Real Ale is sold here.
The Street, IP31 2JU
grid reference TL 927 672
owner/operator: Be-Be Kennedy and Nick McIlwraith
After a lengthy closure the Fox re-opened in August 2016 following a full refurbishment of the pub, and celebrates being a free house for the first time in the pub's history.
Four real ales are available on hand pump plus 2 real ciders. Friday night pizza or fish and chips only, traditional Sunday lunches, full menu other days. The pub also holds regular quiz nights. Awarded the local CAMRA branch Pub of the Month in February 2017 and branch Pub of the Year 2018.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Cider (real draught, not keg) available: Burnard's
- Dogs welcome: Beer garden and bar area only
- Evening meals: Wed-Sat
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks): Wed-Sun
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available: Petanque
- WiFi available
Railway station about 2.0 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
A report in the Bury & Norwich Post, August 24th 1869 when James Leach was the landlord states that a Full licence had been granted for this former beerhouse.
A report in the Bury & Norwich Post, June 3rd 1873 when James Leach was the landlord states that he was Granted an extension of two hours on Whit Tuesday & Wednesday nights.
Mr Peter Seaman, landlord of the Pakenham Fox, was driving home from Thurston station when his horse shied and threw him out of his cart. Mr Seaman is an old man and it was first thought that his injuries may be serious, but fortunately, no bones were broken, but because of the severe shaking he had received he was compelled to keep to his bed. Ipswich Journal, Sep 1885**
(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)