formerly Wheeler's Inn, Wheel inn
Hello everyone, just a quick update. The Wheelhouse will be reopening on Wednesday, 21st July at 5.00pm. Although restrictions are being lifted please be careful as Covid19 has not gone away. Hand sanitiser will be readily available for use and the one outside will be on the side of the garage facing down the garden.
Please make the most of sitting in the garden where there are plenty of tables - it'll probably be warmer out than in seeing these buildings take ages to warm up and we haven't had much of a Summer yet! The weather is looking better for next week so fingers crossed the forecast is right.
Please leave empty glasses on the designated table outside from where I will collect them.
Bar stools and sitting at the bar will not be returning for the foreseeable future as I would not be comfortable with a group that close together no matter how much ventilation and I don't wish to make anyone feel uncomfortable when they come to the bar to order. Distancing is still very important.
Should the weather be unkind and you need to sit indoors please make sure you have appropriate clothing as there will be plenty of through ventilation. Once again please put empty glasses on the trays on the bar as I wish to make sure the bar itself keeps clean.
The Pub opening hours will be 5.00pm until 10.00pm every evening except Tuesday when it will be closed.
If I have missed something that would make you feel more comfortable whilst visiting the pub please let me know.
I am really looking forward to seeing you all again - it has been far too long. In the meantime take care and I hope to see some of you next week.
Real Ale is sold here.
Whatfield Rd, IP7 7BS
grid reference TM 024 491
Traditional pub, opened 17th/18th century?
Please mind your head upon entering this delightful, friendly but small rural, thatched pub with very low beams in the main bar. In fact the traditionally tiled floor is actually now much lower (by about a foot) than it once was & is now below ground-level. A more spacious public bar can be noisier & also leads to a games room with pool table & darts. There is always an interesting selection of ever changing ales available & a garden to the rear of the pub offers a nice place to relax on sunny days.
The bus stop is on the main road between Offton and Bildeston.
Opening hours: Sun: 12-10.30 (summer, from April 5th)
May close early depending on trade.…
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available: pool and darts
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
Formerly called the Wheelers Arms
William Gordon ROBERTS of Naughton, beer house keeper, was charged with selling beer at half-past 8 in the morning of Sunday 19th July - Adjourned for further evidence.Bury & Norfolk Post & Suffolk Herald, October 1st 1874**
George PRESTON, of the beer house Naughton was found guilty of allowing drunkeness at his house. Fined £2 & 11s 6d costs - Paid & conviction recorded on licence…
Historic picture (1910) in gallery shows a tree stump which has now disappeared as as the large wooden shed. To left end of the building a small, pitched roofed lean-to shed can be seen which was still there in 1975 but has been demolished since - picture supplied by Nancy Gibbon (landlady)
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)