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Photo of Case is Altered

grid reference TM 108 369

opened 1777

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bar / diner

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opening hours:

  • Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • On bank holiday Mondays this should be open 12:00 - 4pm but as it is community run it may be worth phoning to check first.
  • Wednesday - Friday: 12:00 noon -2:30 pm and 6:00-11:30 pm
  • Saturday 1200 - 1500, 1800 - 2330
  • Sunday 1200 - 1600, 1900 - 2230
(Times last updated 05/10/2015)

regular real ales

Adnams Southwold , with 3 guest beers

guest beers

Normally sourced from Adnams, Mauldons, Mighty Oak, Calvors and Woodforde's breweries.

Local licensing authority for Bentley is Babergh

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 02/03/2017

Bentley Case is Altered

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

Capel Rd, IP9 2DW

01473 805575

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An attractive two bar pub in an idyllic village location, owned since 2014 by the community. One bar serving three drinking areas, including a snug, garden room, and with plenty of seating in the pretty beer garden. No TV; traditional pub games available. Local artists' work on display.

In the days when the pub was just called "the Case", it was run by a woman who let her customers pay when they wanted to, or even not at all. But when she married, the house policy was tightened up, so it was said that, "The Case is altered".Local legend purporting to explain the unusual name

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 3.6 miles away Railway station about 3.6 miles away (see public transport tab for details)

free WiFi Free WiFi

Village shop or similar facillity on-site Village shop or similar facillity on-site

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

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

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)


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).