Barham Sorrel Horse
Barham Sorrel Horse
Current opening hours:
Monday to Wednesday 11.00am until 10.00pm
Thursday to Saturday 11.00am - 11.00pm
Sunday 12.00pm until 9.30pm
We serve food Monday to Thursday 12.00pm until 8.30pm
Friday and Saturday 12.00pm until 9.15pm
Sunday 12.00pm until 8.45pm
Matthew and Philip are pleased to announce that we have now reopened in the garden. We have amended are opening hours and are now serving food all day everday. We are also continuing with our takeaways by continuing to offer delivery and collection. Accommodation is available but is room only with no breakfast until we can reopen inside.
You can now also food and drink on our app to consume on the premises or for delivery. Please download the app and NHS Covid app before arrival as this helps us immensely.
Real Ale is sold here.
old Norwich Rd, IP6 0PQ
grid reference TM 125 514
Exposed beams and central fireplace give much character to this single bar open plan pub. There is a large garden with a children's play area. It's a popular eating place with an à la carte menu. There are occasional guest beers.
The building dates from the late 15th or early 16th century, with several subsequent alterations. However, even though there has been a Sorrel Horse pub near here for some time, it has only been located in the present building since early in the 19th century. The 1837 OS map shows it as the "New Sorrel Horse", and Alfred Hedges' book, "Inns and Inn signs of Norfolk and Suffolk" tells us that the original Sorrel Horse was on the other side of the road, but was demolished to make way for Shrubland Hall's gatehouse.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Real fire
- WiFi available
Railway station about 3.5 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in October 1835 says:
At the Sorrel Horse, Barham, to be sold by auction part of the effects, household furniture, fixtures, brewing plant, of Mr John Gostling, who is declining business; consisting of 3 featherbeds, bedding and bedsteads, dining, pillar, and chamber tables; various chairs, buffet cupboards, several settles, forms, quantity of shelving, capital coal range, 100 gallon copper, 2 coomb mash tub, 2 coolers, wort tubs, keelers, and 10 barrel casks, etc.Ipswich Journal, October 1835**
A report in the Ipswich Journal** in July 1850 states:
William Parker, 30, was convicted of having stolen an iron vice the property of Elizabeth Cope, Innkeeper, of Barham, and sentenced to one mon…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** information from Stuart Ansell)