South East, 52.374,0.92799
Real Ale is sold here.
High St, IP22 2QX
grid reference TL 994 791
On the main road near the church. This village local has been revitalised since being taken over by the current landlord in 2013. Nine ales including a selection of local and regional guests offered at reasonable prices. Also serves a variety of ciders. Landlord takes pride in the quality of his beers. There is a pool table in one of three separate areas. A welcoming pub, popular with locals and visitors. Mid Anglia CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2014, 2016 and 2018. Mid Anglia CAMRA Suffolk Pub of the Year 2019.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Cider (real draught, not keg) available: In summer normally
- Dogs welcome
- Family friendly
- Separate bar
- Smoking area
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available: Free
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
no real aleCAMRA's 1997 Suffolk Real Ale Guide
Died, on 28 July 1853, Hannah, wife of Mr Thomas ROWE, of the Vine Inn, Hopton, aged 48.Ipswich Journal, July 28th 1853**
Reopened in Dec 2012 after being closed for a while.
According to A Survey of Suffolk Parish History, the Bell was recorded as long ago as 1710. It had been renamed the Vine by 1820.
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)