Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Shottisham Sorrel Horse
Shottisham Sorrel Horse
Extra services available here during the Covid-19 lockdown:
Village shop is open on the premises 1200-1400 Tue-Sat. Please order before 1300 the day before collection.
Takeaways available at the pub Tue-Sat: 1200-1500, 1800-2100. Sun: 1200-1600.
Pizza takeaway Thu-Sat: 1800-2100.
Real Ale is sold here.
Hollesley Rd (in village just off B1083), IP12 3HD
grid reference TM 320 446
opened 16th century
owner/operator: local community pub
This picturesque thatched, two bar pub is worth seeking out. The dispense of beer is still by gravity direct from the cask. Bar billiards can be played. Accompanied dogs and horse riders are welcome (there is a paddock for the latter nearby). There's a folk Night on alternate Wednesdays and the quiz nights are popular.
Shottisham villagers raised funds to buy the pub by selling shares in the pub in 2011 & 2012.
Traditional food, mostly home made including vegetarian options is available. But behave yourself, otherwise you may find yourself in the pillory that's situated in the garden.
They now hold music nights on the second Monday of the month with a guest folk performer or group, and occasionally on the fourth Monday with an act from another genre, such as jazz, blues, etc.…
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Camping or caravan site nearby
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Live music: Music nights on 2nd and 4th Monday of the month
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available: free. ask at bar for details
Railway station about 4.7 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the Sorrel Horse's license was issued in 1863. Whether this was when it was first licensed or when it got a full (ie not just beer) license isn't clear, though the latter seems more probable.
(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 Bob Mitchell)