Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Bentley Case is Altered

Bentley Case is Altered

The pub will reopen as when outdoors service is permitted. The current plan is to open on April 16th.

We plan to reopen the garden of the Case for drinks from the first weekend after the 12th April, which will be 16 – 18 April.

Our opening times for this weekend will be:

Friday 16th: 6pm – 9pm

Saturday 17th: 5pm – 9pm

Sunday 18th: 12 – 2pm.

Subsequently we will be opening on Friday and Saturday evenings 6-9 pm and Sundays 12-2pm but will be looking to expand these hours as Covid restrictions are relaxed and the weather improves.

Please note that we will also be open for off-licence sales during all these times, no need to telephone.

The reason for opening slightly earlier on Saturday 17 April is that this will be our 7th anniversary as a Community pub! In order to celebrate this we have invited Dolly’s Pizza Van back to the Case from 5pm – 8pm so for that evening we will be opening a little earlier and you will be able to enjoy a drink or two while eating your pizza. Dolly’s pizzas are very popular so to avoid disappointment and overcrowding in the car park you will need to pre-order. Gluten free pizzas are available but these must be ordered at least one day before as there is limited availability. Please ring 07856 070 123 to place your order or go to Dolly’s Pizza Van (food Stall) on Facebook to see their menu.

Real Ale is sold here.

Capel Rd, IP9 2DW

grid reference TM 108 369

bar / diner, opened 1777

owner/operator: local community/local community

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(01473) 805575

(01473) 805575

A local community owned and run pub.

The single bar serves two drinking areas. There is also plenty of seating in the pretty beer garden.

Various music evenings and themed food nights but no TV. Traditional pub games are available including darts, cards and dominoes. Quiz every month (last Saturday).

Local artists' work is on display. There's a wood-burning stove in the restaurant area. Some of the produce used in the kitchen is now being grown by the local community in their own garden.

Nearby (on some of the pub land) a new build local community shop is being run as a separate entity to provide basic groceries for the village.

The pub holds the Cask Marque Award for serving great quality real ale and has a toilet accessible to disabled customers.…






Historical interest

Historical interest





The phrase "Case is Altered" was first used by an Elizabethan lawyer, Edmund Plowden and referred to new evidence in a legal case. Later Ben Johnson - an Elizabethan playright - also used it as a name for a comedy (written before 1599).

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)