Sudbury Cyclist

Sudbury Cyclist

also traded as King's Head

North East, 52.0333,0.71574

closed March 2020

53 Ballingdon St, CO10 2BZ

grid reference TL 863 406

The King's Head is shown on this OS town plan from 1881 (larger map).

old OS map

The pub's website told us that it will be closed until 2022. However the site was allowed to expire at the end of 2021, suggesting that this plan may have been cancelled.

The building dates from early in the 17th century.

Reopened in January 2018 as a cyclist and rambler friendly pub after major refurbishment and renaming. Now a free house. There is a secure bike lock-up and a basic toolkit is available if needed (there's also a good bike shop nearby).

They aim to provide a warm, cosy environment and specialise in local ales. Coffee, wine, tea and simple food are also available.

Important note

The Cyclist is totally cash-free. So you will need a card to pay for food and drinks. Food Available Monday to Friday lunch time and Sunday lunch.

Beers sold on draught (in rotation) - they currently are from:

Colchester Brewery

Mauldons Brewery

Nethergate Brewery

Green Jack Brewery

Earl Soham Brewery

Cliff Quay Brewery

Duvel Moortgat





Historical interest

Historical interest




(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of

(* report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.