grid reference TM 367 569
opened 1740 ish?
owner Herring Consortium
bar / diner
Data from the Food Standards Agency live feed.
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- Mon-Sat: 1100-2300
- Sun: 1200-2230
- Mon-Sun: 1200-1400, 1800-2030
regular real ales
Adnams Southwold, Woodforde's Wherry
3 changing ales
listed building grade II
Local licensing authority for Blaxhall is East Suffolk
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 21/01/2020
previously known as: Sheep
Real Ale is available here
School Rd, IP12 2DY
Long famed as a traditional singing venue, this is a two bar pub on the edge of the "Suffolk Sandlings". It's a cosy, low ceilinged, timber framed building with simple tiled floors, benches and scrubbed tables, and offers a warm welcome with good ale and food. The food menu is varied with many options on chalkboards. Music can now be heard on virtually any night of week with several local folk groups playing here on various evenings. Letting accommodation is available for those with time to explore this pleasant rural area. The pub has a toilet for disabled customers.
Apparently the pub was originally called the Sheep, but a travelling sign-writer misunderstood the landlord's Suffolk accent.
Built early 18th century, much altered in the 20th.
Beer served through handpulls
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Railway station about 3.0 miles away (see public transport tab for details)
WiFi available (a charge may apply)
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)