Blyford Queen's Head
Blyford Queen's Head
Real Ale is sold here.
Southwold Rd, IP19 9JY
grid reference TM 424 767
Picturesque thatched inn built around 15th Century with low beams & large open fireplace in bar area. The thatched roof is relatively new, having replaced one destroyed by fire in July 1988. Outside there is a large garden, children's play area and the pub ducks, chickens and pigs. Opposite the pub is the 11th Century Parish Church of All Saints Blyford. New tenants started 22nd May 2018.
The pub sign features St Etheldreda as the Queen. Her father was King Anna (c. 636 – 654 AD) of East Anglia, who was killed in battle at nearby Burcamp.
The pub was known in the past as a smugglers' inn.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Pub sells beer from local brewers
- Special events
Railway station about 2.7 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)
Ann Woolnough, servant to William Croft, landlord of the Queens Head, Blyford, was charged with having on the 1st April 1860, feloniously stolen a sovereign, three cigars and four ounces of tea, the property of her master, and pleading guilty was sentenced to two month's hard labour at Beccles goal.Ipswich Journal, 1860**
William Croft of Blyford, innkeeper, plumber and glazier, hath by indenture, dated 2 Jan, signed all his personal estate and effects whatsoever and wheresoever unto George Butcher of Wenhaston, merchant and George Philip Freeman of Frostenden, auctioneer… upon trust for the equal benefit of his creditors…
Advert: Queens Head Blyford – to be sold by auction on 9 Jan for equal benefit of creditors.Ipswic…
(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)