Here is a pub guide for all pubs serving real ale in East Anglia.
East Anglia Region real ale pubs
- Abbots Ripton
- Abbot's Elm
Part of the De Ramsey estate, this is a picturesque pub in a village of thatched cottages. A small, listed thatched pub that has been carefully refurbished and extended, to include a comfortable large lounge bar, a restaurant, and accommodation. The quarry tiled original oak-beamed pub area has been sensitively retained and can be used for private dining. The menu offers varied modern cuisine.
- Abbot's Elm ku.oc.mlestobbaeht@ofni(01487) 773440 Moat Lane Abbots Ripton PE28 2PA
- Eight Bells
18th century pub catering for the village and surrounding area. Two bar areas and a dining area. The garden is secluded and away from the road, and a patio adjoins the rear of the pub. Three real ales and good pub food offered. Huntingdonshire CAMRA Most Improved Rural Pub of the Year 2015.
- Eight Bells (01767) 677305 High Street Abbotsley PE19 6UJ
- Abington Pigotts
- Pig & Abbot
Located in a surprisingly remote part of the south Cambridgeshire countryside, this Queen Anne period pub offers a warm welcome. The interior has exposed oak beams, with two fires, including a large inglenook featuring a wood-burning stove. A comfortable restaurant offers home-made traditional pub food and specialises in fresh fish and chips, and homemade steak and kidney puddings and pies. Two guest beers are stocked, often including beers from Oakham, Tring, Mighty Oak, Timothy Taylor or Woodforde's. Branch Pub of the year 2012.
- Pig & Abbot ku.oc.tobbadnagip@tap(01763) 853515 High Street Abington Pigotts SG8 0SD
- Blue Boar
Hotel with bar & restaurant, which re-opened in March 2014, following an extensive refurbishment.
- Maltster's Arms
Grade II listed, timber-framed, weatherboarded 18th century pub with beamed interior, leaded lights, large open fireplace and decorative plates displayed on some of the walls.
- Blue Boar (01992) 812110 Market Place Abridge RM4 1UA
- Acle Social Club
Social club and recreational centre in Acle. The club allows CAMRA members to visit on production of current Membership Card or GBG. Up to four real ales are on offer and an Annual Easter Beer Festival is held. Occasional live music and quiz nights. Food served daily. A welcome addition to the East Norfolk real ale scene.
- Bridge Inn
Acle Bridge, Old Road
Sited on the River Bure between Stokesby and Thurne, this is more of a riverside restaurant with a bar than a pub that does food. It has ample moorings and car park. There is an excellent large garden with plenty of seating and good views of the river plus a large children's play area. It offers a good selection of food all day and welcomes children and dogs. The number of ales on offer will be less in the winter months.
- Hermitage Restaurant
64 Old Road
Recently reopened bar/restaurant. Licensee formerly at the Suspension Bridge, Great Yarmouth. Despite its name, this is currently being operated as a "Wet Led" pub offering two well kept ales on handpump and a selection of bottled beers.
- Kings Head Inn
Village centre pub with separate dining room and offering accommodation. Describes itself as "an anglers pub run by an angler for anglers". Has the 2008 Broads Authority Quality Charter mark.
- Acle Social Club ku.oc.ertnecnoitaercerelca@nimda(01493) 752989 Bridewell Lane Acle NR13 3RA
The pub has a special menu for people with a wheat intolerance or coeliac disease. The building dates from the 18th century. Stables (and a smithy) behind the pub suggest it may have been a coaching inn.
- Crown moc.liamg@notcanworcehT(01787) 377204 High St Acton CO10 0AT
- Aingers Green
Aingers Green Road
Reopened May 2019 after closing in 2017, this three room bar and restaurant is also licensed to conduct weddings (when it will be closed for the day; regulars will have a number of weeks notice of such occasions - if travelling from a distance check before travelling). Patio areas to front and rear, with the rear one covered.
- Fusilier moc.liamg@yeltnebtaergreilisuf(01206) 250222 Aingers Green Road Aingers Green CO7 8NH
- Grain Brewery Tap Room Bar
On the last available Saturday of the month, the brewery opens its doors to the public for tours, tastings, and to enjoy a drink in the Tap Room Bar. Shop is open 10.00 - 4.00pm all year round. Saturday open days should restart in March 2020 on last Saturday of the month
Tastings run from 11am until 3pm, but if the weather is fine and people are enjoying themselves, the bar will stay open longer. If you are coming as a bus load, please phone ahead to book a tour, otherwise, feel free to turn up and spend a little time lapping up the good vibes and beer at the brewery.
Open day has tours, a range of beers on casks and keg along with music, food wagon and is the meeting place for Classic Vehicles (a local group) The last Sat. in June is Grainfest (now in it's 11th Year) with a much bigger range of beers etc and goes on to 10.00
- Grain Brewery Tap Room Bar (01986) 788884 South Farm Alburgh IP20 0BS
- Catherine Wheel
Pelham Road, Gravesend
Completely rebuilt by Punch in 2007 after a fire in 2004.
- Catherine Wheel (01279) 771191 Pelham Road, Gravesend Albury SG11 2LW
- Alby Horse Shoes Inn
This 19th century inn, situated on the main Norwich-Cromer road, offers four real ales, including Woodforde's Wherry and three guests, usually from local brewers. The interior has two bars plus a separate dining room. The first room, as you enter the pub, has an unusual low level bar, with the traditional game of "ring the bull", and a rare surviving example of the Twister game on the ceiling. Many pictures of old cars adorn the walls.
- Alby Horse Shoes Inn (01263) 761378 Cromer Road Alby NR11 7QE
- Manor House Hotel
20 Chapel Street
16th century building in use as a pub for many years. Three distinct drinking areas separated by oak beam screens. Oak beamed ceiling and open fires complement the atmosphere of this traditional community pub. The real ales change constantly, as testified by the pump clips covering the ceiling of the main bar area. Traditional pub food and featured Black Rock Grill served 12-2 and 6-9pm every day.
- Manor House Hotel moc.tcennoctb@2senojnna(01480) 890423 20 Chapel Street Alconbury PE28 4DY
- Black Boys
Traditional pub serving good food. Quaint setting overlooking large village green.
- Black Boys (01263) 761649 The Green Aldborough NR11 7AA
- Aldborough Hatch
- Miller & Carter Steakhouse Dick Turpin
ku.oc.retracdnarellim@krapyrubwen(020) 8590 1281
Aldborough Road North
Large, country steakhouse, with bar at front.
- Miller & Carter Steakhouse Dick Turpin ku.oc.retracdnarellim@krapyrubwen(020) 8590 1281 Aldborough Road North Aldborough Hatch IG2 7TD
- Brudenell Hotel
A fine Victorian hotel over-looking the sea towards the southern end of town. Formerly the seaside residence of Lord Cardigan, whose family name was Brundell.
- Community Centre
Victoria Rd (off)
The Community Centre sells GK IPA on hand-pump and is cheaper than the local pubs. Members of the public are welcome; I watched the Ryder Cup there.
(information from Nick Holt)
- Cross Keys
The Cross Keys has joined the Adnams Managed Properties Group and reopened on Friday 1st March 2019 after a full refurbishment. It now includes three boutique guest bedrooms for bed and breakfast stays
This 15th Century pub is set back from sea front and is one of the oldest buildings in the town. Steps down from road lead into a small seating area which leads to the main bar and a variety of other seating areas. Seafood is a speciality. The pub has close ties with nearby lifeboat.
- DP's Bar
106-108 High St
A restaurant and café during the daytime and a bar in the evening. There's a pop-up Thai restaurant in the courtyard. The bar caters mainly for locals and even has a dartboard. It serves real ale straight from the cask with a dummy hand pump to advertise what is available, There are regular late night music sessions from local musicians and occasional open mic sessions.
- East Coast café
152 High St
A cosy café bar and restaurant close to e sea front. Also offers fresh coffee. Mostly locally sourced snacks and ingredients for main meals. It was noticed in October 2019 that their website is now pointing at a Chinese-language site. Has it closed? If you know one way or the other, please tell us.
- Mill Inn
A multi-roomed pub situated across the road from the 17th century Moot hall and seafront gardens, and close to the iconic fishermen's huts on the shingle beach. It's popular with locals and also tourists (including bikers, ramblers & bird spotters). Children aged 10 or over also welcome. Handy for refreshments after a stroll along the beach. The food offer specialises in locally caught fish and other local produce.
Traditionally the landlord is a member of the lifeboat crew.
The pub was originally built in the 16th century but substantially reconstructed in the mid 19th.
The pub underwent a major internal refurbishment in early 2012. The bar counter was relocated to the back of the building (where the old dining area used to be) and a new restaurant with sea views was fitted out in the former front bar area. Other new drinking areas have also been created.
- Railway Inn
A friendly locals' bar set away from the popular seafront area.
The last train departed in 1966 and the station which gave the pub its name has since been demolished.
- Wentworth Hotel
A quiet sea-front hotel run by same family since 1922, with an Egon Ronay recommended restaurant (11.30-2.30 + 7-9pm).
Facilities include 38 rooms and a toilet for disabled customers.
- White Hart
222 High St
Plenty of nautical memorabilia adorn this single wood panelled bar which used to be the public reading room.
Next door to the town's renowned fish and chip shop and only a few yards from the beach, it is popular with both tourists and many locals.
Occasional music and basic food options, such as sandwiches.
Filled rolls are available behind the bar and in the summer there is a pizzeria in the garden 12:00 to 21:00.
- White Lion
Market Cross Place
An imposing 3 star hotel with fine sea views, which has a pleasantly relaxing public bar, restaurant and disabled toilet. In early 2011 this well appointed hotel undertook a massive refurbishment.
- Brudenell Hotel (01728) 452071 Brudenell St Aldeburgh IP15 5BU
- Aldenham Golf & Country Club
The golf club bar has been open to the public and serving real ale since the 1970s. Pleasant open plan bar decorated with old farm implements. Homemade food. Separate restaurant used at the weekends or for functions.
Genuine country pub, circa 19th century but oldest part of building 16th century. Caters for all, with two adjoining bars, darts and flagstones at one end carpet and open fire at the other. Exposed timbers and a display of bygone items mostly found within the pub itself. A separate restaurant area at the rear provides a brasserie menu. Two gardens front and rear one for adults and one for children. No children after 6pm.
- Aldenham Golf & Country Club (01923) 853929 Church Lane Aldenham WD25 8NN
The St (B1353)
A multi-level pub with a separate dining area. There is a low ceiling in the snug area. lots of exposed beams throughout. Large fireplace in main bar surrounded by various horse brasses. The pub also has a large garden where petanque is played.
This is the oldest building in the parish, dating from the 17th century.
- Parrot moc.tcennoctb@mahgnirdlatorrap(01728) 830221 The St (B1353) Aldringham IP16 4PY
- Allens Green
- Queens Head
Branch Pub of the Year in nine of past twelve years, East Anglia Cider Pub of the Year 2015.Usually three local ales plus regular nationals; at bank holidays and the third weekend of the month extra beers are on stillage. Hearty homemade food and snacks, dogs welcome. Large garden, pub popular with walkers and cyclists as well as locals.
- Queens Head ku.oc.snniegalliverihs@ffilc(01279) 723393 Allens Green CM21 0LS
- Wheel of Fortune
Two-bar locals pub with a real fire in the public bar. Design typical of small Norfolk rural pubs.
- Wheel of Fortune (01508) 492712 Wheel Road Alpington NR14 7NL
17th century pub restaurant, serving traditional home cooked food. Large beer garden with playground for younger children. Regular ale alternates between Doom Bar and Woodforde's Wherry.
- Pointer moc.liamg@bupretniopeht(01206) 824378 Wivenhoe Road Alresford CO7 8AQ
- Huntsman & Hounds
In the hands of the Dengie’s longest-serving landlord, this pretty, partly thatched 16th-century Gray’s pub is set in extensive well-maintained grounds with a small pond (which tends to dry up in summer)and children’s play area. Camping and caravanning available on an adjacent five-acre site. Food available noon-2.30pm every day and from 6pm-8.45pm Tue-Sat. The landlord rings the changes on the beer front from time to time.
- Three Horseshoes
A Gray’s pub, with both bars set out for dining, confirming the strong emphasis on great value food, which is served lunchtimes and evenings Tue-Wed and all day Thu–Sun. It is advisable to book a table in advance. There is a large beer garden, with a well-appointed children's play area, outside seating and disabled access.
- Huntsman & Hounds (01621) 741126 Green Lane Althorne CM3 6BJ
20 Oundle Road
Was called the Wheatsheaf. Stone built 17th century pub in picturesque village. Single bar divided into separate areas allowing local and food customers to mix easily. Paintings, caricatures and old photos of Peterborough adorn the walls. Large beer garden, popular in summer. Close to East of England Showground. Up to three real ales available. Good food is served every day up to one hour before closing. Pie night Wednesday, fish night Friday.
- Cuckoo (01733) 239638 20 Oundle Road Alwalton PE7 3UP
36 Dunstable Street
An award-winning, proper, narrow-fronted Victorian pub with one large bar and 12 hand pumps serving a range of the local B&T beers as well as Everards Tiger and eight constantly changing ales mainly from micro breweries plus one changing craft keg beer. Two real regular ciders and a guest also served. There's a meeting room and secluded patio garden towards the rear. A varied selection of local clubs and groups are supported. Twice Bedfordshire Pub of the Year.
- Ampthill & District RUFC
Dillingham Park, Woburn Street
Large rugby club bar open to the public most evenings and during home matches. Occasional beer festivals held.
- Engine & Tender
11 Dunstable Street
A tidy, lively, one-bar, traditional pub with a very welcoming atmosphere and varied clientele. A proper pub. Regular and changing beers are from the Greene King brewery with an guests. Lunchtime meals are served from Wednesday to Friday. Sports are very popular on the multiple TVs. There is a very pleasant patio area out the back, seating in front of the pub and as well as a covered archway.
- Old Sun
87 Dunstable Street
Busy and cosy community pub on the town's main street with two bars plus a games room. There is a selection of regular ales. Popular with a good mix of people. A real fire adds a cosy feel in winter. There are ample decked and grassed areas to the rear and tables to the front. There is a function room in an outbuilding in the garden. Lots of fun events are arranged every year raising money for various charities.
- Prince of Wales
24 Bedford Street
A Charles Wells owned red brick burger restaurant known as 'A Burger Joint' with comfy bar area known as 'A Burger Joint'. There is a very pleasanct walled and terraced garden. The dining area has brightly coloured café style furniture and the walls are decorated with very contemporary and eye catching artwork. Three real ales are usually served. Closed Sunday and Monday.
- Queens Head
20 Woburn Street
A truly charming and cosy 18th century tavern in a historic area of Ampthill close to the park and the Greensand Ridge walk. Inside is a low-beamed saloon bar, a lounge and another room which is available for private functions. Food will be available luchtimes (check with pub for meal times). The pub’s name refers to Catherine of Aragon who was imprisoned in Ampthill Castle while Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries and broke from the church of Rome.
- White Hart
125 Dunstable Street
Re-opened in May 2015 after a major refurbishment having been taken on by Oakman Inns. The two hand pumps feature changing beers from the local Kelchner Brewery (Ampthill) and the Fuller's range. The interior is highly contemporary but the historic English Civil War era mural has been lovingly retained and highlighted. An impressive Georgian façade with no less than 20 windows dating from the 17th century. There are two separate restaurant areas plus the front bar and a large outdoor courtyard.
- Wingfield Club
37 Church Street
Large, multi-roomed CIU affiliated club members. Small garden to the rear. The ales served. Used by many local groups including the council. Live music and other events held on a regular basis.
- Albion (01525) 634857 36 Dunstable Street Ampthill MK45 2JT
- Elephant & Castle
Hidden away in a peaceful setting, this rural community pub is popular with cyclists and walkers. A local brewery is usually present among the five hand pumps. The front bar features terracotta tiles and a fireplace, the rear bar contains a 100ft well. There are two gardens: one child-friendly, the other for adults only. Lunches are served daily and evening meals Tuesday to Saturday. The pub has a strong community focus showing TV sports, movies, and hosting charity events.
- Elephant & Castle (01582) 832175 Amwell Lane Amwell AL4 8EA
Stebbing Airfield, New Pasture Lane
Covid-19 update (24 Mar 2020): CLOSED FROM 24/3/2020 FOR 3 WEEKS.
Local training airfield which is a small grass strip. Airfield is dominated by single engine Cessna aircraft, a Mustang III, B17 Meteor III's and is a local flying school offering trial lessons up to a commercial pilots licence. The Bar Manager is keen on local supply and has installed Ridley's Rite from Bishop Nick Brewery as his sole ale. There is also a range of bottled beers from Bishop Nick Brewery. The public are welcomed here and the bar stays open until 11pm if there are customers.
- Millibar moc.dleifswerdna@ofni07923 981900 Stebbing Airfield, New Pasture Lane Andrewsfield CM6 3TH
- Blind Fiddler
Named after the local legend of Fiddler George who disappeared while exploring the tunnel under Anstey Castle, the Blind Fiddler has been opened out into one large bar area with a separate restaurant. Regular beers come from Buntingford and Fullers and entertainment includes monthly quiz nights and live music. Petanque, played in the garden is popular, and there is a rare bar billiards table.
- Blind Fiddler (01763) 848000 Anstey Village Anstey SG9 0BW
- Willow & Brook
King's Cliffe Road
Pleasant village local with small but comfortable bar area and separate restaurant. Good, home-cooked food. Two real fires. The two guest beers are usually from local breweries e.g. Nene Valley, Oakham, Digfield. Some bottled beers also available. Red Kites often visible from enclosed courtyard/patio area. Extensive menu with Vegan options using wherever possible, locally sourced ingredients. Reopened as The Willow and Brook mainly a restaurant but retaining the bar area
- Willow & Brook moc.liamg@koorbdnawolliweht(01780) 470509 King's Cliffe Road Apethorpe PE8 5DG
- Jolly Waggoner
This 16th century pub was once farmworkers' cottages. Now managed by the nearby Church Farm, the Jolly Waggoner has a reputation for fine food, most of it sourced from the farm itself or local suppliers. Cooked food only Sunday lunchtime, booking essential. Real Ale is sourced locally too, from Buntingford, Red Squirrel and Nethergate. Regular events include speciality food evenings, guest landlords, and a beer festival in August.
- Jolly Waggoner (01438) 861350 Ardeley Ardeley SG2 7AH
- Crate Bar & Coffee Shop
The Crate Bar & Coffee Shop at Prettyfields vineyard has bottled real ales as well as tea, coffee, cake, sausage rolls, etc as well as their own wines (of course), by the glass or bottle. Various tasting (and other) events are held throughout the year - check their website blog and Facebook page for details. The bottled ales and wines are also available to purchase for take away.
- Crown Inn
Old Ipswich Road
A black and white timbered inn with large gardens area that dates back to at least 1648.
Ex-Trumans Pub with a large single bar and an outside seating area. On the crossroads, across the road from the church. Open Bank Holiday Mondays 12-2, 7-10
- Wooden Fender Inn
Traditional pub eatery, dating back to at least 1625. Thought to be named after the wooden fence built to fend off cattle falling into the nearby pond.
- Crate Bar & Coffee Shop (01206) 233367 Dead Lane Ardleigh CO7 7PF
- Axe & Compasses
Covid-19 update (22 Mar 2020): Takeaway food service available (by phone).
At the center of a picture postcard village we have a partially thatched ex-Rayments pub which dates from 1650 with recent extensions added in the 19th century. For restaurant bookings prior reservation may be essential as this pub is popular. Unusually besides a restaurant area, there is a public bar which now has a television and occasionally hosts live music events. Walkers and cyclists are frequent users and the Harcamlow way passes the pub.
- Axe & Compasses ku.oc.sessapmocdnaexa@ofni(01799) 550272 Main Street Arkesden CB11 4EX
- Arlesey Sports & Social Club
58 High Street
This is a members only club, but occasional guests can be signed in with a £1 fee per visit. Annual membership is £ 15 single/£20 couple or family, plus senior citizen single £5 and couple £8. There is usually one real ale at the bar, but sometimes a second one on busy weekends. The club hosts a live music and beer festival weekend in the garden during the summertime.
- Arlesey Town Football Club (01462) 734504 New Lamb Meadow Stadium, Hitchin Road Arlesey SG15 6RS
- Old Oak
85 Church Lane
Built in the 18th century, some original parts remain including a huge open fireplace and wooden beams. It became a pub in 1850 and was later modified and extended (latest additions in 2006). It has a pool table, jukebox & two large TV screens. The bar has 3 real ales from the Greene King list and traditional bar meals are served. Accompanied children allowed in bar area until 8pm. Regular poker and quiz evenings, plus live music on some Saturday evenings. Check the pub's website for the current events diary.
- True Briton
27 Hospital Road
A traditional back street drinking pub, first opened in 1857. It was formerly owned by Whitbreads and then became a freehouse in the late 1990s. It is open plan now, a single room including a pool table, darts, dominoes and a large screen TV with BT Sports. It is a much brighter environment after the removal of a large collection of brewery mirrors and beer mugs, but the historical pictures have been kept. It is still a vibrant community pub with occasional themed nights and barbecues on Friday and Saturday evenings in the Spring. Interest in real ale is increasing with occasional beer festivals in the patio garden.
- Vicars Inn
68 Church Lane
Opened in 1860 as the Steam Engine and owned by Charles Wells during 20th century, until bought as a freehouse in 2001 and renamed the Vicars Inn. This traditional two bar layout, plus a function room and enclosed garden is popular with older clientele. Located a few minutes walk from the railway station, it offers good value Eagle IPA plus an ever changing low gravity guest ale. The front bar has some local historical pictures and is popular with dominoes and cribbage teams. There is a strong tie to the community via local events and charitable work.
- White Horse
243 High Street
A lovely large thatched house formed from three old cottages dating back to 1805 when it opened as a pub, although an earlier pub may have existed on this site going back to the 17th century. Occasional live music and Karaoke evenings are very popular. Back bar has darts, pool and large screen TV. Check the pub's Facebook page for the latest news and events. Early opening at 10am on Thu & Fri as a coffee shop and for monthly networking meetings.
- Arlesey Sports & Social Club (01462) 731361 58 High Street Arlesey SG15 6SL
- Hardwicke Arms
ku.oc.smraekciwdrah@noitpecer(020) 8089 8579
98 Ermine Street
The elegant Hardwicke Arms has as its origins in the 13th century, but is largely an 18th century coaching inn. It is a long hotel, stretched along the road frontage in the main street of Arrington. Inside, the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming. All manner of beer jugs are displayed in the main bar which, with the lounge bar and snug, is perfect for a lunchtime or evening meal. The comfortable and more formal restaurant is oak-panelled. A no-smoking area is provided. Overnight accommodation is also available via the OVO website. The changing menu is always interesting. Children have their own menu, and a garden area in which to play. Meals are served at lunchtime and in the evenings seven days a week, except that food is not available on Sunday evenings in the winter. Two constantly changing guest beers are on offer. Dogs are not permitted in the inn, except, of course, guide dogs.
- Hardwicke Arms ku.oc.smraekciwdrah@noitpecer(020) 8089 8579 98 Ermine Street Arrington SG8 0AH
- Rose & Crown
Covid-19 update (22 Mar 2020): closed for the foreseeable future.
The last remaining pub in this village which once had five more. The pub has an unusual layout and a room named after Oliver Cromwell where he is reputed to have kept prisoners who illustrated the walls with their feelings at the time! This is now hidden behind removable panels. Guest beers often include Nethergate and other Essex beers. This pub is the focus of village social activities.
- Rose & Crown (01799) 584337 Crown Hill Ashdon CB10 2HA
Orginally White Hart, refurbished during 2010 by McTaggarts.Food, Bed & Breakfest
- McTaggarts (01760) 440958 Church Street Ashill IP25 7AW
- Victory Inn
485 Ashingon Road
Recently refurbished to a modern standard, The Victory Inn is in Ashingdon near Rochford. It offers great value pub food, weekly deals & offers and a great selection of drinks served in a friendly, local pub setting. Serves a wide range of your favourite alcoholic and soft drinks at a fair price, a round of drinks is always good value for money. Pub food menu offers 2 meals at a set price and these include classics like hand battered fish and chips, rump steak and chips with all the trimmings and New York style chicken. With Sunday roasts all day every Sunday including a go large option and midweek grill and curry nights priced to include a drink, the menu offers all pub favourites and more. Up to 3 real ales are served and 1 Cider with 1 ale being Brentwood's Victory Ale as a house beer. A range of craft beer is available in bottles and on draft.
- Victory Inn ku.oc.gnikeneerg@0596(01702) 548440 485 Ashingon Road Ashingdon SS4 3EU
- Crown Inn
24 Newmarket Road
Friendly village community local. The main bar area is light while the back room is cosy. Outside seating is available both at the front of the pub and in the landscaped rear garden. It is first recorded as a pub in 1712 though parts of the building are earlier. Until recently owned by Greene King, the Crown became free of tie in January 2014. Family friendly, it also has a water bowl for its canine guests. Pub sports include darts, pool and pétanque, and the pub hosts a number of teams. The book club, film and music nights, as well as its two beer festivals, keep the Crown Inn at the heart of the community. Mighty Oak Captain Bob is its regular ale and they have up to three others. The beer selection, which may include a dark ale, is less adventurous in winter. Real ciders, direct from the box, are also available. Simple pub fare, including locally produced pork pies. Closes at 10 on Tuesdays and opens at 3 Saturdays & Sundays in winter months.
- Crown Inn moc.liamg@yelhsanninworceht(01638) 730117 24 Newmarket Road Ashley CB8 9DR
- Chequered Skipper
This thatched, stone-built pub overlooks the green in the Rothschild's model village of Ashton. The original 19th century pub, called the Three Horseshoes was renamed The Chequered Skipper in the 1960's after a rare butterfly and re-arranged internally in 1997 following a fire. There is a large bar/restaurant/family open plan area, roof terrace and a function room ("The Green Room") to the rear. Normally two mainly local, real ales are dispensed via hand pump and two beer festivals are held each year. Unusual pub sign made of nails. The World Conker Championships were held on the green for over forty years. There are regular functions and events.
- Chequered Skipper moc.reppiksdereuqehc@reganaM(01832) 273494 The Green Ashton PE8 5LD
- Bushel & Strike
The Bushel and Strike, an 18th century traditional village pub and garden, located in a picturesque village, close to the A1. food is served in the Old School House Restaurant with many themed evenings.
- Rose & Crown
69 High Street
Built in the 16th Century the Rose & Crown is the oldest public house in the picturesque village. Welcoming family local. Separate dining area. freshly prepared stone baked pizza and cooked to order fish and chips available for takeaway during food service times.
- Three Tuns
6 High Street
The Three Tuns Hotel has existed in its present form since 1806, but a public house can be traced back to around 1700. The Tuns has a large garden and good parking facilities, so it is ideal for family outings in the summer. Free internet access throughout building and garden.
The restaurant caters for over forty people; parties and children are welcome. The hotel has three bedrooms, five doubles and one single.
- Bushel & Strike (01462) 742394 Mill Street Ashwell SG7 5LY
- Ashwell and Morden
116 Station Road, Odsey
Ashwell and Morden
Adjacent to Ashwell & Morden station. Modern twist on a country inn with accommodation and dining. The bar is separate from the hotel area.There is a large garden at the rear which is popular in the warmer months. 11 en-suite rooms, breakfast included.
- Jester ku.oc.letohretsejeht@seiriuqne(01462) 742011 116 Station Road, Odsey Ashwell and Morden SG7 5RS
- Kings Head
The Turnpike, Norwich Road
The large L-shaped bar has a log-burning stove. At one end is a pool table and darts board, guarded by a parrot. The guest beer changes regularly and is chosen to contrast with the regular ones. Food is available except Monday lunchtimes and Sunday to Tuesday evenings. Fresh eggs can be purchased and excellent home-produced, pickled eggs are sold behind the bar.
- Kings Head (01508) 489419 The Turnpike, Norwich Road Ashwellthorpe NR16 1EL
Off A10 SW of Buntingford
The Fox is a pretty two bar village pub with a large fireplace for the winter and a large garden for the summer. The pub has a petanque team and is used by the village cricket team. Guest beers come from Marston's or the SIBA list. There is a beer festival usually in May. Charity quiz nights and themed food evenings are regular.
- Fox (01763) 271886 Off A10 SW of Buntingford Aspenden SG9 9PD
- Aspley Guise
10 The Square
Reopened in Autumn 2016 after a major refurbishment. Concentrating on dining with breakfasts served from 10 am every day.
- Weathercock Inn
Station Road, Woburn Sands
A Greene King pub serving two or three ales and food including breakfasts from 8:30 to 11am daily.
- Anchor (01908) 991770 10 The Square Aspley Guise MK17 8DF
- Aspley Heath
- Fir Tree
The Square, Woburn Sands
Charles Wells owned pub that was originally a 19th century cottage and brewhouse. There three real ales on draft. Separate dining area and accommodation available (5 rooms).
- Royal Oak
18 Church Road, Woburn Sands
Small and wonderfully traditional village pub with a strong locals following. Regular folk musicians jamming sessions on alternate Thursday evenings. The regular beers tend to be from Greene King with a varying guest.
- Fir Tree ku.oc.sdnasnruboweertrif@ofni(01908) 582127 The Square, Woburn Sands Aspley Heath MK17 8SY
- Shoulder of Mutton
Large village local with exposed beams throughout.
- Shoulder of Mutton (01787) 210334 The St Assington CO10 5LJ
- Pig & Whistle
26 Benington Road
Friendly village local, all welcome. Juke Box with free credits Pub supports one full size and one six-a-side football team. Regular Charity events. Real Ales ï¿½2.50 a pint!
- Pig & Whistle (01438) 880214 26 Benington Road Aston SG2 7DY
- Aston End
56 Long Lane
Large pub on the edge of Stevenage. Large garden for the summer, family friendly with play area for children. A la Carte menu, using locally sourced meat from Brookfield Farm. Ales from local breweries.
- Crown (01438) 880060 56 Long Lane Aston End SG2 7HD
- Breckland Lodge
Modernised roadside pub, now part of motel complex. On the junction of the old A11 and the modern A11 Attleborough bypass.
- Cock Inn
1 High Street
Cosy single bar pub with pool table. Active crib and pool teams. Barbecues in summer.
- Griffin Hotel
19 Church Street
Welcoming old coaching inn, retaining much charm. Wide ranging food menu.
- London Tavern
Family and dog friendly pub in the town centre, close to public transport. The range of up to five guest beers, normally from microbreweries, comes from all over the UK.
A beer festival takes place over the August bank holiday weekend.
Since May 2014 has been home to the on site Taylor's Attleborough Brewery. Brewing was suspended late 2017 due to illness. It is planned to re-locate the brewery to the pub cellar late 2018 and for brewing to recommence, with beer hopefully available by Christmas.
- Mulberry Tree
Primarily a hotel and restaurant.
- Ry's Bar & Grill
3 Exchange Street
Re-opened in May 2014 as Ry's Bar and Grill in memory of Ryan Taylor, son of the owner of the London Tavern. Primarily a restaurant but welcoming to drinkers. As Taylor's Attleborough Ale brewed at the London Tavern has not been available in 2018, a handpull has been installed which serves Adnams Southwold
- White Lodge
An attractive extended thatched building which was re-thatched and renovated in 2015, the White Lodge consists of four distinct areas, including the main bar, a stand up area with a wood burning stove, a dining area and a restaurant.
- Breckland Lodge (01953) 455202 London Road Attleborough NR17 1AY
- Crown & Anchor
43 High Street
Split-level, sports & youth-oriented, High Street pub.
- Old Ship Inn
58 High Street
Traditional, brick-built local, with a 'Pub Interior of Outstanding National Importance'. Reputedly haunted, it has four rooms of which three are served by the bar area. In addition to this there is a games / function room (formerly a snooker room) upstairs with two pool tables, one of which converts to a ping ping table. There is a small patio garden at the back and also a small car park.
- Park Tavern
Romford Road / Usk Road
Large refurbished local, near the northern edge of Aveley. The two bar areas can be separated for functions, etc. There are framed historic prints of nearby Belhus Park adorning the walls. Attractive display of hanging baskets.
- Sir Henry's
Impressive, 800 year old half-timbered farmhouse with stream and duck pond. Internally rebuilt with upstairs restaurant. Children's playground.
- Crown & Anchor (01708) 867774 43 High Street Aveley RM15 4BB
- Roman Camp Inn
Inn with room near the well-known Roman Camp at Sheringham
- Roman Camp Inn ku.oc.nnipmacnamor@seiriuqne(01263) 838291 Holt Road Aylmerton NR11 8QD
- Aylsham Social Club
64 Hungate Street
CAMRA members are welcome as visitors, on production of Membership card or current GBG; the club has a pool table, and two snooker tables. They had a successful Beer festival in 2019 (15 ales), though it looks as though this years planned event will have to be postponed.
- Black Boys Inn
The Black Boys, a grade two listed building, parts of which date back to 1655, is one of the most prominent buildings in the market square and has always been an important meeting place in the town. The exterior is decorated with black boys. It also has a claim to fame that once Admiral Nelson danced here.
Today the pub is a small hotel with a large public bar at the front, offering a wide ranging food menu and real ales from Woodforde's, Adnams and Greene King are usually available. It has recently been completely refurbished with en-suite accommodation and restaurant.
The Bure Valley Railway runs seasonally from Aylsham station not far away.
54 Cawston Road
Popular and lively traditional pub with a low ceilinged, comfortable front bar and separate smaller room. Both bars are stuffed with interesting breweriana and other intriguing items. The two guest ales are generally from regional and local brewers.
- New Forge
Spacious restaurant pub with friendly, relaxed atmosphere and a large garden, serving an extensive Thai and English menu.
10 Hungate Street
The Unicorn has a splendid red tiled roof and dates back to the 18th century. It stocks a range of real ales from breweries such as Woodforde's and Adnams. Food is available at lunchtimes between 12 and 2. A good 'local' with a dartboard and other pub games.
- Aylsham Social Club moc.liamg@bulclaicosmahslya(01263) 732182 64 Hungate Street Aylsham NR11 6AA
- Ayot Green
Licensed since the early 1800s, this much extended former Whitbread pub once fronted the Great North Road (A1) and the 14th hole from the nearby Welwyn Garden City golf course provided a hatchway to the rear. Now the A1(M) cuts through the back and all that is left of the old A1 are the cats-eyes in the cul-de-sac at the front. The pub has a good reputation for food and booking is advisable, there are ladies' lunches on Wednesdays and fish features on a Friday. There are two gardens (one children free). Convenient stopping off place for walkers to the nearby Brocket Hall estate or Sherrardspark Wood.
- Waggoners ku.oc.srenoggaweht@tnerual(01707) 324241 Brickwall Close Ayot Green AL6 9AA
- Ayot St Lawrence
- Brocket Arms
Hill Farm Lane
Ayot St Lawrence
A classic timbered country estate pub popular with ramblers, horse riders, visitors to Shaw's Corner (NT), and families. The setting is superb with a large garden, including a pet's corner, surrounded by large trees and other listed buildings. There is a separate restaurant and bar snacks available in the two bars, both with fires, one with a massive inglenook, the other with a large wood burning stove. This building dates back to the fourteenth century and for over 40 years was George Bernard Shaw's local. The house beer, Brocket Ale, is brewed by Tring brewery. Guest beers have a strong Hertfordshire thread. Folk music every third Friday of the month, Jazz first Sunday, open-mic monthly and quizzes second Sunday.
- Brocket Arms moc.smratekcorb@sgnikoob(01438) 820250 Hill Farm Lane Ayot St Lawrence AL6 9BT
- Aythorpe Roding
- Axe & Compasses
Surrounded by beautiful countryside, the Axe is an 18th century building. While drinkers are very welcome, it has won awards for being the best Essex pub restaurant. A mixed clientele of locals and farming folk enjoy the well-kept selection of beers and ciders. The food consists of pub classics with a modern twist, all locally sourced and the service is efficient and friendly. The pub hosts quizzes and food themed nights (see website). Seasonal food offers and daily breakfasts. Open for breakfast 9-11.30 everyday.
- Axe & Compasses moc.nsm@sessapmocdnaexa(01279) 876648 Dunmow Road Aythorpe Roding CM6 1PP
- George Inn
Early 18th century coaching inn set back from the road in its own grounds. Comfortable wood-beamed single bar with separate dining area. Greene King IPA is the regular ale. The other two handpumps serve ales from the Greene King guest list. Food is served every session (except Sunday evening). The adjoining barn has been converted into a restaurant and function room. Special culinary events are held including a pudding club. Open mic night the second Wednesday of the month.
- George Inn moc.kooltuo@maharbabnniegroeg(01223) 837755 High Street Babraham CB22 3AG
Thatched, listed building which was once a Victorian brew house owned by Charles Woods. The building dates from the 17th century. The split level bar and large restaurant area have been much improved throughout to a high standard. Wednesday - Friday meal times are actually 12-5 & 6-8.
- Keswick Hotel
Friendly AA 4 star guest accommodation provider offering good value year round Bed & Breakfast.
The Keswick is conveniently situated to explore the unspoiled North Norfolk coastline, and the fine city of Norwich, with its excellent shopping facilities and exciting nightlife and the beautiful Norfolk broads.
- Poachers Pocket
The Poachers is a large pub adjacent to the beach, and next door to a motel. The long bar has excellent views along the coast, two real ales, an excellent food offer every day and plenty of seating.
- Bull moc.liamg@notcabtallub(01449) 781983 Church Rd Bacton IP14 4LJ
- White Horse
An attractive building set well back from the road and fronted with a large garden. There is a small public bar, plus a larger lounge & dining space. Outdoor pizza oven.
There is a large outside drinking area, complete with a bowling green and a pillory.
- White Horse (01728) 638280 Low street Badingham IP13 8JR
- Badwell Ash
- White Horse
New management November 2018. Timber framed local retaining a Lacons sign. Part of the building survived the Great Fire of Badwell Ash in 1723, while the bar was rebuilt after the fire. Back seating area for meals and bar games. Plans for a sports bar and restuarant.
- White Horse (01359) 259909 The St Badwell Ash IP31 3DP
73 High Street
Open plan one bar pub with separate area for pool. Handy for the Tesco superstore.
43 High Street
The Cock dates from the 17th century, and it has an cosy beamed interior and an welcoming open log fire. It is a traditional pub in an historic Roman market town. The split-level drinking area in this popular, friendly local enhances the pub's character. An enclosed outside drinking area is available in good weather. Regular live music events are held.
3 Station Road
Petanque piste with regualr league events between April and November. Regular bands noramlly monthly on Saturdays
19 High Street
Reopened 2013 after being closed for some years. Emphasis is now on the restaurant, although there is a separate bar for drinking. Two real ales available.
- George IV
Built about 1850. Music quiz first and third Tuesday and pop quiz on second Thursday.
- Hen & Chickens
51 South Road
A genuine local community pub where visitors are welcome. Built in the 1930s it has been opened up and now has a single bar. The atmosphere ranges from a tranquil peace to a boisterous throng with piped or live music. The pub raises funding for a children's hospice throughout the year including a Sunday afternoon raffle. Such afternoons can be lively when a local rock band are performing. Beware improptu dancers!
- Old White Horse
1 Station Road
Located close to the station, this 300 year old pub is now part of the Wells Pizza, Pots and Pints group. The pub has a function room known as the Library and a separate restaurant as well as a large bar area, a large garden and a shelter for smokers. Recently refurbished.
- Orange Tree
This 300 year old multi roomed pub is home to more than 10 local clubs and societies.The 9 guests are all from small breweries changed every weekend including two from local Buntingford Brewery and five local real ciders. There is a huge malt whisky collection on display as well as a a large vintage bottled beer collection. Good Home cooked food is available with meats and sasages from local, award wining Cahpman's Butchers Quiz nights on Tuesday, folk music on Wednesday. Good homemade, locally sourced food is served. Rugby Six Nations Internationals shown screens in all rooms,it can get crowded.
20 High Street
Recently refurbished Hotel, Restaurant and Bar in the modern style. Great base for visiting the area. This building is steeped in history, having been built as a private house and maltings in the early 18th century, when Baldock was a favourite watering place on the main Great North Road from London to York. Subsequent owners included the Ind family, founders of the Ind Coope brewery company.
Currently being refurbished as of August 2017
- White Hart
21 Hitchin Street
Regular quiz nights. Disco/Live music on Saturday evenings.
- White Lion
46 High Street
This characterful 17th century pub, sitting in the middle of the High Street, has oak beams and large fireplace. The first registered beer keeper was John Little in 1839. The pub prides itself in selling local ales, cider and food. A very large, fully enclosed, garden provides a great setting for relaxing on a summer afternoon.
- Boot (01462) 893160 73 High Street Baldock SG7 6BQ
- Ballards Gore (Stambridge)
- Shepherd & Dog
Ballards Gore (Stambridge)
A traditional country pub with beams throughout and a real fire. Regular winner of local CAMRA awards. An L-shaped pub with the bar at the front serving six changing real ales with at least two being from local breweries, plus a range of real ciders. Towards the back is the restaurant serving home cooked food using local produce. Seating outside at the front and in a beer garden to the rear, with an outside bar. Regular music events are popular
- Shepherd & Dog (01702) 258658 Gore Road Ballards Gore (Stambridge) SS4 2DA
- Bell Inn
2 West Wickham Road
Popular, community, two bar pub with juke box, pub games & TV in public bar and wood panelled lounge bar with dining area. Food is tasty, home made pub food reasonably priced. The kitchen is closed on Mondays. Quiz night every last Tuesday of the month. The pub was sold by Greene King in Spring 2018 to a local resident. Its ales always include a mild or other dark beer.
- Black Bull
27 High Street
Large grade II listed building dating back to the 17th century with original wood beams. A central island bar has seating areas around it and there is a dining area to one side. There is further seating in an additional room and a separate restaurant has been developed in a restored and renovated barn. The accommodation consists of five rooms in a newly built detached block. Live music on the first Saturday of each month. There is a house beer: Red & Black, brewed for here and the sister pub (the Red Lion, Hinxton) by Nethergate Growler brewery. Woodforde's Wherry is a regular. The two guest beers are generally East Anglian. Both the pub and its excellent pies have recently won awards from other organisations. As well as lunchtime and evening food, breakfasts are also served everyday.
- Bell Inn (01223) 892999 2 West Wickham Road Balsham CB21 4DZ
- Banham Barrel
The Appleyard, Kenninghall Road
Warm, comfortable single bar pub. The building was originally built as a cowshed then adapted to make cider. The Barrel reopened in 2017 under new management with some internal refurbishment to brighten and contemporise the place. Used very much as a community centre with activities including yoga, pilates and a children’s singing group. Indeed, very much used as a music centre with an open mic session on Wednesday’s and bands playing one or twice a week. Further information on the Facebook page. The pub also organises the Appleyard Fair in July each year on the grassed area outside the pub raising money for local charities.
- Garden House (Cider House)
This refurbished pub usually has two real ales on offer. Also a range of craft beers and local real cider. Extensive eclectic American theme food along with matching décor. Beer festival during August bank holiday. Located to north east of Banham.
- Banham Barrel (01953) 888593 The Appleyard, Kenninghall Road Banham NR16 2HE
- Crown Inn
Traditional friendly free house in the heart of the village, opposite the parish church and village green, that has been run by the same family since 1991. There is a big main bar featuring five handpumps, and several large dining areas.
The interior features include beams and a large working fireplace, in a building that has housed an inn since the 17th century. There is a huge and pretty patio with a covered smoking shelter, garden and barbecue area.
Quality food, often made with locally sourced produce, is available lunchtimes and evenings. Monthly quiz nights and other special events are regularly held - see the website for details.
- Crown Inn ku.oc.nworcmahgninnab@seiriuqne(01263) 733534 Colby Road Banningham NR11 7DY
- Bar Hill
- Bar Hill Sports & Social Club firstname.lastname@example.org(01954) 781881 Bar Hill Village Hall, The Spinney Bar Hill CB23 8SU
Sprawling modern open-plan pub, much better than its Elizabethan (circa 1965) predecessor but still somewhat anonymous, sporting the pseudo-domestic decor currently fashionable amongst pub-chain designers - lots of light wood, framed prints, non-operational fireplaces etc. Piped music, sports TV and games machines. Although they have three hand pumps they sometimes have only one in use as there isn't the demand for cask ale. Good value food served every day including breakfast from 8am until noon. Beer garden with lighting and heaters. Quiz night Wednesday. Children welcome until 9pm. In mid 2017 the Fox was one of over 70 pubs sold by Mitchells & Butlers. It is now owned by Blackrose pubs.
- Dun Cow
A traditional pub in a pleasant village set in the Suffolk countryside the pub has two bars and offers speciality food nights. Six real ales are available at weekends. Party bookings taken and coaches welcome if booked in advance. Covered smoking area. Large family area in garden. The restored village windmill makes for attractive photos and has occasional threshing open days.
