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CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.last updated 30/12/2019
Bradfield St George Fox and Hounds
also traded as as: Foxhistorical closure era: 21st century
Felsham Rd, IP30 0AB
We're told by a village resident that the person who has purchased the pub is determined to live in it without reopening it,even if he can't get planning permission for change of use.
The legal status is unknown, but it's clearly now residential and has been renamed Solstice House.
On the village outskirts, close to the historic coppiced woodland of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust stands this beautifully restored Victorian free house and country restaurant. The comfortable and attractive interior was fronted by a glazed dining area. The separate public bar had a woodblock floor, wood burning stove and pine seating.
The restaurant offered pub food plus à la carte English. They welcomed walkers and cyclists, welcomed dogs. Open mike nights once a month, Bingo on Sundays twice a month and quiz nights on a Sunday twice a month. Service throughout was excellent.
In winter months they had open fires in the Snug and the Lounge. There was a large beer garden with petanque (boules) pitch.
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (larger map)
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.