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grid reference TM 320 446
opened 16th centuryemail us
- Mon-Thu: 1200-1500, 1800-2300
- Fri: 1200-1500, 1800-0000
- Sat: 1200-0000
- Sun: 1100-2230
- Mon-Fri: 1200-1430, 1800-2100
- Sat: 1200-1500, 1800-2100
- Sun: 0900-1100, 1200-1500
regular real ales
Adnams Bitter, Woodfordes + guest beers (summer) [G]
ask at bar for details
listed building grade II
Local licensing authority for Shottisham is East Suffolk
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 19/12/2017
Shottisham Sorrel Horse
Real Ale is available here
Hollesley Rd, IP12 3HD
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.
Our roving photographer reckons the Sorrel Horse is the prettiest pub in Suffolk.
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.
The building dates from the 16th or 17th century.
Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Railway station about 4.7 miles away (see public transport tab for details)
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(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)