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grid reference TM 222 665
bar / diner
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- Mon: 1200-1500, 1730-0000
- Wed-Fri: 1730-0000
- Sat: 1200-0000
- Sun: 1200-2300
regular real ales
Earl Soham Victoria & Albert
listed building grade II
Local licensing authority for Bedfield is Mid Suffolk
CAMRA Mid-Anglia branch.
last updated 05/09/2018
Real Ale is available here
Church Ln, IP13 7JJ
Situated about 100m along Church Lane in this small village it is a typical 2 bar rural pub with Suffolk Pink walls & a thatched roof. It has been under the management of the Grice family since the mid 1980s. There is evidence within the pub that the building dates from 1500 or perhaps earlier. There are settles in the main bar together with an original bar billiards table. Also evidence that old bar games such as Devil among the Tailors & Suffolk Caves have been played at the pub.
The building is thought to date from the 15th century. The pub only had a beerhouse license until the 1950s or 1960s.
Camping or carvan site within about a mile
Traditional pub games available
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)
The crown is a simple sign to show loyalty to the reigning monarch and apart from the commonwealth era (1648-60) has been a pub sign for over 600 years.