- Dun Cow (01359) 250806 Up St Bardwell IP31 1AA
- Sorrel Horse
Old Norwich Rd
Exposed beams and central fireplace give much character to this single bar open plan pub. There is a large garden with a children's play area. It's a popular eating place with an à la carte menu. There are occasional guest beers.
- Sorrel Horse ku.oc.esrohlerros@seiriuqne(01473) 830327 Old Norwich Rd Barham IP6 0PQ
- Five Horseshoes
Five roomed (two bars, two side rooms and a TV/pool room) eighteenth century pub built from locally quarried Barnack stone. There are stuffed birds on display. Open fires for the colder months and attractive creeper covered patio and kids' play area for the summer make this an all-year pub. Barbecues and music events are held in the summer. Guest beers are usually from micro-breweries and include regular strong ales. Always four guest beers available. The occasional house beer is brewed by Rooster's. Home baked pizzas available from their own pizza oven on Friday and Saturday. Quiz first Wednesday of the month. The pub supports many charities. Good dogs welcome.
- Five Horseshoes (01778) 560238 Barholm PE9 4RA
- Barking Dog
(020) 8507 9109
61 Station Parade
Busy town-centre Wetherspoon, close to Barking Station and many bus routes, popular with locals and passing commuters alike. There are 12 handpumps with a mix of regular and changing beers. Currently there are four or five regulars, which may be on more than one handpump, and up to seven changing beers. The real ciders are 'bag in box' type including Old Rosie and Black Dragon. Food served all day from opening time until 11pm; alcohol from 9am. Muted TV screens show rolling news and occasional sport.
Barking Rd, Barking Tye
A friendly village restaurant and pub. Home cooked food served with regular specials on the board. A choice of real ales.
- Spotted Dog
moc.liamg@gnikrabgoddettops(020) 8594 0228
15 Longbridge Road
A traditional pub, taken over by new management (after 105 years with Davy's) but retaining most of its traditional appearance and mixed clientele. A large central bar serves several different areas and there is a spacious room at the back. Friday DJ, Saturday Karaoke, Quiz nights. Locally-Listed.
(020) 3645 5607
86 Axe Street / St Ann's Road
Typical 'local' pub just off Barking Town Centre, built by Charrington in 1961 to replace a nearby pub of the same name, that had been demolished. Post-war domestic-style building, with two separate bars and modernised decor, but including many old photos depicting local scenes adorning the walls. Shows Sky TV and has occasional live music and weekly Karaoke. No food served, but roast potatoes put out on the bar on Sunday lunchtimes.
- Barking Dog (020) 8507 9109 61 Station Parade Barking IG11 8TU
(020) 8550 3531
2 High Street
Reopened pub with dining area and Sports TV.
- New Fairlop Oak
(020) 8500 2217
Wetherspoon in former 'Berni Inn', with family area, patio and framed local photos. Food available all day.
- Old Maypole
moc.clpbm@913081nub(020) 8502 7168
105 Fencepiece Road / Cleeves Walk
Large pub with open-plan arrangement. Landlord is keen on events.
- Chequers (020) 8550 3531 2 High Street Barkingside IG6 2DD
- Tally Ho
Little village-edge pub with clean modern décor, mix of wooden furniture on light boarded floor, log fire in central brick fireplace, three changing ales, home-made food (not Sun evening) from lunchtime sandwiches up, Quiz night every second Weds of month; children welcome, decked seating area at front. Garden beyond car park, open all day from 9am
- Tally Ho (01763) 848071 London Road Barkway SG8 8EX
19th century one bar village pub. Weekly activities include Monday pub games day, Petanque on Wednesdays, live music on Sundays. The food menu has a strong Italian leaning, with a reputation for good quality and value.
- Fox & Hounds
Ancient, rambling multi-roomed pub built circa 1670. Very large fireplace to roast yourself by. Former haunt of Dick Turpin. Outside is a gantry sign, once common, but now one of the very few left in the county. This was brought here in 1955 after the original Fox and Hounds had burned down. Re-opened after major refurbishment on 5th April 2019. Bar snacks available from 6.30pm until 8pm. Quiz night Sunday
- Chequers (01763) 849144 London Road Barley SG8 8JQ
- Rose Inn
The Rose Inn is to be found in the village of Great Wakering, just ten minutes out of town in an area of green fields and countryside. Built at the turn of the 1800's it has a cosy English country feel this fine olde English pub has retained its wooden beams, low ceilings and traditional ambiance. Outside there is large family garden with play area for the children where you can relax over a drink and have some adult conversation whilst the little ones run off some energy. This destination food house mainly attracts people coming especially to dine. The mixture of traditional English and modern cuisine along with a Specials board gives a good variety of options. There is an extensive range of wines to choose from to accompany your meal or an excellent selection of 3 real ales if preferred. Quiz nights on Tuesday at 9pm
- Rose Inn ku.oc.gnikeneerg@1496(01702) 588008 Wakering Road Barling SS3 0PY
Friendly stone-built village local with a reputation for good beer and good home made food, comprising bar, snug, dining room and function room. The function room can hold 50 people and can be hired free of charge. For smaller gatherings the dining room holds 22 and the cellar bar 16-18. Monday is pie night and Wednesday is steak night. Acoustic sessions first Tuesday of the month. Good dogs welcome.
- Millstone ku.oc.kcanrabnnienotsllim@yriuqne(01780) 740296 Millstone Lane Barnack PE9 3ET
This free house and restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and all day if you just want a drink. Now under new family management and refurbished inside and out with accommodation available. The garden has a children's play area and an outside kitchen with pizza oven and barbecue.
- Swan (01502) 476646 Swan Ln Barnby NR34 7QF
- Barnham Broom
- Barnham Broom Hotel
Large hotel and golf complex which offers accommodation, Flints Restaurant and also the Sports Bar and Cafe (times shown are for the bar and cafe).
- Bell Inn
Very popular (especially so on quiz nights), good-sized, hospitable and oak-beamed village pub with stylish and comfortably furnished bar with leather tub chairs and sofas, and a welcoming fire in winter! Dining area bar where you can enjoy a wholesome food menu. Can you find all the straw bears? The pub also has a large pub garden and car park, worth a visit. One guest beer sometimes appears on handpump.
- Barnham Broom Hotel ku.oc.moorb-mahnrab@yriuqne(01603) 759393 Honingham Road Barnham Broom NR9 4DD
- Royal George
Characterful, thatched building in centre of village with many old beams & huge inglenook fireplace. Outside drinking area & extensive, locally produced menu. Achieved Cask Marque status April 2017. Occasional erratic opening hours.
- Royal George (01359) 221246 Church Rd Barningham IP31 1DD
- Montagu Arms
Overlooking the local river and bridge, this 16th-century stone-built inn has a public bar at the front and large restaurant to the rear. The car park is behind the inn and accessed via the village hall entrance. At the rear is a large play and camping area. There is disabled access from the rear to the restaurant only. The traditionally decorated bar area has original exposed beams on the ceiling and walls. Recent alterations have enlarged the bar area
- Montagu Arms (01832) 273726 Barnwell PE8 5PH
- Royal Oak
31 West Green
The pub occupies a 16th century thatched building of Tudor design. It overlooks the 22 acre green which is claimed to be the longest in England. A vintage car club meets here on the first Friday of the month. Inside, the pub has been opened up somewhat but retains three distinct sections. Exposed beams abound. The pubby bit is round the bar and the area to the right of it. Here you can drink with or without food. To the left, through the former fireplace (mind your head) is the first dining area. From here, to the rear, is a large conservatory also for dining. Although free of tie its ales tend to be sourced from nationally recognized brewers.
- Royal Oak moc.liamg@notgnirrabkaolayor(01223) 870791 31 West Green Barrington CB22 7RZ
- Three Horseshoes
17 The St
Red brick and timber framed building close to village green, duck pond and well.
- Weeping Willow
39 Bury Rd
Now under new ownership, this listed Pub dates from the early 16th century and has been completely renovated and reopened officially on 2nd Oct 2017. Extensive refurbishment featuring a new restaurant extension at the back that's glazed to feel like it's outdoors.
- Three Horseshoes (01284) 811467 17 The St Barrow IP29 5AP
- Three Hills
Large, elegant, country pub that retains some original features, with a large inglenook fireplace to add to the obligatory exposed wooden beams. Attractive garden and patio area to the rear. Purchased by a local couple in early 2016, it was closed for extensive works for over a year, reopening in November 2017 as a gastropub with a B&B guesthouse. As well as a large dining area, it retains a bar and seating area for those who just wish to drink and also has a cosy library room. The pub is named after burial mounds dating back to Roman Times. There were seven but the coming of the railway line saw this reduced to three. The largest remaining is 45 feet high.
- Three Hills ku.oc.slliheerhteht@ofni(01223) 890500 Ashdon Road Bartlow CB21 4PW
1 School Lane
A traditional village pub with attractive informal gardens. It has long had a reputation for the quality of its beer. This has been maintained under two changes of licensee, the most recent of whom took over in February 2017. They now offer guest ales as well as Greene King regulars. The Abbot is served direct from the cask. The cosy little public bar, with its tiled floor, enormous fireplace and upholstered benches, is a delight. The lounge has less character but is pleasant enough with a pool table and music. The pub has barbecues in warmer weather and will also serve ploughman's and scotch eggs. The Hoops sponsors the village veteran's (over 35) football team.
- White Horse Inn
118 High Street
Large pub on the A603, and recently much improved. To the left of the entrance is the Village Bar with a wooden floor, comfortable seating and tasteful decoration. To the right is the dining area then the big conservatory, beyond which are a patio and garden. The extensive menu runs the gamut from "pub classics" to steaks, fish dishes, burgers, curries and beyond. Accommodation comprises two ensuite twin rooms in an annex. The White Horse Inn changed licensee in May 2017.
- Hoops (01223) 263976 1 School Lane Barton CB23 7BD
- Barton Bendish
What was once the village local is now a smart country pub hotel. It has undergone a series of refurbishments in recent years and is consequently rather smart. There is a formal dining area and a more casual 'snug' area. If you just want a drink, there is a bar area and extensive garden. Moon Gazer beer may well be among the choices. Accommodation is offered in the old stable block.
- Berney ku.oc.smrayenrebeht@ofni(01366) 347995 Church Road Barton Bendish PE33 9GF
- Barton Le Clay
77 Bedford Road
Barton Le Clay
Old, oak-beamed free-house pub in the centre of the village. Traditional pub food is served daily. Large function room at the rear.
- Royal Oak
Barton Le Clay
Spacious Greene King pub offering IPA, Abbot and a guest beer that is changed weekly. The bricked floor public bar and the comfortable lounge both feature large fireplaces. There is also a separate dining room featuring 'Barrel & Stone' pizzas.
- Waggon & Horses
105 Bedford Road
Barton Le Clay
Traditional and spacious pub on the high street. Four real ales usually available. Large car park and patio to the rear. Darts in the public bar and pool in the back of the saloon.
- Bull ku.oc.notrabllub@mg(01582) 882888 77 Bedford Road Barton Le Clay MK45 4LL
- Barton Mills
- Basildon Sports & Leisure Club
Gardiners Way, Gardiners Land South
A friendly, easily accessible club with 2 bars, real ale, a fantastic function room with full catering facilities, 3 full size football pitches, patio, bar-b-q, Sky Sports & wifi.
A large pub right next door to the market. It gets very busy evenings, especially Friday's. It is also quite close to the bus station and opposite Basildon railway station. 2 real ales are served. Outside seating is close to the road, but it's not a very busy road, most of the time. No children are allowed in the bar at all. There is a raised seating area to the right and a smaller one on the left and the Beehive is wheelchair accessible. Sports events are shown on plasma screens from Sky Sports and 3D also available.
Greene King pub serves three real ales from across the Greene King range. Sky and BT sports show live sports. Outdoor Patio seating area
- Fryern's Social Club
Community social club in Basildon
- Honey Pot
Cranes Farm Road
Family friendly restaurant close to Festival Leisure park in Basildon. The restaurant is a great choice for anyone who loves tasty grills, indulgent desserts and eating out in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Two real ales are served
- Jolly Friar
118 Whitmore Court
Large pub in Basildon. Has seating outside, but glasses not allowed out there, so you will get plastic. Has two pool tables on the left side of the bar. There are up to three real ales available. There is a raised area opposite the bar, where live bands play at weekends. Pub is wheelchair accessible. Zaika @ The Jolly Friar is an Indian takeaway which serves food from 5pm daily.
- Moon on the Square
1-15 Market Square
A typical Wetherspoons found in the centre of Basildon near both the bus station and train station. Three regular ales and three changing ales are served
- Noak Bridge
45 Wash Rd
The Noak Bridge is a John Barras pub in Basildon. Formerly called the Prince of Wales, it offers great value pub food, weekly deals & offers and a great selection of drinks served in a friendly, local pub setting. Serves a wide range of your favourite alcoholic and soft drinks at a fair price, a round of drinks is always good value for money. Pub food menu offers 2 meals at a set price and these include classics like hand battered fish and chips, rump steak and chips with all the trimmings and New York style chicken. With Sunday roasts all day every Sunday including a go large option and midweek grill and curry nights priced to include a drink, the menu offers all pub favourites and more. Up to 3 real ales served. Pub also has pool table and darts.
- Owl & Pussycat
164 Clay Hill Road
A modern built pub with a basic interior. It has two bars and one of these has a pool table in it. There is an outside seating area, is on concrete and close to a main road. Up 2 two real ales are served. Live bands every Saturday
- Plough & Tractor
186 Great Knightleys
A large community pub with Sky TV on 3 screens, pool tables and live music every saturday night when the pub is open to midnight. Sunday nights DJ. Bar is on one side of the pub.There are two seating areas outside, both on concrete and close to the road. One real ale is served Courage Directors
Festival Leisure Park, Pips Hill,
The Quays pub in Basildon, Essex is a very popular family venue catering for all ages. Part if the Fayre and Square chain, it is situated on a large lake due that has watersports with wake boarding and open water swimming. There is a 64 bed Premier Inn next door and is 2 minutes from the night clubs,cinema and bowling alley in "Bas Vegas" but far enough away to still be a tranquil setting. Live bands outside in the summer and tribute bands. Hearty breakfasts served from 7-10 weekdays and 8-10 at weekends for anyone that wants to pop in 7 days a week. Up to 3 real ales are served.
- Toby Carvery
Unit 5, Festival Leisure Park, Festival Way
On the outer perimeter of the Festival Leisure Park you'll find Toby Carvery Basildon. Whether you are on a night out, passing by or staying at either the Premier Inn or Travelodge, it is a good choice for food. Part of the well known national chain it always offer you a great British roast prepared the way it should be. All the roast meats are slow cooked and the accompanying vegetables and Yorkshire puddings are prepared / made fresh every day. The popularity of this pub and restaurant helps to create an excellent atmosphere to enjoy the roast meal with friends and family. If you don't fancy a roast there is an excellent pub food menu, pudding menu and separate breakfast menu too. With excellent facilities you will find this a very welcoming venue which will ensure you have a good time.
Felmores, East Mayne
The Watermill is well known as being a family friendly dining pub. With large open seating and informal booth style dining areas plus full table service in the restaurant, it caters for business guests and families. It is mainly open plan with a variety of seating styles to suit your mood including some leather booth seating areas for a more intimate feel. Beefeater Grills are food orientated and pride themselves on offering quality food from extensive menus, to cater for everyone. Accomodation available at the Premier Inn next door
- Winged Horse
The Winged Horse is a local community pub with a great atmosphere. Recently refurbished, it offers live music, sports TV, quizzes and great company. There are 2 bars - one a traditional bar and one a sports bar. Home-cooked food is served and there is a great selection of drinks including cask ales, wines, spirits and soft drinks.
- Basildon Sports & Leisure Club (01268) 523773 Gardiners Way, Gardiners Land South Basildon SS14 3AP
61 North End
Restaurant and bar with modern furniture and original artworks by David Bradley. Main entrance opens to a large open plan bar with fire, with a bar to the right and a restaurant to the rear of the pub. The theme of the pub is Belle, a muse from the 20s, but there are links to the Memphis Belle, a WW2 US B17 Bomber, with engravings on the windows. Four real ales are offered including three guest beers. Live music held on Saturdays. Dogs are welcome in the bar- a doggy roast and beef bones can be ordered.
74 High Street
Late 17th century building, timber framed and part thatched. A thriving community pub in this sprawling South Cambridgeshire village. A busy public bar with tiled floor is the hub of this pub. Offers a separate comfortable restaurant for diners, with food available all sessions, 12 noon to 10pm throughout the year. Three real ales are on offer. Often the increasingly rare XX Mild.
- Belle moc.llebehtevolew@ofni(01763) 250921 61 North End Bassingbourn SG8 5NZ
- Black Horse
Large, spacious interior, with stripped back to brick walls and a log burner for the winter months. Comfortable and friendly hotel bar with restaurant and function room. Large, attractive garden with seating, play equipment and fenced-off pond. Once called the Baskervilles. Usually five national and regional real ales available.
- White Horse
4 Church Street
Formerly the Spinning Wheel, which closed in October 2012. It was saved and completely refurbished by a local farmer/landowner and reopened as the White Horse in July 2013. Free of any ties, the pub sources food and drink from local suppliers. Three or four real ales are offered, two or three of which are usually LocAles. Materials from old farm buildings and slices of tree trunk have been cleverly utilised. Piano in the bar. Photos of the local cricket team.
- Black Horse ku.oc.notsab-esrohkcalb@ofni(01778) 561202 Main Street Baston PE6 9PB
- Punch Bowl
Straight Rd, Battisford Tye
A timber framed pub with quarry-tiled floors throughout. There's a small "L" shaped public bar and a separate restaurant. The bar features a wood-burner and a real fire. There are regular themed food nights andegular music nights including Jazz on the first Sunday of every month and unplugged acoustic sessions every third Tuesday of the month.
Quiz nights are held on the second Tuesday of the month.
There's a beer festival in August.
There are plans plans to add a shop and other facilities.
The pub is at the far-western edge of the village, almost in Little Finborough. It was historically listed as being in Upper town, i.e. Combs. and is technically in that parish, as the boundary between Combs & Battisford runs through the car park in front of the pub. IT IS ADVISABLE TO BOOK FOR FOOD IN ADVANCE.
The pub is run by a community-interest company on behalf of the village.
- Punch Bowl ku.oc.drofsittablwobhcnup@ofni(01449) 771646 Straight Rd, Battisford Tye Battisford IP14 2LQ
- Barge Inn
Historical 400-year-old Grade II-listed weatherboarded restaurant/pub. Food is served all day. There are just two high tables for drinkers; the rest of the pub is dedicated to food. Opposite is the Antiques and Craft Centre, with over 80 dealers in various old buildings and courtyards by the River Crouch. There may be one changing other beer from any mainstream national brewery. Open for breakfasts from 10am.
A premium bistro/fine dining pub/restaurant with old flagstone floors and many interior beams. There is an attractive garden area for al fresco dining. Food is served all day.
- Lodge Country Inn & Hotel
Hayes Chase, Burnham Road (A132)
This is a large hotel set in substantial grounds midway between Battlesbridge and South Woodham Ferrers. The extensive children’s play area includes table football, pool, crazy golf and a bouncy castle. Reasonably priced food is available every day until 9pm (8pm Sun). Live jazz on the last Tues monthly and band nights on many Fridays (see the website for details). An upmarket marquee caters for wedding functions. Accommodation available. (Approach from the A132 off the Rettendon Turnpike).
- One Green Bottle
Muggeridge Farm, Maltings Road
This micropub nestles within the yard of the Muggeridge Farm area of the Battlesbridge Antiques and Craft Centre. Beers are served from a climate-controlled tap room, viewable from the bar. There is a pleasant outdoor drinking area and on the last Fri monthly impromptu music. The quirky furniture and general ambience lend a continental feel to this venue of choice for drinkers in the village.
- Barge Inn (01268) 732622 Hawk Hill Battlesbridge SS11 7RE
- Kings Head
Family owned and run, this large pub dates from 1602, being built originally by local Bawburgh miller William Tilney, and has been licensed since 1800. Pantiles and floorboards compliment the beams and exposed brickwork in the various and comfortably furnished low-ceilinged bars. Large and impressive open central fireplace divides the restaurant from the main bar area. The restaurant is well know for its a la carte style menu. Now has six boutique B&B letting rooms.
- Kings Head ku.oc.hgrubwabdaehsgnik@olleh(01603) 744977 Harts Lane Bawburgh NR9 3LS
- Old Workhouse
Two (small) room pub in half of a converted 18C workhouse. An interesting mix of old beams and modern brickwork and furniture, with a string community feel. Small outside patio area in front.
- Old Workhouse (01362) 688882 The Street Bawdeswell NR20 4RT
Re-opened end of January 2015, redecorated and looking lovely, clean and fresh. New people at the helm, very enthusiastic and working hard!
- Sandboy (01553) 630463 Gayton Road Bawsey PE32 1EP
- Baker Arms
A tall early to mid-19thC building set in a quiet village. The pub offers and interesting "Pub Food" menu which includes weekly specials and Sunday roasts. Sandwiches are also available. Look out for the pub quiz on the third (sometimes second) Thursday of the month. In the restaurant, note the wartime diplomas for milk production. The large garden includes a children`s play area. Dogs are allowed in the public bar.
- Baker Arms (01992) 511235 Ashendene Road Bayford SG13 8PX
- Great Danes
Old Hall Lane
Licensed guest house with seven en-suite rooms, open each evening with non-residents welcome.
- Great Danes ku.oc.senadtaergeht@ofni(01366) 328443 Old Hall Lane Beachamwell PE37 8BG
- Bear & Bells
11 Old Market
The pub is adjacent to bus station, close to town centre and near to the river Waveney, so it is handy for visitors to the Broads. There is a central bar, a side room with pool table and a separate dining area, which doubles as a function room. A paved garden is at the rear and tables are set out in front of the pub in summer months.
- Butchers Arms
51 London Road
Ex-Lacons Inn which is on the outskirts of town opposite Beccles Cemetery (a 15 minute walk from town centre) serving up to six ales normally from East Anglian breweries such as Green Jack, St Peters and Woodfordes. The pub is keen to try out new local breweries and host regular 'meet the brewer' events. Live Jazz 1st Sunday of most months + other live music, regular monthly quiz nights, Open Mic nights and charity events. The pub was originally comprised of lounge and public bars both with a bay window, one of which was removed and re-sited when the building was extended. The pub is now open plan with the bar and real fire in the original part of the building and pool tables in the extended area. Customers are welcome to bring their own meals to eat on the premises.
- Caxton Arms
A locals street corner bar with TV screen, pool, darts, fruit machine & juke box. Refurbished and reopened in May 2012 with real ale. Often has one dark beer. No food. Handy for bus station.
- Caxton Club
Spacious social club conveniently situated a short walk from train and bus stations and close to the centre of town. CAMRA members can sign in as a guest (on Saturday evenings a small charge is made to cover entertainment). It has a central bar, TV and darts room and a snooker room. There is also a large function room, garden with children's play area and bowling green. Guide dogs only are allowed. Four real ales and many real ciders are available.
- Fox & Hounds Social Club
Following a vote to disaffiliate from the Royal British Legion, the social club has been re-named the Fox & Hounds Social Club in reference to the pub's original name in the 17th Century. There is a modern extension at the rear of the property that doubles as a function room, but the pub's character can be seen in the features of the original building. This is a members club, but the club welcomes non-members into the Members Bar simply by signing the Visitors Book. Non-members may be asked to pay £1 for temporary membership of the Club.
- Graze at the White Horse
29 New Market
This refurbished premises re-opened with a new layout at the end of March 2015 as a café bar and grill with real ale available from the separate bar. Seating is in the bar and in a refurbished courtyard and garden to the rear. The new lessees previously owned another pub in Beccles and have an excellent reputation for food and service. The restaurant and open-plan grill and food preparation area is at the rear of the pub and is accessed via the bar with private dining available upstairs.
108 Grove Rd
Privately owned local community two bar free house with several areas for sitting and drinking. The front bar has one hand pump and tables for seating and leads to a sports area and the back bar serves three real ales on hand pump with tables, bar stools and sofas for seating with a patio area to the back. A Lacon plaque can be found on the outside wall, although the pub was reported in the press as being built by Colchester Brewing Company in 1902. Live sports and music via plasma screen. Darts & pool are played here regularly and the pub's teams play in local leagues.
- King's Head Hotel
Historic town centre hotel situated in the New Market area of Beccles. The pub was renovated & re-opened February 26th 2013 by JD Wetherspoon with two banks of six hand pumps each, although some beers are duplicated on both banks. The pub has several smaller dining and drinking areas as well as the main bar and can be accessed on three sides from the two main entrances and the rear terrace, which has an outdoor seating area. Part of the rear terrace was converted in May 2019 to increase the indoor space.
- Oakfired at Royal Oak
The long closed Royal Oak just off Old Market and the bus station has re-opened as an Oak Fired Pizza restaurant following a refurbishment of the bar, cellar and the installation of a pizza oven. Although mainly a pizza restaurant, customers are welcome to have their choice of drink inside or sitting at the front or on the rear terrace.
- Waveney House Hotel
Riverside bar and restaurant with a separate restaurant area and 12 en suite bedrooms. The large terrace is well used in summer and on warm spring days and has fine views overlooking the river.
- Wine Vaults
This popular town centre restaurant and bar is on three levels. The bar is on street level and there are three small areas containing different seating styles. The smaller area upstairs is laid out as a restaurant and the downstairs vault is used as a restaurant and for functions. To the rear is a small courtyard garden for smokers and visitors with dogs.
- Bear & Bells (01502) 712291 11 Old Market Beccles NR34 9AP
- Beck Row
- Bird in Hand
A 1930s pub attached to a 57 room motel. Photographs of this pub and more historical information about it can be found at suffolkcamra.co.uk/pubs/pub/51
- King's Head
40 The Street
Traditional pub located close to famous airbase.
- Bird in Hand (01638) 713247 The St Beck Row IP28 8ES
Situated about 100m along Church Lane in this small village it is a typical 2 bar rural pub with Suffolk Pink walls & a thatched roof. It has been under the management of the Grice family since the mid 1980’s. There is evidence within the pub that the building dates from 1500 or perhaps earlier. There are settles in the main bar together with an original bar billiards table. Also evidence that old bar games such as Devil among the Tailors & Suffolk Caves have been played at the pub
- Crown (01728) 628431 Church Ln Bedfield IP13 7JJ
397 Goldington Road
A Hungry Horse pub aiming for the family market, although it opens late Friday and Saturday. Large eating area and separate drinks area. There is a conservatory, garden, patio and large screen TV, with occasional live music. 10% discount to CAMRA members.
300 Cardington Road
Large, two-bar community pub at Fenlake, close to the River Great Ouse at the south-eastern edge of the town. There is occasional live music.
52 Foster Hill Road
Two-bar street corner local in a popular residential area close to the town centre. Live music or disco Saturday eves and occasionally afternoons too. Base for several games and sports teams.
92 High Street
Traditional High Street pub dating back to the 19th Century. Today the pub caters for all with a transition to the alternative scene in the evenings. Features a gothic ambience and regular live music. One of the few pubs in Bedford to still have a pool table and lounging facilities, enabling people to enjoy the traditional British pub culture. Local CAMRA Young Members Pub of the Year 2018.
- Bears & Tales
31 St Cuthbert's Street
A relaxing, cocktail bar that recently moved across the town centre from Lime Street. It offers table service within the town-centre area of wines, cocktails and craft beers. The lighting is atmospheric and helps customers chill out. No real ale is available, however they have recently teamed up with Maule Brewing Company whom are providing craft beer, pilsner and lager (currently the only venue in the area stocking these beers). Contact in advance to book for a group as customer space is limited.
- Bedford Athletic Rugby Football Club
Semi-professional rugby club on the north-eastern outskirts of Bedford. The bar is open to the public when events are taking place. Real ale normally avaiable, often Theakston's or Sharp's Doom Bar. The main bar, lounge bar and function room will accommodate over 200 people and can be hired for private events.
- Bedford Blues Rugby Football Club
0871 871 1886
Four separate bars are open on match-days. Function rooms accommodating up to 300 guests are available to hire.
- Bedford International Athletics Stadium
Major athletics venue with function rooms and bar open for events and on certain evenings. The complex is open 09.30-22.30 Mon-Fri, 09.30-17.30 Sat & Sun, 5-11 bank holidays, but regular bar opening times are more restricted. Flexible function spaces can hold 150, with smaller rooms available for more intimate meetings. Membership on subscription is available for some facilities. Full survey in progress.
- Bedford Rowing Club
The Boathouse, Duck Mill Lane
A members club with a lounge bar open to the public. The first floor Riverside Bar with its lounge and balcony overlooking the River Great Ouse and the Town Bridge offers probably the best view in Bedford. The lounge offers a variety of seats and is generally quiet except when there is a rowing event on the river. A chair lift operated by the bar staff is available for those unable to climb the flight of steps outside.
45 St Cuthberts St
This is primarily an off-licence but there are six taps serving keykeg beers from what are generally less well-known sources, including from overseas. Keg beers are served in 1/3, 1/2 or 2/3 pint volumes. There is a good selection of beers in bottles or cans which can be consumed on the premises for a supplemental charge and beer from the taps can be taken out in flagons. The selection of beers changes frequently. Real cider is also available on draft. Real Ale is available in Bottles from Local and National Breweries. Local CAMRA Young Members Pub of the Year 2020.
- Blue Glass
St. Peter's Street
Formally a wine shop located on St. Cuthberts Street, is now a specialised wine bar. John has been within the wine trade for over 25 years and holds a WSTC Higher Certificate. As well as selling a large selection of wine, some of which can be consumed on site, they have a good selection of spirits with their own bottled ale (RAIB) from Richard at Brewhouse and Kitchen, Bedford. They hold monthly wine tastings which are ticketed.
115 Putnoe Lane
Busy suburban community pub featuring a raised seating area and conservatory. Underwent extensive refurbishment in early 2017. London Pride formerly a guest but now permanently available. TV sports are very popular.
- Brewhouse & Kitchen Bedford
115 High Street
A former bank then Wetherspoon pub re-launched by the Brewhouse & Kitchen Group in 2016. The microbrewery is located within the main bar area alongside different seating areas separated by half-height dividers that are features in themselves. Orders can be placed at the table or at the bar, the menu includes an extensive list of drinks as well as food. Seasonal and special ales are available but only in KeyKeg.
259 London Road
Large, single-bar pub divided into separate drinking, eating and games areas. Live Premiership football is shown, while there is a quiz night on Sunday evening. The new food menu includes roasts on Sunday. The pub is popular with families at weekends. Awaiting new survey after a change of ownership in April 2019.
- Burnaby Arms
66 Stanley Street
A two-room traditional corner pub with a single bar in the front. It serves the Black Tom area developed in the late 19th century. Estate agents call it the Prime Ministers area and iit is now becoming more desirable. This is very much a community pub, but one where visitors are welcomed There is a weekly quiz on Mondays and occasional music nights.
17 Newnham Street
Lively town pub with a pleasant walled patio garden, five minutes from the town centre and convenient for the Bedford Blues rugby ground. Lunches are served daily and evening meals on weekdays only. Current guest beers with tasting notes are listed on the website and social media. A guest house behind the pub provides five en-suite bedrooms. Open mic features on Monday evening. Local CAMRA Pub of the Year 2016.
45 De Parys Avenue
There is a welcoming bar area immediately insidfe the main entrance that does not fel like simply a hotel bar or the adjunct to a restaurant. The change from the previous eclectic decor is to be welcomd as being more appropriate to its setting and the intended clientele.
- Danny's Bar at Esquires
60A Bromham Road
Part of the Esquires music venue, Danny's Bar is open Wednesday to Sunday. Every Wednesday night is the always popular "Jam Session" for musicians. Additionally there's free live music most Fridays and Saturdays, along with the legendary "Sunday Sessions".
- Devonshire Arms
32 Dudley Street
Pleasant late-Victorian pub in a residential area, a Wells house for its whole 120 years. Beer and cider festivals are held twice a year. The front bar has bare floorboards and an open fire, while there is a separate rear bar. The garden has a gazebo for smokers and a non-smoking paved area. A range of wines is sold by the glass or bottle. Local CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year 2018, Town Pub of the Year 2019 and Branch Pub of the Year 2020.
6 The Embankment
Attractive mock-Tudor pub and hotel with a front terrace overlooking the River Great Ouse and a rear patio garden with a smokers’ kiosk. There are 20 ensuite bedrooms. The Embankment is leased by Charles Wells to local pub-restaurant group the Peach Pub Company.
- Flower Pot
25 Tavistock Street
One of the oldest pubs in Bedford. Low ceilings, small windows, dark wood and subdued lighting give it a cosy, traditional atmosphere. The walls are festooned with numerous photos of “Old Bedford”. Live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. There is a patio at the side and rear with seating and a covered smoking area.
- Foresters Arms
41 Union Street
Thoroughly refurbished with a single bar and three separate seating areas, two up a few steps, plus an attractive enclosed garden. This includes two sheltered seating areas. One of the hand pumps is dedicated to the current Wandering Brewer (the nomadic Charles Wells) collaboration beer which changes monthly. There are five keg taps behind the bar, one being for the seasonal Wandering Brewer collaboration.
- Fox & Hounds
Prominent suburban roadhouse with several drinking areas and a mixed clientele. Outside they offer a comfortable garden as well as a small smoking area. Inside the Fox and Hounds offers pool tables, regular and digital dart boards, sports TV, regular karaoke and occasional live music including DJs. Every Sunday night they offer a quiz. Upstairs there is a function room for hire.
- George & Dragon
39 Mill Street
Former coaching inn, now a spacious urban pub with a pleasant conservatory and a good-sized and attractive rear garden. A large function room upstairs is available for hire. Evening entertainment includes DJs on Friday and Saturday. For those that enjoy traditional games a dart board and pool table are available to use upstairs.
- Gordon Arms
118 Castle Road
Attractively refurbished community pub with a bright, friendly atmosphere. A varied menu is served at lunch, evening, and weekend brunch, but no food on Sunday evening or on Monday. The Ent Shed performance venue next door hosts live music and comedy acts, and is available to hire for private functions - cask beers can be taken in from the pub bar. Pavement tables outside the pub and the Ent Shed, and in the rear garden, provide ample accommodation for smokers.
- Kent Arms
54 Salisbury Street
Spacious back street two bar local in an old residential area of the town known as Black Tom' or 'Prime Ministers'. Large garden to the rear.
- King's Arms
24 St Mary's Street
A busy former coaching inn that has been a public house since 1230. It has several interconnecting rooms and a conservatory providing a quiet area. There is free pool on Tuesday eve, a ukulele band on Wednesday, TV poker on Thursday and live performances by top local bands every Saturday evening. A selection of real bottled beers is available. No food at weekends.
- North End Social Club
60 Roff Avenue
Locals' club north of the town centre founded in 1910 in former brewery offices. There is regular live entertainment on Saturday evening and a quiz on the last Tuesday of the month. CIU members and members' guests are welcome, they do accept new members.
1 Riverfield Drive
Busy Harvester family restaurant with play area, with three real ales available.
- Park Pub & Kitchen
98 Kimbolton Road
A large single-bar, mock-Tudor pub-restaurant near Bedford Park. The emphasis is on fine, home-prepared food, using local suppliers where possible, but casual visitors are welcome just for drinks. It is advisable to book for meals beforehand. The large restaurant is partly housed in a conservatory/garden room. The TV is normally on only for rugby internationals. The pub is leased to Little Gems Country Dining, a regional company with about six pubs.
300 Kimbolton Road
Comfortable, refurbished modern pub serving a large suburban area north of the town. There is a comfortable, open drinking area with TVs showing sports, with a large patio and children’s play area outside. Separate eating area serving home-cooked lunches and evening meals. Booking for Sunday lunch is advised.
- Pilgrim's Progress
42 Midland Road
Re-modelling as a Wetherspoon hotel in 2016 included the provision of two outdoor seating areas, one of them non-smoking, as well as five internal areas. The bar is popular with all ages but not usually overcrowded, even on weekend evenings. The public can look into the kitchen and the varied menu specifies allergens and low calorie options. There are the normal Wetherspoon Club offers. The Pilgrim’s is convenient for public transport and offers a good view of the town centre.
- Priory Marina
Large Beefeater pub-restaurant overlooking Bedford Marina, with accommodation at the Premier Travel Inn next door. Outside seating and play area for families. Can be busy in fine weather.
36 Preston Road
The last surviving pub in Queens Park is a lively community local, where families are welcome up to about 7pm. There are occasional barbecues, but no regular food.
- RAFA Club Bedford
93 Ashburnham Road
Converted Edwardian residence serving as the clubhouse of the Bedford Branch of the Royal Air Force Association (est 1937). Parking is limited at lunchtime as rear car-park spaces are hired to commuters. The club offers interesting local aviation memorabilia and is home to the Rhodesian Armed Forces Museum (well worth a visit). There is a quiz on the third Wednesday of each month. The function room can be booked for private events. Wednesday evening meals and Sunday roast lunches must be booked in advance. CAMRA members welcome. Local CAMRA Club of the Year 2016 and 2017.
45 High Street
Popular high street pub with party atmosphere and music in the evening. Food is available throughout the week, including a roast on Sunday. A large beer garden at the rear is well used in fine weather. The function area is available for private hire. Discounts on beer and cider prices are available on Monday and Tuesday. Local CAMRA Young Members Pub of the Year 2019
7 St Cuthberts Street
Popular three-bar pub with hidden corners attracting a mixed clientele. Following recent refurbishment, a new bar layout has created more customer space and direct access to the smaller cabin bar at the front, which may be hired for functions. There is a patio garden to the rear and a decked outside seating area at the front.
102 Bromham Road
Large one-bar pub with a nautical theme and a rear garden, just west of the town centre. Regular quiz Thursday evening, karaoke Friday evening, live or disco music Saturday and poker players on Sunday. May stay open later on Friday and Saturday if busy.
58 The Boundary
Busy suburban local with two bars, after many years now offering real ale again.
- Star Rowing Club
Batts Ford, Commercial Road
Busy rowing club with fully licensed bar and function room accommodating up to 110, which can be hired for private functions.
- Swan Hotel
Handsome, partly 18th century hotel next to the Town Bridge over the Great Ouse, an important hotel and conference centre. The magnificent staircase is one of the few surviving artefacts from the ruined Houghton House near Ampthill. There is an award winning restaurant and an outdoor terrace overlooking the river. Real ale is available in the new Pen & Cob River looking out acroiss the river. An annual Beer and Food Festival is usually held in November.
- Tavistock Pub & Carvery
117 Tavistock Street
Family-run, bistro-style pub and carvery opened March 2012 in the former New Inn. Two Wells & Young's real ales are available. Breakfast is served fin the morning and an extensive menu of pub meals, carvery and a buffet is available in the afternoon and evening.
- Three Cups
45 Newnham Street
Comfortable inn dating from the 1770s, now a Greene King Local Hero pub offering local microbrewery beers. Tasting thirds are available for all beers. Old wood panelling helps retain some of the pub's original character. Five minutes from the town centre and close to Bedford Blues rugby ground. Local CAMRA Pub of the Year 2017, Town Pub of the Year 2018.
- Toby Carvery Goldington
403 Goldington Road
Large pub-restaurant attached to an Innkeepers Lodge Hotel.
- Wellington Arms
40-42 Wellington Street
A traditional, street-corner pub and a key part of the Bedford real ale scene for 20 years. There is always an interesting selection of 12 ales and two real ciders on handpumps. Draught continental beers and a range of bottled Belgian beers are also available. There is a small courtyard for drinkers and smokers and a suntrap in summer. A friendly pub with a mixed clientele, it can get very busy on Friday and Saturday evenings. Local CAMRA special real ale award 2017.
- White Horse
84 Newnham Avenue
Three seating areas, each with its own style, are served from a single bar. The quizzes on Sunday (smartphone) and Tuesday are popular, as is the Monday evening jazz. Other musical events are advertised on Facebook. Food is freshly cooked to order. A choice of roasts is available on Sundays. Pre-booking is advised on Sundays and Tuesday evenings. The beer and wine selection is complemented by a wide choice of gins. Afternoon tea can be ordered for groups.
- Anchor (01234) 353606 397 Goldington Road Bedford MK41 0DS
This popular community owed pub reopened in May 2019 after extensive refurbishment throughout by the community, including new wood burners, a brand new bar, fonts and handpumps.
It has a comfortable bar with inglenook fireplace and log burner, a separate dining room with an additional small room off the bar that doubles as a cafe during the day. Additionally there is another room off the end of the bar that houses a small shop providing day to day essentials.
Traditional English meals are available in the bar and dining room Wednesday to Sunday. Outside is a large patio area and car park. Beeston Brewery is just down the road and there is always at least one of their beers available.
- Ploughshare moc.erahshguolpnotseeb@ofni(01328) 598995 The Street Beeston PE32 2NF
- New Inn
31 Fakenham Road
Although styled as a Thai restaurant, there are two handpumps serving well-kept real ales, usually from Beeston or Greene King. The food is highly recommended.
- New Inn (01362) 860392 31 Fakenham Road Beetley NR20 4BT
- Belchamp Otten
- Red Lion
Covid-19 update (24 Mar 2020): currently closed.
Lovely local pub hidden away in the smallest of the Belchamps. The owner provides a warm welcome, with an open fire in winter. The Pub has darts, a pool table and runs occasional events. There are excellent views, good walks and cycle rides from here. This pub is currently not serving food but has delivery arrangements with local take away restaurants. The pub has a very friendly labrador to welcome you when you arrive.
- Red Lion (01787) 278301 Fowes Lane Belchamp Otten CO10 7BQ
- Belchamp St.Paul
- Half Moon
Covid-19 update (24 Mar 2020): Takeaway food service available (by phone).
Beautiful warm friendly thatched rural pub dating from about 1685 opposite the village green. Three beers are available and guest beers change regularly. The pub is popular with locals and has an excellent choice of bar and restaurant meals (no food on Sunday eve or Mondays). In the past the pub provided one of the locations for the first Lovejoy TV Series and has original wooden beams and low ceilings in places.
- Half Moon ku.oc.pmahclebnoomflah@seiriuqnE(01787) 277402 Cole Green Belchamp St.Paul CO10 7DP
- Bell Bar
- Cock O' the North
Great North Road
Situated on the main road between Hatfield and Potters Bar, this is a pub restaurant that offers an extensive menu of seasonal produce in comfortable and stylish surroundings including real log fires in winter. Redecorated and refurbished in 2015 in a contemporary style and has some nice old furniture on display. Large garden with heated outside eating area on patio.
- Cock O' the North (01707) 653263 Great North Road Bell Bar AL9 6NA
- Kings Head Hotel
1 St. Johns Road
Large country pub with a good selection of real ales, normally three on offer. Comfortable lounge with real fire and a large function room in converted barn adjoining the pub. There's a pool table in small snug room around the side of the main lounge. Has a large mural of Henry VII on the outside wall and ample parking with a small outside seating area.
60 Station Road South
Single bar village local with friendly staff. Pool played in separate area.
- Kings Head Hotel (01493) 780205 1 St. Johns Road Belton NR31 9JT
- Benfleet Conservative Club
Cunnington House, 69 High Street
Situated in the heart of the South Benfleet Conservation Area, the Benfleet Conservative club offers a friendly atmosphere and a number of facilities. It provides a secure alternative to pubs and night clubs where you can meet and make friends. As well as competitive prices, two bars, regular activities and entertainment events, there are four function room areas which can be let to members and their guests for birthdays, weddings and other celebrations. Bingo night every Tuesday at 8.30pm. Guests are allowed as long as signed in by a member. The use of mobile phones is not permitted within the bar areas of The Club. 2 real ales are offered Green King IPA and one guest
- Benfleet Motor Boat & Yacht Club
Benfleet Moorings, Ferry Road
A lovingly converted barge that the can be found on the North side of Benfleet Yacht Club opposite the clubhouse. Barge has been converted to look like an old English pub with beams dividing areas of the barge and even has a pool table in the stern. Large outdoor seating area makes the pub popular in summer months with walkers and cyclists. Barbeques are held on Sundays. The upper deck of the barge has also been converted into a seating area with part of this being covered. Two Real ales are served with one being a house ale from the Nethergate/Growler brewery called Ye Olde Gladys Ale. A range of bottled ales are also available.
