Cowlinge Three Ways
Cowlinge Three Ways
formerly Three Tuns, Three Tups
Takeaway food appears to be available, according to the website, with delivery locally for a small extra charge.
Real Ale is sold here.
Queens St (off A143), CB8 9QD
grid reference TL 714 542
The Three Ways is a traditional country free house dating back to 1643. Not easy to find, this historic gem is worth seeking out. Welcoming fires with inglenook fireplaces warming the beamed bar make this pub a pleasure to visit. Fine garden for summer drinking. Up to five beers, three on gravity dispense, are on tap mainly sourced from independent breweries. A beer festival is held in June, live music & quiz nights also feature along with other events.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer festivals
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Live music
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- Special events
- Traditional pub games available
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1901 (interactive map)
Originally thatched, but the thatch was lost in a 1906 fire according to the Suffolk Free Press** on January 3rd 1906 :
A serious fire occurred at the Three Tuns, Cowlinge on Wednesday morning, the fire was seen in the thatched roof and in a short time the whole building was alight, the Westgate Fire Brigade was not summoned before 3 o' clock, the building was entirely gutted, the owners Messrs Greene, King and Sons were not insured."
The name changed from the Three Tuns to the Three Ways approximately 2014/2015.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)