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Sudbury Cyclist

Sudbury Cyclist

formerly King's Head

North, 52.0333,0.71574

Currently closed - may reopen?

53 Ballingdon Street, CO10 2BZ

grid reference TL 863 406

pub & café

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

old OS map

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.