- Benfleet Tavern
Benfleet Tavern is a great place to relax, unwind and enjoy a sociable drink. There is ample parking, a secure childrens play area and a large beer garden. Sports can be viewed on Sky sports on 3 screens and there is a Smartphone quiz night every Tuesday at 7pm. Pool table is free after 7pm on Tuesday and Thursday. 1 real ale is served
Family friendly restaurant just on the London Road (A13) near Benfleet, Hadleigh and Pitsea. The restaurant is a great choice for anyone who loves tasty grills, indulgent desserts and eating out in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
- White Hart
Visit The White Hart in Benfleet for authentic British cooking and real ales in a genuine local pub warmed by a cosy fire. Pub-food menu features classic meals made with award-winning ingredients. Included are seasonal specials and buffet food for all occasions, and great value set menus too. Five real ales are served with regular being Ember Pale Ale and four rotating guests - all ales are 2.49 a pint on Mondays and a selection of fine wines from around the world. Take part in our weekly quiz, or just come to eat and relax in our stylish pub surroundings in this split level pub.
- Zach Willsher
170-180 Church Road
The Zach Willsher is a friendly, welcoming locals pub built in 1979 and named after a man who used to sell beer down on the market! Situated in a residential area in Benfleet, the pub is traditional in appearance, brick built with a wooden bar. There are two bar areas joined by an open doorway. All things sporty are to one end with a lounge type bar to the other. Outside there is a large beer garden with children's play equipment which is quite a draw in the summer months, and with canopies with lighting and heating, so you can take advantage of the garden most of the year. Food can be eaten anywhere in the pub, meals chosen from a main menu. Regular charity events / theme nights and sponsor the Little Havens Children's Hospice
- Benfleet Conservative Club (01268) 793659 Cunnington House, 69 High Street Benfleet SS7 1NA
4 Town Lane
Grade II* listed 15th century inn with a 300-year-old hunting scene over the inglenook fireplace in the main bar. The inn has a reputation for excellent food, meals and bar snacks, Caribean cookery is the house speciality. There is an aeronautical theme throughout, a collection of antique enamelled signs is featured. Outside is a patio and large garden with a petanque piste. Food is only available on Wednesdays for bookings of 8 or above.
- Lordship Arms
42 Whempstead Road
A repeat winner of local and county Camra pub of the year. The single bar is decorated with telephone memorabilia, even some of the handpumps are modelled on telephones, Wednesday evening curries are very popular. Very nice garden and floral displays in the summer. Bar snacks served 1200-1400 Mon-Sat. There are classic car gatherings on the third Tuesday of each month from April to September.
- Bell moc.liamg@notgninebnillebeht(01438) 869827 4 Town Lane Benington SG2 7LA
- Case is Altered
A local community owned and run pub.
The single bar serves two drinking areas. There is also plenty of seating in the pretty beer garden. Various music evenings and themed food nights but no TV. Traditional pub games are available including darts, cards and dominoes. Quiz every month (last Saturday).
Local artists' work is on display. There's a wood-burning stove in the restaurant area. Some of the produce used in the kitchen is now being grown by the local community in their own garden.
Nearby (on some of the pub land) a new build local community shop is being run as a separate entity to provide basic groceries for the village. The pub holds the Cask Marque Award for serving great quality real ale and has a toilet accessible to disabled customers. AS THIS IS COMMUNITY RUN PUB AND DEPENDS UPON VOLUNTEERS IT MAY BE AN IDEA TO PHONE AND CHECK OPENING TIMES FIRST.
- Case is Altered (01473) 805575 Capel Rd Bentley IP9 2DW
- Five Alls
33 High Street
This fenland free-house is named after the working man's timeless complaint: "I govern all - a queen, I plead for all - a barrister, I pray for all - a priest, I fight for all - a soldier, I pay for all - a ploughman". Basic L-shaped bar with two dartboards, bench seating, collection of pump clips, fireplace and TV. Pool table area and smaller room at rear. Petanque court. The pub also serves as the local post office every Tuesday since the village shop and post office opposite closed. Closing times may vary depending on custom. Good fishing close by, on the old course of the River Nene.
- Five Alls (01354) 677520 33 High Street Benwick PE15 0XA
Front bar, with comfortable seating. One eating area to the back, and a front restaurant seating area. Food is served 7 days a week.
There is easy access from the A14 as the pub was originally on the main Ipswich to Cambridge road.
- White Horse
Fine 17th cent. timber framed building on village green. Deep well close to main entrance. Disabled toilet. Most of the building dates from the early 19th century, though some of it goes back to 1694 or earlier. Breakfast 8-10.30 Mon-Sat, 8.30-10.30 Sun.
- Bear (01359) 270249 Tostock Rd Beyton IP30 9AG
- Brewer's Arms
Friendly, large. traditional spacious family-run free house with restaurant and bar areas. Log fires add to the traditional atmosphere. Serves Greene King beers plus Priory Ale specially brewed for the pub, which remains a closely guarded secret by the landlord. Wholesome selection of hot and cold food with daily specials on the board. Outside seating area and garden.
- White Swan
The oldest part of pub is over 100 years old and has been extended and modernised, but has a traditional feel and look. It has a large bar area with ample seating. Fruit and quiz machines plus dart board. Large car park. Hot food is available every day except Monday. The menu is small but varied, the food is substantial and reasonably priced. Sunday lunch available 12-4. There is a Chinese restaurant/take away attached to the pub. Live band most Saturday evenings, quiz night every Thursday, open mic. night every other week and Jam Night first Tuesday of the month. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Brewer's Arms (01245) 224061 Main Road Bicknacre CM3 4HD
- Three Tuns
57 Main Road
Attractive, partly thatched village inn and restaurant with an large garden and fenced children's play area. A TV in the bar is used for major sports events and the lounge can be hired for business meetings or family events. Meals are temporarily unavailable following a recent change of management.
- Three Tuns (01234) 354847 57 Main Road Biddenham MK40 4BD
- Biggleswade & District Conservative Club
1 St Andrews Street
This outlet is a members only club with full adult subscriptions at £30 per annum (£20 per seniors or juniors). Food is served at regular times Wed to Sat, plus there is a Sunday carvery.
- Biggleswade Liberal Club & Association
67 High Street
This club is located on ground level in George's Hall, Biggleswade and is a large single room with open plan layout. the bar is on the left as you enter, and at the far end is the games area for pool and darts. There are 4 TV screens, a jukebox and gaming machines. It serves two regular real ales. A small smoking area lies beyond the rear door. Annual membership rates are £15 for a couple, £10 per single and £5 for OAP's. Guests are allowed in occasionally or for events, but may pay a bit more for drinks. No food is served, but a separate bar & restaurant business operates on the upper floor.
- Biggleswade Social Club
This outlet is a club for members only with annual subscriptions at £20 adult & £10 for seniors. The club is located on Church Street, next door to ASDA and provides entertainment for families. Kids can join in the Runaround Rascals Club, whilst adults can try their hand at line dancing or the Rock 'n Roll Club. The club has a 200 capacity function hall ideal for parties, wedding, christenings etc. Catering and DJs provided by request. There is often a disco on Saturday evenings. Two ever changing real ales, non members may pay 20 or 30 pence more than members and can be signed as a guest for £1 occasionally or for events.
- Crown Hotel
23 High Street
An older inn stood on this site until lost in the Great Fire of Biggleswade in 1785. It was rebuilt as a coaching inn and opened in 1793 and operated as a large hotel until Sep 2013, when it closed for 4 years. It was bought by J D Wetherspoons chain and re-opened in August 2017 as a nine bedroom hotel style outlet. There is a large new extension at the rear and the bar has moved right to the back of the pub. There are three distinct seating areas, plus one alcove - all open plan. A large JWD food menu plus pizzas seems popular and at the bar are up to 12 handpumps with a variety of regular and guest ales. There is a large outside patio area with ample seating. Opening times shown are for sale of alcohol.
- Golden Pheasant
71 High Street
Cosy town centre pub serving good ales. Oak beamed rooms with a variety of brassware. The Grade II listed building dates back to the 18th century and appears to have been converted into a beerhouse in 1851, gaining a full license by 1955. Former E. Beds CAMRA Pub of the Year 2009. Six handpumps often feature a mild or porter and are sourced from across the UK. Up to four real ciders often featuring locale producers. It hosts a weekly meat raffle and a monthly quiz.
- King's Reach
A recently built pub near the roundabout on Potton Road and Baden Powell Way opened in December 2018. It is operated by McMullen Brewery of Hertford, under their Chicken & Grill brand. It is mainly a restaurant, but does offer several McMullens ales on draught. There is a large open plan L shaped bar area with mixed seating and two smaller snug areas with real fires. The restaurant is located at the rear and there are three outside sections - a garden at the rear, a side patio and a front decking area. Occasional raffles and charity events, plus historical pictures of Royalty and brewery themes.
- Pembroke Arms
29 Hitchin Street
Recently reopened - full survey yet to be carried out.
75 High Street
An 18th century coaching inn called the Rose & Crown stood on this site until the late 19th century when it was knocked down and the current building replaced it. The pub is now open plan and the front section has a mix of comfy settees and chairs, several mirrors and a large TV screen. Thursday is Poker night and live music can be enjoyed every Friday and Saturday. Outside at the rear there is patio seating.
- Stratton House Hotel
Reopened on 06/09/19 - full survey to be carried out. Food available lunchtimes and evenings, hours to be checked.
5 Lawrence Road
A true community pub, built in 1873. It nestles on the end of a row of terraced cottages and is frequented by the local community. Trips out to the races, Sunday meat raffle, Darts & Domino teams and lots of chat about Sports in general. The landlord is renowned for good cellarmanship and keeps his ales in fine condition and also at reasonable prices. Small garden at the rear of the pub.
- White Hart
22 Market Square
Large, half-timbered pub, purported to be 2nd oldest building (from 1639) and the oldest pub in Biggleswade. It is a Listed building with Oak-beamed interior with large open fireplace. The layout of the bar is an inverted L shape with many secluded seating areas with comfy chairs. Saturday nights are acoustic music or a DJ and dancing. Several ales from Greene King and their guest list. Mulled cider available in wintertime.
- Yorkshire Grey
140 London Road
Established in 1840, this large one bar pub lies on the edge of town, convenient for A1. Separate dining and drinking areas. Children restricted to dining area. No function room as such, but restaurant area can be made available for functions. The pub is bright and well decorated with a Mixed clientele and lively atmosphere. There are two electronic machines and a Cash machine (not free). Tuesday night quiz and coffee/cake deal popular during the day. 10% CAMRA discount on real ales.
- Biggleswade & District Conservative Club (01767) 312225 1 St Andrews Street Biggleswade SG18 8BA
104 High St
A wonderful, privately owned & historic country inn located in the centre of the village which has undergone a no expenses spared restoration in recent times. Well worth a visit for its architectural features alone including a fine heavily timbered restaurant (12-3 + 7-10pm) & separate bar area. Also offers luxury accommodation (12 rooms) & disabled access & toilet. The Crown was built in 1495 as a merchant's house & has been an inn since the mid 17th cent. Photographs of this pub and more historical information about it can be found at suffolkcamra.co.uk/pubs/pub/59
- King's Head
132 High St
Home of the King's Head brewery since 1996. A single bar with large cosy inglenook fireplace. The large carved timbers indicate its history as part of a larger complex dating from around 1530. A friendly drinking house atmosphere has evolved with food available at the weekend only. A fully enclosed rear garden with a covered patio area, lawns and play equipment. Late May bank holiday beer festival is established and popular.
- Red Lion
Traditional 16th century pub, offering Ales, Lagers, Wines, Spirits & a large selection of soft drinks. They also have a fully enclosed garden, Pool table & Dart board. Photographs of this pub and more historical information about it can be found at suffolkcamra.co.uk/pubs/pub/61
- Crown ku.oc.nworcnotsedlibeht@noitpecer(01449) 740510 104 High St Bildeston IP7 7EB
- Billericay Brewing Co. Shop & Micropub
52 Chapel Street
Brewery tap micropub next door to the brewery. Serves up to four ales, mostly from Billericay Brewery served on gravity, plus two other beers on KeyKeg. The micropub is also a beer shop with bottles from Billericay Brewery, plus other breweries as well as foreign beers. Four beer festivals held each year in March, June, September and December. Seating on high stools next to solid wooden tables. Extra pop up bar in the brewery at busy times.
- Billericay Constitutional Club
1a High Street
Billericay has changed a great deal since the Club was first formed in the 1890s, and since it moved to its current location at 1a High Street in 1928. However, the aim of the Club remains the same – to provide a comfortable place for people to get together and enjoy themselves. The Club has a large licensed bar which has recently undergone refurbishment and is open seven days a week. Lunches are served Wednesday to Saturday and, along with monthly lunchtime Jazz sessions, afternoon bingo and fortnightly whist drives, there is some form of entertainment on offer every Saturday night, such as singers, quiz nights and themed party nights. Other facilities for members include a big screen TV showing live sporting events, a full-size snooker table (the last remaining one in Billericay), a pool table, two dartboards and cards. The Club currently has teams playing in local leagues for pool, darts and cribbage, and also has a Golf Society with an active schedule throughout the summer months. It is a private members club that welcomes guests and visitors from other affiliated Clubs.
- Blue Boar
39 High Street
An often busy Wetherspoon situated in Billericay High Street. Five changing real ales available, some from local breweries such as Brentwood and Maldon. Also serves two real ciders. There is a pay and display car park at the rear. Train station and bus stops are nearby. Occasional matches are shown on television but no music played. There is an outside seating area for drinking and smoking and also a designated family area where children are permitted up to 8pm.
44 High St
The Chequers is a traditional, good old fashioned pub situated right in the middle of Billericay High Street, only 3-4 minutes' walk from the station. The building is a beautiful timber framed Tudor building, thought to have been built around 1509. With its low ceilings, open fire, ambient decor & lighting, it is the most welcoming & comfortable pub in the High street. There is outdoor seating in the heated patio area at the rear of the pub which is also a great area in the summer too. At the front of the pub there is also a number of seats available where you can sit and watch the world go by. Bar is split into 2 areas with up to 4 real ales being served supplied by Scottish and Newcastle. Music is a prominent attraction, with accoustic night on Monday and other live music on Thursday. Karaoke also features, as do charity nights. Food is served Monday to Friday at lunchtimes only
- Coach & Horses
36 Chapel Street
Close to the High Street, this welcoming pub with an inviting atmosphere has appeared in this Guide for over 20 years. Six ales served with one always from Oakham. Good quality, home-made food is available lunchtimes and evenings, with a popular Sunday Roast, plus themed menus including curry nights. The bar service is efficient and friendly. The walls are adorned with prints and decorative plates, and a collection of tankards hang from the ceiling. Cosy and attractive courtyard garden.
- Crown Hotel
2 High Street
Pub can be found at the bottom of the high street near Billericay train station. Large pub with an L shaped bar and a beer garden. Ales served are from the Greene King range
- Duke of York
Whether you just fancy breakfast or a pub lunch, have a meeting with business colleagues for coffee, are planning a special night or simply having drinks and a slice of cake with friends and family, the Duke of York is the perfect choice. Modern pub food and fantastic chef’s specials are all made from scratch using the finest, freshest ingredients; everything is cooked, baked and produced within our own kitchen. Drinks to compliment our food include draught beers and lagers, 3 Real Ales and 1 cider, wines from around the world including eight by the glass, a selection of soft drinks, coffees and teas.
1-2 The Pantiles
You’ll find The Forge pub is in The Pantiles, Billericay. There’s an exciting new menu offering great value for everyone and entertainment every night.So if you fancy a night out with friends, a lunch with the family or fancy your chances in the quiz, come along to The Forge, enjoy the fantastic range of drinks at brilliant prices and most importantly of all be part of what is a proper pub in Billericay. At The Forge we have a great function room, which can cater for all events. Sports shown on Sky and BT Sports. A Greene King Meet and Eat chain pub
- Inn on the Green
Inn on the Green, formerly known as The Pilgrim, is located just off the High Street in Billericay in Mountenessing Road. The pub was built in the mid 1970's and has a modern, contemporary open plan look which as been extensivly refurbished at the end of 2014. There is an area with sofas and comfortable tub chairs, as well as dining tables so you may eat in any area of the pub, or it's large beer garden during the summer months, British weather permitting! There is a fantastic selection of wines and Champagnes. Our coffee machine uses only Fairtrade tea and coffee products. If you have not been for a while, please be sure to call in soon and see the great new look and take in the friendly atmosphere which makes the Inn on the Green rather special. Up to 3 real ales are served. Quiz night Tuesdays and live bands most Saturdays
1 High Street
Friendly pub with a welcoming atmosphere which earns the tag-line 'No.1 in the High Street'. Has served over 800 different real ales and won several local CAMRA awards. Guest beers updated on social media. Regular events include a quiz and live music, and charity days. This community oriented pub has two darts teams, and sponsors a local rugby team. Traditional bar games include shove ha'penny with real ha'pennies. Beer garden outside, and an open fire indoors during winter
- Red Lion
113 High Street
The Red Lion in Billericay is a traditional coaching inn which offers great food and a selection of Marston's award winning cask ales. Located on the high street it is a great town centre local with an exciting new food menu and great service. The Red Lion has a relaxed atmosphere and is family and female friendly. During the evening and weekends the Lion comes to life and is a major contender in the busy high street circuit. Through the day they offer a fantastic breakfast menu served from the early morning through until 12 and always welcome a short stop off for a coffee and slice of cake. The pub has a delightful beer garden and is popular with all age groups
- Billericay Brewing Co. Shop & Micropub ku.oc.gniwerbyacirelliB@ofni(01277) 500121 52 Chapel Street Billericay CM12 9LS
Cosy, friendly pub enjoying a rural location by an historic windmill. Specialises in home-cooked food in large portions. 6 letting rooms available. New owners from late November 2019. When on line booking system has been sorted will become B&B again and open from 7.00am doing breakfasts for guests and public - date to be confirmed.
- Horseshoes email@example.com(01379) 740414 Lower Street Billingford IP21 4HL
- Chequers Inn
A traditional brick-and-flint village pub, the Chequers is a tremendously popular place with both locals and visitors. A friendly local with strong support from the surrounding community.
The menu comprises a range of good wholesome fare (including vegetarian) at reasonable prices. There is an additional 'specials' menu and regular themed-evenings.
One of the guests beers is from Norfolk Brewhouse, others are sourced regionally, but often from Norfolk. In addition to the bar area, there are benches and tables both inside and outside, and a large garden to the rear.
- Chequers Inn (01328) 830297 Front Street Binham NR21 0AL
- Birchanger Sports & Social Club
229 Birchanger Lane
Covid-19 update (24 Mar 2020): Takeaway food service available (by phone).
A friendly busy local social club where it is possible for CAMRA members to drink as guests. Many matches and events happen here so the club can get very busy. Beers change very frequently as the turnover is high. The Club has football, cricket, bowls, darts, crib and snooker teams, regular Quizzes plus Bingo and bottle draws. It has won CAMRA Branch Club of the Year on several occasions.
- Three Willows
Covid-19 update (22 Mar 2020): Takeaway food service available (by phone).
A pretty country pub which enjoys a large number of food customers. Dogs are only allowed in one bar. The pub has wheelchair access but there are small single steps in places between levels. This pub is close to the M11 and Stansted Airport but is not on the flight path. A recent fire in the kitchen has caused the pub to be closed though it now has been refreshed, renovated and reopened.
- Birchanger Sports & Social Club (01279) 813441 229 Birchanger Lane Birchanger CM23 5QJ
Covid-19 update (25 Mar 2020): currently closed. Covid-19 update (24 Mar 2020): Takeaway food service available (by phone).
The pub is the central focus of the village and has very low ceilings. It has been divided into three rooms, a games room, the bar area and a restaurant. The owners have extended this pub adding new toilets at the back that replaced the outside loos. The roof has been re-thatched and this pub has been restored into a flourishing successful business.
- Plough (01440) 788066 The Street Birdbrook CO9 4BJ
- Bishop's Stortford
16 Market Square
An over 21's bar & restaurant where our aim is to bring you great food and a carefully selected range of drinks with attentive, friendly service that is far from the ordinary.
- Bishop's Stortford Golf Club
The clubhouse enjoys beautiful views over thecourse and is the perfect place to relax after a round of golf. It is however members and guests only. The venue is able to offer our extensive and versatile facilities for weddings, private functions and business meetings if prebooked.
- Bishop's Stortford Sports Trust
This is a large club house is shared by the local Cricket, Hockey, and Squash clubs. Its known for serving real ale and always features local breweries, with a varied selection on the four hand pumps and usually there are a selection of ales from Hadham, Mauldon, Tring, Wolf and Adnams. The Bar is a bit sports dominated with football often screened, however the number of drinkers means there is a regular turnover of ales and as a result the beer is normally in good condition. As from Feb 2015 the club stopped being a members only bar and operates as a pub with all welcome, the large open grounds make for a great beer garden when its nice weather and in addition, members of the club and CAMRA members also enjoy discounted drink prices. The club is towards the northern edge of the town, and the entrance can be easily missed, as there is no traditional pub sign, look for the turning into the car park between the cricket pitch and tennis courts.
- Black Lion
10 Bridge Street
Town centre pub.
- Bridge House
78 South Street
Lively Pub, near Bus and Rail Stations. Sports TV downstairs. Live music often on upstairs function room.
38 Castle Street
This is a real gem of a back street local. Family run local, established in 1840. The public bar adjoins a cosy snug with wooden settles, bookshelves and often a fireside cat. A south facing patio is inviting in fair weather. This gem is hidden away in the old town and is well worth seeking out.
- Coach & Horses
Thorley Street, Thorley
Primarily a food pub but drinkers welcome. Awaiting confirmation of bar and food times- McMullen's web site unhelfully states "all day,"
2 Stansted Road
Constructed around 1547, it has been a tavern since 1620 and was first known as the Black Lion. In 1749 it was renamed the Vernon’s Head and at some later date, the Cock Inn. In an upstairs landing is said to be a priest’s hiding hole – a secretive place built into the fabric of many such buildings – and this one may well have been used in the 18th century by the notorious highwayman, Dick Turpin. A wet led pub. lots of beer drunk by large cross section of the community. No food.
- Half Moon
31 North Street
RE-Opened Spring 2018. One of teh main live music benues in town, with dedicated live music room to the rear.
- Harvest Moon
Freidberg Avenue, Thorley
Although a Greene KIng Managed House, normally two non-GK beers on sale, often from interesting breweries, so well worth a visit even if you are not a Greene King Fan. Mainly a resturant, but plenty of space for drinkers. Outdoor drinking area is very pleasant in good weather. Flame Grill concept in a picturesque 200 year old farmhouse set in beautiful beer garden with patio to rear. With many listed features including wooden beams around the interior of the pub. A modern and light pub, children and families are also welcome. Patio to rear.
- Jolly Brewers
170 South Street
At the southern edge of the town centre, the Jollies has a lively sports bar with a pool table and satellite TV, a contrastingly quiet lounge and a garden. There is usually a choice of four or five beers which may include ales from Black Sheep and Adnams. The pub has handy accommodation for Stansted Airport, serviced by the 24-hour 510 & 308 buses. The pub’s name recalls that Stortford was once a brewing town – might history repeat itself one day?
- Marne Inn
Villiers Sur Marne Ave, Thorley Park
Town estate pub. Sporty. Live Bands most weekends when the pub is open later. Often a Guest Beer From Punch List.
- Nags Head
216 Dunmow Road
Built in 1934 in art deco style by the architect E.B. Musman for Benskins Brewery. The exterior, featuring a flat roof and rounded corners with wraparound metal windows. The relief over the central window is by the highly regarded sculptor and painter Eric Kennington. The interior is largely unaltered and many art-deco features reamin. It is on CAMRA's National Inventory of pubs with historic interiors.Recently purchased and sympathetically restored by McMullen & Son. Warm and comfortable atmosphere. Operates as a McMullen's Chicken & Grill concept.
- Port Jackson
This pub opened in a new building April 2014. Being new it is a smarter Wetherspoons, on two floors. Regular beers are normal Wetherspoons suspects. Sometimes interesting local beers are offered, but not always. Beer choice seems to be a a bit of pot luck. Note: After the 10th of September 2018 JD Wetherspoon will fully implement its stated company’s policy on dogs of "Please note that Wetherspoon has a policy of not allowing dogs in its pubs, including all outside areas (assistance Dogs excepted).” This includes any seating areas in front of the pub, where previously the policy may have been relaxed. The company has cited children's fears and hygiene factors as the reasons why.
- Rose & Crown
16 Station Road
Town centre pub, close to main line railway station to London and Stansted Airport.
7 Bridge Street
A 17th century town centre pub catering for all ages. It is busy on Friday and Saturday evenings with a young crowd. Tuesday is quiz night. A quiet pint can usually be enjoyed on other evenings and at lunchtimes. Very reasonably priced traditional pub food is freshly prepared throughout the day until 9pm (noon to 3pm Sundays). Additionally pizzas are made to order at any time. The Pub also offers a "loyalty card", where if you buy six pints you get your seventh pint free. Normally one dark cask ale on offer.
- Three Tuns
36 London Road
Commuter and community local.
28 Northgate End
Pie & Mash is the food offered Mon to Weds evenings Only. Locals pub on outskirts of Town Center. Recently sold by Greene King, now re-establishing itself as a decent freehouse pub.
- Baroosh firstname.lastname@example.org(01289) 501868 16 Market Square Bishop's Stortford CM23 3UU
- Bishops Green
- Spotted Dog (01245) 231598 Bishops Green CM6 1NF
- Black Notley
- Green Dragon
Originally a small 17th century two-room village pub, now extended but retaining some original features, notably a lot of exposed beams and a converted hayloft. Drinkers are welcome but the all day food offering makes this also a popular venue for eating. Sadly the original green dragon has retired to a new home but the large garden remains.
- Vine Inn
105 The Street
16th century open-plan free house with a central bar, large area to the left and restaurant area to the right. The bar end has a real fire. There is also a small enclosed patio at the back. Home cooked food. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Green Dragon email@example.com(01245) 361030 London Road Black Notley CM77 8QN
- Cherry Tree
Pub with bar and separate dining area. Large garden and car park. Bingo on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Live music and functions available. Menu of home cooked food with specials. OAP meal deals available Tuesday to Thursday.
- Cherry Tree (01206) 768010 Mersea Road Blackheath CO2 0AD
- Blackmore Sports & Social Club
Nine Ashes Road
Awaiting survey. Closing times not known so please check. Over 65s can become members for free!
- Leather Bottle
Large village pub refurbished and renovated to a modern open plan room with a real fire at one end. Welcomes children, dogs and ramblers. A conservatory leads to an enclosed garden with picnic tables. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Prince Albert
Cosy traditional beamed pub on the edge of the village green. Log fire in the winter and a picturesque courtyard garden for the summer. Very friendly staff. There is a full menu with fresh fish a speciality on Fridays and a classic Sunday roast. Various live events are advertised on their website.
- Blackmore Sports & Social Club ku.oc.csseromkcalb@ofni(01277) 821091 Nine Ashes Road Blackmore CM4 0QW
- Blakeney Hotel ku.oc.letohyenekalb@seiriuqne(01263) 740797 The Quay Blakeney NR25 7NE
- Kings Arms
Situated close to the harbour in one of Norfolk's most picturesque coastal villages, this old building was originally three fishermen's cottages.
The interior comprises a series of interconnecting rooms, and there is a large garden to one side. Around five to six real ales are available, dispensed either by handpump or gravity, including at least one from Woodforde's.
Morning cooked breakfasts are now available 9.30-11.30am, which is handy for campers and walkers, and snacks are available all afternoon. Children and dogs are welcome and en-suite accommodation is offered.
- Manor Hotel
Comfortable bar overlooking marshes, situated in a picturesque coastal village. Food is available in the bar area plus there is a separate restaurant.
- White Horse
4 High Street
This former coaching inn, on the steep street rising from the quayside, has three public areas: the bar, the conservatory and the Long Room. Although the pub is very food-focused, four ales are usually available from Adnams, who purchased the pub in 2012 and completed a major refurb in early 2015. An a la carte menu is available, plus snacks at lunchtime.
A two bar pub on the edge of the "Suffolk Sandlings".
This cosy, low ceilinged, timber framed building with simple tiled floors, benches and scrubbed tables, always offers a warm welcome with good ale and food. Cider is usually Old Rosie. The food menu is varied with many options on the chalkboards.
Music sessions can occur on virtually any night of week, with several local folk groups and bands regularly playing here - see the pub's website for the latest details.
Letting accommodation is available for those with time to explore this pleasant rural area. Holds the Cask Marque Award for serving great quality real ale.
The pub has a toilet accessible to disabled customers.
- Ship (01728) 688316 School Rd Blaxhall IP12 2DY
Rushden Road (A6)
Large, 17th Century coaching inn offering an extensive seasonal menu of freshly cooked meals, home-made desserts and a large wine list. Enjoy the large, riverside garden and marquee in summer, and crackling log fires in winter. With a variety of rooms holding up to 110 seated guests, it can cater for corporate and private functions including weddings and anniversaries. The splendid oak-panelled restaurant was once a local court room, while the A new quiz has started every other Tuesday evening.
- Falcon ku.oc.eostelbtanoclafeht@ofni(01234) 781222 Rushden Road (A6) Bletsoe MK44 1QN
- Bucks Arms
Unspoilt pub next to Blickling Hall with its lovely walking and cycling routes. A delightful snug and a bar with a real fire, good food and a varied menu.
Four ales are served, including two from Woodforde's and Adnam's but also from "fabulous new breweries"!
Breakfast is also available 8-10am every day.
- Bucks Arms ku.oc.smraskcub@tcatnoc(01263) 732133 Blickling NR11 6NF
- Kings Head
Comfortable two-bar local serving three real ales from national brands.
- Kings Head (01603) 716145 The Street Blofield NR13 4JH
- Blofield Heath
- Heathlands Social Club
The Club accepts card carrying CAMRA members at all times, with members prices for drinks purchased.
A changing range of both local and national cask ales are served, and there are annual summer and winter beer and cider festivals featuring interesting national breweries.
- Heathlands Social Club (01603) 712464 Woodbastwick Road Blofield Heath NR13 4QH
Built in a mock-Tudor style with wood paneling & exposed beams, this village inn has a large attractive grassed garden with mature trees and a paved area with a pergola that is particularly popular during summer months. Inside there is a main bar with pewter mugs and water jugs hanging down, an attached games room and a separate room which is a well-used restaurant. Charles Dickens mentioned this pub in his book, David Copperfield and this is noted at the pub and the nearby village hall.
- Plough moc.liamtoh@notsednulbhguolpeht(01502) 730261 Market Ln Blundeston NR32 5AN
10 High Street
Lively village pub nestling in the shadow of the church. The main bar is at the rear with a small lounge at the front. There is a separate games room at one end and a large garden.
- Horseshoes (01767) 640526 10 High Street Blunham MK44 3NL
- White Swan
30 High Street
Friendly village community pub with an open plan main bar, and a small games room at the rear (pool table). Dogs welcome. On site, a separate Indian take-away uses the pub kitchen.
- White Swan (01487) 842055 30 High Street Bluntisham PE28 3LD
- Queen's Head
Picturesque thatched inn built around 15th Century with low beams & large open fireplace in bar area. The thatched roof is relatively new, having replaced one destroyed by fire in July 1988. Outside there is a large garden, children's play area and the pub ducks, chickens and pigs. Opposite the pub is the 11th Century Parish Church of All Saints Blyford. New tenants started 22nd May 2018.
- Queen's Head (01502) 478404 Southwold Rd Blyford IP19 9JY
- White Hart
Large former 16th Century courthouse with good views of Blyth estuary from the garden. Some original features have been retained including the beams in the bar area and an inglenook fireplace. The food menu focuses on steaks and seafood, but many other dishes are available. It should be noted that the pub is normally open all day in summer months.
- White Hart moc.tcennoctb@841thginkeel(01502) 478217 A12 Blythburgh IP19 9LQ
36 Bradford Street
Traditional pub on historic Bradford Street. Now a single bar with a separate small restaurant at the rear. Pool, darts, sports TV. A locals' pub.
94 Panfied Lane
Very much a community pub with a pool table and darts area at one end of the bar and an open function area at the other which is very occasionally used for live music. Sometimes open till 1am at weekends.
42 Church Street
A family run pub with a friendly atmosphere. 2 main bars, the larger with a stage area where there is regular live music. The pub serves traditional roast meals on Sundays, for which you must book.
- Angel (01376) 343839 36 Bradford Street Bocking CM7 9AT
- Red Hart
Friendly pub popular with locals and tourists for meals, with two bar areas and plenty of seating in the garden at the front of the pub. Children under 14 allowed in if eating.
- Red Hart ku.oc.mahdobtrahder@ofni(01263) 588270 The Street Bodham NR25 6AD
Award-winning pub restaurant dating in part from the Tudor period, serving excellent food and beer. The main bar has an open fire and a second room is used for diners and functions. There is a large garden with decking beside a pond. The pub has no prominent signage, just a modest hanging sign on a post by the road entrance. Closed from Christmas until the second week of January each year. There are two large steps from the car park to the pathway to the entrance and two more steps to the main doorway. A portable ramp can be laid down for wheelchair users, but they should inform the pub beforehand if no one accompanying them is available to alert bar staff on arrrival.
- Plough moc.tsruhnlob@hguolpeht(01234) 376274 Kimbolton Road Bolnhurst MK44 2EX
Chef & Brewer Pub adjacent to the Boreham Premier Inn just off the A12. Large open bar with comfortable seating in a mock Tudor style. Meals served daily.
- Lion Inn
A large modern bistro pub offering an excellent range of food served at lunchtime and evening. Long L-shaped bar with stools and armchair and sofa seating area for drinkers. Open plan dining with a function room, conservatory and accommodation in the Hotel. BBQs in summer and monthly comedy nights. Outside courtyard area. Serving Chelmsford Brew Co. Blue Shack Bitter & Blue Shack Pale Ale as regular beers. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Queen's Head
In the same family for over 20 years this friendly pub, dating from the 16th century, is tucked away behind houses just past the church. Two contrasting bars, one with bench seating, where darts, dominoes and crib are played, the other is for dining. In the warmer months the garden is a lovely area to sit at one of the picnic benches and enjoy drinks and food in a tranquil setting in view of the village church. Home-cooked food served Wednesday to Sunday. Beer festivals over the Bank Holiday weekends of Easter and August. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Six Bells
The Six Bells has been a Greene King pub since 1905. Winner of the Chelmsford & Mid Essex CAMRA Best Local Family Pub award in 2012. Traditional pub seating/dining area, separate more formal dining area and a large beer garden.
- Grange ku.oc.gnikeneerg@7816(01245) 398495 Main Road Boreham CM3 3HJ
- Green Dragon
(020) 8386 4646
62 Leeming Road
Deceptively large single bar estate pub with darts, pool and sky TV. Secluded garden/patio area.Locals, Local with Recent uplift work undertaken new windows etc. Has recently had flats built attached to the original building.
- Hart & Spool
(020) 8953 1883
148 Shenley Road
A Wetherspoon's pub with L-shaped half-panelled bar and alcoves. The cinema theme comes from its proximity to the studios. Limited outside drinking and smoking area at front of building. Opens at 0800 but no alcoholic drinks served until 0900.
- Mops & Brooms
firstname.lastname@example.org(020) 8953 1291
Rowley Lane, Well End
Major works completed in April 2008 and now an eaterie. Minimalist decor in the large bar designed for pub dining. The pub taking its name form the impliments used in a battle between gypsys. Formally the Nelson which was in the cottage next door, the pub sign is still on display over the fireplace in what was previously the public bar. Large garden overlooking countryside. Homecooked and homemade food available.
- Toby Carvery
(020) 8905 1455
A 90-seat modern Toby Carvery offering a value for money food and drink. Separate bar and restaurant decorated with local memorobilia due for a refurb in new year2020 . Disabled customers welcome. Braille and children's menus. opens at 0800 for breakfast and serves alcohol from 10.00, 7 days a week.
ku.oc.doowmaherobnotgnilleweht@ofni(020) 8191 9366
4 Theobald Street
Fully refurbished May 2019 and is now a single open plan bar and restaurant. Decorated in a contemporary style with pastel colours and a viewing hatch to kitchen. Live music as advertised, Sunday roasts and sports TV.
- Green Dragon (020) 8386 4646 62 Leeming Road Borehamwood WD6 4EB
Once a coaching in on the London-Norwich road, this no frills pub has a loyal following of regulars and lots of character. Bare floorboards, old furniture , old photos and taxidermy exhibits add to the atmosphere. Busy bar, quieter lounge and a pool room. Live music Fridays, hog rolls available Sunday 12 .00 till they run out. Some beers maybe served under CO2 Parking is very limited.
- Greyhound (01379) 898003 The Street Botesdale IP22 1BS
- Bell Inn
16 High Street
The pub occupies a timber framed building which dates from the late 16th or early 17th century and is grade II listed. Inside it has been much opened out but retains more than a modicum of character and is comfortable and welcoming. Food is served lunchtimes only and is exceptionally good value. Quiz every other Tuesday, Bingo Wednesdays. The Bell is 1 of 275 purchased in June 2014 from Greene King by Hawthorn Leisure.
- Bottisham Community Sports & Social Club
31 Downing Close
Located on a residential road in a relatively new building that was built to house the local branch of the Royal British Legion that, formed in 1922, is believed to be the fifth oldest branch in the country. In 2018 the branch membership voted to end their allegiance to the Royal British Legion and change the name of the club to the Bottisham Community Sports and Social Club. The club will continue to operate in a similar fashion and will still support the Royal British Legion including with the Poppy Appeal. The club is a smart and comfortable modern, single story building with adjoining bowling green and car park. It has a main hall, often used for events and functions, and a smaller room for drinking and chatting. The club has many active members making it a very sociable place. Non-members making a small donation will be signed in. Locally brewed Crafty Beers, Carpenter's Cask is one of its regular cask ales. Always a source of well kept real ale, this club excels itself at its annual beer festival in September. Cambridge & District CAMRA Club of the Year 2017, 2018 & 2019.
- Bell Inn (01223) 811483 16 High Street Bottisham CB25 9DA
- Bourn Golf & Leisure Club
Modern golf and leisure club whose many facilities include a bar and a restaurant that are open to the public. Across the road they have their own camping and caravan site. The substantial restaurant has large windows looking out onto the golf course. The bar area is more enclosed. Two hand pumps serve Greene King ales.
- Willow Tree
29 High Street
A village gastropub with a high reputation for its food. Most tables are set for diners but drinkers are also welcome. The decor is shabby-chic - greyish-blue walls, assorted chairs and tables, candles, mirrors and chandeliers. The floors are part bare board and part flagged. At the rear is a covered decked terrace. The garden, which contains a large weeping willow, a concrete cow and a huge teepee, has terrific views over rolling countryside - a rarity in a Cambridgeshire pub. They host occasional live music, including monthly Sunday jazz, and special events. The house beer, Willow Tree, is from a local brewery, Lord Conrad. The owners run two other pubs nearby, No.77 in Caxton and The Eltisley in Eltisley.
- Bourn Golf & Leisure Club ku.oc.erusieldnaflognruob@ofni(01954) 718057 Toft Road Bourn CB23 2TT
Traditional two-roomed locals' pub with a pretty patio by the banks of a tributary of the River Glen. Strong on sports, with pool and darts played, Sky Sports on the TV and several sporting trophies on display. Small car park. Raises funds for the local Air Ambulance service. Under new management and ownership summer 2014, with up to six real ales available. The house beer, Bourne Particular, is supplied by Dancing Duck. Presented with a CAMRA Gold Award in July 2017.
- Burghley Arms
6 North Street
The birthplace of William Cecil, chief advisor to Queen Elizabeth I, but has been a hostelry since circa 1717 and after a spell as the Bull and Swan and then just the Bull Inn. Its present name was adopted in 1955. Two real ales usually available.
- Jubilee Garage
30 North Street
The building was formerly a garage and turned into a bar called the Jubilee in 2006. Transformed in April 2012 into a garage-themed bar and restaurant. Upstairs boasts an old 1972 VW campervan which has been adapted to be a bar, and there is an array of vintage and retro car memorabilia inlcuding old Castrol signs, hub caps, a 1950s Esso petrol pump and exclusive BRM photos from the 1960s. Interesting patio area at rear with "car wash". All live sporting events shown on several screens.
- Masons Arms
15 South Street
Excellent very friendly Grade 2 listed three-roomed community pub. There has been a pub on the site since the 11th century. The room on the left contains a pool table. The main bar room has a low beamed ceiling, a real fire and two TVs. A small room at the rear has two dartboards and sporting trophies on display. Live music some weekends. Once came joint second in the Star Pubs and Bars community pub of the year competition.
- Nags Head
2 Abbey Road
Refurbished and reopened as a restaurant in October 2009. Small comfortable seating area for drinkers. Function room upstairs. Two real ales are usually available. Children welcome.
25 North Street
Winner of CAMRA/English Heritage award for conversion of family grocers shop to pub use. Very successful and imaginative conversion of this three storey building to produce a multi-roomed public house. The walls are adorned with mirrors and interesting old signs and posters. The main bar in the front serves six beers from mainly independent brewers via handpump. Also sells two craft beers. Large, well equipped patio leading to a large beer garden with grassed area for children at the rear. Annual beer festival in August. Open for breakfast 8.30 at the weekend. Wednesday is wine and bottled beer night, Thursday is real ale jug night. Live music on Saturday evenings and quiz on alternate Sundays. Presented with an award by the local CAMRA branch for achieving ten years of continuous entries in The Good Beer Guide. (Nov 2013).
- Sugar Mill
Marston's family pub/restaurant. Opened December 2012. Good value food. Children's play area. Marston's/Wychwood beers vary with three usually available. Quiz night on Tuesday.
- Anchor (01778) 422347 44 Eastgate Bourne PE10 9JY
- Bowers Gifford
Community pub with a friendly and inviting atmosphere for all age groups. At least one real cider available, usually two. Beer festivals are held each year in May and August. Lots of events including pub outings and rock & roll bingo for charity, see their Facebook page. Good value pub classics and Sunday roasts are served in the pub. Several awards won for Customer Service. Well-behaved children welcome until 9pm. Dogs allowed on leads in garden; water provided.
- Gun (01268) 551506 London Road Bowers Gifford SS13 2DU
Reopened in mid-May 2019 after being closed for nine months
Former coaching inn. The building dates from the 16th century, with an 18th century frontage. According to Alfred Hedges' book, "Inns & Inn Signs of Norfolk & Suffolk, it's claimed that the Fleece was built by a local builder from the excess profits he made from building Boxford rectory. Hedges also tells us that the oak panelling comes from old box pews which prior to 1887 were in the local parish church.
Cask conditioned beers are mainly from Colchester Brewery and local guest ales, lagers and ciders from Suffolk.
- Fleece moc.liamtoh@letoheceelfeht(01787) 211183 Broad St Boxford CO10 5DX
- Golden Ball
A major renovation a few years back transformed what had been, internally at least, a rather characterless place into something altogether more attractive. A pitched roof replaced the flat one in the bar area removing the old claustrophobic feel; the roof space is draped with large tapestries covered in latin script. A small conservatory extension leads onto a patio area and the impressive garden. There is also a restaurant ("Phoebe's Parlour") and food generally is very important here. An 11 room hotel adjoins in a separate building. Expensive beer.
- Golden Ball ku.oc.letohllabnedlog@ofni(01954) 267397 High Street Boxworth CB23 4LY
- Strangers Home
Immaculate pub, great welcome, good menu. Adjoining camp site March to October. Open until 'late' on Friday/Saturday. Reducing hours for foreseeable future from September 2019 as a static caravan park (adults only) is constructed to rear. Check their website and Facebook pages for latest details. Pub closes from late November to early March.
- Village Maid
A friendly rural local set in the heart of the village on a road junction and the main Harwich to Colchester bus route. The pub has a car park to the front and the door leads into the main bar area with a fire for the winter months and a television for major sporting events. A doorway from the main bar leads to two further rooms with further seating, a dartboard, and a bar billiards table, and the door into the garden area which has several picnic tables for the warmer weather. The real ale is served from 3 hand pumps with a choice of 2 or 3 ever-changing beers, always in excellent condition. One or both back rooms can be hired for events and with some excellent local walks and scenery the pub is a perfect refuelling point for ramblers and explorers.
- Strangers Home (01255) 870304 The Street Bradfield CO11 2US
- Bradfield Combust
Heavily beamed bar with inglenook fireplace. The building dates from the late 15th century, with 16th & 17th century alterations. Apparently it's the only Manger pub in the country. Achieved Cask Marque status June 2017.
- Manger ku.oc.regnameht@ofni(01284) 386516 Sudbury Rd Bradfield Combust IP30 0LW
- Sun Inn
154 Beccles Road, Bradwell, Norfolk
A two bar pub, the lower or bottom bar being part of the original old pub. Extremely large beer garden to the rear with various play equipment for younger children. Recently refurbished to a high standard and now focusing on being a more family-friendly, food led establishment. Two Real Ales usually on offer.
