Sweffling White Horse
Sweffling White Horse
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.
One draught ale at a time, and we'll advertise which ale we have on our website's 'drinks' page. On this page you'll also find details of how to order and pay. Preferred collection times are 6pm-8pm (every night) but other times can be arranged, as can home delivery within 2 mile radius.
August 2020 UPDATE: We can’t wait to get back to a busy pub full of happy people, but whilst some pubs have been able to re-open safely, unfortunately ours can't.
To open safely, a pub would need a spacious interior (to allow for social distancing), a large outdoor space (outdoors is the safest place to be at the moment), and well ventilated toilets. Sadly we have none of these.
Our little courtyard beer garden is available for use by small groups (max 6 at a time - to comply with government guidance on socialising) by prior arrangement. We are happy to serve take-outs to folks who wish to sit in the beer garden or outside the front of the pub. Please email to book the beer garden.
Our off licence hours remain the same: 1-2pm & 6-8pm.
We're also working on a plan to create a 'pop-up pub' sometime soon - sign up to our newsletter to be kept up to date with news on this.
Real Ale is sold here.
Low Rd (B1119), IP17 2BB
grid reference TM 344 642
Suffolk CAMRA Pub of the Year 2015, and East Anglia Pub of the Year 2015. The current owners have focused on green issues - renewable energy, recycling, local suppliers, sustainable living & appreciating the environment. Their adjacent campsite business - since summer 2009 (part of which was formerly used as the pub garden) is now open from May to October and is now called Alde Garden (see www.aldegarden.co.uk) and offers a variety of camping options. The pub is a very cosy, traditional two-room pub, and is warmed by a wood-burner and wood-fired range. Gravity dispensed beers from local brewers are served through a taproom door. A range of Fairtrade, organic and local Adnams spirits is also available, and bar snacks are served. Hot snacks heated using the wood fired range…
- Accommodation available
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area: some seating to front of pub
- Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity
- Camping or caravan site nearby
- Cider (real draught, not keg) available
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals: Mon, Fri, Sat & Sun only
- Family friendly: Until 9pm
- Live music
- Pub sells beer from local brewers
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available
Railway station about 3.2 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
This 18th century building with two small rooms, was once a butchery and mortuary.
To be sold, the White Horse, at Sweffling in Suffolk, with a Barn, Stable and about 18 Acres of Land, Part Freehold and Part Copyhold. Enquire of Mr. Henry Coates at Hinton Hall or Mr. Richard Crowfoot at Yoxford.Ipswich Journal, December 19th 1772 & January 2nd 1773***
George Moss's Assignment…
(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)
(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)