Shotley Bristol Arms
Shotley Bristol Arms
Due to the latest government regulations, pubs currently have to close by 10pm. Opening hours displayed on this page may not take account of this change.
The pub has reopened.
Real Ale is sold here.
Bristol Hill, IP9 1PY
grid reference TM 246 336
riverside bar / diner
owner/operator: Patron Capital
A large prominent pub with lovely river views across to Parkston Quay and Felixstowe docks.
The menu includes gluten-free & diabetic foods. Parties, wedding groups and wakes welcomed by arrangement - see the pub website for details.
There is a toilet accessible to disabled customers.
- 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
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
John Stevens, mariner late of Ipswich, Bristol Arms, Shotley Gate, takes this opportunity to inform his friends and the public in general, that he, having taken the above Inn, begs to solicit a share of their favours and patronage, assuring them that nothing on his part will be wanting to afford that care and accommodation more especially in the ferry department to and from Harwich.Ipswich Journal, January 1840**
The Bristol Arms, Shotley
Bernard Hugh Firman, first became a publican in 1928, when he took over the Butt & Oyster (see above). Five years later, he went to the Emporer Inn, Norwich Road, Ipswich and in 1939, he came to the Bristol Arms…
(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)
(*** historic book information from Bob Mitchell)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)