Photo of Olde Bell & Steelyard

grid reference TM 272 491

opened 15th century

owner Greene King

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bar / diner

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opening hours:

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(Times last updated 24/08/2014)

regular real ales

Greene King IPA, Old Speckled Hen, Abbot + guest beer [H]

listed building grade I

Local licensing authority for Woodbridge is East Suffolk

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 21/01/2020

Woodbridge Olde Bell & Steelyard

previously known as: Three Goats, Stillyards, Fox, Bell, Bluebell

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

103 New St, IP12 1DZ

01394 382933

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This prominent, historical multi-roomed pub dates from about 1540. Facilities include a bistro, the main bar, a narrow public bar and an enclosed conservatory. The patio garden is also very popular in good weather. The main bar includes a large fireplace, high beamed ceiling and hosts live music every weekend. The food is an eclectic mix of styles to suit most tastes. Outside is the listed "steelyard" - which is an impressive 15th century weighbridge that gives the pub its name. The only other pub with a steelyard like this is the Fountain at Soham in Cambridgeshire.

The steelyard was destroyed in the early hours of March 10th 2018 when it was hit by an HGV, which failed to stop. Police say they have located and spoken to the driver who will be "interviewed for traffic related offences in due course".

There's a toilet for disabled customers.

A beer and cheese festival is run from late July to early August.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real fire Real fire

children-welcome Family friendly

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 0.4 mile away Railway station about 0.4 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

live music live music

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

(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)