- Sun Inn (01493) 662235 154 Beccles Road, Bradwell, Norfolk Bradwell NR31 8PS
East End Road
Welcoming outlying pub on the road to the chapel of St. Peter’s on the Wall; frequented by bird watchers and walkers. Home-made food prepared by the landlady is served every day from noon-8pm (from 10am at weekends for breakfasts). There are hog roasts and various music events in summer, see the website for details. Artwork by a local artist is on display and for sale. The pub will remain open later than advertised if busy. Dog friendly.
- King's Head
A phoenix of a pub extensively restored after a devastating fire in 2014. Much of the mediaeval fabric was revealed during restoration. Décor in the bar area is modern and airy. Food is served from noon-2pm and from 6pm-9pm Tue-Sat and from noon-5pm on Sunday. There is a large courtyard and garden with children’s play area.
- Cricketers (01621) 776013 East End Road Bradwell-on-Sea CM0 7PT
- Bradwell-on-Sea, (Bradwell Waterside)
- Green Man
Bradwell-on-Sea, (Bradwell Waterside)
500-year-old pub at the end of the B1021, with exposed oak beams, a wonderful original fireplace and flagstone floors. Separate dining area and family room. Food available every day; lunchtime until 2pm (3pm Sat and Sun) and evenings until 9pm. The River Blackwater is very close by. There is an extensive garden for outside drinking in warmer weather. Accommodation.
- Marina Bar
Bradwell-on-Sea, (Bradwell Waterside)
A very pleasant bar, with a large decking area, affording excellent views of the marina, the River Blackwater and beyond. Hours shown cover the period from Easter until the 3rd week of September. In winter only open lunchtimes and evenings on Saturdays and Sundays.
- Green Man (01621) 776226 Waterside Bradwell-on-Sea, (Bradwell Waterside) CM0 7QX
- Bragbury End
A Mitchells & Butlers' Vintage Inn. 500 year old Country Dining Pub on the outskirts of Stevenage. large parties catered for, family friendly, bookings taken but not essential.
- Chequers (01438) 817814 Broadhall Way Bragbury End SG2 8TH
- Boar's Head
85 High Street
Situated at the southern end of the High Street, the pub has a brick and whitewashed exterior. The central bar serves both the entrance area and an elevated area at the back. There is a small beer garden and car park at the rear of the pub. Food is served most of the day. Many events take place in the pub in the evenings including Karaoke and Jam sessions with live bands at weekends.
This traditional 16th century pub with original low beams is on the square in Braintree Town centre. A narrow entrance leads to a cavernous interior with many spaces around the central bar. Food is served all day and there are several TV screens showing sports events. There's a beer garden for those sunny days and a real fire inside when it gets chilly. One area features a pool table. Friday and Saturday are "club nights" with a resident DJ. Close to bus station.
192 Coggeshall Road
A friendly community pub with two rooms, a public bar with TV and dartboards, leading to the garden, and a quiet and comfortable saloon bar. Up to 3 changing guest beers. Good value food available all day. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Fowlers Farm
Originally a farmhouse, dating from the 16th century, this Vintage Inn is primarily a restaurant but also caters for those just drinking. Food served all day. In addition to the comfortable interior, there is a patio area outside with dining tables and a garden that is more like a small park with pub benches and tables under the trees.
- Horse & Groom
20 Rayne Road
Town centre pub with split bars, one with wooden floor, TVs, pool table and darts, the other a quieter area, carpeted, with a sofa and chairs. To the rear of this bar an area laid out with tables and chairs, suitable for dining, leading to a good size beer garden. The pub is home to knitting and creative writing groups.
- King William IV
114 London Road
Warm and friendly traditional free house serving an ever changing range of four to five real ales, usually featuring Essex microbreweries. An interesting selection of four or five ciders. There is a main bar and a small back bar. A large patio area with picnic tables and extensive gardens are used to host many events throughout the year including Beer Festivals and Musical Events. This is a traditional drinking pub that does not offer cooked meals. The Moody Goose Brewery is located in the grounds of the pub and at least one their ales is available in the pub. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Mulberry Tree
This spacious, modern Brewers Fayre establishment is more a restaurant than a pub, geared to the family. Baby changing room and numerous high-chairs available. Outside playground for kids up to 12 years, inside play area for the smaller visitor. Half of the inside is for drinking, the other half a restaurant area. Breakfast served 6:30-10:00 Mon-Fri , 7-11 Sat-Sun.
- Nag's Head
8 Market Place
This fine old 3 storey brick pub sits on the Market Place . This interior is very modern, light and airy. The L shaped bar has 2 hand pumps. The rear searing area is elevated. Seating ranges from bar stools and wooden chairs to leather armchairs.
- Orange Tree
Modern, spacious pub, serving food from 12 to 9pm. Pool table, darts board, fruit machines and large screen TV. Frequent events, including quizzes, comedy evenings, live music and discos.
- Picture Palace
Originally a cinema, The Picture Palace, built in 1912, and replaced by The Embassy in 1930, this spacious pub retains the character of a picture house. The floor slopes down to the long curved bar at the front where the stage used to be, with a very large TV screen above it, and some eye-catching Art Deco installations. Additional TVs give a choice of channels. Trading as a Lloyds No. 1 bar. Close to the bus and train stations. Guide dogs are welcome. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
Open plan sports-orientated pub with spacious seating areas and nightclub/function room at rear. Front area with picnic tables. Has a strict over 25 years only rule.
22-26 Bank Street
With beautiful wood-framed exterior, this large pub, dating from the 16th century, has a modern interior with a stage in one corner for live music and DJs at weekend, and a pool table.
- Swiss Bell (01376) 322078 Mountbatten Road Braintree CM7 9UL
- White Hart Hotel
Dating from the 16th century, the White Hart Hotel was originally a coaching inn. The main entrance is off Bocking End and is part of the original timber-framed construction. Round at the back is a very contrasting modern extension. Inside there are two bars dispensing beers from the Greene King range. There are several rooms and a separate restaurant and an outside drinking area in the courtyard.
- Boar's Head moc.liamtoh@eertniarbdaehsraob(01376) 340051 85 High Street Braintree CM7 1JS
- Waters Edge
Large open plan riverside pub / restaurant. Difficult to find by road, but has its own free moorings on the River Yare. Substantially refubnished in 2013.
- Waters Edge ku.oc.oohay@145bbeweel(01508) 538005 Woods End Bramerton NR14 7ED
18 Bury Lane
The Grandison has contemporary decor and furniture with a bar and restaurant. There is a strong emphasis on food (not Monday or Tuesday) but the pub caters for real ale drinkers with two beers available - in the summer three, usually one from a Hertfordshire brewer. Poplar with walkers and cyclists, there are gardens to the front and rear.
- Queen's Head
The St (A144)
This rural 16th Century pub re-opened under new ownership on 03/08/18. The refurbishment shows off the original beams, large open fireplaces and vaulted room. A single bar serves local ales and food, including gluten-free options, is available throughout the day each day including theme nights. The restaurant is available to book for private parties and events.
- Grandison (01992) 554077 18 Bury Lane Bramfield SG14 2QL
- Bramford & District Social Club
71-73 The Street
NEW MEMBERS AND GUEST MEMBERS WELCOME The hub of the community for entertainment, dancing, indoor sports and lots of social activities. They welcome folks of all ages to become members. Please feel free to visit the club and pick up a membership application form. More details about club membership on the website. Greene King IPA is the regular real ale, and up to two guest beers, which often includes a beer from Adnams.
The building retains many original beams. It has a large garden with a children's play area.
The core of the building is thought to date from the 16th century, with major 18th & 19th century alterations.
- Bramford & District Social Club ku.oc.bulclaicosdrofmarb@tnemniatretne(01473) 745198 71-73 The Street Bramford IP8 4DX
- Black Bull
25 Church Road
Late 16th century timber framed building. Popular village local with large garden. Four busy handpumps and hot food served all day. Samuel Pepys used to drink here and was the local magistrate. Next door is the Brampton Parish Church, founded in Norman times and opposite is the Manor House, now a Cheshire Home. Occasional live music and an annual beer festival.
- Brampton Hut
Modern "Pub Restaurant" next to a Premier Inn focused on food.
- Brampton Institute
18 High Street
Sports and social club in a late 19th century building on the High Street. It is affiliated to CIU and is home to the Brampton branch of the Royal British Legion. One regular real ale is served alongside a changing guest beer from a local brewery. As well as pool, darts and dominoes there is a county standard bowls green and large pavilion, the clubs bowls teams play from April-September. There is an outside patio at the rear and some seating at the front. There is a large car park at the rear. Buses stop nearby.
Open till midnight on Saturday when there is entertainment.
- Brampton Mill
An attractive, riverside converted corn mill. Popular restaurant for locals, visitors or boaters. Large pub with many varied drinking and eating areas - mind your head, as some areas have low ceilings!
- Brampton Park Golf Club
Badgers Bar with conservatory annexe area used as a spike bar, with large double doors leading onto the putting green and the 1st tee. Greene King supply the club.
- Hare on the Green
40 The Green
Two room pub overlooking the village green less than a mile from Huntingdon Racecourse. Had previously operated as an Indian restaurant but reopened as a pub and restaurant in Oct 2018. Two real ales are served including a changing beer from a local brewery. Bottled beers from Grafham Brewing and Draycott are sold. There is also a cider from Saxby's.
There are two rooms with one serving as the restaurant. Food is served all day with a lunch and evening menu. On Sunday roasts are available at lunchtime. Meals are available to takeaway.
- Huntingdon Rugby Club (01480) 386577 Huntingdon Racecourse Brampton PE28 4NL
- Black Bull ku.oc.notpmarb-llubkcalbeht@gniklat(01480) 457201 25 Church Road Brampton PE28 4PF
- Ship Hotel
Located on the north Norfolk coast with two bars, serving local ales. There is a large restaurant and beer garden. Accommodation is available in nine en-suite rooms, two of which make a family suite. Take away fish and chips can be ordered at the bar seven days a week. Restored in 2010 keeping much of the original history in design and decor.
- Ship Hotel ku.oc.snniiwikgniylf@letohpihs(01485) 210333 Main Road Brancaster PE31 8AP
- Brancaster Staithe
- Jolly Sailors
A cosy inn with several small drinking areas and two dining rooms, convenient for the Norfolk coast path and Brancaster Staithe harbour. It has a garden and play area, is family and dog -friendly and has an ice cream hut. Brancaster beers are produced by a local brewery to the pub's recipes and at least one is always available. Food offerings include local seafood and stone-baked pizza with the oven visible from the bar. Coasthopper buses stop outside. Beer and music festival every June and a cider festival in September.
- White Horse
One-bar pub with restaurant. Winner of Best Creative Outdoor Area, Great British Pub Awards (Morning Advertiser) 2010.
- Jolly Sailors ku.oc.retsacnarbsroliasylloj@ofni(01485) 210314 Main Road Brancaster Staithe PE31 8BJ
The timber lined interior has been extensively refurbished to a high standard. ⅓ pint option is also available.
The pub has a good reputation for food.
Closed Tuesdays in winter months
- Queen ku.oc.notsednarbtaneeuqeht@ofni(01728) 685307 The St Brandeston IP13 7AD
48 High St
High Street local with its coaching inn origins still visible. Fine blocked-in 'tax windows', of which Brandon has many, are proudly displayed. Pub car park is accessed from Lode Street. Now fully free, having been purchased by the current management from Elizabeth Hotels group. There are 4 recently built units for B & B accommodation.
- Brandon House
Elegant hotel with a bar and restaurant. Facilities may be open to non-residents. Contact directly to book a table.
- Five Bells
Flint faced exterior. It has lots of fish tanks and bubble columns with fake fish in. Lots of alcopop style fonts on bar. Video screens on every wall..
1-3 Market Hill
Lively town centre bar with regular Karaoke, live music & quiz nights. Accommodation available. Distinctive mock Tudor brick built building with some flint napping in panel at front.
Landlady loves to welcome Camra members into the pub to try their selection of real ales and are always more than happy to give out tasters from a selection of ales which change regularly.
Attractive, grade 2 listed building with some parts dating back 500 years. Also has a good reputation for food. Said to be one of the oldest surviving buildings in Brandon. It does not have conventional foundations but "floats" on a raft of slate! From the back of the building it is easy to see various phases in the growth of this old building as new sections have been added through the years. Also to the rear of the property is an ancient "protected" tree.
- Bell (01842) 810465 48 High St Brandon IP27 0AQ
- Brandon Creek
Brandon Creek Bridge
A large welcoming and genuine free house situated on the Cambridgeshire/Norfolk border. Up to 3 guest beers available. Large dining areas offer varied lunchtime and evening menus. A popular spot in the summer and can become busy, especially with boaters. A patio and other areas afford outside drinking and pleasing views of the river. Moorings available. Large car-park.
Historic lurid events, including murder and hangings, that occured at the pub are featured in a local folk story called 'the Black Sheet' and performed as a dance by the local Ouse Wash Molly!
- Ship ku.oc.keercnodnarbpihseht@ofni(01353) 676228 Brandon Creek Bridge Brandon Creek PE38 0PP
A popular 15th century pub with a long established reputation for food.
The historic part of the building has wooden floors, an exposed timber frame and leaded windows. The garden incorporates a children's play area. Much of the pub is now used for dining during busy sessions. Themed food nights include popular steak nights. Quiz nights are held every second Tuesday of the month.
There are a number of rumours about the history of the pub. It's said that some of its beams are timbers from ships that were part of the Spanish Armada. It's also rumoured that there was a smugglers' tunnel from the cellar to the foreshore.
Breakfast: Tue-Fri 0930-1130
- Bull (01473) 328248 Ipswich Rd Brantham CO11 1PN
- Axe & Compasses
28 The Street
400 year old multi-roomed village pub full of nooks and crannies. The name is taken from the old wheelwrights yard across the road. The interior has many old photos of the village and surroundings. In summer a marquee in the garden and an outside bar are open.
- Brown Bear
14 The Street
A pub since at least 1740, the Brown Bear has a public bar and a restaurant, both with impressive fireplaces. Have a go at identifying the implements. The Thursday pub quiz, darts and petanque teams, a large garden with a pizza oven, occasional outside bars and monthly live music mean there is something for everyone. Three real ales are usually available, with a widely varying choice.
- Golden Fleece
20 Green End
A large rural pub built in the early 1700s, with wooden floors, beams and a large fireplace. Closed as a pub in 2003 but reopened in 2010 after extensive remodelling of the interior layout. Guest ales come from local breweries such as Nethergate and Saffron. The food available is all gluten free, and includes a changing range of daily specials, monthly tapas nights and themed food evenings.
- Axe & Compasses (01920) 821610 28 The Street Braughing SG11 2QR
- Breachwood Green
- Red Lion
16 Chapel Road
Being the only pub in the village it attracts many locals and some from further afield. There is a TV showing main sporting events as well as a quiet dinning area. The garden provides views of the countryside and a good vantage point to view the aircraft approaching Luton Airport. It has darts, dominoes teams, associated football and cricket sides. It serves good home made food and the guest beers are unusual for this area. Now letting accommodation
- Red Lion (01438) 833123 16 Chapel Road Breachwood Green SG4 8NU
- Brent Eleigh
Lavenham Rd (A1141)
Unspoilt gem and for many years identified by CAMRA as a best real heritage pub. Retaining two bars, In winter both bars are snug and warm; in summer with the doors open the bar is at one with it's surroundings. Hungry walkers and cyclists exploring the area will be pleased to know that landlady Deborah is a great cook and that food is available at all times. Bed and breakfast accommodation in unit at rear of pub. Real cider is generally Castlings Heath Cottage.
- Cock (01787) 247371 Lavenham Rd (A1141) Brent Eleigh CO10 9PB
- Brent Pelham
- Black Horse
Much extended pub with separate drinking and eating areas, on many different floor levels. Food-orientated but drinkers are welcome too. Huge garden for the summer, now with a BBQ. It is an old pub, once frequented by farm-workers, and now with a welcome for walkers and cyclists. Take a walk down to the church to see the ancient stocks outside. Reopened after a refurb in November 2016.
- Black Horse (01279) 778925 Brent Pelham Brent Pelham SG9 0AP
- Brewery Tap
28 Primrose Hill / Kings Road
Reopened in July 2019, with competitively-priced real ales, after more than a month of closure for refurbishment. The pub's owners (Ei Group) had taken the pub back from its long-standing licensees (who leased the pub and wanted to buy it) in order to transfer it to 'Craft Union' (Ei's managed house co.). Locals had started a petition against this change, attracting more than 1,000 signatures in the first day, then passing 2,000 soon afterwards.
Formerly part of the Fielder & Co brewery buildings, this small, traditional local has a few historic framed photos of the local area in the bar and a well in the courtyard at the rear. There are hanging baskets of flowers outside the pub.
13 Brook Street
Food-oriented pub with secluded garden. Quiz night Thursday. Live music Saturday. On Bank Holiday Mondays, Meals are served from 12:00-18:30.
16-18 High Street
Wetherspoon pub, which officially opened on 18th November 2014, on the site of the long-defunct Davey's Dairy. Food is served all day (breakfasts from 7am) while alcohol is sold from 9am. There a mixture of high and low tables and chairs, with some partly-enclosed seating on the left of the long, narrow bar. Framed displays of local photographs adorn the walls. Just inside the entrance, there used to be a display of old milk churns, internally lit & modified to spell out the numbers of the address of the pub (16 & 18). Butter churns also formed part of the display.
- Gardeners Arms
27 Hart Street
Much-altered, back-street local just off the High Street, with many new buildings around it. Framed black & white photos of Hollywood stars on the walls.
125/127 High Street
Large, recently-redesigned and renamed pub, which originally opened in autumn 1999. Breakfasts available until noon.
- Nags Head
44 Brook Street
Attractive, split-level, food-oriented pub, which retains its bar area.
Ongar Road / Warescot Road
Long, narrow, modernised bar, dvided into small areas.
- Spread Eagle
88 Queens Road / Coptfold Road
Refurbished, wedge-shaped, community pub with a focus on Real Ale. Live music including open Mic on Sunday evenings and Acoustic bands. Events include Charity Rock and Rock bingo, and Charity Elvis Nights, Courtyard patio.
123 High Street
High Street pub dating from the 15th century, with flagstone floors. Much-altered, but retaining some traditional panelling. Historic photos of Brentwood. Quiz on Wednesday evenings.
- Victoria Arms
50 Ongar Road
Pleasant and comfortable Gray & Sons pub with a friendly atmosphere. Unusually for the area, there are normally two Harveys beers available, as well as Ghost Ship and three changing beers. There are several TV screens, which mostly show sports matches, and an outside smoking area. Cribbage and other card games are available. All in all, a pub that is well-worth a visit. South West Essex CAMRA Branch (Essex Area) Pub of the Year 2018.
- West One Bar (01277) 217450 110/112 Kings Road Brentwood CM14 4EA
- Brewery Tap (01277) 218431 28 Primrose Hill / Kings Road Brentwood CM14 4LT
- 1066 At the Chequers
Charming 16th thatched inn opposite Bressingham Gardens. Gift shop and restaurant with a bar area.
- 1066 At the Chequers (01379) 688175 Low Road Bressingham IP22 2AG
- Farmers Boy
1 Brickendon Lane
Fine old village pub re-opened in September 2014 after 6 months of closure. Back in the heart of the community, a food menu with an emphasis on local produce and local suppliers has been developed. All main meals are freshly prepared and cooked including the very popular Sunday lunch. Locals tend to congregate in the left-hand side. There is a large garden at the rear. The car park and some additional garden tables are over the road where petanque is played.
- Farmers Boy (01992) 511017 1 Brickendon Lane Brickendon SG13 8NU
- Bricket Wood
- Black Boy
79 Old Watford Road
The part Grade II Listed Black Boy opened as an ale house in 1754 with the first known licensee recorded as Thomas Goodson, almost certainly making it one of the oldest public houses in the area. The bar area has original oak beams and a flagstone floor, with two seating areas at either end. It is community pub with three football teams, four darts team,a flourishing golf society, and shooting societies. Outdoor drinking and live music can be enjoyed in the terraced garden set on three levels. An annual "Bricket Wood Stock" festival takes places every Sunday afternoon in July and August. Charity pub quiz last Thursday of the month and Friday night "Play Your Cards Right", also a charity event. Most major sporting events also televised across five large television screens, one being outdoors in the smoking area, heated by a very impressive outdoor fire.
- Bricket Wood Country Club Lye Lane Bricket Wood AL2 3TW
- Bricket Wood Social Club & Institute
3 Oak Avenue
allows Camra members to use the bar facilities.
Re-opened October 2015. Friendly pub serving the local community. The freshly made home cooked food is very popular including tapas a menu. All ages and families always welcome with a bar and dining area leading to extensive enclosed garden. The front bar has a tiled floor, large fireplace, rustic furniture. The side bar is now a dining area and opens out onto the patio and large garden. There is a new garden gate and large car park.
- Moor Mill Beefeater
Smug Oak Lane
A Beefeater in an old watermill on the River Ver with close links to the Premier Inn next door. The working watermill, which is encased for viewing within the building, last worked as a mill in 1916 and though there are historical links for the mill back to 1086 it was rebuilt in 1762 and not converted to a pub until 1992. Set up for typical Beefeater fayre, all Premier Inn meals are also taken in the mill restaurant. Outside there are pleasant gardens alongside the river and pond populated by geese and ducks, making the pub popular with young families.
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- Black Boy (01923) 672444 79 Old Watford Road Bricket Wood AL2 3RU
- Brewers Arms
1 Victoria Place
Friendly 17th Century pub with massive cellar, used as an air-raid shelter during the world war II. Many exposed beams. B&B available.
- Brightlingsea Community Centre
Lower Park Road
Community Centre club. Adults only in Oyster bar. Families are allowed in members lounge.
- Brightlingsea Masonic Hall 37 Tower Street Brightlingsea CO7 0AL
- Cherry Tree
29 Church Road
Sports Bar with big screen at front showing Sky and BT Sports. Lounge Bar to rear
- Freemasons Arms
8 Sydney Street
Reopened on 10th March 2017 with new owners after refurbishment and three years of closure after the previous owner retired. Food from April 2017, Tue-Sat with traditional roast on Sunday. Interesting carvings support old timbers.
- Kings Head
41 Victoria Place
Traditional pub with original beams. Long bar with games room at the side. 3 real fires
- Olde Swan Hotel
15 High Street
Traditional old community public house, with lots of atmosphere. Also offers B&B
- Railway Tavern
58 Station Road
New owners in 2018 have maintained the real ale selection and cider festival while beginning sympathetic refurbishment, including the addition of a new lounge bar in late 2019. Summer opening 16:00 Mon-Thu rather than 17:00. Tendring CAMRA Pub of the Year 2020
66-67 Hurst Green
This friendly pub is situated by a village green and has extensive views over Colne Estuary.
- Yachtsman's Arms
Long established pub with a large aerial photo of the area estimated to be from the early 1970s on the wall in the bar. Separate area for dining. May close earlier than times shown here if particularly quiet.
- Brewers Arms (01206) 305608 1 Victoria Place Brightlingsea CO7 0BX
- Red Lion
Purchased from Greene King by a local resident in January 2012 and extensively renovated before reopening as a free house. Two bar village pub and restaurant with oak beams. The spacious bar to the left has pale paintwork and a wooden floor. There are toys and games for the younger ones. The restaurant to the right has a tiled floor and large fireplace. There is a large garden and ample parking. Wherry is their regular while their guest ales are often from regional micros. The licensees met in Oregan. Gwen has brewing experience and hopes to put it to good use.
- Red Lion moc.liamg@yelknirbnoilder(01638) 508707 High Street Brinkley CB8 0RA
- Brisley Bell
A country pub with excellent views across to the village cricket pitch, on an open common - one of the largest in England that is privately owned by the parish.
Extensively remodelled in 2016: the beams and brick interiors remain, as do the two large inglenook fireplaces. However, the pub has been much expanded, particularly at the rear with a large patio and garden. There are now couple of restaurants, a snug, and a spacious front bar that welcomes dogs. There are also six B&B rooms in the converted livestock barns.
Much of the menu is gluten free, there are vegetarian and vegan options, and all produce that can be, is sourced locally, including many of the drinks offerings.
- Brisley Bell ku.oc.llebyelsirbeht@emoclew(01362) 705204 The Green Brisley NR20 5DW
108 Hall Street
Village pub which serves reasonably priced food. Large log fires in original inglenook ensure a warm welcome during the winter.
- Three Horseshoes
Built in 1565, a former coaching inn, this roadside pub serves excellent beer and food in a comfortable bar and separate restaurant. Closed for a while in 2019 but reopened after a refurbishment in August 2019 with a huge new landscaped garden offering three different areas. Ingredients are all sourced locally, and there's a happy hour Monday to Saturday from 3-6pm. Two or three local ales available, from Woodforde's and Moon Gazer primarily.
- Explorers moc.tenretnitb@revirdellehcim(01263) 860595 108 Hall Street Briston NR24 2LQ
- Broad Green
- Kings Arms
Single bar pub with tables and chairs . Karaoke and fortnightly quiz evening on Wednesday. Seperate restaurant and function room for hire. Varied menu. Accommodation, B&B. Car park and large child friendly garden.
- Kings Arms (01376) 562006 Coggeshall Road Broad Green CO6 1RU
- Broads Green
- Walnut Tree
Handsome Victorian brick-built pub overlooking the village green. The front door opens directly into what was once the bottle and jug but with the passing of time it now serves as a small snug. To the left is the wood-panelled public bar, little changed since it was built in 1888. To the right is the slightly more modern saloon bar originally converted from the landlord's front parlour and further extended in the 1980s. The half-cellar is accessed from behind the bar with Cask Marque quality beers being served on gravity. Outside, seating in front of the pub is complemented by a children's play area and a large family garden to the side and rear. An outside Gents, which is still in use, adds to the pubs authenticity. There is no food offering, the landlord preferring to concentrate on his beers and in maintaining a more traditional atmosphere. Primarily a conversation pub, traditional pub games and an antique piano offer alternative entertainment. "A pub dedicated to those who make drinking a pleasure; who achieve contentedness long before capacity; and who, whenever they drink, prove able to carry it, enjoy it, and above all maintain a modicum of decorum." In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Walnut Tree (01245) 360222 Broads Green CM3 1DT
- Old Kings Head
50 The Street
16th century beamed community pub with friendly atmosphere. Pub re-opened in 2015 with an added coffee shop (open at 10.00) serving delicious homemade cakes (also sells bread at weekends). Family friendly seating bar, standing bar with wood burner, both serving imaginative Italian food from noon. Locally sourced meats and ingredients used where possible. Gluten-free meals and cakes available. Regular music events, usually on a Thursday. A 'gin club' adds to the mix with the pub selling 150 gins. Local artists display work in bars and gallery. Mid Anglia CAMRA Norfolk Pub of the Year 2018 and overall winner 2019.
- Old Kings Head (01379) 668843 50 The Street Brockdish IP21 4JY
- Brome Grange
Rebuilt in 1950s - note the coat-of-arms on display close to roadside. Known for its extensive menu. reopened November 2012 after 18 months of closure. The Grange seems to have had a chequered history. Between 1962 & December 1967 it was a members' only country club. being re-licensed some time after 1967 with a full license. Photographs of this pub and more up-to-date and detailed information about it can be found at suffolkcamra.co.uk/pubs/pub/98
- Oaksmere Hotel
4 Star Country hotel located in the seat of Lord Cornwallis, Baron of Eye. Impressive approach via an avenue of lime trees. Set in seventeen acres of beautiful, landscaped grounds designed by Chelsea gold medal winning landscape architect Thomas Hoblyn and incorporating a cricket square & hot-air balloon launching area. Bar is open to all including non-residents. British Tapas menu available in bar.
- Brome Grange (01379) 870456 A140 Brome IP23 8AA
- Unruly Pig
Orford Rd (A1152)
A smart food orientated pub located close to a nature reserve and Woodbridge golf course. It was extensively refitted after a fire which hit the building soon after current owner took ownership.
There's a toilet which is accessible to disabled customers.
- Unruly Pig ku.oc.gipylurnueht@ofni(01394) 460310 Orford Rd (A1152) Bromeswell IP12 2PU
- Prince Of Wales
8 Northampton Road
Family-friendly, modern community pub with a single long lounge seating up to 80 people. Outdoor drinking areas include a rear garden with children's play equipment and a covered patio at the front. Traditional, home-cooked pub meals are available, with rolling daily specials.
Comfortable village inn with oak beams near the Bromham Water Mill Museum & Art Gallery, and the Ouse Valley Way footpath. The building has been used as an inn since 1798 and retains many old features, despite recent refurbishment and conversion to a through lounge bar. Meals are available in the bar and restaurant, offering a classic pub menu with Sunday roasts.
- Prince Of Wales ku.oc.mahmorbselawfoecnirpeht@ofni(01234) 822447 8 Northampton Road Bromham MK43 8PE
- White Lion
49 The Street
Welcoming village pub with a long single bar on two levels. The pub serves up to eight cask beers from small breweries throughout the UK, all on gravity. A real cider is also sold seasonally.
Parts of the pub date from the late eighteenth century. The pub faces the mere that divides the village street. There is a regular bus service from Norwich to Beccles.
- White Lion (01508) 550938 49 The Street Brooke NR15 1JW
- Brookmans Park
Building circa 1930 many of the original features have been restored and a poster transport theme used in the high ceilinged bar area. Four real ales on hand pump are the first thing to notice on the central bar that separates the drinking and dining areas. There are two extra dining or meeting areas available for functions. Log in at bar for car parking.
- Brookmans (01707) 664144 Bradmore Green Brookmans Park AL9 7QW
23 High Street
A lovely grade II listed village pub dating from 1830s full of character having many small rooms. The front parlour has a wood fire, there is a snug room and also a games room with Northamptonshire Skittles, cribbage and darts. Further seating is available outside the entrance to the cellar from which all drinks are served as there is no bar so beers are poured straight from the casks. As well as beers from the breweries listed there are often others from, for example, Adnams, Woodforde and Theakstons. Just past the cellar entrance is the restaurant where fresh local produce is used extensively. Camping is available with 24 hour access to toilets and cold water.
- Cock ku.oc.oohay@959htimskcin(01767) 314411 23 High Street Broom SG18 9NA
162 Yarmouth Road
Flagstone and wood floors, wooden settles, scrubbed tables and a real fire give a rural ambience to the bar area of this welcoming, friendly pub. A few steps lead down to a separate dining area and conservatory where home cooked food is available. There is an accent on local breweries, some of which are served by gravity from a taproom.
- Artichoke (01986) 893325 162 Yarmouth Road Broome NR35 2NZ
160 Main Road
A grade II listed building with parts dating back to the 15th Century. Recently refurbished substantial family friendly bar with many nooks and crannies most of which contain tables. Large garden with many outside tables. 3 real fires. Typical Vintage Inn brand menus.
- Kings Arms
295 Main Road
Grade II listed, beamed pub which was refurbished in 2017. "C" shaped bar with games area one side.
- Angel (01245) 444917 160 Main Road Broomfield CM1 7AH
- Crown Inn
The Crown Inn is an idyllic early 19th century pub opposite the church in the picturesque Cambridgeshire village. The décor is modern yet comfortable, with scrubbed pine tables and stone floor. Four hand pumps serve two real ales and two ciders. The ales are usually from small regional breweries. The inn is popular with diners but retains a small area for those who call in for a drink. Dogs are welcome in the bar area. It is recommended that reservations are made is you are dining, especially at the weekend when it can be extremely busy The large garden is popular in the summer months, and a beer festival is held in a marquee on the late May bank holiday weekend
- Crown Inn ku.oc.tnaruatsernninworceht@ofni(01487) 824428 Bridge Road Broughton PE28 3AY
- Browston Hall
Browston Hall is a large sports complex with its own indoor bowls green, with separate bar, tennis courts, an interesting 9-hole par 3 golf course, golf shop and driving range.
The main bar acts as the 19th hole and reception area for those wanting food, but is a large attractive sitting area in its own right.
There is no membership required except for the bowls. But booking in advance for some of the facilities may be advised.
- Browston Hall moc.loa@llahnotsworbofni(01493) 667591 Browston Green Browston NR31 9DW
74 High Road
Clean & well-presented bars. Lounge mainly family meal orientated but no rowdy kids. Popular with locals.
- Crown Inn
Old Nazeing Road
The Crown Inn has served Broxbourne for several hundred years, dating back to the 1700's. Popular with Victorian day-trippers, the inn was also used by local companies who liked their employees to play sports on the adjacent gardens. The current building was constructed in the 1930s, replacing The Old Crown Hotel.
- White Bear
95 High Road
We aim to pride ourselves on excellent service, selection of ales, premium lagers, gin, spirits and fine wines with an all round great experience. Entertainment Let your hair down and join us every weekend with our resident DJ and Live and Unplugged music sessions with wide varieties of bands including local bands. A great night of singing & dancing is always guaranteed. Keep an eye on our facebook page or website for upcoming events and music listings. At The White Bear you'll find large screens for you to watch and enjoy some great sporting action, whether it is Football, Rugby, Cricket, Horse Racing or whatever else you're into.
- Bull (01992) 462639 74 High Road Broxbourne EN10 7DZ
- Prince of Wales
Covid-19 update (24 Mar 2020): currently closed.
This former Charringtons pub has been transformed into a welcoming community venue after the current landlords took over in late 2011. It has a comfortable split level bar, adjoining room with two wood burners and a conservatory seating up to 50. Generously proportioned 'pub grub', mostly locally sourced, will satisfy the most demanding appetite. Small garden to the rear. Up to five guest beers are available with LocAle from Bishop Nick.
- Prince of Wales (01279) 850256 Brick End Broxted CM6 2BJ
- Ram Inn
108 The Street
Two bar local saved from the grasp of Enterprise / Tesco in 2013. Now run as a freehouse with two permanent and one guest beer.
There's also a huge garden with children's play equipment, and the three ales are very well kept.
Close to boatyards and adjacent to railway station. Very popular in summer with good value food and regularly changing guest beers.
Features a large lounge bar and a smaller public bar on the station side, with outdoor covered and uncovered seating.
Owned by partners Mike and Paul since the 1970s. Check opening and meal times outside the season.
- Ram Inn (01603) 712569 108 The Street Brundall NR13 5LP
37 High Street
This splendid Georgian coaching inn is locally owned and was re-opened in 2004 in a style best described as “post art-deco transatlantic liner”. The main bar area consists of tables whilst the lounge has armchairs and low tables. Outside is a terrace, which catches the sun and is busy in the summer evenings. Beer is from one of the small regional or micro-brewers. Food is available from the restaurant menu and is of a high standard, showing individuality and flair.
- Lion Hotel
This grade II listed building was originally the kitchen and dining area for the adjacent bishop's palace, Buckden Towers, once the location of the imprisonment of Henry VIII's first wife, Catherine of Aragon. It is a small, friendly hotel situated in the heart of the village. The lounge has a large open fire and retains the impressive original carved beam ceiling. The bar and lounge area are popular meeting places for locals and visitors.
- Village Social Club ku.oc.bulcegallivnedkcub@seiriuqne(01480) 810096 Burberry Road Buckden PE19 5UY
33 High Street
Originally an 18th century inn on the route of old North road and boasted a large number coaching inns. Buckden Towers an old fortified Manor House is just down the road. This pub continues to be a lively, friendly community local with a good real ale and food. The fireplace separates the bar are from the lounge and dinning area without isolating either of them.
- Waterside Leisure Club
This large cafe bar overlooking Buckden Marina is open to the general public. Real ale is generally available.
- George moc.nedkcubegroegeht@liam(01480) 812300 37 High Street Buckden PE19 5XA
- Buckhurst Hill
- Monkhams (Hungry Horse) ku.oc.gnikeneerg@5687(020) 8504 4525 Station Way / Buckhurst Way Buckhurst Hill IG9 6HY
- Three Colts
moc.kooltuo@stloceerhteht(020) 8504 0407
54 Princes Road / Kings Place
Much-improved, nicely-refurbished, multi-level pub which re-opened in June 2014 after a period of closure. Busy & food-oriented with Stables Restaurant. Lots of rooms, including a snug. Garden has had a makeover and includes children's' play equipment. There is also a front patio. Quiet TVs.
- Toby Carvery Buckhurst Hill
moc.clpbm@495610nub(020) 8559 0909
Large, busy, food-oriented pub with a dining area and carvery to the rear and a Premier Inn attached, on the main road between Loughton & London. Typically two Real Ales are on offer; Sharp's Doom Bar and a guest beer.
- Warren Wood
email@example.com(020) 8505 3737
Epping New Road
Traditional, basic, sports-oriented, main road pub, with a collection of clocks and a pinball table.
The pub is named after Admiral Brooke's ship, which saw action against the Americans in the early 19th century.
Dogs are welcome in the bar area.
Monday is home-made burger & beer night, Wednesday is curry night.
- Shannon moc.liamtoh@tsagor(01473) 659512 Bucklesham Rd Bucklesham IP10 0DR
- Bulls Green
82 Bramfield Road
An attractive 15th century country pub on the green with exposed beams, Tudor flooring and white weatherboarding in the local style. Bar, snug and restaurant. The fine reputation for its food, including excellent Sunday lunches, is enhanced by a range of real ales - often one from a Hertfordshire brewery. Cider is available in the summer months. Curry and quiz on the first Thursday of the month and an annual beer festival held in late April or early May.
- Horns (01438) 798052 82 Bramfield Road Bulls Green SG3 6RZ
- Bulmer Tye
- Bulmer Fox
Old Church Lane
Covid-19 update (24 Mar 2020): currently closed.
This is primarily a restaurant but it is OK to just come in and drink a beer. The place is popular and at busy times the car park is filled. Its location is on the main Sudbury to Halstead road on the East side. This pub may close when the last customer leaves before the scheduled closing time.
- Bulmer Fox moc.xofremlubeht@seiriuqne(01787) 377505 Old Church Lane Bulmer Tye CO10 7EB
- Langdon Hills Golf & Country Club
Lower Dunton Road
27 hole golf course with hotel, conference rooms, restaurant and bar.
- Langdon Hills Golf & Country Club ku.oc.nodgnalflog@ofni(01268) 548444 Lower Dunton Road Bulphan RM14 3TY
- Queens Head
Limestone pub built in 1653, consisting of a cosy bar with log fire, three restaurant areas and a pleasant patio with leafy pagoda outside. The freshly prepared food is locally sourced with game coming from the local country estates. Northamptonshire dining pub of the year 2009. Reopened in May 2011 following a period of closure. Three real ales plus a wide variety of wines and spirits. Function room for up to 20 people. Received a CAMRA Gold Award in August 2012. CAMRA Peterborough & District Branch Pub of the Year 2013.
- Queens Head moc.kciwlubdaehsneeuq@ofni(01780) 450272 Main Street Bulwick NN17 3DY
- Bungay & Waveney Valley Golf Club
A full food menu is offered to members and guests. The range of ales varies and bar hours change to 12-5 daily between Oct-Mar. The Club has a dress code which is smart casual.
- Castle Inn
35 Earsham St
Now primarily a restaurant. The front entrance leads to the restaurant with a central bar serving two real ales behind which is a smaller area for drinking and eating, which can also be accessed via the rear entrance from the courtyard garden.
23 Bridge St
Situated close to the town centre and decorated to a high standard, but retaining its original timber frame, wood panelling and doors. It consists of two rooms separated by an archway with TV screens in both rooms for sporting events. There is an array of water jugs above the bar. Ample parking is available adjacent to a partially covered area leading to a paved beer garden. Real ales are normally sourced from local breweries.
- Fleece Inn
8-10 St Mary's St
This 15th Century pub was re-opened in 2016 after refurbishment by the new owner. Featuring exposed beams and low ceilings, the pub is bright and airy with several areas for eating and drinking including an upstairs dining room, which can be booked for special occasions. The guest ales are normally from local breweries.
- Green Dragon
29 Broad St
Originally called the Horse and Groom, this is the home of the Green Dragon brewery and is located on the northern edge of town. Its ales are brewed in outbuildings next to the car park at the rear. Seasonal ales are often available. There is a public bar and a spacious lounge with a side room where families are welcome leading to the garden. Occasional food nights and live music.
- Three Tuns
2 Earsham St
Single bar on ground floor in a large room with sofas around a large fireplace with TV on the wall. Function room in cellar. Walls in the cellar room are believed to have been part of Bungay castle.
- Bungay & Waveney Valley Golf Club (01986) 892337 Outney Common Bungay NR35 1DS
- Black Bull
16 High Street
Town centre local with a comfortable bar area and a beer garden. Food not available Tuesdays.
17 High Street
This town centre pub has a large front bar with dart board, cosy back bar and function room. Outside there are a covered patio and a secluded garden with petanque piste. Although the emphasis is on drinking there are traditional Fish and Chips served on Friday evenings and every six weeks The Crown hosts an acoustic music night on the . 3rd Monday of every month. In the Regional Inventory of Historical Public House Interiors
- Fox & Duck
23 Church Street
The pub was built in the 17th Century and has been a licensed house since 1711, although it only became the "Fox and Duck in 1743. It is a Grade 2 timber framed building with steep, old red-tiled roofs.
- Jolly Sailors moc.sroliasyllojeht@ofni(01763) 271353 2 Station Road Buntingford SG9 9HU
- Black Bull (01763) 271230 16 High Street Buntingford SG9 9AG
- Three Horseshoes
Wooden beamed single bar pub.
- Three Horseshoes (01787) 229123 Church Square Bures CO8 5BS
- Bures Hamlet
- Eight Bells
6 Colchester Road
Single bar pub, serving up to 6 real ales, with separate rooms and tables and chairs. Pool table and darts. Occasional quiz night. Good value freshly cooked food available daily including specials and Sunday roasts. Patio area and car park at front.
- Eight Bells (01787) 227354 6 Colchester Road Bures Hamlet CO8 5AE
- Burgh Castle
- Fishermans Bar
Burgh Castle Marina
Riverside bar and restaurant, with ample free moorings adjacent. Winter times may vary. Under new ownership and worth visiting if in the area. Up to three ales on offer .
- Queens Head
Locally sourced food is served daily, and the pub has its own butchery where all burgers, pies, and sausages are produced, along with a varied range of game.
- Fishermans Bar ku.oc.anirameltsachgrub@snamrehsifeht(01493) 780729 Burgh Castle Marina Burgh Castle NR31 9PZ
- Burgh St. Peter
- Waveney Inn
Burgh St. Peter
The original Waveney Inn was located in the blue painted building next door to the current premises, the new one being a modern extension. It is the focal point of the Waveney River Centre, and offers up to two ales and a menu of freshly cooked and prepared food using locally sourced ingredients. Diners can choose to eat inside the modern bar or outside on the south facing decking area, both enjoying views overlooking the marina and marshes. B&B rooms are available at the pub with further accommodation options at the River Centre.
- Waveney Inn ku.oc.nniyenevaw@rab(01502) 677599 Staithe Road Burgh St. Peter NR34 0BT
- Burnham Green
- White Horse
1 White Horse Lane
Acquired by McMullen in 2007. Named after the phantom headless stallion, slain during the English civil war and which is said to haunt the adjacent road to Woolmer Green. A fine Grade-II old timbered pub, much developed, with a contemporary make-over. As well as a good range of cask beers from McMullen there's is also an extensive gin bar. The pub has a superb garden at the rear with pond, ducks, willows and an extensive grassed area with children's play equipment. Traditional roasts served all day Sunday. Themed evenings include quizzes, live music and special food nights.
- White Horse (01438) 798100 1 White Horse Lane Burnham Green AL6 0HA
- Burnham Market
- Hoste Arms
14 Market Place
17th century inn offering regular live jazz and classical evenings. Accommodation, including two rooms with four-poster beds.
An old village pub extensively renovated in 2011 and styled as a "Country Inn and Dining". Bar area includes bar stools, bar tables one end and couches the other end of the wooden floored area. The separate dining room is carpeted. The decor is pleasant with local artwork available for sale and the atmosphere is friendly and lively, it being popular with visitors to North Norfolk for the dining. Food offered is varied with offers of sandwiches (lunchtime), vegetarian, a range of pizzas, traditional fish & chips along with specials sourced locally such as steak, sausage, lasagna and pork loin all nicely presented without being pretentious. There is outdoor seating on the sun patio. Walkers, cyclists and dogs welcome.
- No.Twenty9 moc.92-rebmun@snoitavreser(01328) 738498 29 Market Place Burnham Market PE31 8HF
- Hoste Arms ku.oc.smraetsoh@noitpecer(01328) 738777 14 Market Place Burnham Market PE31 8HD
- Burnham Overy Staithe
Burnham Overy Staithe
Situated on the beautiful North Norfolk coast, this very pleasant single-bar pub re-opened two years ago after a complete refurbishment. The fresh and contemporary country-style interior includes many brass ornaments and items with naval connections. Food is available in the bar area, where dogs are welcome, or in the restaurant. There is also plenty of outdoor seating to take in the sea air.
