Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Walsham le Willows Blue Boar

Walsham le Willows Blue Boar

formerly Boar

Whilst we remain closed during the Coronavirus pandemic we are currently offering a takeaway and delivery service, todays menu can be found here.

Thursday – Saturday Takeaway and Delivery Menu

Sunday Takeaway and Delivery Menu

Our Takeaway and Delivery service is available between 6-9pm Thurs-Sat and Roast dinners on a Sunday between 12-4pm, orders for delivery and takeaway will be taken from 5pm (11am Sun) however orders can be placed before this by leaving your order and contact details on the answerphone, you will receive confirmation of your order before 6pm (12pm Sun).

Tel: 01359 259168


Real Ale is sold here.

The St, IP31 3AA

grid reference TM 000 712

bar / diner, opened 1817

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(01359) 259168

(01359) 259168

A true free house with a fine selection of ales on hand-pump & gravity. A good supporter of local breweries.

The Blue Boar is a historic country Pub set in the beautiful village of Walsham-le-Willows in Suffolk.

It was first recorded as brewing and selling ale in 1360 and is still serving the local area to this very day. The pub boasts traditional exposed beams, open fires and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

There is an extensive beer garden, children’s play area, and bouncy castle ensuring little ones are entertained while the adults can enjoy the selection of local real ales and quality food offering.

St Marys Church is directly next door,

The building dates from the 15th century, with many subsequent alterations. The pub can apparently be traced back as far as 1360.






Historical interest

Historical interest





The blue boar was a heraldic sign for the Earl of Oxford a leading supporter of the Lancastrians who defeated and killed King Richard III at Bosworth in 1495 - Henry Tudor then became Henry VII - Richard's emblem was a white boar forcing some pub signs to be hastily repainted.

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

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)