Real Ale is sold here.
Mill Rd, IP19 0NT
grid reference TM 345 814
opened 16th century
owner/operator: David Maskery
A popular local at the heart of village life. A new licensee took over the pub on 01/10/2019. This historic inn was extended some years ago to create a number of interlinked areas including dining & games rooms. Guest beers are usually from local breweries. CAMRA Suffolk pub of the year 2007 & 2012. Opens 12-11 Sat&Sun in summer months.
The inn and the parish church were formerly part of a Benedictine priory.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Camping or caravan site nearby
- Cider (real draught, not keg) available: Giggler
- Dogs welcome: public bar and garden
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Pub sells beer from local brewers
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available
Railway station about 3.9 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
The pub is a former 16th century monastery guesthouse.
Walter Keen, of the Buck Inn, Rumburgh, was found guilty of serving intoxicating liquor during prohibited hours. A man named Day went to Keens house on a Monday night after 10pm for a bottle of gin, for Cutts’s children, who were unwell. The gin was carried to Cutts’s house, and a second bottle was sent for. The children had none of the gin, which was consumed by a party of Cutts’s pals. Keen was fined £2 10s and 17s 6d costs…
(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)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)