Earl Soham Victoria
Earl Soham Victoria
North East, 52.22048,1.26311
Real Ale is sold here.
The St (A1120), IP13 7RL
grid reference TM 229 630
owner/operator: Earl Soham
A splendid traditional pub, set back from road behind a small green, which although recently refurbished retains much character. Simple wood furnishings, candles on scrubbed tables, bare floorboards and a large fireplace (recently fitted with a wood-burner) provide an effective back-drop to the excellent beer that was once brewed behind the pub, but which is now brewed in Debenham (a couple of miles away).
Home made, good value meals are available from a very varied menu at both lunchtimes & evenings (see chalkboards). The pub can get busy, especially at weekends, but is definitely worth a visit.
There's occasional live music. Poker dice is played.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- CamROT (Campaign for Real Outside Toilets) approved
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Live music
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Pub sells beer from local brewers
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from 1884 (interactive map).
Owner/operator: Earl Soham brewery
Splendid traditional pub set well back from the road behind a small green. The home and, at present, only tied pub of Earl Soham Brewery. The simple wooden furnishings provide an effective backdrop for the excellent home brewed ale and unusual, value for money wholesome food. A frequent entry in the GBG.
Beers: Earl Soham Gannet Mild, Victoria Bitter, Albert Ale, JolabruggCAMRA's 1997 Suffolk Real Ale Guide
In 1937 the pub was listed in Kelly's Directory as one of 220 pubs that were retailing beer that they were brewing.
Originally only licensed as a beerhouse, the Victoria wasn't fully licensed until March 19th 1952.…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)