Eastbridge Eel's Foot
Eastbridge Eel's Foot
Real Ale is sold here.
Leiston Rd, IP16 4SN
grid reference TM 452 661
A wonderfully cosy pub with a wood-burner and many seating areas, which despite its popularity with visitors to the area, retains an old-world charm. Excellent home-cooked, locally sourced food is available and a large multi-tiered garden and car-park is to rear.
There's a toilet which is accessible to disabled customers.
Accommodation is available (with en-suite facilities) to the rear of the building.
Local musicians play on Thursday evenings and a traditional folk night is hosted on the last Sunday of the month.
There's a petanque festival each year and an early August garden festival.
Everything a country pub should be!
The name is probably unique; there was an Eel's Foot pub in at Ormesby in Norfolk, but that now trades as The Boathouse.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Accommodation available: 6 letting rooms
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Camping or caravan site nearby: (close to the pub)
- 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
- Real fire
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
Owner/operator: Greene King
Recently extensively refitted to relocate the bar, this remains an excellent small pub popular with walkers and visitors to Minsmere bird reserve. Large pleasant garden looks out over the marshes.
Beers: Adnams Mild (summer), Bittr, Old, Extra, seasonal ale, Broadside.CAMRA's 1997 Suffolk Real Ale Guide
Historically recorded as being in Theberton, as Eastbridge is part of that parish.
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 Eel's Foot got a full license on February 2nd 1950, the license having been transferred from the Southwold Royal
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)