- Hero moc.liamg@orehmahnrub(01328) 738334 Wells Road Burnham Overy Staithe PE31 8JE
Large 16th-century two-bar pub on the waterfront with low ceilings and a separate restaurant. Pool. Food served lunchtimes and evenings and until 4pm Sun. The rotational gust beer will be either Mighty Oak Maldon Gold, St Austell Tribute, Sharp’s Doom Bar or Wadworth 6X.
- New Welcome Sailor
Located 400 metres from Burnham-on-Crouch railway station, this Gray’s pub is a spotless, welcoming community local with two outdoor drinking areas. Darts, dominoes, pool, shove-ha’penny, table skittles and a large selection of board games are all available. Satellite TV. Function room. No food.
- Olde White Harte Hotel
This 15th-century “country hotel” has a historical feel, with many original beams and fireplaces. Overlooking the River Crouch, it is popular with tourists and yachtsmen. There is a private jetty with five tables for outdoor drinking. Separate restaurant. Food available lunchtimes and evenings. Accommodation.
- Oyster Smack Inn
112 Station Road
A restaurant, with one real ale for discerning diners. Accommodation.
- Queen's Head
Situated a little less than a mile from the railway station is this friendly, welcoming Gray’s house. It is tucked away in a narrow side street opposite the clock tower on Burnham’s High Street. A wood-fired stove, bare floorboards and an absence of food make this a true drinkers’ pub. Pool. Outside there is a sheltered yard with tables. There is a large range of reasonably priced Belgian bottled beers. Ramblers and dogs welcome.
- Ship Inn
52 High St
A well-appointed modern interpretation of a pub/wine bar/restaurant. The different shades of grey, down lights and fine furniture provide a boutique feel to an almost minimalistic public bar. There is a separate restaurant and a strong emphasis on food, which is served all day, every day. There are three en-suite bedrooms. Seating to the front outside.
- Star Inn
29 High St
A coaching inn, retaining many separate rooms, in an attractive setting in the town centre backing onto the River Crouch. Food served lunchtimes only. Self-catering accommodation. Real fires and outside courtyard.
This marina bar provides fine elevated views of the River Crouch, and is well suited for functions. There is an extensive open balcony where one can soak up the sun’s rays. Food is served lunchtimes and evenings Mon-Fri, all day Sat and until 6pm Sun. Breakfasts are available at weekends from 9am.
- Victoria Inn
1 Belvedere Road
At the far end of town, facing the High Street. Food offered is traditional pub fare and available lunchtimes only and on Tuesday evenings. You can play darts and pool. There is a jukebox and satellite TV. Dogs welcome. Regular music nights.
- Anchor (01621) 782117 The Quay Burnham-on-Crouch CM0 8AT
- Burrough Green
Traditional village pub at the heart of the community and adjacent to the village green. Varying ceiling heights accentuate the three drinking areas. A large open fireplace dominates the bar area. Traditional English food served at every session, either in the bars or the cosy, countrified dining room. Fish and chips on Thursdays. The Bull is one of 275 purchased by Hawthorn Leisure in June 2014 from Greene King.
- Bull moc.evil@ecallawanirtak(01638) 508333 Bradley Road Burrough Green CB8 9NH
- Crown Inn
Attractive 16th century Grade II listed pub featuring exposed beams, deep sofas, newspapers and a log fire blazing in the inglenook fireplace. There are two bars, one with a pool table and darts. Boules is played in the garden in summer. A small restaurant serves locally sourced freshly cooked food. (No food Sunday evening or Monday). Mixed cuisine. Booking advisable. Regular live music on Thursday evenings and music and other entertainments regularly throughout the year, including a beer festival. Village famous for the Burston School Strike that ran from 1914-1939.
- Crown Inn moc.nworcnotsrub@seiriuqne(01379) 741257 Mill Road Burston IP22 5TW
- Burton End
Covid-19 update (24 Mar 2020): Takeaway food service available (by phone).
A friendly pub that attracts Airport users for overnight stays and it hosts 344th Bomb Group Association from the US who were once assigned to Stansted. This pub is a Greene King tied house with a marquee and a large garden. With all day opening and good food it is well organised and can accommodate parties of visitors for events.
- Ash bup.hsaeht@ofni(01279) 814841 Burton End CM24 8UQ
63 North Street
Single bar pub with a number of distinct areas and different levels. Lots of exposed beams. Large rear patio area with smaller one around the main entrance. The kitchen specializes in "good food, cooked simply" with the menu changing weekly. Sunday evenings street food only. Old Speckled Hen and Greene King IPA are its regular ales. The third comes from the Greene King guest list.
- Burwell Ex Service & Social Club
21 The Causeway
Single story, flat roofed building. Access is via an intercom and buzz-in system. Comfortably furnished club with lower games room section and large, separate function room. A bowling green is located beyond the car park. The club was founded in 1921 and 1923 became the Burwell branch of the Royal British Legion. Although no longer affiliated to RBL it remains supportive. The Burwell Folk Club meets here on the third Thursday of the month. Three cask ales.
- Five Bells
44 High Street
Unusual for today but a traditional two bar pub. To the right of the entrance is a small wooden floored public bar with a dartboard. The lounge, to the left of the entrance, has mostly set tables with a separate dining area beyond that. The renovated barn beyond the rear car park acts as a function room with its own bar. Roadside patio area in front. Guest ales are from Greene King and include non Greene King beers. Traditional roasts on Sundays available until 2pm. 2 for 1 pizzas on Mondays. Darts and two pétanque teams.
2 North Street
The earliest parts of the building date back to the 17th Century. It has been an alehouse since 1764. A wood panelled, single room pub on two levels with a separate cocktail, lounge bar beyond. It occupies a large site with patio area, beer garden and car park. Various guest ales can include beers from smaller breweries. August bank holiday beer festival is held each year. Traditional food. The building also houses an adjoining Indian restaurant, the Bengal Fox, which is a separate business.
- Anchor ten.llewrubrohcnaeht@ofni(01638) 743970 63 North Street Burwell CB25 0BA
- White Lion
Lively bar with pool table and TV, decorated with American theme photos. A separate lounge/restaurant and darts room. There's a large play area for kids. Serves good traditional pub food, lots of it and well priced.
- White Lion moc.loa@60noobsirhc(01487) 813542 Upwood Road Bury PE26 2PA
- Bury St Edmunds
- Angel Hotel
3 Angel Hill
Bury St Edmunds
A family owned 4 star hotel in town centre covered with Virgina creeper. Styled with a traditional Georgian elegance. Records show that there has been an inn on this site since about the 13th century. In fact there were once three ancient inns on this site - the Angel, the Castle & the Boar's Head, with the earliest reference to an inn here dating back as far as 1281. The present building dates from around 1774-1776 when it was also a posting inn. The town Hustings (electioneering speeches) were traditionally held outside the Angel Hotel & Charles Dickens stayed here in 1859 & 1861 (and earlier) when he gave readings to the town. The Bury Fair was held annually near here until 1871 when it was discontinued after it fell into disrepute. Originally granted by Henry I & held on feast of St James (25th July) Bury Fair was latter moved to feast of St Matthew (21st Sept.) & was a one time visited by Mary Tudor (who also married Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk). By 1721 the fair was very famous with many "knights & gentlemen of estates & gentlemen's daughters" in attendance. Two other fairs once held annually in Bury include the Calf's Tail Fair on Tue, Wed & Thu of Easter week, & a "butter fair" held on 2nd Dec.
1 Tayfen Rd
Bury St Edmunds
Traditional beer house in unusual semi-circular Victorian building, very handy for the railway station. Open fire in winter. Refurbished with a modern feel. Projector TV for major sporting events.Homemade snacks are available.Serves own beers from the Brewshed brewery which was originally behind pub (but relocated out of town during 2016). Three other local pubs are also owned by same company. Seven beer engines provide an ever-changing selection of well-kept Real Ales. Three real ciders. Regular beer festivals and annual cider festival.
- Black Boy
69 Guildhall St
Bury St Edmunds
Single bar serving a large multi-area room. A small theatre upstairs was used to host occasional live performances until a few years ago.
28-29 St John's St
Bury St Edmunds
Restored 15th cent. inn with a la carte menu. The building dates back to the early 19th century.
- Constitutional Club
12 Guildhall Street
Bury St Edmunds
A club since 1888 located within the historic medieval grid in Bury St Edmunds. Folk club on Fridays and various sports leagues. Notable beer garden. Function room for hire.
- Corn Exchange bar
Bury St Edmunds
First floor bar in this historic building that J D Wetherspoon's opened in June 2012. This pub serves real cider as recognised by CAMRA. Holds the Cask Marque Award for serving quality real ale.
- Dog & Partridge
29 Crown St
Bury St Edmunds
Attractive 17th cent rooms to front with large modern extension to rear. Very popular with younger people at weekends. Accommodation available.
68 Hospital Rd
Bury St Edmunds
This early Victorian backstreet community free house is located just five minutes from the town centre. The Dove has six hand pumps plus jugged ales brought up direct from the cellar. Also a good selection of real ciders. Truly traditional and basic, just how pubs used to be - no lager, TV's, pool or gaming machines. The staff here are very knowledgeable about their ever-changing range of local ales, hence a winner of CAMRA Regional Pub of the Year, twice.
- Dragonfly Hotel
Bury St Edmunds
Large modern hotel on outskirts of town, adjacent to A14 junction 44. Bar & restaurant open to non-residents.
- Fox Inn
1 Eastgate St
Bury St Edmunds
Characterful building & claims to be (in part) the oldest remaining pub in town. According to Listed Buildings Register, it was built in the 15th century as a merchant's house, though it's probably older, being recorded as a hospice for the abbey before the Dissolution. Located just outside the old East Gate. Nicely furnished throughout with a courtyard garden. This pub also has a declared ethical policy (see the website) & try to have as little environmental impact as possible. Food available (12 - 2.30 & 6 - 10). Live Jazz from 7.30 every Sun eve.
1 Brentgovel St
Bury St Edmunds
Characterful pub with loud discos at weekends. Built early to mid 19th century. Disabled toilet.
- Greene King Beer Café
Bury St Edmunds
This former visitor centre and shop located beside the historic Westgate brewery brewhouse has just been revamped (March 2016) into a cafe, shop and bar. It is now undoubtedly the closest public bar to the brewery complex. The bar is now open from 8am until 6pm (Mon-Fri, 10am-6pm Sat), and is licensed for both the general public and brewery tour visitors. Anyone interested in a brewery tour should book first (tours on most days) see their website. The bar will offer a selection of draught products and a full range of bottled and other packaged products from the brewery. Food and snacks including breakfast is also available alongside various other beverages and soft drinks.
Bury St Edmunds
Large (probably the largest in Bury) estate pub with three bars including a traditional saloon. No food Sun or Mon eve.
28 & 29 Eastgate St
Bury St Edmunds
Friendly single bar local with interesting memorabilia of old town pubs on display. This may once have been called the Railway Tavern; a reference to the nearby Eastgate station (on the now-closed Bury-Long Melford line.
3 Risbygate St
Bury St Edmunds
Parts of the building date from the 16th century, the front is 19th century. Achieved Cask Marque status June 2017.
9 St Andrews St South
Bury St Edmunds
Previously opened as the Risbygate Tavern which originally opened in 1984 & closed 1990 circa. Also on site of former Griffin Tap. Two handpumps.
- King's Arms
23 Brentgovel St
Bury St Edmunds
The building dates from the 17th century. Recently refurbished. Now 5 hand pumps with Greene King beers including Abbot.
Bury St Edmunds
Modern estate pub. The name was the result of a competition in the Bury Free Press & refers to the town's mayor (roads on the estate are all named after past mayors).
- Masons' Arms
14 Whiting St
Bury St Edmunds
Traditional one bar local retaining many original features. Greene King's flagship pub with a wide range of beers (all from Westgate Brewery) including trial beers unavailable elsewhere.
- Moreton Hall
Bury St Edmunds
Lively and popular pub serving an expanding area of housing. Large main bar and garden for sunny days. Seasonal menu with vegetarian and vegan menu options.
- Moreton Hall Community Centre bar
Bury St Edmunds
Facilities built about 2000 and run by a committee who are local residents, the club is keen to serve the local community which is a large residential area to east of town. A big screen showing all the latest sporting events from both Sky Sports and BT Sports. Pool tables and dartboards are also available. Quiz nights, Live music and charity events - see their website for latest details. Party or conferencing facilities available for hire.
17 The Traverse
Bury St Edmunds
One of the claimants to the title "England's smallest pub", with an interior measuring only fifteen by seven feet and is listed by the Guinness Book of Records. Main drinking area is crowded if more than six people are in bar at any time. The record for the number of people crammed into the pub is said to be 102 (plus a dog called Blob). Contains various curios including a mummified cat & old halberd. Function room upstairs. The building dates from the mid-19th century. Photographs of this pub and more historical information about it can be found at suffolkcamra.co.uk/pubs/pub/156
- Oakes Barn
St Andrews St South
Bury St Edmunds
A real ale free house and social hub near the town centre with some period features and historic links to the mediaeval town. Six real ales are always available including one dark beer alongside craft cider. Home-made food comprises lunchtime specials and snacks served all day. There is an outside covered smoking area and open courtyard with seating. Regular events are held in the bar and an upstairs function room also available to hire.
- Old Cannon Brewery
86 Cannon St
Bury St Edmunds
This excellent brewpub is on the site of the original Cannon Brewery. Now in private hands, it is a true free house. The Old Cannon Brewery serves good quality food and comfortable accommodation is available. Both the brewpub and stable block are Grade II Listed. They date from mid 19th century. They brew their own beers on site and have 2 signature beers available throughout the year; Best bitter and Gunner's Daughter and have a rotating seasonal ale which they also brew on site. They conduct tours of the micro brewery (book for tour) and usually brew in the bar using two vessels every Monday and Wednesday.
- One Bull
25 Angel Hill
Bury St Edmunds
The One Bull is run by the Brewshed brewery, based at the Beerhouse in Bury St Edmunds. Four Brewshed beers are usually available plus guest beers. Close to the Abbey gardens. Children are welcome before 6pm in the bar and 8pm in the restaurant but evenings are strictly for over 18’s.
- Queen's Bar & Grill
39 Churchgate St
Bury St Edmunds
Queens Bar and Grill has opened in what used to be the 'Queen's Head'. With a complete re-design to form an industrial style setting, the bar serves home-made american inspired food and four real ales.
- Rose & Crown
48 Whiting St
Bury St Edmunds
In sight of Greene King's Westgate brewery, this is a traditional pub with two bars and separate off sales hatch. New landlord Gordon took over in September 2019 after retirement of the previous tenants of 34 years service. Good value wholesome food served lunchtimes Monday to Saturday. The pub is a Grade II listed building located within the conservation area of Bury St Edmunds with a CAMRA heritage interior. Always one mild on handpump.
- Spread Eagle
(A143) Out Westgate
Bury St Edmunds
Town pub with a "country atmosphere". Patio area; no food Sun eve. Photographs of this pub and more historical information about it can be found at suffolkcamra.co.uk/pubs/pub/169
Bury St Edmunds
Formerly the Railway Commercial Hotel & renamed in 1988. Under new management (March 18). St Edmunds selling so well, IPA to be replaced by another beer. Dog friendly now.
- Station Hill Social Club
1 Station Hill
Bury St Edmunds
Members club serving two real ales. Social nights include Bingo, Crib, Snooker and Ladies Darts. Membership £10 for single adult. See website for more details.
- Tavern on St. John's
88-89 St John's Street
Bury St Edmunds
COVID-19 UPDATE: Pub is offering takeaway Sunday lunches - please contact pub for details.
Reopened in May 2019, a freehouse The Tavern is able to stock a large range of both local and craft beer. Food served all day from 12noon to 9pm (4pm Sundays) and from 11am on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
142 Fornham Road
Bury St Edmunds
Attractive building located on a road now by-passed. The pub has a large garden with covered patio & outside bar. Charity Events throughout the year. Disabled access available.
- Angel Hotel ku.oc.legnaeht@gniyats(01284) 753926 3 Angel Hill Bury St Edmunds IP33 1LT
Set close to an old windmill tower, with fine views over open countryside. Various old tools decorate the main lounge/dining area. The public bar is a smaller separate room.
- Crown (01449) 736521 Mill Ln Buxhall IP14 3DW
- Black Lion
Long bar with pool table to one end and Sky TV plus another smaller room at one end.
- Black Lion (01603) 279313 Lion Road Buxton NR10 5HH
1 Luton Road
Well kept, friendly village local with several separate drinking areas. The guest ale changes monthly. Lunchtime and evening meals served (not Mon & Tue in winter) and Sunday roast menu.
19 Manor Road
Large two-bar locals pub dating from the 1920's with pool, darts and a real fire in the public bar. The guest ale varies and has included the likes of Black Sheep and Hobgoblin. A collection of model cars and trains can be found in cabinets between the two bars.
- Horse & Jockey
Located on the A5 south of Dunstable it was rebranded by Whitbreads as a Table Table Restaurant & Bar in June 2007. Always one real ale available, sometimes a second one. This large property is bright and airy with many secluded dining sections. An extensive family oriented menu where steaks & grills are a speciality - seating for 140 guests. Accommodation available in nearby Premier Inn and breakfasts start from 7am also open to non-residents. Small business or private events are catered for.
- Chequers (01582) 731097 1 Luton Road Caddington LU1 4AF
Large bar divided into several areas on split levels. Separate restaurant. Set in extensive grounds.
132 Ormesby Road
Large bar with even larger lounge. Pool and darts. Geared for summer holiday trade. Food led with up to two ales on offer.
- Gate Caister
Ex Lacons and Whitbread pub, it was once the tram terminus in the town centre. Large well appointed multi-roomed pub with plenty of comfortable seating. Separate games room with two pool tables. Now with food lunch and evenings. Large enclosed rear garden with seating and slides etc. Recently re-opened after complete refurbishment and under new management. Welcome back!
- Kings Arms
Large bar with separate games room. Comfortably furnished, on split levels. Recently under new management, two ales now on offer.
- Never Turn Back
Caister men "never turn back" was coined following an attempted rescue during a severe storm in 1901, in which nine lifeboat-men were lost. The story is displayed on the wall of the pub. Only a short stretch of marrom grass separates the pub and the sea wall. There are two pleasant bars and a large garden. The building is in best Lacon's 1930's style. Pub has just been given Grade II listing by English Heritage. Apparently built 1957, not 1930s. Friendly welcoming pub with two usually Adnams ales on offer.
- Old Hall Hotel (Branford's Bar)
Hotel, restaurant and fitness centre, with comfortable bar serving up to four real ales. Various other facilities available to guests including a swimming pool, spa, jacuzzi, steam room, .. and a hairdressers!. Bar open to non-residents with a good choice of well kept ales, usually from the Woodforde's range. Worth seeking out this bar at the rear of the hotel, where the restaurant with the same name can also be found.
- Ship Inn
2 Victoria Street
This pub is recorded as the oldest pub in Caister and was originally two cottages built in 1815. Close to the beach and Lifeboat Station (Caister boasts the only privately funded volunteer rescue service with a full sized boat). Comfortable interior with a single bar serving different drinking areas. A real fire, pub games, together with widescreen TV for sports events. Busy community focused pub.
- Castle (01493) 728933 Norwich Road Caister-on-Sea NR30 5JN
- Caistor St. Edmund
- Caistor Hall Hotel
Caistor St. Edmund
Hotel with bar which might be open to the public
- Caistor Hall Hotel (01603) 494998 Norwich Road Caistor St. Edmund NR14 8QN
- Monkfield Arms
Busy rambling, modern (2006) open-plan pub with several areas largely given over to food but a more "pubby" section at one end which includes a pool table. There is also a children's play area. Smart and welcoming despite being very much what you'd expect from a newly-built pub. Both the food and beer represent good value. The menu has clearly been drawn up with families in mind and includes offers at various times during the week. Guest Beer frequently Wainwright.
- Monkfield Arms firstname.lastname@example.org(01954) 718914 High Street Cambourne CB23 6EY
- Alexandra Arms
22 Gwydir Street
Refurbished in 2014 to give a modern, kitchen style. In 2015 it was taken on by Hayley & Steve of Portland Arms fame. There are three distinct areas on two levels. Wooden flooring with tables. The bar faces the windows onto the street and has an additional small serving counter for the back area. Attractive enclosed garden to the rear with a recetly built garden room. A Greene King Local Hero pub, mainly free of tie allowing beers from micros to be served. A few Green King beers plus guests frequently including Oakham ales. Food is home made and includes a range of burgers with bread from a local bakery. 2 for 1 offer on burgers Monday to Friday lunch and on Saturdays evenings a free bottle of house wine with two main meals.
26 Russell Court
The low-ceilinged interior has a few remains of former walls and some columns but is basically open-plan with bare floorboards and wood-panelled wainscotting below cream walls. Sport is important here, especially rugby, and major events are shown on the three big screens. Excellent, home cooked pub grub with the pies being a particular attraction. Ruby Tuesday offers a choice of six curries for £5 when bought with a drink. Open-mic "Songsmith Sessions" on Sunday evenings. Quiz on Thursday. Full advantage is taken of Greene King's guest beer scheme both for regular and changing real ales.
Recently transferred to Greene King's Real Pub brand, and redecorated in their interpretation of modern alehouse style. Large pub overlooking the Mill Pond and which rambles over four levels. The food-oriented Riverview bar is at the top then there's a smallish lobby/lounge on the ground floor with comfy chairs, padded benches a not-real fire and polished floorboards. Steps lead down to the split-level Riverside Bar, once home to a Jazz Club frequented by one Roger Barratt - he so admired one of the resident musicians, his near-namesake Sid Barrett that he changed his own name to Syd. He then went on to form little known local combo, Pink Floyd. Doors lead from there out to the riverside terrace. The building itself dates back to 1843 when part of the site was used for mooring boats, hence the name. The guest beer range is ever changing, including local breweries like Black Bar and Fellows and from further afield in East Anglia. The big GK brands are not a regular presence, though some of the lesser known beers may appear.
43 Castle Street
Attractive mock-Tudor pub opposite Shire Hall. The bar has been re-furbished giving it a modern feel. The bar area is all on one level with a large disabled toilet. A cosy area at the back was reconfigured to give access to a small partly covered courtyard. Guest beers include some from local breweries and it is our 2015 LocAle (City) pub. Sunday lunches. 2 for 1 pizzas Tuesday evenings. 2 for 1 steaks Wednesday evenings.
- Arts Picturehouse
0871 704 2068
38-39 St Andrews Street
Cafe bar in what was the ABC cinema which had closed in 1997. Wetherspoons opened the Regal downstairs in 1999 and the upstairs part opened as an Arts cinema which now includes the cafe bar. The cinema was acquired by Cineworld in 2012 but remains an Arts Picturehouse. Smart comfortable bar serving two real ales often from local breweries. Windows offer a good view across Emmanuel College grounds. Disabled access is via a lift from street level. Opens for breakfasts at 10am.
- Baron of Beef
19 Bridge Street
The interior charm of this pub diminished some years back when the wall between the delightful front bar and the rest of the pub was removed. More recent refurbishments have resulted in a pleasant if corporate feel. Bare boards and tiled floor. There is a small courtyard garden hidden away at the back. A side door leads onto a narrow alleyway, Blackmoor Head Yard, on the other side of which is the neighbouring Mitre pub. Food is served from the standard GK managed house menu 11 - 10 every day.
- Bath House
3 Benet Street
A genuinely old (17th century) inn which has had countless makeovers since being opened out into a single U-shaped bar. The present incarnation, with exposed timbers (mostly fake), wood panelling (some original) and open brickwork is one of the more attractive recent guises. Guest beers tend mostly to be non-Greene King - indeed, all four can sometimes be from other breweries.. Food served every day, 11am - 10pm and is the standard GK managed house menu though good value for the city centre.
- Blue Moon
2 Norfolk Street
Since November 2013 the Blue Moon has been a sister pub to the Cambridge Blue, hence the name. As well as changing real ciders and real ales, from smaller breweries, there are up to ten craft keg beers. The pub usually has a tap takeover once a month. There are also 90+ gins available, and a good selection of rum. There are two bars, the front bar contains old pictures of Cambridge pubs, an unusual wall clock and lots of hand drawn portraits of the staff. The larger, back bar has a pool table and arcade machines. There are tables and flower tubs out front and a small car park at the rear. Very popular pub quiz on Wednesdays. Live music mostly weekends, and frequent other events in the rear bar, check social media for details. Not open weekday lunchtimes, but late evening opening through the week.
14 Chesterton Road
Although essentially open plan, the smart interior offers a choice of drinking areas, including a snug. There is also an upstairs function room. The pub's star feature is the terrace which descends in stages to the River Cam. Food is served all day until 10pm and features the GK managed house menu with its plethora of good-value deals. Quiz night Sunday.
15 Bene't Street
Located in the former Cau restaurant, the much anticipated BrewDog bar opened its doors for the first time on Friday 30th August 2019. Its wall offers 25 taps of craft beer and a cider. On the bar there is also a tap for "Cask" which is real ale in a keykeg. Spread over two floors, you enter at the bar area. Further back and upstairs there are tables and alcoves for drinking and eating at.
Community local with central horseshoe shaped bar and light wood furnishing. The area to the right hand side of the bar is predominately a games area and the left hand side has seating, flat screen TV's in all areas. Pub hosts darts and pool teams and has a quiz on Thursday evenings. No food on Saturday and Sunday evenings. The guest beers are usually from Greene King range. The Brook underwent a six figure refurb in 2017 reopening on 10th August.
- Burleigh Arms
9-11 Newmarket Road
Busy two bar pub adjoining the site of the former Star Brewery. The main bar has an assortment of comfy chairs & couches. Beers are the usual Charles Wells range. Home-cooked food is served at all sessions.
- Calverley's Brewery Tap
23A Hooper Street
Located in a former stable and garage close to Mill Road, the brewery was established here in September 2013. In late 2015 they started opening each Saturday for off sales and later also for on sales. They proved so popular that Calverley's is now open on Thursday and Friday evenings and all day Saturday. They usually offer one of their beers served direct from the cask plus several others from keg and even some bottled. The cask ale often sells out before Saturday evening. Gourmet food vans or stalls are present at all sessions. The bar is in the same room as the brewing equipment with tables in a side room and others outside. They also have seating in one of the outbuildings. Other outbuildings remind you of the site's garage past. Planning permission has been granted for converting an adjacent unit into a taproom, allowing extra seating as well as improved toilet facilities, including disabled toilets. This is expected to open by late spring 2020. Cambridge & District CAMRA Young Members' Pub of the Year 2019. Calverley's Porter won Silver in Champion Beer of Britain (Winter) 2019.
- Cambridge Blue
85-87 Gwydir Street
Ever popular, single bar, side street pub with large extension leading to the garden and often marquee which can be heated. A collection of breweriana and pump clips provide the decoration. Up to 14 changing beers sourced from micro breweries nationally served by hand pump or gravity from the tap room. Regular beers from Animal (XT). There are several taps for interesting keg beers. Up to ten real ciders and perries, both local and national. Two large fridges hold an impressive selection of international bottled beers. Its main beer festival is held in June.
- Cambridge Brew House
1 King Street
Occupying the side of King Street that was subjected to the attentions of the Brutalist school of architecture. Recently refurbished with one large single bar downstairs, the right side being predominately for diners. There is further seating in two rooms upstairs, with a small bar in the one to the right, that can be reserved for functions. A brewery, the Cambridge Brewing Company, has been installed and can be seen through glass panels from the main bar. Six hand-pumps sell their own and other breweries' beers that are mainly sourced locally. "Craft" keg also features heavily.
- Cambridge Chop House
1 King's Parade
Opened in 2008 in the premises of a former wine bar, this is primarily a (very good) restaurant but, when not too busy, it also welcomes folk who just want a beer - served straight from the cask and normally from the local Milton Brewery. At lunchtimes and on light evenings, the ground floor is the place to be with its huge windows offering terrific views of Kings College Chapel and the tourists gathered round the Corpus Christi Clock. The atmospheric cellar area is just for dining and has tiled floors and vaulted ceilings. Food is "traditional British" with lots of steak and chops options but a wide range of other dishes - sausages and pies also feature stongly. Mon - Fri, 11am - 7pm, there's a Lunch/Pre-Theatre menu. Four tables on the Kings Parade pavement are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Carlton Arms
This large two roomed community pub was reopened in July 2011 after a fire in the upstairs living accommodation caused considerable damage. There is a comfortable lounge with a large area available for diners, while the public bar has darts and pool to offer. There is also a large patio garden which is ideal for warmer weather. Good, reasonably priced, food is available. Pie night Tuesdays. Spanish food Fridays. Sunday carvery. Breakfasts served from 9:30 every day except Sunday. Its ales and up to 10 real ciders are gravity dispensed in the tap room. Branch Cider Pub 2014.
- Carpenters Arms
184-186 Victoria Road
A 19th century street corner pub that was saved from conversion to residential use by a planning inspector in 2011. It then went though a few of changes in licensee before it became part of Charles Wells' Pizza Pots Pints wing in December 2017. Following extension and major reshaping work that saw it opened out with the bar relocated to the side, the pub reopened on 5th April 2018. Its four hand pumps offer Courage Directors, one from Young's one from Well's Wandering Brewer Project plus one other. Food is focused on pizzas and pots cooked in its stone oven.
- Castle Inn
38 Castle Street
Dating from 1740s the pub was acquired by Adnams in 1994 and respectfully renovated by them. Family run, it offers a great selection of the brewery's own beers, plus their seasonal offerings and two or more changing guests. Originally two buildings, they have been combined to give a number of separate drinking areas over two floors, including a downstairs snug. To the rear is a suntrap garden next to the mound of the long-gone castle. Excellent food served every session, including a wide selection of specials.
- Champion of the Thames
68 King Street
This small, two-room city-centre pub has a truly friendly atmosphere. It's one of the four remaining pubs on the King Street Run pub crawl, which involved a pint in each of the eight pubs with no lavatory stop. The oarsman after whom the pub is named is commemorated in the fine etched windows. Both bars are wood-panelled with Victorian counters, fixed benches and a part-glazed partition between the rooms. It is on the National Inventory as having a historic pub interior of regional importance. The humour and chatter of customers predominates. You know you're in Cambridge when you see the adverts to view University Challenge here. The ales from Greene King and its guest list are very well kept. Pub snacks available. Cambridge & District CAMRA Community (city) Pub of the Year 2018.
- Clarendon Arms
35-36 Clarendon Street
Cosy, welcoming two-bar local. "Proper pubs" like this are a rarity in the city centre. The Clarendon was taken on by Laurence Dixon (of the Champion of the Thames fame) in 2013. The right hand room has a bare boarded floor and half timbered walls. It is mainly used for dining. The main bar is on two levels, the upper one having a stone flagged floor. Out the back is a small sun-trap courtyard. Home made, locally sourced food is served most lunchtimes and evenings.
- Corner House
231 Newmarket Road
Attractive 1930s pub with a half-brick, half-timbered exterior. The main bar has a stage in an alcove area and live music happens two to five times a week. The bar also has a real fire, bare board floors, high ceilings and a traditional bar counter and bar back. The light and airy dining room also has a real fire. To the rear of the pub is a covered patio garden and also an open garden. Its three guest ales change weekly. Home cooked food is served 12 - 3 (not Monday) and 5 - 9 during the week and all day weekends. Gluten-free meals are a speciality and the West African curries have a strong following. Student saver menu. Roasts available on Sundays. The Corner House had an extension and refurb in summer 2019.
18 Melbourne Place
Large pub which has been through some changes recently - extensively refurbished (and for a while renamed) a few years ago and very definitely now food-oriented. Several distinct areas - the front section remains pubby, while the area leading to the garden has more of a restaurant feel. The cuisine is Thai, from a team with many years experience in the area. Usually only one real ale, Greene King IPA or Timothy Taylor Landlord.
- Devonshire Arms
1 Devonshire Road
Rescued from decline and opened in 2010 as Milton Brewery's first pub in Cambridge. Just off Mill Road, the Dev attracts a mix of characters for beer, food and a chat. A deceptively large pub given its small frontage there are also small patio areas both front and back. Inside it was impressively renovated with front and rear drinking areas offering a mixture of wooden booths and larger tables. Tall windows and a high ceiling with fans. Generally five Milton cask ales are available including at least one dark beer with a further three guests from other micros. There are also bottles and two keg beers including Moravka unpasteurised lager plus two ciders. Good quality food, including pizzas cooked in their own stone bake oven, on offer at all sessions. A beer festival during the first weekend of December coincides with the Mill Road Winter Fair.
- Dobblers Inn
184 Sturton Street
A true community local with regulars drawn from all walks of life. The pub is very big on sport, both in terms of showing events on TV and in being HQ for many teams - football, cricket, darts, cribbage, pool etc. Popular quiz night every Tuesday. Cask Marque accredited. Occasional Cider and Beers Festivals. The pub was once part of the CAMRA Investments portfolio and most of the decor dates back to then (previously a Whitbread pub called the City Arms). Cambridge & District CAMRA (City) Community Pub of the Year 2019.
- Duke of Cambridge
176 East Road
A pub which has been through some interesting times, including a disastrous spell as the Noble Art, a boxing-themed bar. It's most recent incarnation as the Duke of Cambridge is perhaps appropriate, the Duke having visited East Road in Feb 2013. and Prince Edward was banned from here in his student days though it was hushed up at the time. Bright modern decor, popular with work groups. Food served 11-9 every day.
- Dumpling Tree
59 Perne Road
Former Tolly Cobbold pub built in the late 1950s (opened by Lord Tollemache in November 1959) when it was known as the Weathervane. Subsequently renamed the Master Mariner before becoming the Med "Mediterranean Bar & Grill" in 2010. One time home of Turpins microbrewery, which has since moved to larger premises in Pampisford. In 2019 it underwent renovations reopening in August as the Dumpling Tree Chinese restaurant and pub.
8 Bene't Street
Probably the most famous pub in Cambridge, with its galleried courtyard and back room ceiling covered with graffiti applied by World War Two airmen. This is also where Watson and Crick announced that, in nearby labs, they had worked out the double helical structure of DNA, the "secret of life". A window at the back of the pub has been open for 300 years - because it's believed a child died in the pub during a fire when the window couldn't be opened. For a time in the early 90s its future was in doubt because of possible redevelopment but common sense prevailed and the pub reopened in 1992. The price to pay was a major expansion of the original two-bar layout to incorporate former office premises fronting Bene't Street. However, this work was sensitively executed and the "new" areas, especially the panelled room to the right of the front entrance, are very attractive. Food from the standard GK managed house menu is served 11 - 10 every day. The pumpclip for the "Eagle's DNA" gives no clues as to its origins but we assume it's made by Greene King and is probably a rebadging of another beer (Morland Original?)
- Earl of Beaconsfield
133 Mill Road
Busy urban corner local with an Irish feel, with regular Irish music nights, though there's also a blues jam one night a week. Irish paraphernalia adorns the walls. Simultaneously the first and last pub in the Romsey town area of Cambridge. No kitchen, but Pizza is available all day from the bar, and there are plans to extend the food range in the future. Beer garden at the rear which leads on to a bar billiard room. Real ales £3 a pint on Wednesdays.
- Earl of Derby
129 Hills Road
Single bar pub hosting jam sessions on Saturday nights. The scattered pillars betray the footprint of the old three-room layout. Bare-boarded floor, walls painted red, ochre and green and a nice mix of furniture (including some leather settees).Accommodation is available in rooms above the pub and in an annexe to the rear and built in style similar to the existing building. Opens 7.30am (8.30 Sunday) for breakfast. Two changing guest beers are from Greene King range.
- Elm Tree
16a Orchard Street
This relaxed backstreet pub is decorated with brewery memorabilia, quirky bric-a-brac and photos of regulars. The flags and crests on the ceiling are of Belgian towns and regions. A small bar on entry with a narrow seating area extending from front to back. Tables outside. Seven hand pumps dispense five changing ales Charles & Wells/Marson's, the remainder being used for guest ales from small breweries nationwide. A real cider or perry is also served. To complement these there is a printed menu of about 100 bottled Belgian beers, with occasional beer tastings - the landlord has written a small but informative book on Belgian Trappist Beer, if expert advice is needed. Regular live music.
21 Hills Road
Situated on the main route between the rail station and the historic heart of the city. The pub changed hands in spring 2015 and now offers a modern Latin American tapas menu as well beers (both cask and keg) and other drinks. The single room has a bare board floor, smart, unfussy decor with Latin American pictures and decoration. The bar has a colourful tiled front. Upstairs there is a large function room. Behind the pub is a decent sized patio garden. Latin dance music events alternate Saturdays.
72 Thoday Street
This corner backstreet local in the Romsey Town area of Cambridge is ever popular, serving the community for many years. Three main drinking areas form a U-shape around the central bars. Pool, darts and bar billiards are played, as well as a range of board games. Regular beer festivals are held. Large patio garden with gazebo adjoining the building. Some may regard the annual festive decoration as excessive.
- Flying Pig
106 Hills Road
A much loved, cozy and friendly L-shaped pub, with a 'local' feel despite being on a main road. The walls and ceiling are adorned with an eclectic collection of old posters and pig paraphernalia. In the evenings the intimate lighting is enhanced by candles on the tables. Behind the main room and down a short flight of steps is a smaller back room. The WCs and the enclosed patio garden are accessed from here. Quality beer and music lie at the Pig's heart. Beers from local breweries, often Cambridge Moonshine, are regularly available. The pub also offers craft keg beers. Basic 'pub grub' is served weekday lunchtimes only. Live music Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday evenings and some Fridays. 7pm opening Saturday & Sunday. Annual Pigfest charity music festival in May. The pub is named after a previous licensee, known as Mick the Pig, who had a pilot's licence.
- Fort St. George
Parts of this riverside pub date back to the 16th century and it was originally built on an island. It gets its name from its resemblance to the Fort St George in Madras, which when built in 1639, was the first British fort in India. (the pub used to be callled the Fort St George in England so people wouldn't confuse the two but the last two words have sadly been dropped). From the front door you turn right into the snug which has lost some of its character over the years but retains an open fire and tiled floor. The large main bar has a wood-boarded floor and rather spartan furnishings but great views of the river. To the left of the entrance is the restaurant, part parquet floored and part quarry tiled with some vestiges of the old walls but mostly repro fixtures and fittings. Again lots of windows onto the river. Food is from the standard GK managed house menu, served 11am to 9pm every day, including some main meals for under £10. If this is a bit much for you, slum it next door at the Michelin-starred Midsummer House. In front of the pub is a large patio overlooking the common. Its seasonal popularity is down to its location on the common next to the river.
- Free Press
7 Prospect Row
Close to Parker's Piece, this intimate, friendly pub serves high-quality food and great beer. The rare Greene King XX Mild was its best seller until Greene King stopped brewing it regularly. Pub regulars still cuss when GK are mentioned. Guest beers are from Greene King's seasonal and guest lists. It has an interesting selection of unusual spirits such as English whisky and a range of bottled beers. A pub since 1834, it just survived the 1970s Kite area redevelopment. It is identified by CAMRA as having a regionally important historic pub interior. Only the tiny snug is from the original pub. The other two rooms are a loving reconstruction. Local pictures, historic newspapers and printing type cases containing nick-nacks decorate the walls. The rowing eight bow hanging from the front bar ceiling is from the crashed 1984 Cambridge varsity boat. When students relished a frivolous challenge, Downing once got 59 in the snug. Bench seating out front and a walled garden at the rear.
1 Ainsworth Street
Large two-bar backstreet corner pub with enclosed patio garden behind. Decorated throughout with film and music memorabilia. Don't miss the glass piano. The handpumps are musical instruments. Food menus in the diners' bar are written on 12 inch vinyl. Local artists exhibit their paintings here. The Geldart has an excellent reputation both for its food and its drink. The larger room to the right is mainly for diners and functions. To the left of the entrance is the drinkers side with eight ales and a wide selection of malt whiskies and rums. The changing guest beers are from small breweries nationwide and always include a dark beer. Good homemade food includes 'hot rocks' available in both bars. Bar snacks include biltong from cattle grazed on Midsummer Common. Frequent live music.
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- Golden Hind
355 Milton Road
One of a series of huge suburban pubs built in the 1930s by the Ipswich brewery Tolly Cobbold and known as "Tolly Follies". Over the years, the former multi-roomed interior has been much changed and opened-out but you can still spot some original features - the oval skylight over the bar, oak panelling in what was the lounge and the collonnade which formerly gave access to the patio. Large patio areas both front and back. Nine handpumps. Up to eight changing real ales, four (bag in box) real ciders and good value food available all day.
- Grain & Hop Store
69-73 Regent Street
Following a significant refurbishment it reopened in March 2015 as the Grain Store, renamed shortly after in July 2015 as the Grain & Hop Store. It now has 6 cask ales on handpumps both upstairs and down and also 10 craft keg taps. Its speciality is its Tankovna system offering unpasteurized Pilsner Urquell from Plzen. There are great views over Parkers Piece when the trees aren't in leaf. Bar counters at both levels. When it opened in the late 1990s this was a Hogshead with a wide range of real ales but since falling into the hands of Greene King its beer range became pedestrian. For some time it was known as the Avery, commemorating the former Avery scales factory which occupied the premises; some features like the cast-iron columns downstairs and the ducting and high roof upstairs remain.
14 Newnham Road
Superbly situated smart, one-bar pub, understandably popular with tourists. A verandah and patio garden both have lovely views over the Mill Pond. Punts can be hired next to the pub. Food served every day with occasional summer barbecues. The guest ales are drawn partly from GK's own products but can also include the interesting and unusual. Quiz night on Tuesdays.
19 Histon Road
Capacious and welcoming community local. The wooden-beamed ceilings, now painted white, and stained-glass windows are all that survive from the Thirties original. The open-plan layout cleverly offers several nooks and crannies. The guest beers come from Greene King's own list. Good honest pub grub. Breakfasts available 10 - 12 on Fridays and Saturdays. Pool table. Live music Saturday nights.
- Green Dragon
5 Water Street
A local village riverside pub and one of the oldest in Cambridge. In 1630 it was described as an "ancient victualling house". The skeletally exposed beams reveal where some of its interior walls used to be. Despite serial refurbishments, including some modern furniture, it still retains some of its character. A large central inglenook fireplace divides the bar into two distinct areas. There is a lovely beer garden by the river on the opposite side of the road and also a walled rear garden which is non-smoking (there is a well-furnished smoking area in the gazebo attached to the rear of the building). Guest beers are often non Greene King, typically from East Anglian breweries. Food ranges from pub classics to changing specials. Children's menu available. Quiz night each Wednesday.
54 High Street
Re-opened in April 2013 after being closed for two years it became Milton Brewery's second pub in the city. Popular both with locals and employees from the nearby science park. There are a number of separate drinking areas: one either side of the door, a snug, and another room off to one side. Dark wood and warm colours abound. To the left of the bar the ceiling has been raised to the rafters. The wood and glass walls around the front door hark back to an older incarnation. Behind is a good sized beer garden. The car park has been converted into the largest pub cycle park in Cambridge, leaving a few spaces for cars. Eight real ales (5 from Milton and 3 guests from micros usually incluing one dark), four real ciders or perries plus Moravka unpasteurised lager from Taddington, Derbyshire. Well regarded for its stone baked pizzas (available to take away) but other options exist. Re-opened in 2013, Returned to the Good Beer Guide in 2014 after a twenty year absence. Cambridge & District CAMRA LocAle (City) Pub of the Year 2019.
- King Street Run
86 King Street
Self-confessedly quirky establishment whose name commemorates a Cambridge pastime which involves/involved drinking a pint in each pub along the street (there used to be lots). When owned by Whitbread many years ago it was refitted as a "fun pub" and it still bears the scars e.g. carpets and furniture on the ceiling. The upstairs is even more higgledy-piggledy than the ground floor; the latter has a bare-boarded U-shaped layout with unused fireplaces, a couple of telly screens and a table footy alcove. The clientele is largely of an alternative persusion and the atmosphere can get quite funky though it's also a friendly place. Happy hour 5 -7, Mon - Fri.
- Kingston Arms
33 Kingston Street
A classic, cosy, side street pub, just off Mill Road, that's equally popular with diners and drinkers. Windows and mirrors keep the interior light and welcoming. Simple tables and chairs cater for groups of many sizes while bar stools suit those who prefer to perch. The walled garden behind has canopies and heaters and is popular all year round. There are roadside cycle-racks in front. The compact bar is a treasure trove. Twelve hand pumps serve regular and changing guest beers, including at least two dark beers, and two changing ciders and perries. A selection of Belgian and other bottled beers are also stocked. Locally sourced, home-cooked food is available at all sessions with breakfasts served from 11am on Saturdays. Economical options for diners and drinkers.
