Sweffling White Horse
Sweffling White Horse
Real Ale is sold here.
Low Rd (B1119), IP17 2BB
grid reference TM 344 642
opened 18th century
owner/operator: Marc & Madge
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. Some excellent non alcoholic cocktails (mocktails) are also available. Live music twice monthly on Saturdays. There is a piano and various pub games are offered including bar billiards, darts, crib and board games. Horse & trap rides available in summer.
- Accepts CAMRA discount vouchers: One voucher accepted per customer per visit to the pub. Limited to one visit per day.
- Accommodation available
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area: new garden area to side of pub in June 2021
- Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity
- Camping or caravan site nearby: (close to the pub)
- 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)