Orford King's Head
Orford King's Head
The pub has now reopened. Slightly altered trading times:
Tue-Thu: 1200-1500, 1730-2200
Tue-Sat: 1200-1430, 1800-2100
No reservations available - first come first served.
Takeaway food available.
- place your order by phone or email, stating what you want, which day and what time.
- time slots are allocated in 5 minute gaps, to maximise social distancing and prompt service of food.
- we will confirm your order and time allocated.
- turn up to collect your food, payment can be made contactless.
- go home and enjoy.
See Facebook for menus
Real Ale is sold here.
Front St, IP12 2LW
grid reference TM 421 499
A historic inn located on the market square, accommodation with en suite facilities is available. There are themed food evenings and occasional live music.
The building dates from the 16th century.
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the King's Head's license was issued in 1700.
Richard Harvie, in his will dated 20th February, 1653, left to his daughter "my house wherein I now dwell, commonly called the King's Head, which I lately purchased of Robert Jacob, the elder, and Robert Jacob, the younger".Inns of the Suffolk Coast, Leonard P Thompson, 1969
Looking at the CAMRA website, I can tell you that my sister and her husband Neville Bradshaw and Joyce Bradshaw were landlords of the kings head from 1958 to 1965 (approx).
I hope this info is of use to you and if I can be of help in any way please feel free to contact me.Neville Utting
(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 & book information from Bob Mitchell)