- Live & Let Live
40 Mawson Road
A discreet corner local, just off Mill Road, with roadside cycle parking. It consists of a single bar with a small snug to the rear. Furnished with simple tables and chairs plus a few barstools at one end of the wooden bar. Wood paneling and railway and beer memorabilia add to a yesteryear atmosphere. It is a pub for contemplation, conversation and beer and cider consumption. Nethergate Umbel Ale is a regular as is Oakham Citra. There is often a second Oakham (frequently Green Devil) and always a mild or stout. Three changing ciders or perries. There is also an outstanding collection of rums from around the world with rum festivals twice a year. Food is restricted to snacks. Cambridge & District CAMRA Dark Beer Pub of the Year 2019.
20a Portugal Place
2018 Cambridge & District CAMRA Pub of the Year. The Castiglione family, who have run this city centre pub since 1982, bought the freehold from Punch Taverns in 2009. It has since become a showcase for quality beers and won Vincent the Branch's first Real Ale Champion award in 2010. Up to sixteen ever changing beers are on offer including LocAles, with an emphasis on microbreweries. Its keg beers include several of interest. Also on offer is a range of world bottled beers, canned beers, an extensive list of single malt whiskies and many gins. They have three beer festivals a year and frequent tap takeovers. The interior comprises a main room featuring a large mural of a village scene with maypole dancing. To the rear is a smaller room and upstairs is a function room. A pleasant sun-trap patio also provides covered space with heaters. Food focuses on home-cooked Italian dishes, though traditional pub food is also available. The metal fencing that separates the patio from Park Street car park includes a double helix in honour of Francis Crick who lived next door when he and James Watson worked out the structure of DNA. What now comprises the Maypole was at one time two pubs, the Maypole in Portugal Place and the Plume of Feathers in Park Street.
14 Mill Lane
Situated in a honey pot riverside location across from Laundress Green, this smallish pub was carefully refurbished by the City Pub Company in summer 2012. The improvements include an especially attractive, newly created, wood paneled side room. The bar now sports a wood-block top with eight handpumps one of which is for cider. The pub has a strong commitment to locally brewed beers. The likes of Cambridge Moonshine, Crafty Beers, Three Blind Mice and Lord Conrad's make frequent appearances as well as beers brewed at its sister pub, the Cambridge Brew House, by the Cambridge Brewing Company. An Adnams beer is generally available. Tasty, cooked on the premises, food with locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. A vintage radiogram is used for playing vinyl records. Local CAMRA Young Members' Pub of the Year 2018 and Dog Friendly Pub of the Year 2019.
On the site of a historic watermill it was rebuilt, following a fire, in 1853 and still retains a turning waterwheel. In the 1980s it became Sweeney Todd's pizza house and in 2000 a Bella Italia. In October 2016 it reopened as Millworks, part of the Cambridge Cuisine group. Primarily a restaurant it has a petite drinking area. It offers locally brewed cask ale as well as keg beers.
- Milton Arms
205 Milton Road
Large, popular, family friendly pub in the Greene King owned Hungry Horse group. It specializes in value for money food and televised sport with lots of special offers. The already sizable ground floor has been supplemented with extensions but still it doesn't cramp the plot. Large decking and patio garden, including children's play area, to one side and in front. Occasional live music.
17 Bridge Street
Standing on the site of two former inns, the pub has been known as the Mitre since 1881. The last vestiges of its former ale-house look were swept away during a refurbishment in 2011 and the interior now has a smart, contemporary style. The extended down-steps section is primarily for dining and full table service is available. A side door leads onto a narrow alleyway, Blackmoor Head Yard, across which is the neighbouring Baron of Beef pub. The Mitre is now part of the Nicholson's chain and the St Austell beer is their Pale Ale. Guests may be from small breweries.
- NCI Sports & Social Club
The building was donated by the vicar of St Luke's church on Victoria Road in 1885 and was originally intended to be used as a reading room. The club building is run by a Charitable Incorporated Organisation. The self funding bar is run by a Community Interest Company and is open to anyone. Usually three of the handpumps are in use. One handpump serves ale supplied by Greene King. The other two generally serve beers from regional brewers, often Lacons. As well as having its own bar, the nearby Bacchanalia beer & wine shop also runs pop-up pub events. The Cambridge NCI Cricket Club runs men's, ladies', midweek, Sunday and junior teams. The club is also the base for the Cambridge Sub-Aqua Club.
- Old Bicycle Shop
104 Regent Street
Located in the former Howe's cycle shop it became the third City Pub Company premises in Cambridge when it opened in May 2016. It has since been followed by two others with another in the pipeline. Beers from the Brew House are always available, along with some from other breweries. As well as three or four beers on handpump there are also a number of craft keg beers available. Attractively decorated with memorabilia that celibates it's former role as a cycle shop. There is also an upstairs wood panelled room for private dining. The food is well prepared modern cuisine. The majority of the space is given over to dining but there is a decent sized area at the front for drinkers
- Old Spring
1 Ferry Path
Attractive, upmarket pub-cum-eatery. L-shaped low-ceilinged interior with a conservatory extension to the rear. Between this and the carpark is a sizeable decked area. Bare-boarded floors and pleasantly assorted tables and chairs mix well with the contemporary decor. Food served at all sessions. Its extensive, but not cheap, menu is supplemented by numerous specials. Guest ales are from the Greene King list. The Cambridge Bitter is thought to be rebadged Morlands Original. Beer expensive even for Cambridge.
- Old Ticket Office
Unit 1, Cambridge Railway Station
When it opened its doors in June 2018 the Old Ticket Office became the seventh City Pub Company outlet within Cambridge. Tables outside on Station Square. Attractive interior decor, painted in GNER green, giving it the feel of a traditional station bar even though it only recently became one. Five hand pumps and 16 keg beer taps. The ales often include those brewed by the Cambridge Brewing Company at sister pub the Cambridge Brewhouse as well as others from regional small breweries. The food ranges from scotch eggs and sausage rolls through to its house pie. Cambridge & District CAMRA New/Most Improved Pub of the Year 2019.
- Panton Arms
43 Panton Street
Two bar pub which was once the tap for the Bailey & Tebbutt brewery. The former public bar is now a comfortable seating area and doubles as a function room. The lounge is basically furnished with tables for drinkers and diners. The courtyard was the yard of the former brewery and now makes for a most attractive seating area. The former gates to the brewery are still present. Under new management from September 2018. It's hearty food is home made.
2 Sturton Street
The former White Hart became the acclaimed Backstreet Bistro in 2004 but returned to being a pub on 23rd February 2017. The Petersfield becomes the fifth City Pub Company premises in Cambridge. Real ales include those brewed at sister pub the Cambridge Brew House.
The entrance leads into a large L-shaped main bar, decorated in a fairly traditional manner with modern touches. There is also a more intimate smaller room behind the bar. There are five handpumps, which will have at least one or two Cambridge Brew House beers with the rest dispensing ever-changing guest beers.
The terrace outside has separate non-smoking and smoking areas.
30 Magdalene Street
One of several claimants to be the oldest pub in Cambridge. Whether true or not, the interior has been much altered with only portions of the internal walls remaining from what must have been a warren of little rooms. There are still a good variety of drinking spaces though and some genuinely old features including roof beams, old brickwork, fireplace etc. Courtyard garden. Its constantly changing guest beers often includes regional ales. Since the Spirit Group, including Taylor Walker, was taken over by Greene King, beers from the Bury St Edmunds brewer are more in evidence than previously. A pickerel is a baby pike.
- Pint Shop
10 Peas Hill
When it opened, in November 2013, this was Cambridge's first new pub in over a decade but it started a trend. An impressive Georgian townhouse, EM Forster once lived here, formerly used as Cambridge University's pensions office. Extensively refurbished with multiple rooms across three floors providing a variety of drinking and dining areas. The rear terraced patio garden provides for outdoor eating and drinking and is separated from the smokers' alley. Two real ciders and four changing cask ales are joined by 24 keg beers from both the UK and the rest Europe, with an emphasis on craft. The handpumps for the cask ales and real ciders (listed on separate boards above the main keg beer list) are in the smaller section of the bar but ordering them is normally at the main bar. The keg beer prices quoted on the board are for the volumes listed alongside. Food is upmarket, but homemade cold bar snacks are available at all times if you do not fancy a full meal.
- Portland Arms
129 Chesterton Road
1930s, Basil Oliver designed, public house overlooking the tranquility of the Mitchams Corner gyratory traffic system. The main bar is opulently wood paneled with a real fire and comfortable seating. The smaller bar has a pool table and leads onto a courtyard garden. It is listed on the National Inventory as having a historic pub interior of some regional importance. Guests beers may be from the Greene King guest list but also from local breweries. Food includes burgers, homemade pizzas and pub favourites. Major music venue with bands performing regularly in sound proofed back room which can accommodate 200 people. Beer festivals are also held.
- Prince Regent
91 Regent St
The former multi-room layout here has long been opened out. Nowadays there are raised areas each side of the front entrance plus standing and some seating round the bar. A large conservatory has been added at the back and this leads to an asphalted area with garden tables. The pub was spruced up in 2014 without further changing the layout. Its 6 handpumps offer Greene King ales plus others from their guest list. The food is good value, Greene King pub food.
Attractive pub with sunny courtyard and separate former stables now transformed into beautifully furnished dining and function rooms. A short walk from the Cambridge Backs, hence its current name. Although specializing in fine dining, with daily changing menu, it also serves well kept ales. The house beer, Punter Blonde, is Oakham Citra. Sunday hours also apply on bank holidays.
- Queen Edith
The first new build pub in Cambridge for around 30 years, this is Milton brewery's third pub in the city. A pub of the same name was sited to the rear of the current pub and was demolished to make way for housing. Mock Georgian design inside and out. The larger bar to the left of the entrance has large windows on two sides and a wood burning stove. The other bar has wooden booths down one side. Regular and changing Milton ales. Quiz night Mondays. Open mic night first Saturday of month.
- Red Bull
11 Barton Road
Former Enterprise Inns pub now Charles Wells owned. Long narrow wooden-floored bar which widens out at both ends into seating areas. Meeting room upstairs and a patio area with benches beside the car park. Four handpumps for real ales. Cuisine is Italian, including pizzas, and British.
38-39 St. Andrews Street
When it opened in 2000 Wetherspoon's reckon this to be the biggest pub in the UK and it's certainly a whopper, occupying two floors of the former Regal cinema (the Picturehouse Cinema occupies the rest of the building). Although essentially a barn of a place, there are a few more intimate areas on the edges. There is also an outdoor area to the rear. A DJ ups the atmosphere from 10pm on Friday and Saturday evenings. Excellent value beer and food but it can get hugely busy in the evening when service can become an issue. As well as its 4 regular ales it also offers 8 to 10 guest ales. It is no longer Britain's biggest pub. The Moon under Water, Manchester (opened Jan 2014) and the Royal Victoria Pavilion, Ramsgate (opened Aug 2017), both also Wetherspoon's pubs, are larger.
200 Cherry Hinton Road
Large managed pub on the south side of town. The former two-bar layout has now become a U-shape though one side is still much more lounge-y, being smartly decorated and sporting an interesting selection of large framed photos. Patio seating area in front, and a gazebo and second patio to the rear. Standard GK managed-house menu with food served every day 12 - 10 and various offers e.g. two meals for £9.99 and curry plus drink for £5.99 on Thursday. Three ever changing guest beers, not limited to the usual Greene King guest list.
- Royal Standard
292 Mill Road
Following almost a decade when it was a restaurant and then a charity shop the Royal Standard reopened on 22nd October 2015 as a pub, albeit with a vastly reduced garden. It immediately became a fine addition to Cambridge's pub scene. Bottled beers, changing keg beers (including Duchesse de Bourgogne) and food are all influenced by Belgium but there are plenty of British options as well, including locally and regionally brewed beers. Wide selection of gins. Branch Most Improved City Pub 2016.
- Salisbury Arms
76 Tenison Road
Recently refurbished large Victorian pub with a single steel topped bar. Amongst the posters on the walls are ones for some of earliest Cambridge CAMRA Beer Festivals. The pub boasts a wood-fired pizza oven in which they cook pots as well as pizzas. There is a small courtyard area to the back which acts as the smoking area. In the late 1970s the pub formed part of the short lived chain of CAMRA-owned pubs and some people still call it "the CAMRA pub".
Box-like modern estate pub with a dated interior. Single large room with stage and pool table. Grassed garden area. It now serves an ever-changing real ale from its single handpump. Popular bingo session on Tuesday evenings and Thursday afternoons. Karaoke on Fridays and Sundays.
- Sir Isaac Newton
84 Castle Street
Popular, modern pub specializing in televised sport but not to the the detriment of its well kept ales. IPA is its regular while the other three pumps serve a varied range including one stronger one. Attractively decorated, light and airy with a balcony over the bar and a small pavement seating area at the front. Friendly staff. Occasional live music. Sunday quiz.
- Six Bells
11 Covent Garden
Small, side-street pub off Mill Road, close to Fenners cricket ground. Traditional two bar pub in front with modern extension behind. There is an enclosed garden behind as well street-side tables out front. A real community pub which attracts locals, students, knitters, pub quizzers, art, book, music & poetry buffs as well as pool and darts players. Home cooked food. Thursday steak nights are popular. Cambridge branch Community pub (city) 2014.
1-3 Station Road
The Great Northern has been through many incarnations and names in the past, and is now under the management of the same Cambs Cuisine team that run the Chop Houses, Tickell Arms, Mill Works etc. The decor is in line with their other Smokeworks restaurant on Free School Lane, and can probably best be described as 'steampunk'. Bar area to the left of the door is set up for drinkers, with stashes of American superhero comics in the bench seats at the side, and multilingual ephemera decorating the walls. To the right and downstairs to the cellar is the restaurant area. The food is fairly meat oriented ('pulled' is a word used often), but there are vegetarian options. Two real ales, usually Brewsters Hophead and one from Nene Valley, craft keg offerings regularly including Harviestoun and Nene Valley.
- St. John's Chop House
21-24 Northampton Street
Attractive multi-roomed building close to the Cambridge Backs. Specializing in fine dining but with a small bar area (diners only in December) where they serve one well kept locally produced ale straight from the cask. Although frequently selling one of the Milton ales, other local small breweries' ales are sometimes stocked instead. Sheppy's Falstaff bottled Somerset cider and Calvor's Suffolk farm brewed bottled larger are also available. Booking is advisable for dining.
- Station Tavern
2 Station Square
A Young's pub on the ground floor of the Ibis Hotel on Station Square. It first opened its doors in March 2017. Large main room decorated in a modern, industrial style with bare brick walls, exposed ducting and an open view into its kitchens. Plenty of seating around its peninsular bar. Separate function room, The Sidings. Its real ales include some LocAles from Milton and Moonshine as well as Young's beers. Food ranges from brunch and sandwiches through to classic pub meals and beyond. Sunday quiz night.
- Stolen Liquor Loft & Restaurant
2-4 King Street
The former Cambridge Arms became d'Arry's restaurant in 2006. In 2016 they expanded into the former George Scales Brewery, unused since 1906, at the rear of the site and opened up an upstairs bar called the Liquor Loft. The house ale, George Scales Best Bitter, is named after the brewery. In late March 2019 the ground floor restaurant and bar area was rebranded as Stolen. Cask beers, including Old Cannon Bitter, are from their family owned Old Cannon Brewery in Bury St Edmunds. The food is "stretched sourdough and grill".
46 Chesterton Road
Opening in August 2015, Thirsty is an off-license on Mitcham's Corner that's much more than just an off-license. As well as well-stocked shelves they also have tables for drinkers in the main area and also in a back room. "Craft" keg beers (including some which can be real ale in KeyKeg), bottled and canned beers as well as wines are available to drink on site. Following an early 2018 refurb they now have 22 taps, 12 serving beers. Thirsty is cash-free. Card payments only. Gourmet food vans are outside most evenings. Having run Christmas market style events behind Mackay's on East Road and other one-off events, in 2017 they launched the popular Biergarten/Wintergarten which have been held in several locations.
- Tram Depot
5 Dover Street
Large pub just off East Road,opposite Anglia Ruskin University. Justifiably popular for food and drink. Originally opened in the 1990s by the Earl Soham brewery of Suffolk and converted, as the name suggests, from a former (horse) tram depot. Extensively remodelled when bought by Everards including removal of the mezzanine floor. One end is a dining area and the lower section retains its mostly tiled floor. The guest beers often feature ales from Everards' Brunswick brew pub in Derby. Ciders are also popular.
- Travellers Rest
Standard town-edge Beefeater with Premier Inn and restaurant attached. Roadside tables. The multi-level L-shaped bar has some attractive brickwork and wood panelling, giving it a certain ersatz charm. Large screen TV normally shows a news channel. Food is what you'd expect with several offers available and is available all day including breakfast. Sharp's Doom Bar is their regular ale. Their guest ale changes.
- University Social Club
Social club primarily for University scholars & employees. There is a single bar downstairs with plenty of seating and a seperate snooker room. There is also a bar upstairs in the large function room which is available for hire including Saturdays when the club is normally closed. There are various sports clubs and the function room is busy most mid week evenings with dance classes. The club is also host to the CAMRA Cambridge Beer Festival - Winter.
32 Chesterton Road
Substantially Refurbished in 2017 by the City Pub Company. The J-shaped interior has three main areas around a central bar. A split level patio with decking at the rear of the pub leads to the potting shed, an indoor area that serves as a function room. Cask beers from the Cambridge Brew House are joined by one or two other cask beers and a changing range of craft keg beers. Cambridge & District CAMRA Most Improved (city) Pub 2018.
- White Swan
107-109 Mill Road
Popular late night corner pub situated on Cambridge's busy Mill Road. There is a strong sports focus with 4 large televisions showing various different events. Split across multiple bars at various levels and a beer garden to the rear. An extensive menu is offered specializing in simple pub food. The White Swan was refurbished in August 2017.
337 Newmarket Road
Popular single bar pub situated on busy main road leading out of the city in an area which has seen a lot of pubs close in modern times. The Wrestlers is well lit and basically furnished and is very highly regarded for its authentic Thai food but still welcomes customers who just want a drink. Food is served daily from 12-3 and 5-9. Well kept beers including four changing guest ales from the Charles Wells range.
- Alexandra Arms (01223) 324441 22 Gwydir Street Cambridge CB1 2LL
- Campsea Ashe
Reopened in Summer 2016 after a refit. It was renamed the Duck in May 2019. This pub was originally part of the adjacent railway station buildings (Campsea Ash for Wickham Market). Accommodation is in a converted barn & cottage. It is family & dog friendly & offers home cooked food. Country markets are held weekly on Mondays on a nearby site. There are toilets accessible to disabled customers.
- Duck (01728) 746211 Station Rd Campsea Ashe IP13 0PT
- White Hart
This charming country-pub is over 300 years old and is a grade II listed free house which has three bar areas. Exposed brickwork, wooden beams, and quarry tiled floors. The large garden has a well equipped play area. The regular ale is St.Austell Tribute with one other rotating guest. Changed hands in November 2016.
- White Hart moc.liamtoh@notpmactrahetihw(01462) 812657 Mill Lane Campton SG17 5NX
- Anchor Inn
Grade II listed little olde world pub, a real haven to escape from the madding crowd. The Anchor is situated in the historic village of Canewdon, gorgeous surrounding countryside so perfect for walks. Excellent food available and has a quiz first wednesday of month. Reportedly haunted from within the eerie atmosphere of The Anchor Inn people have reported to have seen TV remote controls flying across the room, heard mysterious baby cries and smelt unexplained perfume. Kitchen staff working in the pub witnessed knifes travelling across the pub's kitchen. Also look out for the Parrot in the bar.
- Anchor Inn (01702) 258164 High Street Canewdon SS4 3QA
- Cock Tavern
Characterful large traditional timbered pub with a bar and two separate dining areas offering an interesting menu at very competitive prices. Five handpumps offer Adnams, Fullers and Wadworths beers, and over 100 malt whiskies are stocked.
18th Century riverside inn with moorings, offering a range of facilities for holidaymakers, including breakfasts, served from 8am. Bar snacks are also available at all times.Features in the recently released film "Yesterday." The landlord is a cider connoisseur, and unusually for the Broads, five or more are usually available all year round, mostly from the West Country.
In winter the pub is quieter, catering mostly for local trade and families, and does not have any real ales available.
Just a few minutes walk from the station.
- Cock Tavern (01493) 700895 Manor Road Cantley NR13 3JQ
- Canvey Island
- Lobster Smack
Recently refurbished, this is a truly classic pub which has so much history that it even features in the Dickens novel "Great Expectations". On a sunny day enjoy the outside area near the sea or in the winter, settle down by the real fireplace in the warm and cosy pub. Whether you just fancy a drink upstairs in the "Drifters Bar" where pool and darts can be played or would like a meal in the downstairs restaurant area the pub caters for everyone. Up to 4 real ales are served and 1 cider.
The Oysterfleet is an independently owned Hotel, Restaurant & Bar situated in the South of Essex. Built overlooking Canvey Island's picturesque lake, it is beautifully maintained lawns provide the perfect setting for Weddings. The Lakeside Suite is an ideal venue for Weddings and Dinner Dances, as well as less formal events such as Christenings, Anniversaries etc. The Oysterfleet has 40 en-suite bedrooms, decorated to the highest standard. All are equipped with tea and coffee making facilities and a Colour TV. Wine and dine in our 70 seater family friendly Restaurant, which offers a full A la Carte menu and a traditional Sunday Carvery. The Bar has a complete range of Lagers and up to 4 ales with a wide selection of Wines and Spirits. There is also an extensive Bar menu available. Large outdoor seating area for drinkers and people enjoying the restaurant with a gazebo bar in the middle.
Windjammer is a pub on Canvey Seafront. Pub has a main ground floor bar fitted out with beams and seating around the walls. Upstairs is the Tudor Upper Bar Deck where food is available with sea views across the Thames. Two real ales are available.
- Lobster Smack email@example.com(01268) 514297 Haven Road Canvey Island SS8 0NR
- Capel St Mary
- White Horse
Capel St Mary
A sizeable former coaching inn with a separate restaurant & cosy snug bar. The large former restaurant area now hosts a pool table instead. There's occasional live music in main bar. Usually 5 real ales on tap.
- White Horse ku.oc.oohay@nniesrohetihweht(01473) 313130 London Rd Capel St Mary IP9 2JR
- Flying Fish
Large roadside pub.
- Flying Fish (01953) 886705 Norwich Road Carbrooke IP25 6TJ
- King's Arms
31 The Green
Attractive, rather cosy village pub at the central road junction. It has a popular food trade, but the two real ales vary from week to week and may include beers from small breweries. The village is home to two famous airship sheds, one of which now houses the set for making Batman films. Freshly cooked food is available daily.
- King's Arms (01234) 838533 31 The Green Cardington MK44 3SP
- Carleton Rode
- Carleton Road Social Club
Jubilee Hall, Mill Road
Large recently refurbished Club on the outskirts of the village, serving three well-kept ales. Has recently been extensively refurbished, and has active pool and darts teams.
First beer festival will run in August.
- Carleton Road Social Club moc.liamg@llaheelibujrc07507 035390 Jubilee Hall, Mill Road Carleton Rode NR16 1NQ
A charming, thatched community pub with a warm welcome and an attractive garden popular with families. Guest beers are often from local microbreweries. Good value, home-cooked lunches are served (daily except Monday) and evening meals from Tuesday to Saturday. There is a regular quiz on Thursday evenings. Spring and summer bank holiday festivals are held using an outbuilding as an additional bar, plus a one-day gin festival in June. Local CAMRA Country Pub of the Year 2016, 2017 and 2020.
- Poacher's Pocket
A small pleasant country cottage style pub, which is hidden away well off the beaten track.
- Royal Oak
Attractively designed village pub re-opened as a free house in May 2016. The small snug and larger lounge are linked by an open doorway and share a wood-burning stove set in the separating wall. The menu offers seasonal fare using local ingredients where possible, providing a range from light bites and sharing boards to larger main meals. Fixed price set lunches are also available.
- Fox moc.tcennoctb@nni-xof-eht(01234) 720235 High Street Carlton MK43 7LA
- Carlton Colville
- Bell Inn
The refurbished pub has a main bar area containing a large fireplace with a wood burner and there is additional comfortable seating in a side room. A separate restaurant area lies to one side of the bar. There is also a large garden at the side of the pub and a paved patio at the front.
417 Beccles Rd
Comfortable lounge bar with quieter annex on main road to Beccles. Restaurant closed from 13/01/2020 following a decision to reorganise the facilities offered by the pub.
- Old Red House
53 The St
Friendly main bar has two TV screens showing live sport and there is a darts area and pool table. There are regular music nights. Dogs are welcome.
- Bell Inn moc.oc-ssom@olleh(01502) 582873 The St Carlton Colville NR33 8JR
- Castle Acre
- Ostrich Inn
Stunning Grade II listed 16th century Coaching Inn situated on the village green. There is a large main bar with open fires and tables. Dinning areas continue through pub to the beautifully landscaped gardens at rear. Car park is at the rear off Back Street. Bed and breakfast accommodation is available.
- Ostrich Inn moc.ercaeltsachcirtso@ofni(01760) 755398 Stocks Green Castle Acre PE32 2AE
- Castle Camps
Friendly community pub. The pub has escaped the fashion for 'opening out' and still keeps its two bar status (complete with the obligatory wooden beams and wood paneling) and a separate games room. As well as the rear garden there is a seating area at the front. The Greene King IPA is by popular demand. The other two hand-pumps may feature ales from local breweries (including the village-based Roughacre brewery) as well as national beers like Spitfire and London Pride. Bottle conditioned Roughacre beers are always available. Sausage & mash, featuring locally sourced sausages, are free for drinkers on Wednesday evening. Thursday is steak night, Friday is fish & chip night. Food Saturday evenings - pre-book only. Sunday roasts. Formerly the Cock Inn, it became the Oak in April 2019. Schoolboys no longer snigger.
- Oak (01799) 584207 High Street Castle Camps CB21 4SN
- Castle Hedingham
10 St.James Street
Fifteenth century Gray's owned coaching inn with small rooms for drinking and dining alongside two main bars. Beer is cask dispensed and summer and winter beer festivals are held. Jazz is played lunchtimes on the last Sunday of the month, local musicians play on Friday evenings and Sunday is quiz night. Locally sourced food includes Turkish specials prepared in a wood fired stone oven and Monday evening is a BBQ fish menu in Summer months.
- Castle Hedingham Social Club
15-19 Church Lane
Covid-19 update (24 Mar 2020): currently closed.
A quiet social club next to the Memorial Hall on the road behind the Wheatsheaf pub. There is a bingo event on the first Saturday of the month and the club has bar billiards, pool and darts available. The club is community based and welcomes potential new members.
2 Queen Street
Covid-19 update (24 Mar 2020): currently closed.
An interestingly shaped pub with original ceiling beams ex-Greene King and owned by Hawthorn Leisure. Beers are from Marston's often from these brands Courage , Brakspear, Wychwood or Young’s.
- Bell ku.oc.llebmahgnideh@seiriuqne(01787) 460350 10 St.James Street Castle Hedingham CO9 3EJ
- Castle Rising
- Black Horse Inn
Village pub in nice setting close to Norman church and castle and convenient for tourists and locals alike. Plenty of exposed beams and plaster walls for a traditional pub experience. Plenty of room at the bar and plenty of casual dining tables with a restaurant separate from the bar areas. Serves standard beers and standard English food which is quite acceptable in largish serving sizes if you seek traditional in a friendly atmosphere. Food served through the afternoon in summer.
- Black Horse Inn (01553) 631225 Lynn Road Castle Rising PE31 6AG
- Red Lion
A sympathetically modernised friendly village pub with two beamed bars, plus restaurant area and outside seating area.
- Red Lion (01953) 483858 The Green Caston NR17 1DB
- Prince Of Wales Feathers
38 Peterborough Road
This village corner pub is about 300 years old and built of stone with stained glass windows. Originally a boot and shoe shop the pub has one main bar area, divided into two areas by the fire, and there are two smaller rooms for pool and darts. Dominoes and crib also played. Sky Sports on the TV, live music on some Saturday's and a quiz on Sundays. Home cooked food every lunch time. A warm welcome is provided to away football fans visiting Peterborough United. There are six real ales served from the bar with additional occasional beers from the cellar. An ever changing real cider and perry are available at all times. Craft beers also available. Outside there are two areas for drinkers with benches and parasols. Close to Nene Valley Railway and Nene Park. Ideal for walkers and it is dog friendly.
- Royal Oak
24 Peterborough Road
This 17th Century stone built and Grade II listed thatched pub lies in the heart of village. An old world village pub with three drinking lounges each having their own real fire. Quiz night every Wednesday. Popular with cyclists, ramblers and many local groups. Traditional pub games include darts, dominoes and cribbage. The pub is located on the Green Wheel Cycle Route, has a regular bus service right to the door (Kimes) and a large car park. Outdoor drinking terrace and a separate smoking shelter. Many old photographs on show. No jukebox, gaming machines or pool table, a proper drinking and conversation pub with friendly locals. The Oak serves three real ales - both local and guest products from across the country.
- Prince Of Wales Feathers (01733) 380222 38 Peterborough Road Castor PE5 7AL
- Crown Inn
A tastefully furnished 300-year old village-centre inn, conveniently situated close to The Broads and North Norfolk coast, the Crown is cosy, comfortable and welcoming with real fire in winter and a secluded garden in the summer. There is a constantly changing range of mostly local beers, plus many malt whiskies and Bourbons. Excellent home prepared food with an Italian flavour to the menu. Takeaway fish and chips and pizza are available on Fridays and Mondays respectively, both from 5pm. There is a separate function/dining room and a secluded garden for summer. Accommodation is in a detached building that was once the doctor's surgery.
- Crown Inn ku.oc.liamtoh@nworcdleiftac(01692) 580128 The Street Catfield NR29 5AA
Much of the space is taken up with a popular restaurant, with all day breakfast available anytime open and Sunday roasts. Bar area close to the main entrance. Two hand pumps. Regular Live music on Fridays with open Mic once a month (first Friday).
A cosy two bar pub which is located near to a large industrial area. Pool, darts, and cards (inclding regular poker nights). There are three beer festivals each year, including Easter, summer and winter events. The pub has good views across the nearby river Stour, looking across the estuary towards Essex. The access road & nearby ancient bridge was once part of the main road but has been by-passed for many years.
When the Xylonite factory was active, the Crown had a special license that allowed it to stay open ten minutes longer than normal so workers there could get a drink after leaving work.
- Ark (01206) 396777 Cattawade St Cattawade CO11 1RF
Beautifully timbered inn with a good reputation for food.
- Five Bells
Thatched, single bar pub with fine views across village green. A local brewery supplies some of the real ales on offer.
Picturesque 15th cent. pub close to village duck pond. The building dates from the 17th century. Mainly food dominated with all tables laid out for dining. There is a small area in front of the bar for drinkers. Just 3 bar stools no other seating.
- Bull ku.oc.hsidnevacllubeht@seiriuqne(01787) 280245 High St Cavendish CO10 8AX
19 High Street
The Bell is a 17C building with typical oak beams and exposed brickwork, which is known to have been a pub since at least 1830. Today the interior is traditional, with a single bar and small restaurant at the rear.
Two or three real ales are usually available, alongside good value meals served lunch and dinner every day, including a steak night on Wednesdays.
- Ratcatchers Inn
Easton Way, Eastgate
Refurbished and reopened in May 2019 by the team who run the Prime steak restaurant at the Edith Cavell in Norwich, this is primarily a steak restaurant, sourcing all their meat from the nearby Swannington Farm, but the owners want people to be happy to come in for just a drink, and there are two or three real ales on the bar.
- Bell (01603) 871216 19 High Street Cawston NR10 4AE
- No 77
77 Ermine Street
This independent village free house offering authentic Thai food, Thai cocktails, and two real ales. The décor is modern with deep blue walls & distressed wooden floors, copper & stone bar, original velvet cinema seats, and antiqued mirrored walls. The house beer No77 is brewed by local brewery Lord Conrad's.
Family friendly and grown-up movies shown on cinema Sunday's.
- No 77 moc.egdirbmac77@tcatnoc(01954) 269577 77 Ermine Street Caxton CB23 3PQ
- Chadwell Heath
- Eva Hart
(020) 8597 1069
1128 High Road
Large and comfortable split-level Wetherspoon pub, divided into several distinct drinking areas. The building dates from 1892 and used to be the local police station. It is named after a local singer and music teacher who was one of the longest-living survivors of the 1912 Titanic disaster; photographs and memorabilia are on display. Improved choice of real ales is now available on handpump, usually including at least one stout or porter. Good value food is served 8am-10pm. Alcoholic drinks are served from 9am. Toilets (except disabled) are upstairs. Muted TVs with subtitles. Local CAMRA Pub of the Year 2013.
- Toby Carvery Moby Dick
moc.clpbm@326212nub0844 571 7964
Whalebone Lane North / Eastern Avenue West
Large, busy carvery with function room
- Tollgate Tavern [Sizzling]
ku.oc.sbupgnilzzis@nrevatetagllot(020) 8548 7841
High Road / Whalebone Lane North
Cavernous pub on corner of two main roads. Standard beer range.
- Eva Hart (020) 8597 1069 1128 High Road Chadwell Heath RM6 4AH
- Chadwell St Mary
- Chadwell Arms (01375) 843918 Longhouse Road / Ingleby Road Chadwell St Mary RM16 4QP
- Chafford Hundred
- Chafford Hundred
100 Howard Road
Brewers Fayre with Sunday carvery, children's play area and adjacent Premier Inn.
- Sandmartin (01375) 481056 Drake Road / Clifford Road Chafford Hundred RM16 6PP
- Treacle Mine [Sizzling]
Lodge Lane / Hogg Lane
Food-oriented, multi-level pub with food theme days. Decorative mirrors.
- Chafford Hundred (01375) 481153 100 Howard Road Chafford Hundred RM16 6YJ
33 Luton Road
Chef and Brewer restaurant/pub. Some interesting guest ales are served. They are keen to promote real ales and local produce.
- Star ku.oc.gnikeneerg@2426(01525) 872248 33 Luton Road Chalton LU4 9UJ
- Rusty Gun
London Road, Langley, St Ippolyts
Refurbished in March 2010, The Rusty Gun is a country pub restaurant that combines beers from The Old Cannon Brewery with food from head chef Jollan d'Souza. Local produce is used in the Kitchen including Trussels sausages from Knebworth. Many of the items used in the pub are available for sale in the on site produce shop. The house 'Rusty Gun' beer is brewed by the Old Cannon Brewery.
- Rusty Gun (01462) 432653 London Road, Langley, St Ippolyts Chapelfoot SG4 7PG
- Chapmore End
30 Chapmore End
Classic two bar country pub in a quiet hamlet off the B158, popular with walkers and the local shoot. At this unspoilt gem the beer is served straight from cooled casks in the cellar behind the bar. Recent improvements have been made to the gardens and a new conservatory/dining area has been constructed at the rear. Spanish and Thai food is available Wed-Fri 5-9pm, 4-9pm on Saturdays. A popular barbeque operates on Sundays during the warmer months. A beer and music festival is held once a year.
- Woodman (01920) 463339 30 Chapmore End Chapmore End SG12 0HF
- Chappel Beer Festival
The Essex Branches of CAMRA hold their Chappel Beer Festivals here twice a year, as Fund-Raising Events for the East Anglian Railway Museum. The Museum is open daily from 10:00 to 16:30 (except for Christmas Day & Boxing Day), but Real Ale is not normally available, except at the Chappel Beer Festivals.
The 11th Chappel Winter Beer Festival dates are Friday 28th February to Saturday 29th February 2020. During the Winter Beer Festival the Admission Prices are: Fri (before 5.30pm) £3.00; Fri (from 5.30pm) £5:00 (only as part of a £17.00 pre-purchased ticket package, which also includes a £10 Token card and £2 Festival Glass); Sat (All Day) £3.00. NB: Fri Eve Tickets are valid for entry all that day. Those admitted before 5.30pm can stay all evening. Free Admission for card-carrying CAMRA or EARM members, also for holders of a railway season ticket (valid for 7 days or more for travel to/from Chappel & Wakes Colne, Bures or Sudbury stations); except Fri Eve, when Members or railway season ticket holders (as above) pay £2 Admission (only as part of a £14.00 pre-purchased ticket package, which also includes a £10 Token card and £2 Festival Glass). Refunds are available up to 30 minutes after the Bars close, for unused Tokens on the Token card and for an undamaged Festival Glass. CAMRA Membership stand. Real Ciders & Perry. Hot food (inc vegetarian). Entertainment Fri & Sat evenings.
The 34th Chappel Summer Beer Festival dates are from Tuesday 8th September to Saturday 12th September 2020 inclusive. During the last Summer Festival the Admission Prices were: Tue (from 5.30pm) £3.00; Wed (all day) £3.00; Thu (before 5.30pm) £3.00; Thu (from 5.30pm) £4.00; Fri (before 5.30pm) £3.00; Fri (from 5.30pm) £7:00 (only as part of a pre-purchased ticket package, which also included a £10 Token card and £3 Festival Glass) - see Website for details & tickets (from 1st August); Sat (All Day) £4.00. NB: Fri Eve Tickets are valid for entry all that day. Those admitted before 5.30pm can stay all evening. Free Admission for card-carrying CAMRA or EARM members, also for holders of a railway season ticket (valid for 7 days or more for travel to/from Chappel & Wakes Colne, Bures or Sudbury stations); except Fri Eve, when Members or railway season ticket holders (as above) pay £2 Admission (only as part of a pre-purchased ticket package, which also includes a £10 Token card and £3 Festival Glass) - see Website for details & tickets (from 01/08/2019). Refunds are available up to 30 minutes after the Bars close, for unused Tokens on the Token card and for an undamaged Festival Glass. CAMRA Membership stand. Real Ciders & Perry. Hot food (inc vegetarian). Entertainment Thu & Fri evenings, plus Sat.
Multibar pub with various rooms, and separate dining area. Regular live music and pool table. Traditional pub food and themed food offers. Outside courtyard, children's play area and car park.
- Chappel Beer Festival ku.gro.lavitsefreebleppahc@lavitsef-reeb-leppahc(01206) 242524 Station Road Chappel CO6 2DS
- Three Horse Shoes
This two bar pub is set in a pretty village which will be forever linked with the fictional village of Akenfield. The modernised pub interiors offer a comfortable lounge & dining area in one room & a livelier but simply furnished public bar with tiled floor, real fire & piano.
Acoustic music night the first Saturday of each month. Locally sourced food with themed food evening specials boards with gluten free & vegetarian options.
There is a bus only twice a day throughthe village.
Only open for bookings on Sunday (closed in the evening)
- Three Horse Shoes (01473) 737187 The St Charsfield IP13 7PY
- Chatham Green
Situated in the small hamlet of Chatham Green, The Windmill is a beautiful, real drinking pub, combining outstanding food with a selection of real ales, cocktails and an extensive wine list.
- Windmill moc.neergmahtahcllimdniweht@ofni(01245) 910910 Chatham Green CM3 3LE
- Cross Keys Hotel
12-16 Market Hill
Comfortable, unspoilt small-town hotel. Listed 16th century building opposite the church. Collections of guns and clocks. Resident ghosts include one of a dog. Live folk music monthly. 12 bedrooms, all designed by the landlady.
- George Hotel
2 High Street
Former coaching inn. Large, modern L-shaped bar with pool table at one end and restaurant at the other. Mixed clientele.
- Honest John
South Park Street
Former labour exchange built in the 1950s and was converted into a pub in 1977 by Stewart Stacy. It became the first freehouse in Chatteris. The name came from Stewart Stacey's father, who was known for setting honest prices at local auctions and became known as Honest John. Has been in the same family since 1987. Bar billiards. The walls are adorned with old photos and the landlord's artwork is also on display. Greene King beers. Monthly folk music sessions.
34 Bridge Street
A low-ceilinged, wood-beamed community freehouse dating from the 1850s. A single L-shaped room adorned with much maritime memorabilia. Games include scrabble, chess, darts, dominoes and crib, with a pool table in the small back room. A quiz is held once a month. From the early 1990s to 2011 the pub was called Walk The Dog. After a period of closure, it reopened in August 2012 as the Ship, its former name. They support two charities, Macmillan and the Stroke Association and a local cricket team. Received a CAMRA Merit Award in July 2016.
Was a club until 2005.
- Cross Keys Hotel moc.sirettahc-letohsyekssorc@ofni(01354) 693036 12-16 Market Hill Chatteris PE16 6BA
- White Horse
5 Norwich Road
Village pub with welcome distinct separate pub & restaurant facilities. Drinkers are well catered for from a range of four real ales sourced from all round the UK, with Timothy Taylor's Landlord often featured as a regular. There is a large pleasant garden for use in summer.
Although technically in Chedgrave, the pub is actually within easy walking distance of the nearby holiday moorings in neighbouring Loddon. Beer festivals are held here in April and November, and there's ccasional live music.
- White Horse ku.oc.evargdehcesrohetihw@seiriuqne(01508) 520250 5 Norwich Road Chedgrave NR14 6ND
- Red Lion
Main Rd [B1456]
The pub comprises a large single room which is part restaurant and part bar area. There;s a beer garden to the rear.
- Red Lion (01473) 780400 Main Rd [B1456] Chelmondiston IP9 1DX
- Ale House
24-26 Viaduct Road
A unique bar in Chelmsford, located under the arches at the railway station. One of the widest ranges of continuously changing beers in Essex, always including dark and stronger beers, eight craft kegs and 12 real ciders. There are also imported lagers on tap and a wide range of bottled beers from around the world. No food but customers are welcome to bring their own or order a takeaway; plates and cutlery can be provided. Quiz on last Sunday of each month and regular beer festivals. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
151 Moulsham Street
A traditional drinking pub with a U-shaped bar, timbered posts and beams. Open till late but may close before 2 am if no customers. Active darts and pool teams. Quiz every Sunday. Occasional karaoke. Many fund raising events for charity especially Help the Heroes and the British Legion Poppy fund.
- Bay Horse
189 Moulsham Street
An attractive 17th century building, white with black beams, but once inside it is more a modern smart contemporary restaurant. But if one perseveres up the small flight of stairs a small bar can be found where two ales are on offer. It seems acceptable to just have a drink, in mid afternoon anyway.
- Black Bull
244 Rainsford Road
Large recently refurbished pub with open-plan bar, and restaurant area at the back. It has a large beer garden with ample seating and a lot of children's outdoor games including a climbing frame. All dogs are welcome - there is a dog station in the garden. Two pool tables and a dart board available all day long (pool tables free on Tuesdays). Most main meals half price on Thursday. Kids' parties at Easter, Halloween and Christmas. Bingo every other Friday, Jazz Jam Sundays approx every 2 months, Open Mic or live music usually monthly on Saturdays - check Facebook for exact dates.
- Black Horse
165 Moulsham Street
Single room, traditional pub, recently refurbished (2018). Regular live music plus karaoke every Friday, and BT Sport is shown. Lunchtime menu in the week plus a burger bar in the garden when weather permits. There is a pool table and mens' and womens' darts teams.
3-4 Moulsham Street
Smart city centre bar serving food. Family friendly during day, livelier in the evenings.
- Clay Pigeon
26 Robin Way
Recently refurbished friendly family-run estate pub. Separate restaurant area serving American bistro style food.
141 Broomfield Rd
Family friendly pub with a spacious saloon bar featuring glass partitions, wooden panelling and tiled Victorian fire place furnished with sofas, tables and chairs. The Public Bar has a pool table, darts board, various board and card games. New members are welcome to join the pub teams in leagues for pool, darts, dominoes and crib. Sports TV and Sky Sports. The Kids Games Room is stocked with board games and TV. Free Function Room hire. Five chalets at the rear, outside seating areas and car park. Regular live music events, as well as DJ nights including Soul and Ska. Various charity and quiz nights. Full kitchen service due from January 2020 including Sunday roasts.
- County Hotel
Upmarket lounge bar of one of Chelmsford's leading hotels, open to non-residents. Peace and quiet with top quality food available.
143 Moulsham Street
Traditional Victorian corner Pub with two bars, a front bar with a games room off of it and a quieter back bar ideal for relaxing which is also available for private functions and club meetings. At least 5 cask ales are always available and food is on offer 7 days a week including Sunday roasts, a full pub classics menu and up to six home-made pies to choose from. Pie & pint deals on Thursday. Outdoor patio area and seating in front of the pub. There is a popular quiz night every Wednesday and a monthly soul night on the third Saturday of the month. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Eagle & Hind
An open plan community pub with an approximately L shaped bar. Pub games and machines at one end. Greene King brew the regular house beer Eagle and Hind. A busy local sports pub with a quiz night every Thursday, live music on first Saturday and karaoke on last Saturday of the month. A franchised Greene King Meet and Eat pub BUT Greene King vouchers are not accepted.
