable Land. Enquire of Mr Nathaniel Randall of Woodbridge, aforesaid.Ipswich Journal, June 30th 1750***
The King's Head, or Saint Edmund's Head (from a Will of Gilys Levet, dated 1552) may be the oldest inn in the town. Some curious heads adorn the south wall of the King's Head, and from their appearance may be said to represent Woodbridgians who lived in the days of Richard II, if not of Edward III (1312-77)…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)