Bildeston King's Head

Bildeston King's Head

South West, 52.10824,0.90799

Closed: md-2021
Being marketed through Fleurets

opened 16th century

last owner/operator: Nigel and Sue

132 High St, IP7 7ED

grid reference TL 992 495

The pub can be seen on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)

old OS map

Pub is closed pending its sale.

Home of the King's Head brewery since 1996. 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 friendly drinking house atmosphere has evolved with food available at the weekend only. A fully enclosed rear garden with a covered patio area, lawns and play equipment. Late May bank holiday beer festival is established and popular.

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.…





Historical interest

Historical interest




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

(some old PO directory information courtesy of

(** 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)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.