Bildeston King's Head
Bildeston King's Head
South West, 52.10824,0.90799
Real Ale is sold here.
132 High St, IP7 7ED
grid reference TL 992 495
opened 16th century
Pub reopened 22 July 2022.
A single bar with large cosy inglenook fireplace. The large carved timbers indicate its history as part of a larger complex dating from around 1530.A fully enclosed rear garden with a covered patio area, lawns and play equipment.
New owners took over July 2022.
It has a long established reputation for live music. Every Wednesday is busking night and there is live music most weekends.
Cyclists are welcome; please take your bike round the back of the pub.
The pub has a toilet for disabled customers.
Built in the 14th century as a wool warehouse, the building was converted into a pub in the 16th century.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer festivals
- 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: Castlings Heath
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Live music
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Real fire
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available
Nearest railway station
The pub can be seen on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
Copious amounts of live music, good food and excellent beer may be enjoyed in this most lively and convivial of pubs. B&B is available for those over-doing it! The latest attraction at this GBG regular has been the addition of the long mooted brewery in the old stables at the rear of the pub. Annual beer and music festival on Whitsun weekend.
Beer: Brett Vale Bitter; Bildeston Bitter (brewed by Mauldon's); Greene King IPA; Tolly Mild; guest beer (independent).CAMRA's 1997 Suffolk Real Ale Guide
The marriage took place on the 27th November 1860 by the Rev…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(**** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)