351 Springfield Road
Busy and friendly pub comprising three rooms. Serving sandwiches all day Mon-Sat and cooked meals available Mon-Fri lunch times and evenings, and all day Sat. Roast on Sundays 12-4 please book ahead, not available in the summer. All food is good value, locally sourced and home cooked. A true community pub with darts and crib teams and regular charity events. The pub also shows BT Sports. There is a new attractive courtyard garden. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
Hungry Horse food-oriented estate pub, with family friendly dining area with booth seating and small TVs. L shaped bar with an over 18s area containing darts, pool and sports TV.
- Fox & Hounds
Traditional friendly family run pub with two separate bars. Pool and darts in the public bar. Large garden, lunchtime food.
- Fox & Raven
Barnes Mill Road
Large food pub, part of the Vintage Inn group near Chelmer Village Retail Park. Rustic interior. Family restaurant plus a small bar area with an open fire. Four ale pumps and one cider pump.
65 Rainsford Road
A bright and airy pub selling real ales and craft beers to be enjoyed at seats and tables of varying shape, size and height. An imposing timbered building with hedges and flowers at the front, where there is outside seating. Various bays inside mean that sports enthusiasts can watch TV while others enjoy conversation over a drink or a meal. Varied entertainment with league poker every Monday, cash poker on Wednesday, quiz every Sunday, and a Jack the Joker raffle every Friday. CAMRA discount with valid membership card.
- Golden Fleece
84 Duke Street
A lively city centre pub, with a beer garden, which appeals to all ages. Serving 6 real ales, up to 3 ciders and 4 craft beers on draught plus 10 in bottles. Food served all week. 20% discount on real ales to CAMRA members. On Mondays and Tuesdays from 5pm all real ales are Â£2.15 per pint, with free cheese on Tuesday. Quiz every Thursday and cover bands every Friday and Saturday evenings. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Hop Beer Shop
173 Moulsham Street
Essex's first micropub. Four beers are served by gravity, and always include local breweries as well as interesting beers from around the country, with usually a stout or porter and a golden beer. In addition there are craft kegs, around 100 bottled beers from local and international breweries, and bottled cider, which may be drunk there or purchased to take home. The atmosphere is one of a traditional pub where people can meet and talk. Branch Pub of the Year 2016 and 2017 and Cider Pub of the Year 2018, 2019 and 2020. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
47a Moulsham Street
Principally a bottle shop, however there is a small amount of seating available and 2 keykeg beers available to supplement the bottles and cans.
- Ivory Peg
7 New London Road
Town-centre pub with a single open-plan area at ground level featuring large windows onto the street, and a good collection of old photographs on the walls of the staircase to the toilets (disabled toilet on ground floor). Excavations prior to its building produced an ivory tuning peg from a mediaeval musical instrument (now in Chelmsford museum). Food is served all day with alcohol available from 9am. As with other Wetherspoon pubs beer festivals are held twice a year with a cider festival in the Summer. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Maisons Bar (01245) 259452 50 Moulsham Street Chelmsford CM2 0HY
- Moulsham Tap
53/54 Moulsham Street
This "Craft Beer & Artisan Gin" micro-pub is a converted shop with tables and seating in a large front room, leading to a smaller area with the bar. The pub serves 12 changing keykeg beers and 6 real ciders. There is also a selection of over 50 gins, 30 vodkas and many other spirits. Food is not currently available although you are welcome to bring your own. Children allowed till 6pm.
- Nag's Head
22 Baddow Road
300 years old small one room pub with a small patio to the rear. No food.
** Update 9th December ** This pub has now reopened.
7 Hall St
Friendly lively Irish pub.
- Oddfellows Arms Smokehouse
195 Springfield Road
A pub with a modern wood interior but maintaining the feel of a local. There is a large U-shaped bar area with a back room containing a pool table leading out to the attractive decked garden/smoking area. Beer festivals are held annually. Extensive home-made food is served lunchtimes and evenings weekdays, and all day at weekends up to 9pm with 2 for 1 food offers Monday-Wednesday. New BBQ real wood smoker serving brisket, ribs and pulled pork (also available for home delivery). There is monthly live music and poker nights are held every Tuesday and Thursday. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Orange Tree
6 Lower Anchor Street
The Orange Tree is one of the best real ale pubs in Chelmsford and was voted branch Pub of the Year in 2014, 2015 and is Pub of the Year for 2020. A place for conversation and meeting friends. A refurbishment in 2015 has made the separate public and saloon bars both much larger. A great range of beers is served, always something dark. All Day Breakfast is served on Saturday and Sunday from 10am. Lunchtime food is served, including Sunday roasts, with a steak and curry night on Thursday evening. Quiz on Tuesdays. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Original Plough
28 Duke Street
Newly refurbished and conveniently located close to both railway and bus stations this pub is now one of Mitchell's and Butler's Oak Tree brand. Six handpulls are available to serve beers. An open-plan pub with several distinct areas. Disabled toilets on ground floor. Good value pub food is available all day, starting with breakfast. Large screens show news and sporting events. Historical local prints throughout pub. Monday-Thursday 20% student discount (with card) on selected food/drink. Various other meal and drink deals.
- Queen B
6 Waterson Vale
Offers a wide range of dishes served all day, seven days a week.
- Queen's Head
30 Lower Anchor Street
Crouch Vale Brewery's first pub, the Queen's Head, sells three of its beers permanently, with four guests which may include a Crouch Vale seasonal and always include a dark beer. The Victorian L-shaped pub has bare board flooring and comfortable bench seating. Two fires make it cosy in winter. This popular local can be busy when there is a match at the nearby county cricket ground. Bar snacks only. The Essex Beard Club meets here once a year in February. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Railway Tavern
63 Duke Street
A tardis-like corner pub right outside Chelmsford station, more visible now due to nearby development. Not surprisingly a railway theme dominates. Refurbished in February 2017, a long narrow pub with banks of handpumps at opposite ends of the central bar counter. There is even a small enclosed garden where you can listen to the station announcements and marvel at the ever changing mural. May stay open later on Sundays in the summer. This traditional pub also sells craft beers and over 50 different gins. CME branch POTY 2018.
- Red Beret
2 Melbourne Road
Old style pub with traditional seats and tables situated at the heart of a large housing estate. 2 bars. Close to a large public park and the nearest pub to Chelmsford City F.C. football ground. Small garden area. Recently refurbished and awaiting resurvey. 20p/pint off real ale every Monday.
- Riverside Inn
The old Springfield Mill converted to a pub with 6 hotel rooms. In a wonderful position on the riverside with a large courtyard garden surrounded by water. Large bar area serving classic pub food. Function room available The old mill wheel is still on display inside and there are many beams and alcoves with parts of the pub dating from the 17th century. Board games available. Public car park close by.
- Royal Steamer
1 Townfield Street
A small wedge-shaped traditional pub in a residential area behind the railway station. Its name is believed to be unique in the UK. Two street doors lead to an opened-up pub (ostensibly public and saloon bars) currently with 2 bar counters each with 3 handpumps. Small secluded courtyard garden at rear. Games-oriented pub with darts, many board games, a golf society, large screen TV. Currently undergoing refurbishment. Kitchen reopening in January 2018.
18 Broomfield Road
Traditional medium-sized pub with a comfortable interior and some outside seating in front. The decor is very nautical with dark brown panelling, portholes, masts, rope, rigging and other maritime artefacts. The pub has been run since 1970 by three generations of the same family. Close to rail and bus stations with a public car park at the rear. A wide range of food is offered with daily specials. There is a juke box but no live music on a regular basis. Sport is shown on the TV. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Slug & Lettuce
1-5 Annonay Walk, The Meadows
Refurbished and rebranded in summer 2015. A very airy modern 2 storey city centre bar with a variety of seats and tables including an upstairs balcony. Mondays 50% off food. Cocktails 2 for 1 Sun-Thurs 16.00-22.00. Cocktail master classes are bookable in advance.
199 Baddow Road
A small traditional one-room pub. No food.
- Star & Garter
159 Moulsham Street
Open-plan L-shaped pub with exposed beams. Prints of various old posters and photos. TVs in the public bar and above the open fire in the lounge area. Pool table at one end. Beer Garden at rear. Live Music every Saturday evening and last Friday of the month. Happy hours Monday - Friday 5-8pm, beers ï¿½3 pint. 10% student discount with NUS card. Open mic. Sundays 3-7pm.
- Two Brewers
80-84 Springfield Road
Grade II listed building which has been tastefully refurbished whilst retaining the character of the old raftered/beamed pub. There are 3 rooms with steps between, but only 1 small area is not easily accessible to wheelchairs. The middle room contains the bar and the right hand room is the accessible restaurant. Meals are freshly prepared from Mediterranean-influenced menus, including a pizza menu. Senior citizen meals available till 4 pm. Quiz night every Tuesday. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- United Brethren
New Writtle Street
Recently updated and now run by the Pin up Brewery Co (a micro brewery based near Brighton). A Beer Cider & Gin House, serving a large selection of their own craft keg beers and cider alongside 3 cask ales. 3rd's flights available. A mixture of comfortable sofas and tables inside and a good sized beer garden with barbeques in the summer. Home cooked food, live music every Saturday, and open mic. last Thursday of every month. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
28 New Street
A Sports pub with four pool tables and an L-shaped bar. Mainly home cooking. Meals on Sunday 12 to 5pm in winter. Quiz night every Thursday.
23 Mildmay Road
It is an easy walk from the town centre to this award-winning friendly, Victorian local. There are three rooms with a lounge area overlooking the large garden. Darts and a pool table are in a smaller room. Pub grub is served, specialising in different flavoured sausages, with light snacks until 11pm. Food also available on the first Sunday of the month for Jazz Night. Quiz on Tuesdays. Beer festivals at Easter and the first weekend in September with up to 80 beers, ciders and perries. Smaller festivals at Halloween and December. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide. Local CAMRA Pub of the Year 2010, 2011 and 2019. Three key keg lines are a recent addition.
- Ale House ku.oc.liamtoh@drofsmlehcesuohelaeht(01245) 260535 24-26 Viaduct Road Chelmsford CM1 1TS
24-26 The St (B1115)
Classic, "olde worlde" charm abounds in this timber framed building. A massive inglenook fireplace can be found in one bar. Beers usually from Adnams, Woodfordes or Nethergate breweries. Also offering good food at reasonable prices.
- Peacock moc.loa@ircliw(01449) 746952 24-26 The St (B1115) Chelsworth IP7 7HU
- Cherry Hinton
- Red Lion
20 Mill End Road
The original part of this village inn dates from the 16th century. The door to the former public bar has been removed leaving a single room pub with two distinct areas divided by the fireplace plus a further seating area in the extension which also hosts live music. There is a large garden with children's play area and a smoking shelter. Children are accommodated up to 9pm. Guest beers are from the Greene King list.
Pub reopened May 2018 following three week refurbishment including new fixed furniture in dining area.
- Robin Hood
1 Fulbourn Road
Formerly a pleasant suburban pub called the Robin Hood and Little John, this is now part of Greene King's "Eating Inn" chain of budget food pubs. The L-shaped interior sports entirely anonymous decor as befits a chain operation. The wing facing the front does have an elevated octagonal conservatory at one end (a relic of the old pub) and a pleasant snug area at the other. The second wing is purely a restaurant. Outside there is a large garden with seating and play equipment. The pub opens for breakfast from 9am, but the bar does not open until 11.30am. Closest pub to the Caravan Club site.
- Red Lion ku.oc.notnihyrrehcnoilder@ofni(01223) 248826 20 Mill End Road Cherry Hinton CB1 9JP
- Cheshunt & District Royal British Legion Club
37 Crossbrook Street
The Cheshunt Royal British Legion is a tradtional family friendly social club where anyone can join and you'll find a wide selection of activites to suit all ages, all year round.
Friendly ,Family oriented Social Club.Offering - Darts,Crib,Pool , live entertainment, Bingo, Sports on TV and much more.
A comfortable one-bar pub following refurbishment in 2008. Family oriented there are regular holding family fun days with functions in a sectioned off area. Quiz nights every Tuesday. Karaoke often on Fridays.
- El Curioso
36 Crossbrook Street
Tapas Food Resturant with small bar. Mainly a resturant, not a bar.
Eleanor Cross Road
The Club is a members club but welcomes guests and new members.
- King James
2-3 Lynton Parade, Turners Hill
The pub takes its name from King James I, whose royal place - Theobalds - stood about 1.2km from this pub.
King James I had persuaded Robert Cecil, Lord Burleigh's son, to give up Theobalds, where he was to die in 1625. The present Theobalds Park was built in 1763, about 1.6km from its original site. In 1860, the enlarged Theobalds was bought by the brewer Sir Henry Meux. In 1888, Meux resited the redundant Temple Bar in his park.
Note: After the 10th of September 2018 JD Wetherspoon will fully implement its stated company’s policy on dogs of "Please note that Wetherspoon has a policy of not allowing dogs in its pubs, including all outside areas (assistance Dogs excepted).” This includes any seating areas in front of the pub, where previously the policy may have been relaxed. The company has cited children's fears and hygiene factors as the reasons why.
177 Windmill Lane
Rebuilt in 1975, the Maltsters has been part of McMullen since 1898. Nestled near Cheshunt station, traditional two-bar pub with pub games and Sky Sports in the public bar and a more sedate, relaxed pace of life in the lounge.
- O'Shea's Bar & Kitchen
99 Turners Hill
Friendly authentic Irish pub, located in the town centre. Reported to be closed back in 2012 due to planning application to convert to flats but this appears to have been withdrawn and the pub reported as open for trade in Autumn 2019
- Old Anchor
188 High Street
A friendly, spacious pub on the main road at the northern end of Cheshunt.
- Cheshunt & District Royal British Legion Club (01992) 639962 37 Crossbrook Street Cheshunt EN8 8LR
- Red Lion
218 High Street
Bought from Greene King in September 2009 and reopened on 18th December 2009 as a pub/restaurant after a refurbishment. Decorated to a high standard throughout. The small bar has an elegant colour scheme and stripped pine floors with bar stools as well as tables. The other, bigger, room is set out for dining only. Food is clearly upmarket, classic dishes often made from locally sourced and seasonal produce, and includes a three course menu. Real ales are often served in Cambridge Beer Festival lined glasses as the owners are CAMRA members. The beers are from regional and national brewers.
- Red Lion moc.yelevehcnoilder@ofni(01638) 730233 218 High Street Cheveley CB8 9RH
2 Chedburgh Rd
Run by the same family for over 25 years, this village pub has a nice sideline in authentic Indian cuisine, eat in or take away the extensive menu is also available for the more anglo-centric diner. Beers from the Mersea Island brewery often to be had thanks to an Essex connection. The traditional bar has an open fireplace and a pool table is available in the adjacent lounge. The large garden has various child friendly features.
- Greyhound ku.oc.dnuohyergnotgnivehc@ofni(01284) 850765 2 Chedburgh Rd Chevington IP29 5QS
- Chignal Smealey
- Pig & Whistle
This 16th Century beamed restaurant is a Trip Advisor top ten restaurant with three rooms, a snug, sun terrace and garden providing lunch light bites, evening candlelit a la carte menu and a four meat Sunday carvery with vegetarian option. Also opens on Bank Holiday Mondays.
- Pig & Whistle ku.drofsmlehceltsihwdnagip@ofni(01245) 443186 Chignal Road Chignal Smealey CM1 4SZ
- Chigwell Row
- Two Brewers
firstname.lastname@example.org(020) 8501 1313
57 Lambourne Road
Extensive pub with dark wood finishes and candle-lit alcoves. Large fireplaces, framed photos of the area. County walks in Hainault Forest. There is a 'Happy Hour' on Monday to Friday from 5pm to 7pm and an Ale Loyalty Card applies at other times, which gives a free pint after five have been purchased using the card.
- Two Brewers email@example.com(020) 8501 1313 57 Lambourne Road Chigwell Row IG7 6ET
A comfortable Free House & restaurant with integral locally sourced delicatessen shop. The large outdoor seating area is popular with walkers & cyclists in the summer.
There's a toilet accessible to disabled customers. The name, which as far as we can ascertain is unique, apparently comes from an Elizabethan filled pancake. To make a Bacon Froize Take eight Eggs well beaten, & a little Cream, & a little Flour, & beat them well together to be like other Batter, then fry very thin slices of Bacon, & pour some of this over, then fry it, & turn the other side, & pour more upon that, so fry it & serve it to the Table.
- Froize (01394) 450282 The St Chillesford IP12 3PU
- Tharp Arms
46 High Street
Georgian pub that takes its name after a local eminent family who lived at Chippenham Park. A straight forward village pub with two bar rooms with a further room to the rear. Frequented by the popular village cricket team as well as others further afield. Purchased by the community in 2014 who are keen to support local brewers. Pub is a grade II listed building and is also listed as an Asset of Community Value.
- Tharp Arms (01638) 720234 46 High Street Chippenham CB7 5PR
Built in 1663, and a pub since 1760, the Countryman is a one bar, split-level pub. The interior boasts some well executed carvings dating from the 1970s on the bar front, an impressive fireplace and some obscure agricultural implements. Usually three real ales and a cider (in the summer) are available. Beer range varies. This is a pub where social networking happens in the bar. There are chickens in the garden to look at. Note the restricted opening hours.
- Countryman (01763) 272721 Ermine Street Chipping SG9 0PG
- Chipping Ongar
- Cock Tavern
218 High Street
Attractive timber framed plastered and weather boarded Grade II listed high street pub, located next to the local library and with good parking facilities only 20 yards away. Families Welcome, Popular with visitors from the nearby Epping Ongar heritage Railway. The pub is beleived to be the oldest in the viallage, haveing been a landmark since 1580. The menus features a modern dining experience, with West End style food & BritIsh Pub classics next to each other on seasonally changing menus.
- King's Head ku.oc.snninamkao@daehsgnik(01277) 508905 177 High Street Chipping Ongar CM5 9JG
- Cock Tavern ku.oc.ragnokcoceht@ofni(01277) 365261 218 High Street Chipping Ongar CM5 9AB
- Chiswell Green
- Old Verulamians Rugby Football Club Cotlandswick, North Orbital Road Chiswell Green AL2 1DW
- Three Hammers
210 Watford Road
Fully refurbished in 2015. Oldest part of building 15-16th Century. Previously a Coaching Inn and Forge thus the name. Oak beams and ornate bar front in a contemporary interior with garden situated on the main Watford Road.Five real ales include three ever-changing guests. Good quality meals are served every day. The pub has regular Amber Inn beer festivals and quiz nights on Sunday and Tuesday for a small cash prize. There is a bus stop outside and the pub is well placed for access to the M25 and M1.
- Red Cow
11 High Street
Covid-19 update (22 Mar 2020): Takeaway food service available (by phone).
Thatched 14th Century pub in a small village near the Cambridgeshire Hertfordshire borders. Guest beers are usually from East Anglia. Frequented by many local groups including the cricket club, the village book group, stallholders from the farmer's market and the WI. Special occasions can be celebrated with meals from the extensive award winning menu, either in the tiled bar or in the restaurant separated by original open timbering. Pub even has a small sweet shop. A popular stop-off for ramblers, being on the ancient Icknield Way. Breakfasts possibly available (except Mon) if booked in advance.
- Red Cow moc.wocdereht@ofni(01763) 838792 11 High Street Chrishall SG8 8RN
- Dun Cow
One roomed village pub is a 200 year old former coaching inn and is reputed to be haunted. Live C&W on Saturday nights. Food Sun lunch and evenings by booking only.
- Dun Cow (01354) 638323 Green Drove Christchurch PE14 9PG
- Churchgate Street
- Queens Head
26, Churchgate Street
The is a traditional black beamed and white walled pub, with horse brasses and old photos adorning the wall. The low beamed ceilings give the pub a cosy atmosphere. The carpeted lounge provides a comfortable setting for a beer and a meal. There’s also a small, tiled public bar complete with a real fire for those cold winter months. On the bar there’s a good selection of ales. There’s an excellent good-valued menu including sandwiches, fresh fish, homemade pies and a changing specials board.
- Queens Head ku.oc.tsetaghcruhchqt@eemiA(01279) 427266 26, Churchgate Street Churchgate Street CM17 0JT
- Clacton Golf Club
Clacton Golf Club
- Clacton Railway Club
48 Carnarvon Road
Railway Club, entrance to station side of taxi firm's building.
- Clacton Rugby Football Club Valley Road Clacton-on-Sea CO15 6NA
- Comrades Sports & Social Club
205 Old Road
Membership requirements not currently known. At least one ale
16b Station Road
Bar over Wimpy (access via stairs a couple of doors to the right of Wimpy). Open Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights and Sunday afternoon. Charges for late evening (post 11pm) admission and for various event nights - see their Facebook page for more details.
- Happy Valley Bowling Club Sladburys Lane Clacton-on-Sea CO15 6NX
- Highfield Grange Caravan Park
Caravan park for static and touring caravans. In peak season club-house is only open to those staying on the park; in off-peak season it is also open to those visiting people staying on the park.
- Makai Beach Café & Bar
Beach side bar with adjacent café, only open in season. Postcode is of nearest road, as the kiosk itself on the promenade has none and is provided here for satnav users only. Has real cider, and real ale in a bottle.
- Moon & Starfish
1 Marine Parade East
The Moon and Starfish has been a feature of the Clacton sea front since 1997, making it the only Wetherspoon pub in Tendring until the Bottle Kiln opened in Dovercourt 20 years later. Situated in what was once part of the Royal Hotel, which was first built in around 1872 as one of the first buildings in the then new (in July 1871) coastal town of Clacton-on-Sea, it offers coastal views. Opposite the Pavilion Fun Park and a short walk from Clacton Pier it offers meals throughout the day as well as a range of ales and a regular cider. Being only a short walk from Pier Avenue and Jackson Road most Clacton bus services pass nearby, and the railway station is less then half a mile away. During Clacton carnival week in August it overlooks the route of the procession, and is similarly conveniently situated for views of the Clacton Air Show at the end of each August. The pub participates in the national Wetherspoon beer and cider festivals each year, and has been a regular supporter of the Clacton Real Ale & Cider Festival.
- Old Lifeboat House
39 Marine Parade East
Family friendly local public house, good atmosphere, reasonably priced, warm welcome to all. Outside patio area. Food available on request. Tendring CAMRA Pub of the Year 2012, 2013 & 2014 and Cider Pub of the Year in 2015
- Pink Palace Hotel (01255) 714369 11-13 Marine Parade East Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1UU
- Queens Arms
189 Old Road
Town centre pub. Refurbished late 2017 when it became part of the Craft Union Pubs group which also saw the introduction of dominoes and cards on Wednesday and bingo on Thursday. Karaoke forms part of a six weekly rolling programme of weekend events - see their Facebook page for latest details.
- Smugglers Cove
Hartley Brook Road
Built in early 2019 and opened on May 28th the Smugglers Cove became Tendring's newest pub.
- Toby Carvery Clacton-on-Sea
Marine Parade West
A well-known carvery restaurant situated right on the sea front.
- Tom Peppers
2 Marine Parade West
Seafront pub across the road from the Moon & Starfish. Cellar bar (The Cellar) and upstairs night club (The Loft) each with separate entrances. Children allowed on patio 'beer garden' area to front of pub, but not inside.
- Clacton Golf Club (01255) 421919 West Road Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1AJ
- Bedford & County Golf Club
One of Bedfordshire’s premier 18-hole courses, set in open countryside with a testing and well-presented course. The clubhouse features an attractive modern bar with a choice of real ales. Full survey in hand.
- Fox & Hounds
1 Milton Road
Two-bar community pub with a neat garden and children's play area. Wheelchair ramp access to the lounge, darts and pool in the public bar. Occasional live music and karaoke. A quiz is held on the last Thursday of the month to support Macmillan nurses. Meals are no longer served.
- Horse & Groom
15 High Street
Attractive old coaching inn with comfortable, divided seating areas, including the former coach yard now roofed in to provide extra accommodation. Guest ales are not always from Greene King. The patio includes a children’s play area and the large garden beyond runs down to the River Great Ouse. A new food menu is being developed, but meanwhile tapas is usually available.
42 High Street
A friendly village community pub supporting several local sports teams.
- Bedford & County Golf Club ku.oc.cgcdnab@reganam(01234) 352617 Green Lane Clapham MK41 6ET
12 & 13 Market Hill
A 16th cent. timber framed family & commercial hotel on old market square. Quiet, comfortable lounge, busy public bar with a conservatory to rear. Full hotel service available. Good food venue and occasional live music.
3 Callis St
Grade II listed building dating from early 15th cent. It underwent major renovation in the 20th and was updated in 2015 and now offers two ales from local Nethergate Brewery alongside four guests. A small brewery was located somewhere on site in the late 19th cent. Pleasant garden to rear.
10 Callis St
A phoenix risen from the ashes, the Globe reopened in 2013 after a 2-year closure. Serving one well kept regular beer and up to three changing guests, it is now a thriving local where beer and conversation dominate. Live music every other Saturday night and live afternoon sessions every other Sunday. There is a separate pool room at the rear and a newly refurbished garden for Summer drinking. No food is served.
4 High St
Historic inn with an old carved sign (possibly dating from 1415) which may be the oldest in England. Bar to right with inglenook fireplace is now a restaurant. Bar is to the left with beamed ceiling. Mix of seating: bar stools, wooden tables & chairs, comfy armchairs and a choir pew in the fireplace. Achieved Cask Marque status June 2017.
- Bell moc.liamg@eralcletohllebeht(01787) 277741 12 & 13 Market Hill Clare CO10 8NN
Covid-19 update (25 Mar 2020): now CLOSED completely. Covid-19 update (22 Mar 2020): Takeaway food service available (by phone).
This is still owned by Jamie Oliver's father and is an eating pub rather than a local boozer. Booking for meals is almost essential most of the time. The pub also has a number of low beams to catch out most tall people and not just by the entrance. It is possible to stand at the bar and drink but all the seating may be reserved for diners. The front of the pub has a patio garden area which is a good place for sitting when the weather permits.
- Fox & Hounds
Covid-19 update (22 Mar 2020): Takeaway food service available (by phone).
A friendly local drinkers' pub, the oldest licensed premises in Clavering still open and has a large car park. It is a good place to start walks from in the middle of this village close to the River Stort. This pub runs events supporting the local school and charities with a regular quiz on the second Thursday of the month.
- Cricketers ku.oc.sretekcirceht@ofni(01799) 550442 Wicken Road Clavering CB11 4QT
- Beauchamp Arms
Large multi-roomed free house set in an isolated riverside location with plenty of mooring space.
- Beauchamp Arms (01508) 480247 Ferry Road Claxton NR14 6DH
9 Ipswich Rd
Large comfortable pub with emphasis on food. Children's play area in garden. Disabled toilet.
2 Ipswich Rd
A traditional two bar pub. It's warm & cosy with regular entertainment and keen on pub games. There's a smart outdoor drinking area.
- Crown ku.oc.gnikeneerg@3411(01473) 830289 9 Ipswich Rd Claydon IP6 0AA
ku.oc.gnikeneerg@8008(020) 8550 5811
225 Clayhall Avenue / Caterham Avenue
Long, roomy bar area forming a U-shape with games area (pool tables, darts) to one side and an eating area to the other. This is very much a sports pub, and the guest beer may be themed accordingly e.g. Twickenham beer on for rugby event. Screens and fruit machines throughout, and a digital jukebox mean that this is not a pub for those requiring peace and quiet.
- Unicorn ku.oc.gnikeneerg@8008(020) 8550 5811 225 Clayhall Avenue / Caterham Avenue Clayhall IG5 0NY
243-245 Main Road
Although an Elgood's house, guest beers are always available to complement the excellent, good value food. There is a lot going on in this village local with regular quizzes, classic car meetings, and occasional beer festivals among the attractions on offer. There is a nice outdoor drinking area in the garden, with a traditional bar and dining area inside. Everything that a village local should be. Reopened on Friday 15th November 2019 after a period of closure since summer 2019 and with a change of name.
- Partridge ku.oc.klofronegdirtrapeht@ofni(01553) 775668 243-245 Main Road Clenchwarton PE34 4AG
- Three Swallows
Situated in front of the parish church alongside the village green with impressive views across the Glaven Valley this pub is set in an idyllic rural setting.
The interior consists of three rooms with wooden panelled walls adorned with photographs depicting old village scenes. It is a fairly food orientated pub with an impressive menu plus many specials as advertised on the menu blackboards that surround the bar.
The pub has en-suite accommodation and there is a large and very pretty garden with children's play area, an ornamental pond, an aviary and a covered smoking area.
Can be combined in a nice circular walk with the George in Cley and the Bell at Wiveton.
- Three Swallows firstname.lastname@example.orgT(01263) 740526 Newgate Green Cley-next-the-Sea NR25 7TT
1 Broad Street
Formerly a cottage, outhouse and pigsty in 1830, and later opened as a pub in the 1867. It's a small village pub of unusual wedge shape in the Clifton Conservation area. It is now a freehouse with up to 5 real ales, some bottled craft ales and one cider in spring or summer months. Traditional games of cribbage, darts and dominoes remain popular. Regular live music and a monthly quiz. Great British pub food served daily, plus Fish and Chips on Fridays and big weekend breakfasts and a Sunday Roast and Monday steak nights. The pub has a wood burning stove and lots of nautical artefacts.
- Golden Lion
22 Church Street
This large modern pub was built in 1938 to replace an older pub which dated back before 1776. It is open plan now with a large main bar area and a second section at the rear used as a restaurant, functions or extra seating. There a large screen for live sports coverage, a local darts team [tuesday evenings] and a popular Sunday night quiz. It has a large enclosed child friendly garden with play equipment. Regular live events e,g, music, charity weddings and buffets. Traditional Pub food is served daily 12-9. Watch out for special offers, see website or facebook for up to date menus and events.
- Admiral (01462) 811069 1 Broad Street Clifton SG17 5RJ
- Flying Horse
2 The Green
Large Grade II listed former coaching inn by the A6/A507 junction. Re-opened in M&B colours in April 2009 after extensive refurbishment.
- Stone Jug
10 Back Street
Originally three 16th-century cottages, this popular village local has an L-shaped bar serving two drinking areas and a family/function room. Excellent home-made lunches are available Tuesday to Saturday. Guest beers are often from local microbreweries, the cider is Westons. Picnic benches at the front and a rear patio garden offer outdoor drinking space in fine weather. Parking can be difficult at busy times. A good pit-stop for the Greensand Ridge Walk and local CAMRA Pub of the Year 2014.
- Flying Horse (01525) 860293 2 The Green Clophill MK45 4AD
- Carpenters Arms
1 North Green
Traditional 1900s pub on the village green known locally as the Top House. After a period of closure, it reopened in December 2013, completely refurbished and redecorated. Bar serves two light and airy, carpeted rooms, one of which has a real fire. Pool table in a third room at the back. Karaoke every last Saturday of each month. Opens at noon every day in the summer months. Another refurb completed in June 2018. Only the one real ale, hoping for another, to be usually from small breweries.
4 South Green
In the summer of 2013 a private investor secured ownership of the pub from Charles Wells to make it officially a free house, now fully refurbished, including a complete new kitchen. Meals are served lunchtimes and evenings, also breakfast on Saturdays. The varying beer list includes a LocAle. The large outdoor area includes nine petanque terrains and a children's play area. Local buses pass in front of the pub. Opens at 12pm on Wed & Thursday in Summer. Quiz on Thursday evenings.
- Carpenters Arms 07773 005604 1 North Green Coates PE7 2BQ
- Cock Clarks
- Fox & Hounds
Dating from 1874 in handsome red brickwork, this freehouse (formerly part of the Ridley’s estate) is a family-friendly village pub with a good-sized garden and play area. Darts and satellite TV. Food available noon-3pm Mon-Fri, noon-9pm Sat, noon-8pm Sun. Dog friendly.
- Fox & Hounds (01621) 829662 Birchwood Road Cock Clarks CM3 6RF
- Horseshoes Inn
Stow's Hill (A1141)
A sympathetically refurbished thatched 14th century building on the A1141 road to Lavenham. A large long bar is divided by a chimney breast into two areas. In addition there is a separate large conservatory dining area. The bar area features an exposed crown post and many original beams from 1350. Good value meals are served and speciality food nights held. Fabulous views from hilltop beer garden.
- Plough & Fleece
Refurbished to a high standard in 2009 & now offering good homemade pub food
- Horseshoes Inn (01284) 828177 Stow's Hill (A1141) Cockfield IP30 0JB
- Cockley Cley
- Twenty Churchwardens
200-year-old ex village school in lovely Norfolk flint, now the village local with it's own history. Look for the clue to the pub's name inside the bar area. Parish meetings are held in the pub. The "Warden's" serves a consistently excellent Adnams Bitter. Food is all home made traditional, usually a pie or two, steaks in the evenings, with dining area separate from the bar but by local custom no food on Sunday evenings. Nearby are the Iceni Village (summer only) and the ruins of St Mary's Church built on the remains of a Roman temple.
- Twenty Churchwardens (01760) 721439 Swaffham Road Cockley Cley PE37 8AN
- Bell Inn Country Hotel (01438) 821600 65 High Street Codicote SG4 8XD
115 High Street
A traditional village pub with darts and dominoes teams. It was established as a beer house in the 1860s and was owned by Lattimore, of Wheathampstead before being acquired by McMullen in 1881. Now a family run , family friendly community pub.
- Goat (01438) 820475 77 High Street Codicote SG4 8XE
- Chapel Inn
4 Market Hill
Large heavily timbered pub with many various drinking and eating areas. Mainly wooden floors with tables and chairs and bench seating. Varied menu. Live music and quiz nights. Outside patio area and car park.
- White Hart Hotel
Old coaching inn with bar for non-residents. Heavily timbered with various comfortable seating and eating areas. Varied menu. Outdoor area and car park.
91 Church Street
Heavily timbered inside and out pub about 500 years old. Two bars with separate rooms and dining area. Occasional live music. Car park and garden.
- Chapel Inn (01376) 561655 4 Market Hill Coggeshall CO6 1TS
- Abbey Arms
St Johns Green
Recently refurbished and under new ownership. This single bar pub, feels bright and airy. There is a pool table in it's own area and also a dart board. A large patio area with modern picnic tables is at the front/side of the pub. There are 3 TV's showing all major sports events. Close to town bus station.
- After Office Hours
128 High Street
This is a large pub on Colchester High Street. While the pub has been refurbished several times in the last 10 years it has retained many of the original features, including an upstairs balcony. It has a large bar in the centre of the pub which then stretches down the left hand side. During the day it serves lunches which can be enjoyed inside or you can sit outside the front and watch the world go by. Evening time and the pub becomes a lively establishment serving cocktails and a DJ playing.
Large corner plot Beefeater chain pub. Various comfortable seating areas. Extensive menu. Large outside seating and drinking area. In Colchester and NE Essex 2012 Pubs Guide. LL.
- Ale House
82 Butt Road
A friendly free house with relaxing decor and comfortable seating. Beers are served from both handpumps and a cooled stillage behind the bar. The beers are mainly from local micros. Lovely walled garden at the rear.
- Ancient Briton
17 Iceni Way
Ancient Briton is a large pub with 2 bars. Situated on the premises there is a large beer garden and large car park.
54-56 Artillery St
It is a large corner pub that has recently reopened and has been decorated throughout. There are two bars, one is a quite carpeted bar with tables and chairs and the second is larger with wooden floors. There is a pool table at the end of the second bar in its own area. There is a pleasant outside area. The new tenants are hoping to have live music and food in the near future. In Colchester and NE Essex 2014 Pubs Guide.
- Balkerne Gate
Pub/restaurant now operated by Table Table. Surprisingly to many it is just inside the Tendring district (Ardleigh parish), despite the proximity to Colchester. Adjacent hotel. Car park is pay and display, refundable against food purchases.
- Berechurch Arms
177 Shrub End Road
Previously the Huntsman, now reverted to it's original name under new ownership. Recently refurbished, large single bar pub with various seating areas. Separate area for pool and darts. Large car park at rear and outside seating area at the front.
- Brewer's Arms
31 Osborne St
This is quite a narrow pub made up of two areas with wooden floors throughout. The bar is situated in the main area and there is limited seating made up of bar stools and a few tables and chairs. The second room is located at the end of the main room and houses a pool table. There is live music and karaoke nights from time to time. There is a outside covered smoking area.
27 Bergholt Road
Close to Colchester (Mainline) Station, the Brick is a lively two bar pub. The public bar has darts and pool. The saloon bar has two large TVs showing various sports, a snug and a conservatory. There is a car park at the rear of the pub, an outside area and a garden. Food is served, with a curry night on Thursdays. There are quizzes twice a month and live music on the last weekend of the month.
- Britannia Gurkha Restaurant & Bar
42 Meyrick Crescent
Large pub with two bars and separate seating areas and pleasant dining area. Restaurant specialises in Nepalese curries. In Colchester and NE Essex 2016 Pubs Guide.
- British Grenadier
67 Military Road
Cosy and friendly traditional corner pub with main and small bar. Pool table. Quiz night every Sunday evening. Outdoor smoking area. In Colchester and NE Essex 2012 Pubs Guide.
- Bull Hotel
4 Crouch Street
Pub with primary focus on a wide range of music that serves Real Ale. Spacious areas along with outside courtyard.
156 High Street
Large pub with long single bar. Many varied and comfortable seating areas. Small smoking area. Extensive and reasonably priced menu. Live music on Thursday evening and DJ from 10pm. DJ also on Friday and Saturday. In Colchester and NE Essex 2012 Pubs Guide. As a result of an agreement between CAMRA and Greene King, organised by CAMRA's membership team, this managed pub is one of over 500 pubs where Greene King have agreed to offer a discount to members with the offer of 10% off real ales
92 High Street
Reopened in early 2018 after extensive refurbishment and under new owners. Large pub with much wooden interior. Comfortable/relaxing seating area at the front of the pub and a restaurant area towards the rear. A large conservatory is towards the rear of the pub which is ideal for private functions. There is a large paved outside area to the side of the pub, with plenty modern wooden furniture. The pub has a small but very reasonable menu.
66 North Hill
A large single bar pub with tables, chairs and stools. Outdoor area at back.
- Church Street Tavern
3 Church Street
Church Street Tavern is a large modern public house. The building dates back to 1850, when it was built as a savings bank. The ground floor is the bar and lounge, with plenty of comfortable seating, serving a variety of bottle conditioned ales and bottle craft beers and some craft beers on tap. The first floor is the dining room serving simple, freshly prepared, wholesome food.
- Dog & Pheasant
24 Nayland Road, Mile End
Large pub in Hungry Horse chain with L-shaped bar and various drinking and eating areas. Tables and chairs, stools and sofa seating. Large garden. Extensive and good value menu
- Fat Cat
65 Butt Road
Modern 1 bar pub with fresh airy atmosphere & separate smoking area serving an extensive range of ales & Belgian beers. The front part of the pub has wooden walls, a small fire and windows where the gravity beer can be seen in the cellar. The back area is broken up by an alcove and a raised seating area. Breweriana adorns the walls throughout. In Colchester and NE Essex 2012 Pubs Guide.
- Foresters Arms
1-2 Castle Road
Friendly local near Castle Park. Single bar serving two separate areas. Tables and chairs outside at front. Varied and reasonable menu of good home cooked local food. Live music Thursdays and some Fridays. Folk Jam every other Sunday. Quizzes, guest chef nights. Very Dog friendly! In Colchester and NE Essex 2014 Pubs Guide.
- Foundry Arms
83 Artillery Street
Recently taken over and run by local couple, Eve & Chris Potts. They say 'We rescued our pub from an endless stream of managers working for holding companies. Approx 27 of them in 8 Years. Initially I was asked to 'keep it open', whilst someone was found to manage it. Here we are, 9 months later, only popped out for a pint, had ten, came home with a pub! oops! Best decision of my life. We love it ! The support from our friends & customers has been a revelation, kind of restores one's faith in human kind. So far we are going from strength to strength, a rare exception to the rule, a pub on the up. Failure is not an option.'
- Fox & Fiddler
1 St Johns Street
Traditional one bar Pub with large separate bar and dining area, outdoor smoking area and good quality homemade food. Food: Lunchtime everyday & Wednesday nights In Colchester and NE Essex 2014 Pubs Guide.
St Christophers Road
Pub now under new ownership. L-shaped bar serving various seating areas. Pool table and darts. Free pool on a Tuesday night.
- George Hotel
116 High Street
Town centre hotel with small bar open to non residents. Various comfortable seating areas and separate dining area. Pleasant outdoor courtyard, and table and chairs on High Street. Food: Mon-Sun 11-2, 6-9 Also Sunday Carvery In Colchester and NE Essex 2012 Pubs Guide.
- Goat & Boot
70 East Hill
Old heavily timbered pub with a semi-circular bar serving two separate areas. Separate area with pool table with pub team, also darts team. Comfortable seating and outdoor area. Large fire in winter. In Colchester and NE Essex 2014 Pubs Guide.
- Hole In The Wall
Recently re-opened pub built within Colchester's roman wall. Now serving traditional English pub and homemade Thai cuisine.
- Hospital Arms
123-5 Crouch Street
Adnams Pub with 3 bars, separate seating areas and large outdoor seating area. Classic pub atmosphere with no music to distract ambience. In Colchester and NE Essex 2012 Pubs Guide. Food: Mon-Sat 12-2, Sun 12-3 LL.
- Kings Arms
61-63 Crouch Street
Modernised Greene King Pub with pleasant atmosphere, multiple seating areas and large outdoor area. Quiz night every Sunday and extensive Wine Range. Food: 11-9 Daily In Colchester and NE Essex 2012 Pubs Guide. As a result of an agreement between CAMRA and Greene King, organised by CAMRA's membership team, this managed pub is one of over 500 pubs where Greene King have agreed to offer a discount to members with the offer of 10% off real ales
- Leather Bottle
Shrub End Road
Two bar pub with separate area for dining. Comfortable seating. Darts and monthly cabaret night. Extensive and good value menu. Large car park. Food: Everyday 11-9, Additionally Sunday Roast 12.30-4 In Colchester and NE Essex 2012 Pubs Guide.
- Little Crown
12 Short Wyre Street
Recently reopened town centre pub.
25 North Hill
Heavily timbered pub inside and out. Multi roomed pub with comfortable seating areas. Wooden carvings on panelling and large fireplace. Outside area. Pool table and darts. In Colchester and NE Essex 2012 Pubs Guide.
- New Inn
36 Chapel Street South
Welcoming corner pub with traditional Saloon & Public bars offering corresponding atmospheres. Amazing function room/private dining space (which is available to be booked at no cost) along with an open courtyard. Local branch Pub of the Year in each of the last 3 years as well as being voted 2017 Essex CAMRA Pub of the Year. Regular tap takeovers held over weekends throughout the year.
- New Town Tavern
3-5 Kendall Road
Pleasant single bar pub with large areas inside with tables and chairs. Small outside area. Pool table and darts available. Quiz night on Thursday. Bar snacks most times. In Colchester and NE Essex 2012 Pubs Guide.
- Odd One Out
28 Mersea Road
Old fashioned traditional cosy pub with warm welcoming atmosphere, outdoor seating area, and open fire in the winter. Wide range of whiskies and real ciders available. In Colchester and NE Essex 2012 Pubs Guide.
4 St John's Street
Large Wetherspoons pub located in an old theatre with plenty of atmosphere. Large central circular bar and various seating areas, open and secluded. Food: Until 11pm Daily. In Colchester and NE Essex 2012 Pubs Guide.
100 The Commons
Large pub with L shaped bar and various comfortable seating areas. Darts and pool table. Occasional quiz night and live music. Varied good value menu and specials board. Large car park. Food: Mon-Sat 11.15-2. In Colchester and NE Essex 2014 Pubs Guide.
- Princess Charlotte ku.oc.snellumcm@retsehcloC.ettolrahCssecnirP(01206) 576577 London Road Colchester CO3 8PB
- Purple Dog
42 Eld Lane
Corner pub in town centre with various comfortable seating areas also tables and chairs. Outside drinking area. Extensive and reasonably priced menu. Monthly pub quiz.
- Queen St Brewhouse
7 Queen Street
Recently opened Dominion Brewery UK freehouse. The Brewhouse serves independent brewery ales on six handpulls, and in bottle, plus over 30 Belgian beers, and locally made snacks.
- Rose & Crown
1 East Street
Heavily timbered large bar in hotel. Wooden floors and various very comfortable seating areas also tables and chairs. Very extensive menu. In Colchester and NE Essex 2012 Pubs Guide.
