Due to the latest government regulations, pubs currently have to close by 10pm. Opening hours displayed on this page may not take account of this change.
The pub has reopened in the Garden Bar every week
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 4pm till 8pm.
Real Ale is sold here.
Tostock Rd, IP30 9AG
grid reference TL 937 632
opened before 1844
owner/operator: Hannah and Garry Clark/John Orsler
Front bar, with comfortable seating. One eating area to the back, and a front restaurant seating area. Food is served 7 days a week.
There is easy access from the A14 as the pub was originally on the main Ipswich to Cambridge road.
The Bear was run by the same family from 1922 to 2016, when it was acquired by Old Cannon brewery.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals: Thursday to Saturday
- Family friendly: Children welcome in beer garden
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks): Friday to Sunday
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available: Skittles
Railway station about 1.7 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub can be seen on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
A report in the Ipswich Journal** on October 1st in 1856 states that The Bear Inn, Beyton was to be sold in October.
Beyton, old established road side public house. To be sold by auction, on the 17th October 1860. All that old established and well accustomed public house, called the Bear Inn, pleasantly situated next the high road leading from Bury to Stowmarket, and comprising large and small parlours, bars, kitchen, back kitchen, six bedrooms, extensive wine and beer cellars and store rooms…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(census information from Dudley Diaper)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)