Aldeburgh Mill Inn
Aldeburgh Mill Inn
South East, 52.15494,1.60262
Real Ale is sold here.
Victoria Rd, IP15 5BJ
grid reference TM 465 568
opened 15th century
A multi-roomed pub situated across the road from the 17th century Moot hall and seafront gardens, and close to the iconic fishermen's huts on the shingle beach. It's popular with locals and also tourists (including bikers, ramblers & bird spotters). Children aged 10 or over also welcome. Handy for refreshments after a stroll along the beach.
The food offer specialises in locally caught fish and other local produce.
Traditionally the landlord is a member of the lifeboat crew.
The pub was originally built in the 16th century but substantially reconstructed in the mid 19th. The pub underwent a major internal refurbishment in early 2012. The bar counter was relocated to the back of the building (where an old dining area used to be) and a new restaurant with sea views was fitted out in the former front bar area. Other new drinking areas have also been created.
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown (but not named) on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
Another pub with strong connections with the RNLI (the landlord is a crew member). Popular with tourists during the summer months, the pub has excellent views of the Moot Hall and the fish huts which line the top of the beach. The local catch can be sampled in the restaurant (no food Sunday). There's nothing fishy about the beer though, which is kept in good condition.
Beer: Adnams Mild, Bitter, Old, Broadside, Seasonal Ale.CAMRA's 1997 Suffolk Real Ale Guide
The 1904 Woodbridge licensing record shows that the Mill's license was issued in 1790.
Also listed in the 19th century as being on the Esplanade and on the beach.…
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper & book information from Bob Mitchell)