formerly Three Horseshoes, Berkley
Real Ale is sold here.
Cromwell Rd, Ringsfield Corner, NR34 8LR
grid reference TM 413 874
Refurbished freehouse that is situated in a village location with the car park on the opposite side of the road to the pub itself. Seating is in the main bar or on the patio (weather permitting) and there is a separate restaurant area to the rear. Four mainly local handpulled or gravity real ales are served along with four ciders.
Although we know the pub dates back at least to the 1830s, the current building has the date 1861 marked on it, so must have replaced an older one.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Cider (real draught, not keg) available
- Dogs welcome: in main bar
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Live music
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available
Railway station about 2.5 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 Ipswich Journal, March 16th 1850** when Mrs. Bettram was the landlord states that he was a witness in a case of theft at a house in Homersfield.
The Beccles Brewery was sold with a house, gardens, building plots, a hotel [Kings Head] and 32 public houses previously owned by Frederick William Farr, at the Kings Head in Beccles on 28 Apr 1852. See Suffolk Archives Ref: 559/1 - This sale included the Horseshoes, Ringsfield [landlord Robert Battram]
(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)