formerly Queen's Head, King's Head
We have opened a village shop in the pub!
In response to recent events we have opened a shop within the pub to serve the local community.
Our shop will be open the same hours as the pub and cafe, please click here to see our opening times…
We sell a range of Fruit and Vegetables, Dairy, Freshly Baked Bread, Store Cupboard ingredients, off license wine and beer and more. Please pop-in to see what we have to offer or call us to place an order.
We decided to offer a weekly delivery to anybody shielding or in need of provisions, this will be on a Friday afternoon. Please order your provisions including meat and vegetables by Tuesday evening by email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will do our best to deliver all of your requests but please be aware we might not be able to source everything you require.
Real Ale is sold here.
The St, IP13 7AD
grid reference TM 249 606
The timber lined interior has been extensively refurbished to a high standard. ⅓ pint option is also available.
The pub has a good reputation for food.
Closed Tuesdays in winter months
Renamed in early 2016.
According to A Survey of Suffolk Parish History, the Queen's Head was originally built about 1447, but the current building dates from 1956 after it had to be rebuilt following a fire.
In Richard Cobbold's 1845 novel The History of Margaret Catchpole, which is loosely based on Catchpole's life, he relates an episode where after meeting her in Brandiston(sic), Margaret's lover Will Laund says, "[...] I shall just go into the King's Head, refresh myself, and start again for the coast by daylight"…
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Camping or caravan site nearby
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Real fire
- Separate bar
- Smoking area
- Traditional pub games available
- Village shop or similar facility on-site
- WiFi available
Nearest railway station
The pub can be seen on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
James Watling respectfully informs gentlemen and travellers and others, that having obtained a license for the sale of wine, spirituous liquors, ales etc., he has fitted up his house convenient for that purpose. Ipswich Journal, Dec 1810**
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)