- Rover's Tye
Large heavily timbered pub with L shaped bar and various seating areas. Large outdoor area and car park. Weekly quiz, occasional live music, darts and poker nights. Extensive menu with food themed nights. In Colchester and NE Essex 2012 Pubs Guide.
- Royal Mortar
120 Military Road
A street corner local offering darts, pool and plenty of live sports.
- Silver Oyster
1 Queen Elizabeth Way
A family friendly pub with two bars serving lounge area and pool table area. Karaoke in normally held on Friday evenings. Also various themed evenings and daytime bingo. Bar snacks include burgers, hot dogs and nachos.
- Slug & Lettuce
111 High Street
A moden spacious pub, that tends to aim more at food during the day and for the youngsters at night.
21 Hythe Quay
Single bar comfortable pub with tables and chairs and bench seating. Separate area with pool table. Darts and pool teams play regularly. Occasional live music. Small outdoor smoking area. Varied and reasonable menu. Food: Mon-Fri 12-7, Sat-Sun 12-4 In Colchester and NE Essex 2012 Pubs Guide.
- Three Wise Monkeys
60 High Street
Three Wise Monkeys is a brand new modern style Public House split over 3 floors. The ground floor is an intimate Tap House serving a range of beers from both cask and keg. The first floor houses a spacious public bar and kitchen. Food will be served throughout the day with a focus on slow-cooked, smoked American-style barbecue food and gourmet burgers. The second floor is a live music and club night/dancing venue that doubles as a large private function room.
- Top Bar At Essex University (01206) 873333 Wivenhoe Park Colchester CO4 3SQ
Single bar pub with various seating areas and outside area. Wooden floors throughout. Extensive and reasonable menu. Open for breakfast from 8am. In Colchester and NE Essex 2012 Pubs Guide.
- Twisters Bar
45 North Hill
This bar is a converted town house which is a long, narrow building with a small bar. There is a large covered rear garden. The venue is renowned for it's regular DJ's playing plenty of alternative music. Wed evenings is whole album night where you can bring your own albums in and they will play it for you.
- Victoria Inn
10 North Station Road
Colchester and North East Essex CAMRA Pub of the Year 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016, Essex Pub of the Year 2014 & 2015 plus East Anglian Regional Pub of the Year 2014. A pub with 3 distinct seating areas, a quiet area with sofas, a traditional pub area with low tables and a real fire in winter and a lively rear bar with tall stools and tables. Outside is a pretty courtyard with seating leading to an open "barn" with comfy conservatory style seating. Live music on Sundays from 5.30pm, usually folky/blues/acoustic based, often featuring touring artists.
1, 1A, 3 Head Street
A large modern pub with a very long curved bar, with plenty of seating at the front of the pub and a dance floor on the right hand side towards the rear. During the day it is a very family orientated and then in the evenings it changes into a popular nightspot with regular DJ's on Friday and Saturday nights. Big screens showing Sky Sports are throughout the pub there is also a outside seating area towards the rear and a covered smoking area.
- Abbey Arms (01206) 579884 St Johns Green Colchester CO2 7HA
- Cold Norton
54 Latchingdon Road
A welcoming village pub with a spacious public bar, usually offering beers from both Colchester and Mighty Oak breweries and two guest ales. A separate restaurant offers Thai food Wed eve and from noon until 3pm and from 6pm until 9pm Thu-Fri and all day Sat. There is a traditional roast offering from noon to 5pm on Sun. One draught cider is usually available as well as an extensive range of whiskies and gins. See website for details of their many culinary and alcohol-themed social events. Card-carrying CAMRA members receive a 10p per pint discount. Darts. Dogs welcome. Beer garden.
- Norton (01621) 826948 54 Latchingdon Road Cold Norton CM3 6JB
- Coleman Green
- John Bunyan
Coleman Green Lane
Fine old fashioned family run country pub, dating back to 1932, in a peaceful rural setting: it has a good sized garden and petanque piste. The walls and ceilings are festooned with china plates and jugs etc. Good competitively priced menu and a roaring fire in winter.; each day there is a specials board featuring dishes distinctively prepared by the landlady. Darts played here. The pub is named after the Baptist preacher and author of The Pilgrim's Progress. (b. 1628; d. 1688). He is believed to have stayed at a house nearby on his travels; the remains of this are just a few yards from the pub. The pub also welcomes walkers; if for example you arrange to start your walk at the pub, the landlord will allow you to use the facilities and take your food order; if you then call him 10 minutes before you arrive back, he will ensure your food is ready and waiting. Newly added Gluten free menu. Friendly and well-behaved dogs are very welcome in both the pub and the garden. From May to the end of September the pub opens all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
- John Bunyan (01582) 832037 Coleman Green Lane Coleman Green AL4 8ES
Welcoming, popular, two-bar pub with an attractive dining area and an open fire in a brick inglenook. A range of games are available, and good food is served all day except Monday, Tuesday and Sunday evening.
- Crown (01328) 862172 Crown Road Colkirk NR21 7AA
- Collier Row (Romford)
- Aspen Tree (Hungry Horse) ku.oc.gnikeneerg@0506(01708) 749995 Gobions Avenue / Chelmsford Avenue Collier Row (Romford) RM5 3SP
- Colley Rowe Inn
54-56 Collier Row Road
Collier Row (Romford)
Converted from two shops, the pub is close to six bus routes, giving easy access to and from Romford. It has a changing selection of guest ales from the Wetherspoon list and also two ciders on gravity dispense (usually Weston's Old Rosie and Gwynt-y-Ddraig Black Dragon). It is often lively around the bar, but there are quieter alcoves at the rear. Alcoholic drinks are served from 09:00. Food is served all day, every day and Steak Night is particularly popular. Local CAMRA Pub of the Year 2016.
- Collier Row & Havering Royal British Legion Club (01708) 741698 120 Collier Row Lane Collier Row (Romford) RM5 3DT
- Collyweston Slater
87-89 Main Road
Originally called the Slater's Arms, this was a traditional coaching inn built in the 17th century. Enlarged in the early 1970s to incorporate adjoing terraced houses and renamed The Cavalier. Major renovation in 2006, which transformed the building, creating a light, welcoming and relaxed environment but still retaining the original oak timbering and slate. Basic, light and airy bar area with stone floor and inglenook fireplace, with dining areas at each end. Brown colour scheme throughout. Petanque court at rear. En suite accommodation is AA 4 star. Friday is fish and chip night; eat in or take away. Folk music is every other Monday.
- Collyweston Slater moc.liamg@bupretalsnotsewylloc(01780) 444288 87-89 Main Road Collyweston PE9 3PQ
- Green Man
1 East Street
17th-century, picturesque village local in an old Fenland fruit growing area. The corrugated roof covers an original thatch. This busy, friendly pub provides a public bar with pool, darts and TV, and a warm, sociable lounge with a modern dining area extension serving good food. Has a good reputation among people in the village, many of whom are regulars in the pub. It is popular with both drinkers and diners. On Monday there is a fish & chip night. Holds fortnightly quiz nights. Outside, the garden has a children's play area and hosts occasional barbecues in summer. The Green Man is the nearest outlet to the brewery for the local Papworth Brewery beer, which is located in the next village. The Green Man is Huntingdonshire Branch Rural Pub of the Year 2020 and Huntingdonshire Branch Overall Pub of the Year 2020.
- Green Man ku.oc.liamtoh@enlocnamneerg(01487) 840368 1 East Street Colne PE28 3LZ
- Colne Engaine
- Five Bells
Large pub with many various drinking and eating areas. Good varied menu. Quiz night, monthly live music and buskers open mike night for local talent. Pool table and free Wi-Fi. Outdoor courtyard.
- Five Bells (01787) 224166 Mill Lane Colne Engaine CO6 2HY
- Colney Heath
- Crooked Billet
88 High Street
Popular and friendly cottage-style village pub dating back over 200 years with a lively public bar. A genuine free house stocking three beers from national, regional and micro-breweries. A wide selection of good-value home-made food is served; booking is advisable for Sunday lunches. Summer barbques and Saturday events held occasionally. This is a favourite stop-off for walkers on the many local footpaths. Families are welcome in the large garden where there is play equipment and in the bar till 9p.m. Owner an Arsenal supporter many old photos of the team around the walls. Darts and cards played.
- Crooked Billet (01727) 822128 88 High Street Colney Heath AL4 0NP
- Diplomat Inn
77 Ormesby Road
A new bar serving the community now living at what used to be RAF Coltishall. It is in a former social club building.
- Kings Head
26 Wroxham Road
The Kings Head is a 17th century pub close to the River Bure but facing the main Coltishall to Wroxham road. It is a fine old building with Dutch gables and a long sloping roof.
On the street side there appears to be an original ornate Georgian doorway leading into a richly decorated interior. On the parking side there is a large chimneystack and pretty bay windows with small panes and a small beer garden.
There is an extensive food menu with meals available both lunchtimes and evenings. It is open all day on Saturdays and Sundays, and en-suite accommodation is available.
Coltishall Halt station on the seasonal Bure Valley Railway is about 3/4 mile away.
- Red Lion
77 Church Street
Two bars on two levels plus a separate dining area in this warm and comfortable pub, which dates from the 16th century.
The owner, who lives next door, bought the pub in 2012 when it was in danger of being sold to developers, and has done an excellent job of modernising while retaining the pub's character, with exposed brickwork and a real fire.
Up to five real ales can be found on the bar, including staples such as Adnams Bitter, plus local and less local microbrewery beers.
- Rising Sun
28 Wroxham Road
A riverside pub, with fantastic views along the river, and which is very busy in summer.
There's several areas, with a large single bar, games room with pool table situated to one end, and plenty of seating for food with views down the river. One room has an exhibition of old sewing machines, and a 1950s slot machine (presumably from a club, as the stake was a princely 6d!).
- Diplomat Inn (01603) 738866 77 Ormesby Road Coltishall NR10 5JZ
- Norfolk Lurcher
High House Farm Lane
Winner of Branch Rural Pub of the Year 2018 and runner-up in 2019, the Norfolk Lurcher (formerly the Ugly Bug Inn) is also home to the Ugly Bug Restaurant. Housed in a converted fruit barn, eight miles from Norwich, and well worth finding.
A traditional local pub serving outstanding local ales, excellent local food with local charm. Family run, offering a warm and welcoming atmosphere. A large comfortable bar area is complimented by a restaurant and huge beer garden. Good-quality food on the menu, and there are monthly jazz evenings with the occasional quiz night too.
Four beers on tap are well kept, and include the best of local real ales, typically including one or more from Beeston Brewery, Humpty Dumpty or Moon Gazer, all competitively priced. There is also a range of over sixty single-malt whiskies to choose from. The annual "Ocktoberfest" event here is very popular!
Eight en-suite bedrooms are available.
- Norfolk Lurcher (01603) 880794 High House Farm Lane Colton NR9 5DG
- Three Horseshoes
22 South Street
Hanging baskets adorn the front of this red tile roofed village pub seasonally. The long, low-ceilinged main bar has a cosy alcove at one end and a small raised area at the other. The brick fronted bar takes up much of the central section. The multilevel floor and exposed beams hint at the pub's former multi-room format. On the walls are historical photographs of the village and its sports players. A separate garden/family room lies off to the left looking out onto the large garden that has beautifully tended borders and lots of play equipment for children. The pub is popular with local clubs and societies and sponsors the village football and cricket teams. Charity events, including fire walking in 2015, raise significant sums. Their 2015 beer festival was so successful that it will be an annual event. The home-cooked food is tasty and filling. Pub is closed Mondays, but open Bank Holiday Mondays (with food) as Sunday hours. Cambridge & District CAMRA Rural Community Pub 2017.
- Three Horseshoes (01223) 262252 22 South Street Comberton CB23 7DZ
- Combs Ford
The original 17th century Grade 2 listed building has been tastefully extended to provide modern hotel facilities. It was built as a farmhouse and converted into a restaurant in the late 1950s, becoming a hotel some time later.
The entrance is on a spur road behind the main Needham Road.
- Gladstone Arms
2 Combs Rd
A large, open plan, single bar pub serving consistently good beer. It's situated just over half a mile from the centre of nearby Stowmarket. For fine weather drinking, the beer garden is located beside a small stream (the River Rat).
It is a sister pub to the Dove Street Inn in Ipswich and loyalty card holders from the Dove Street Inn may use them here. As well as a range of up to 14 Real Ales plus a range craft ales, there are four or five ciders and a wide range of lagers, imported foreign beers and whiskies. Real Ales are served either through hand-pumps and on gravity
Sky Sport and BT Sport are shown.
There's a toilet accessible to disabled customers.
A large Free House, serving at least 6 real ales, with four guest beers generally available.
It offers a variety of drinking areas including two main bars and a garden, and has an interesting range of food in the restaurant.
There's a full traditional Carvery every Sunday (with 3 meats carved for you and you can help yourself to fresh vegetables). Booking is always advisable to secure a table.
There's live entertainment most Fridays, from bands to karaoke, all semi professionals, including Jazz, Soul, Motown, Reggae, rock, etc with the occasional Sunday afternoon Jazz, and Friday/Saturday music.
The building dates from the early 17th century, with late 20th century alterations.
There's an annual gin festival, with over 240 different types available.
Since May 1st 2014, the pub has offered a discount to CAMRA members. Please show your current membership card when ordering.
1-3? Needham Rd
Opened as a recreational social club (primarily for ICI paints at the time). Membership has been open to all-comers for several years (you don’t have to work for ICI / PPG to be a member). Non-members must be signed in and any member can “sponsor” a new application.from Darrell Lanchester
The building dates from the late 15th century, when it was built as a hall house.
- Cedars (01449) 612668 Needham Rd Combs Ford IP14 2AJ
- Coney Weston
The current building is about a century old, though there has been a pub on this site for many centuries. The original building burned down. Pub has it's own Bowls Club. Food ordered from full menu. Camping/Caravan stopover (by arrangement), coaches welcome (by arrangement)
- Swan (01359) 221900 Thetford Road Coney Weston IP31 1DN
- Anvil Inn
St. Andrews Lane
This recently refurbished pub is a little off the beaten track, but worthwhile finding for it's great homemade food. The bar is set in a large open plan area and has three handpumps for ever changing beers. Food is served in the bar area and a separate restaurant which also doubles as a function room when required. Regular pub quizzes, charity bingo nights and live music make this a popular venue. A small campsite at the rear of the pub is a welcome new feature. Closed Mondays.
- Anvil Inn ku.oc.mahgnoclivna@seiriqne(01485) 600625 St. Andrews Lane Congham PE32 1DU
- White Swan
Sturdy 19th-century brick building fronted by an impressive sward for outside drinking and children's amusement. The pub consists of four distinct areas one of which is given over to dining. The main bar area has a brick and tiled floor, high backed settles and a brick fireplace occupied by a fine cast-iron stove. It has been extended into the former cellar, the real ales now being served by gravity from behind the new low bar. Adnams Southwold is a regular and Ghost Ship is almost always on too. There is also at least one guest ale. All ales are £3 a pint. The food is freshly prepared from local produce and offers quality and value. They hold a music & beer festival on the late May bank holiday Monday. This former Greene King pub was purchased by the resident of Conington Hall in 2013 and is now run, free of tie, by Conington Pub co.
- White Swan ku.oc.notgninocnawsetihweht@ofni(01954) 267251 Elsworth Road Conington CB23 4LN
- Garnon Bushes
13 Coopersale Common
The Garnon Bushes underwent a large refurbishment in 2014. A picturesque village pub, it is situated on the edge of the ancient and historic Epping Forest. Whether you are a local or looking for a stop off while walking the Essex Way or visiting the nearby Epping and Ongar Railway, the Garnon Bushes has a varied menu plus real ales and a wide drinks selection. Regular live music session, quiz nights and special menu nights take place.
- Theydon Oak
9 Coopersale Street
Theydon Oak is located in Epping, Essex, a quaint pub with an open fire, comfortable seating and plenty of room to relax. The outside patio area has been constructed with easy access from the bar and is ideal for our smoking customers whilst inside good food is served in the seated area and good beer at the bar. A sense of history surrounds you with exposed beams decorated with genuine horse brasses and antiques adorning every alcove. An inglenook fireplace with real log fires welcome guests during the cold winter months. Areas of the original brickwork laid down over 400 years ago can still be seen Mention must be made of the ghost. Rumours abound locally that an apparition has been seen several times in the depths of the cellar, and occasionally passing silently across the inglenook fireplace…..But then again, it is only a rumour…or is it?
- Garnon Bushes ku.oc.sehsubnonrag@ofni(01992) 560211 13 Coopersale Common Coopersale CM16 7QS
- Best Western Ipswich Hotel
Old London Rd
Modern hotel complex with a lounge bar & restaurant. Hotel offers full conference facilities & 76 bedrooms (including 2 mini-suites). Fully licensed for civil ceremonies & holds various regular functions such as antique markets etc.
- Best Western Ipswich Hotel (01473) 209988 Old London Rd Copdock IP8 3JD
- Copford Green
Single bar pub with various seating, drinking and eating areas. Wood and tiled flooring, real fires. Car park and large garden. Pool table and quiz every 1st Thursday. Home-cooked food available every lunchtime and evenings from Wednesday to Saturday.
- Alma (01206) 210607 School Road Copford Green CO6 1BZ
- Five Bells
1 Northill Road
A 17th century building with colour-washed rough cast walls over a timber frame, listed for its special architectural and historic interest. The main bar has low beams and a side snug with an even lower ceiling. A second smaller bar, which can be hired for private functions, and a small room at the rear are used for dining. A large garden opens on to fields at the rear.
- Five Bells ku.oc.elpoctasllebevifeht@ofni(01234) 831330 1 Northill Road Cople MK44 3TU
- Cornish Hall End
- Horse & Groom
Cornish Hall End
Covid-19 update (22 Mar 2020): Takeaway food service available (by phone).
A pleasantly refurbished and redecorated village pub opposite the parish church with a restaurant and garden. It runs beer festivals and events and is a warm and friendly place with beers that change frequently. This pub is closed on Mondays and offers good food. It is the social centre of this village supporting many charities. Special lunches, carveries and fish and chips nights are regularly held. These can be popular so they may need booking ahead.
- Horse & Groom gro.moorgdnaesroheht@yllek(01799) 586306 B1057 Cornish Hall End CM7 4HF
- Dukes Head
Friendly village local.
- Dukes Head (01263) 587529 The Street Corpusty NR11 6QG
- Bull (01375) 645000 Church Lane Corringham SS17 9AT
- White Horse
47 The St
Family-friendly pub with two bars and a separate restaurant. There is also a small conservatory leading to a patio, beer garden and the car park. A village shop is also now on site.
- White Horse (01502) 730294 47 The St Corton NR32 5HP
55 The Street
Sir Alfred Munnings, the artist, frequented this welcoming pub and a reproduction of one of is paintings hangs in the lounge bar. There is also a separate sports bar, with TV. The landlord is justifiably proud of his heated smoking shelter, which is of exceptional quality. The large garden has river frontage, an unexpected delight in the summer. Four real ales are offered, including two guest beers. Disabled access is via the garden door.
- Copper Beech
Alex Moorhouse Way
Newly-built (2011) Marston's pub just off the A47 in Costessey. Food-led butwith a range of cask ales from the Marston's brands.
79 Norwich Road
Traditional two-bar pub with plush lounge but unspoiled public bar. Car parks front and rear, and beer garden at rear.
Recently (Jan '17) taken over by Don and Debbie and much improved according to reports!
- Harte of Costessey
This imposing mock Tudor building is a large and lively 1930's pub situated in a prominent position on a road junction in the centre of Old Costessey. The bar area comprises a large 'L' shaped room with a dining annex off to one side. The front facing bar area is a fine example of 1930's Arts and Crafts decor with open fires at either end that are used when necessary, and the dining annex is typical 'brewers' baronial' style.
- Bush moc.loa@nosliwmailliwfg(01603) 747227 55 The Street Costessey NR8 5DD
2 High Street
Large country pub with a patio at the rear and substantial gardens beyond, refurbished into a large open-plan gastro pub, in a modern, clean and light style. Although the largest area is set aside for dining, two smaller areas at the front are open to walk-in drinkers. The smaller of the two front areas, separated from the main body of the pub by a large open fire place, also serves as a function room.
- Plough ku.oc.notochguolpeht@ofni(01954) 210489 2 High Street Coton CB23 7PL
297 High Street
An imposing building set at a fork in the road that also houses the village war memorial. Owner Salvatore bought the pub in October 2017. Food is very much at the heart of its operation. Of the two rooms, the lower one is purely a restaurant, it also has a fine old fireplace. The upper room has a small drinking area at one end and tables set for food at the other. Rustic timbered flooring throughout. The attractive decking, patio and grassed rear garden is accessed through the lower room. Food is simple and good Italian fayre using locally-sourced ingredients. Pizzas from an outside wood-fired oven are available Monday and Wednesday to Sunday. Traditional roasts are avalailable on Sundays. Beer and cider festival with live music in the first weekend in July. Dog friendly. The Chequers is currently closed for refurbishment. It will reopen with new licensees on 5th December.
- Cottenham Club
198 High Street, Cottenham
Built in the early 30s and bequeathed to its members by its founder's widow on her death. A brass plaque records this. Now home to the Cottenham Renegades Rugby Club. Pictures on the walls depict historic Cottenham and also the Renegades. The former snooker room at the rear has been incorporated into the rest of the club and now contains a stage to allow it to become a music venue. There is pool table downstairs and a snooker table upstairs. Currently only open on Friday evenings and for functions. Casual visitors are welcome but regulars need to become members. Usually only one of its three handpumps is in use. The real ale is often Greene King London Glory but can also be from Fellows which brews in the village.
- Hop Bind
212 High Street
Former coaching inn. Although opened out, the long narrow interior here retains three distinct drinking spaces, including a lively front area. The long bar in the middle section has been moved from the right to the left to increase the behind bar space. The rear section contains a dartboard and pool table. Free pool on Tuesdays and Sundays. There are historic village photos on the walls plus an account of the Cottenham Gulpers (village chaps were once so well known for their supping that they earned this appellation). The sun-trap courtyard garden behind has heaters, large HD Plasma TVs and a sofa area. Borders in the garden are fashioned from boxes from local fruit and vegetable producer PF Franklin. The pub is the home for two pool teams. Opens at 12:30m on bank holidays.
- Waggon & Horses
69 Margett Street
Small, old-fashioned, free house tucked away in the village back streets. The main bar is bare-boarded and has white walls adorned with mock timbering, breweriana and horse brasses. The large bar counter is fronted with local yellow bricks. Tellies on two walls can dominate proceedings at quieter times. Up three steps is a side room devoted to pool. Beware the steep steps to the gents. The steps up and down are required as the cellar lies under the pool area to keep it above the water table. There are up to three real ales on, ever-changing though Handcock's HB features often. Sam has been licensee for over 30 years.
- Chequers ku.oc.mahnettoc-sreuqehc@ofni(01954) 488201 297 High Street Cottenham CB24 8QP
Very food orientated but with a separate drinking area and beer garden. It often wins awards from Greene King for catering. No under 7s are welcome.
- Bull (01763) 281243 Baldock Road Cottered SG9 9QP
- Trowel & Hammer
Comfortable, welcoming and large, spacious 14th cent. timber framed building with a good food trade. An African themed garden to rear. Disabled toilet.
Thai food only available on Mondays
- Trowel & Hammer (01449) 257381 Mill Road Cotton IP14 4QL
- Cotton End
61 High Road
A small, attractive, thatched pub near the Cardington airship sheds, with a separate, cosy room at the rear. There are regular musical and other events, but no meals are served at present. The bar is decorated with photographs of old airships.
- Cotton End Social Club
Playing Fields, Wood Lane
Thriving private members' club with pool and a relaxing lounge, located within the village hall. The club room is available for hire. Annual subscription only £5. Full survey in progress.
- Bell 07894 153233 61 High Road Cotton End MK45 3AE
- Three Ways
Queens St (off A143)
The Three Ways is a traditional country free house dating back to 1643. Not easy to find, this historic gem is worth seeking out. Welcoming fires with inglenook fireplaces warming the beamed bar make this pub a pleasure to visit. Fine garden for summer drinking. Up to five beers, three on gravity dispense, are on tap mainly sourced from independent breweries. A beer festival is held in June, live music & quiz nights also feature along with other events.
- Three Ways ku.oc.bupsyaweerhteht@ofni(01440) 820355 Queens St (off A143) Cowlinge CB8 9QD
- Coxtie Green
- White Horse
173 Coxtie Green Road
Pleasant country free house with an extended comfortable saloon bar. The ten handpumps normally dispense four regular beers and six guests, of which three beers are usually from Brentwood Brewery and the rest are from anywhere. The pub is badged as the Brentwood Brewery Tap. There is a large children's play area in the garden to keep them happy. The local bus service is limited, but reliable.
- White Horse ku.oc.doowtnerbesrohetihw@ofni(01277) 372410 173 Coxtie Green Road Coxtie Green CM14 5PX
- Cranfield Campus Social Club
College Road, Wharley End
Lively social club for staff and students at Cranfield University, also known informally as The College Arms. Function rooms are available to hire for weddings and other private events. Breakfast is available Mon-Fri. All staff and students are automatically associate members, while full membership offering additional services is only £3 pa. Local CAMRA Club of the Year 2018.
- Cross Keys
159 High Street
A friendly village community pub. Bar games are played and there is an open fire in winter. Home-cooked food is served in the lounge/restaurant. The garden includes a large play area.
2 Court Road
A large, friendly pub with a quiet lounge serving excellent home-cooked meals including weekly specials. There is a large beer garden and patio and ample parking. Three guest rooms are available.
- Cranfield Campus Social Club (01234) 751586 College Road, Wharley End Cranfield MK43 0AL
- Golden Crane
117 Avon Road
Refurbished local, with framed photos & prints on the walls. Sunday roasts. Fun quiz on Thursday evenings. Karaoke.
- Jobber's Rest
St Mary's Lane
Suburban, split-level brasserie and bar near the edge of town, which reopened in March 2017 after a 6 month closure for extensive refurbishment. This two-storey whitewashed, detached building is spacious, with dining at the rear, while somewhat 'pubbier' at the front. Modern decor, with a light grey ceiling and overpainted wood beams, chunky cream cross-beams and cream walls, Polished floorboards, with grey & white floor tiles by the bar. Spacious rear garden, with lawn, patio and smokers shelter. Children welcome indoors and outdoors. Female-friendly.
83 Front Lane
Refurbished and spacious, whitewashed, detached pub, with very good value beers. There is a large historic map of Upminster and Cranham on one of the walls, which dates from around 1900.
- Thatched House
348 St Mary's Lane
Food-oriented pub on the edge of the countryside, with food themes including Sunday Roasts, Wednesday Pies & Friday Fish. Very limited bus service.
- Golden Crane ku.oc.enarcnedlog@arual(01708) 224701 117 Avon Road Cranham RM14 1RQ
- Crays Hill
- Shepherd & Dog
The Shepherd and Dog is a family run pub in the village of Crays Hill, between the towns of Billericay and Wickford, Essex. It always have something special on offer when it's cold outside, keep warm by the fire while in summer you and the kids will enjoy the outdoor family seating area.
- Shepherd & Dog (01268) 521967 London Road Crays Hill CM11 2YA
- Creeting St Mary
- Alder Carr Farm Shop
Creeting St Mary
Photographs of this pub and more historical information about it can be found at suffolkcamra.co.uk/pubs/pub/OL-3.
This sells a large selection of real ales
Creeting St Mary
Refurbished to a high standard, this pub still retains many original features in two small front rooms, whilst a "Suffolk Barn" style extension hosts a modern bar & restaurant. Outside, the large garden also provides a children's play area. There's a toilet which is accessible to disabled customers, and baby changing facilities.
- Alder Carr Farm Shop ku.oc.mrafrracredla@ofni(01449) 720820 Creeting St Mary IP6 8LX
Offers a simply furnished but comfortable public bar and a larger & characterful restaurant/lounge. Exposed oak beams throughout and a large fireplace with wood-burner in each bar. Scrubbed wooden floors in bar areas, tiled floor in restaurant. Popular for food.
- Bell moc.tcennoctb@llebmahgniterc(01728) 685419 The St Cretingham IP13 7BJ
32 Church Street
The Albion has three ales, food served all day, and live entertainment in the summer months.
- Cliftonville Hotel
29 Runton Road
Sea front hotel with a baronial hall interior complete with minstrel's gallery in the dining room. Alongside a small bar area there is also hatch service into the hotel lobby. A pint can be enjoyed here whilst sitting on comfortable sofas opposite the substantial staircase.
There are also three restaurants, all with fantastic sea views: a full 'a la carte' restaurant, a bistro and a buttery which is open all day.
ku.oc.srabtsaoctsae@yawgnag eht(01263) 663543
19 Church Street
A micropub in what was previously a hairdressers, serving one real ale on gravity, and a wide range of other drinks.
- Hotel de Paris
Jetty Cliff, High Street
Prominent building overlooking the sea. Does not sell any draught real ale but has a selection of bottled beers from Wolf Brewery.
- Kings Head
Friendly Grade II listed 400-year-old pub with comfortable long open plan bar+ a snug only 30m from the clifftop overlooking the Pier. The pub is family friendly and has baby changing facilities, and food is served each day lunchtimes and evenings. To one side there is a paved beer garden and a covered area (smoking is allowed in this area).
- Pavilion Bar
Cromer Pier, The Promenade
Fantastic views and fantastic hot chocolate (apparently!), as well as a couple of real ales are available in this, the pier theatre bar, open from 10am every day.
- Red Lion Hotel
Splendidly situated with views of Cromer pier and the sea, the 19th-century Red Lion has retained many of its original features including panelling, a Victorian tiled floor and open wood fires. The work of local artists decorates the walls of the two bar areas. Up to four guest ales are usually available, often from local breweries such as Humpty Dumpty and Wolf. Beer festivals are held in the summer. The award-winning restaurant offers an extensive menu, and serves breakfast 7-10.30.
A stone's throw from the beach, the 'Welly' is an interesting building with one long bar. There's a good selection of pub games and widescreen TV for live sports, en suite rooms, and a recent addition, the Courtyard restaurant serving locally sourced food at good prices in a converted stable block. The house beer is from Wolf Brewery with changing beers on handpump from Adnams and Woodforde's. Owner by the same family for over twenty years.
- White Horse Inn
24 West Street
The White Horse is a typical Victorian town local. The interior has two bars, one of which is a games room with pool, darts and a large TV screen for live sports. There is also a heated patio. A range of three real ales are usually available, and there are six bedrooms.
- Albion (01263) 515398 32 Church Street Cromer NR27 9ES
- Cromer Hyde
- Crooked Chimney
Originally a farm house called Hornbeam Hall but became an inn called the Chequers in 1756. In 1968 it was renamed and is now a Mitchells & Butlers' Vintage Inn. Note the chimney; it really is crooked! Offers CAMRA Members 20p per pint off cask ales
- Crooked Chimney (01707) 397021 Marford Road, Cromer Hyde AL8 7XD
- White Horse
North Walsham Road
Full of interesting curios in various corners. Extensive menu served in bar.
- White Horse (01603) 737560 North Walsham Road Crostwick NR12 7BD
After eight years closed, the Rose reopened in April 2019. The old interior has been completely ripped-out and the pub has been refurbished inside and out.
There are four lines for Real Ales (two will be in use initially) and there may also be guest ales in polypins. There's a separate restaurant area (the landlady already has a successful catering business in Bramford) and a nice outside drinking area.
- Rose (01473) 890368 Debenham Road Crowfield IP6 9TE
17 West Street
L-shaped, carpeted bar and a small, quiet lounge. Large function room and garden at rear. Good dogs welcome.
- George & Angel
2 North Street
Two-roomed pub situated by Trinity Bridge in the town centre. Entertainment (karaoke or live music) some Friday evenings. Pool, darts and functions in the back bar. Two or three real ales usually available.
- Olde Abbey
16 East Street
Long established Free House that enjoyed a major refurbishment in 2015, giving the pub/restaurant a light, airy feel. The Open Plan layout has a central bar and three distinct areas, one more suited to diners and two catering to drinkers and snacks, one with a big screen TV for sporting events. Three handpumps with one dedicated to St Austell Tribute and the others featuring changing beers, with some from micro-breweries. The pub usually lays on entertainment at the weekend and is also renowned for its Sunday Lunches and Thursday's Curry Nights.
- Olde Bridge Inn
Brick built pub with white painted external render and timbers. Olde worlde, carpeted lounge with two feature fireplaces and exposed timbers and collection of pots and pans. Usually three real ales, two of which change regularly. Parrot in the bar. Separate room for darts and pool. Close to River Welland and Bridge Caravan Park. Fresh home cooked food. Dogs welcome.
- Crown (01733) 211439 17 West Street Crowland PE6 0EE
- Queen Adelaide
The Queen Adelaide is a large open plan pub, with several dining areas, a pleasant conservatory, and a patio at the front. The pub sits well back from the road, with a car park at the front and the side. There is a large garden at the rear with children’s games.
Reopened 20th June
- Queen Adelaide (01223) 208278 High Street Croydon SG8 0DN
Large corner pub built in the inter-war years now with upmarket contemporary interior retaining separate areas. Interesting bar top and wall displays, food orientated (see the rotisserie on view) but still plenty of room for drinkers on the right-hand side.
- Plough ku.oc.nellumcm@yelffuchguolp(01707) 872193 Plough Hill Cuffley EN6 4DW
- Admiral Vernon
(020) 8592 0431
141 Broad Street / Morland Road
1930s pub, built as part of a shopping parade. Notable for still being divided into separate rooms - public bar, saloon bar and games room. The interior features include vine-pattern cornices, fielded wood panelling, panelled bar-backs and counters.
- Beacon Tree [Sizzling]
moc.clpbm@308170nub(020) 8984 0952
945 Green Lane
A dining pub that also offers Sky and BT Sports on TV and a dart board. It was previously the Matapan until 2007.
- Brewers Fayre
email@example.com(020) 8526 7425
2 New Road
Modern outpost of the Brewers Fayre pub-restaurant chain, which opened in late 2012, with an adjacent Premier Inn hotel. It is food-oriented, with a typically-large all-day restaurant, but with a sizeable bar area attached; both areas are spacious and comfortable and drinkers seem to be as welcome as diners. Sunday carvery 12-8, with kids carvery for the under 12s. A useful location for those interested in 20th century industrial archaeology, some of the original structures for the Ford Motor Company’s Dagenham factory are nearby.
- Dagenham Conservative & Social Club
firstname.lastname@example.org(020) 8592 0715
8-12 Salisbury Road
Opened in 1977.
(020) 8592 1873
Dagenham Road / Rainham Road South
This Grade II* listed 1937 pub is a welcoming community local with a large function room / restaurant and two bars. The main bar is the Walnut Room with extensive panelling; the Oak Room, used for functions, is in Brewer's Tudor and can be visited if you ask. Beers are from the Brakspears range and change monthly. The pub is the local for Dagenham & Redbridge football club supporters, particularly when their team is at home. Football memorabilia adorns the pub.
- Lord Denman
(020) 8984 8590
Split-level, former Wetherspoon dating from June 1994, which was named after the reforming Lord Chief Justice of England (who lived nearby for a few years). The pub now has background music and Sky Sports.
- Pipe Major
email@example.com(020) 3370 0981
1 Yewtree Avenue / Rainham Road South
Large, attractive, new pub and carvery which was opened by the Mayor on June 15th 2015, on the former Sanofi site. 'Sparklers' are fitted to the nozzles of some of the handpumps used to dispense the Real Ales, we therefore recommend that you ask for these to be removed when ordering your beer, as their use can be detrimental to its taste and condition.
- Three Travellers
moc.liamg@bupsrellevarteerht(020) 8517 7964
Pub situated next to Becontree Heath Leisure Centre. The lounge bar has several open plan drinking areas with famous quotations featured on the walls, and tv screens throughout for sports viewing. The saloon bar has a pool table and is also used for music functions such as karaoke. Conservatory extension. One real ale is served which changes each season e.g. Sharp's Doom Bar, Wells Bombardier.
- Admiral Vernon (020) 8592 0431 141 Broad Street / Morland Road Dagenham RM10 9HP
- Affleck Arms
An Elizabeathan thatched pub. With four well kept and very reasonably priced beers and an atmosphere that encourages conversation, this is well worth a visit (or two) and is popular with weekend walkers. A rear garden patio and a front garden on the river Kennet also provide space for outdoor drinking on sunny days. Open all day on bank holidays.
- Affleck Arms (01638) 500306 1 Brookside Dalham CB8 8TG
- Bakers Arms
7 Maldon Road
200 year old pub with a warm welcome. Parts of the current building date from the 1820s and there is a history of the site from 1799 displayed in the pub. 2 bar areas 1 with a comfy sofa area, the other a restaurant area which can be hired free for meetings or events. The pub is renowned for its fish and chips and create your own pizza, both eat in and take away. Pub holds a beer festival at the end of May. Poker nights every Wednesday and bonus ball competition each week. Changing beer is often a local one. In current CME Recommended Pub Guide.
- Bell (01245) 222028 128 Main Rd Danbury CM3 4DT
- Cricketers Arms
Penny Royal Road
Building is 400 years old and has been a pub for about 200 years. Quite modern refurbishment with a public bar, main bar, lounge and dining room. Holds a beer festival each year in July. An Arts and Craft centre is attached to the pub. Close to National Trust - Danbury Common, Danbury Park and Lakes. Towels and Bar Snacks for Dogs. Monthly Quiz nights. Popular with ramblers/cyclists. Magic Circle on a Tuesday, Beer Festival in August.
64 Main Road
Thoroughly modernised traditional building on the main road through Danbury. Geared up for dining but has a small bar for drinking as well as a pleasant beer garden.
- Bakers Arms (01245) 227300 7 Maldon Road Danbury CM3 4QH
- Dane End
Refurbished in summer 2016, taking it back to a warm village pub feel. Now taken over by new lease holders. Newly updated garden area. Live music quarterly.Traditional pub food served.
- Boot (01920) 438770 Munden Road Dane End SG12 0LH
- Darley Hall
Late 19th century pub in a small hamlet close to Luton Airport. This double fronted pub is first recorded as having a landlord in the 1891 census. The single bar pub with an adjoining dining area is welcoming to all whether drinking or dining. There is a walled garden open for children / dogs and a large mezzanine decking area linked to the excellent restaurant which overlooks the Hertfordshire countryside. CAMRA North Herts most improved pub 2017.
- Fox (01582) 731366 Darley Road Darley Hall LU2 8PP
Small pub with two drinking areas served by a single bar. Booking essential for restaurant. Food quality and service is very good.
- Fox (01728) 668436 Fox Ln Darsham IP17 3QE
5 Datchworth Green
Small, single bar Free House on the edge of Datchworth Green sporting an ever changing selection of real ales including LocAle. This is a real locals' pub at the hub of the village and all are made to feel welcome. The 'secret' garden is a real sun trap in the summer months and features a regularly played pétanque piste. Darts and pétanque teams meet here regularly. CAMRA Member discount available.
1 Watton Road
Popular, busy local. Emphasis on variety in food and whiskies, over 100 on display.
- Plough (01438) 813000 5 Datchworth Green Datchworth SG3 6TL
- Cottage Loaf (020) 8502 0504 Jessel Drive Debden IG10 2EQ
- Gunmakers Arms
moc.tenretnitb@sbuplacol(020) 8508 6664
133 Chester Road
Set in the heart of the local community is the Gunmakers Arms Public House. Located within walking distance of both Epping Forest and Debden House Campsite the Gunmakers Arms is a largish pub for both rinks and a place to grab a quick bite to eat.
This community pub focuses on bringing both local people and visitors to the area together, both children and dogs are welcome. Usually has DJ or cover band on most a saturdays, and live sport is shown on big screen TV's.
Covid-19 update (25 Mar 2020): Takeaway food & drink service available (by phone). Covid-19 update (22 Mar 2020): Takeaway food service available (by phone).
Sole remaining village pub with a restaurant and garden now revitalised by a young energetic couple. There is an extensive menu and it is a warm and friendly place. This pub runs beer festivals, events and other local celebrations. It offers an interesting and varied range of local beers and is now a very important social centre for this village and the surrounding area being a good base for walkers and cyclists too. A monthly quiz night is normally held on the 3rd Wednesday.
49 High St
Small one bar pub with steps up from road and a wooden floor. Until recent years was still licensed as a beer house. Lots of horse brasses, village photographs and miniature bottles on display in bar area. Two TVs used for terrestrial sport TV. Keenly priced homed cooked food. Darts team. Occasional live music,karaoke and quiz nights. Splendid view of church from patio to rear of pub and bell ringers use pub after practice sessions on Tuesdays.
- Woolpack (01728) 860516 49 High St Debenham IP14 6QN
Tucked away in glorious Constable Country this 16th century building was once a clearing house for local wool merchants. The Marlborough offers a variety of seating, with open fires, beautifully carved beams and cosy seating for the colder months. Outside there is seating for 200 on a large patio and beer garden.
- Sun Inn
Heavily timbered pub in hotel. Various seating areas, including lounge with very comfortable chairs and sofas. Large dining area. Occasional live music. Varied menu. Car park and garden. Breakfast is served from 8.15am until 10am and is available to residents and advance bookings Monday-Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, breakfast is available for both residents and non-residents.
- Marlborough (01206) 323250 Mill Lane Dedham CO7 6DH
- Deeping St James
2 Bridge Street
Deeping St James
Large L-shaped bar with open fire and TV. Pool and darts played. Outdoor area and car park at rear. Situated by the River Welland. Closed Feb 2015. Reopened under new management on 11th April 2015. Free entry pool competition every Monday. Meat raffle on Sundays. Children welcome till 8pm and there is a children's play area at the rear of the pub. Real Ale is not always available.
- Walnut Tree
Deeping St James
Small, friendly village local. Was called the Walnut Tree and then the Horsegate Tavern. Meat raffle every Sunday. Sports trophies on display.
- Waterton Arms
68 Church Street
Deeping St James
Lovely old limestone building, the bar serves six real ales, two of which change regularly. Excellent food cooked to order from an ever changing menu. Pub quiz on Wednesday evenings. Free Wi-Fi. Separate pool table room. The pub is named after the noted antiquary and author Edmund Waterton, who bought Deeping Manor in 1879. An annual beer festival is held in the spring.
- Bell (01778) 219659 2 Bridge Street Deeping St James PE6 8HA
Large timber framed building set back from road & close to church. Spacious dining areas & a small retained drinking area.
- Queen ku.oc.oohay@neeuqnotgninned(01728) 638241 B1116 Dennington IP13 8AB
2 Ely Road
Single bar plus games room. Local landlord ensures a friendly welcome. Good value food.
- Blackstone Engine Bar
95 Sluice Road (Denver Windmill)
The bar is in the engine room of the Denver Mill complex where once stood a mighty Blackstone diesel engine that powered the mill. You can see some of the machinery which gives the bar its name. All beer is on gravity as is a fine selection of cider. Voted local cider pub of the year for 2019. There is no food available but there is a reciprocal agreement with the cafe next door that you can take beer into the cafe or food into the bar.
- Bell (01366) 382173 2 Ely Road Denver PE38 0DW
- Denver Sluice
- Jenyns Arms
1 Sluice Bank
Super riverside pub overlooking the Denver Sluice complex. Spacious bars and eating area. Accommodation is available in four adjacent en-suite rooms.
- Jenyns Arms moc.smrasnynej@tcatnoc(01366) 383366 1 Sluice Bank Denver Sluice PE38 0EQ
25 High Street
Multi-roomed beamed hostelry. Very popular with the younger generation in the evenings
- Cherry Tree
1 Theatre Street
Unspoilt two-bar, three-room pub near the Market Place.
- Coachmakers Arms
144 Norwich Road
Long single-bar pub, recently (Apr 2016) refurbished in a contemporary style, and serving two ales from Lacon's and/or St Peters on gravity. Food is served all day, and there's karaoke every Saturday from 9pm and a quiz on the first Thursday of the month.
28 Norwich Street
A cosy front bar area with low beams and a large inglenook fireplace, complete with wood burner, opens into a larger bar area with soft furnishings. Off the main bar to the rear is another room with additional seating and a dart board.
Outside to the rear is an attractive courtyard area with several tables and chairs. Additionally, there is a totally separate room that is available to hire for functions and meetings.
Four changing beers are available from both local and national breweries alongside a range of snacks such as filled rolls, pork pies and pasties.
A Greene King 'Meet & Eat' pub which calls itself 'the proper pub of Dereham'. Three Greene King beers including a generic 3.9% house ale. Very good value food!
- George Hotel
This welcoming bar iis open to non-residents. The landlord strongly promotes local beers and the pub serves an excellent range of traditional bar meals and has an a la carte restaurant. The main bar features wood panelling and pictures of local historical interest. There is a conservatory as well as a heated outdoor patio for drinkers.
New build Marston's pub restaurant which opened in 2015 on the outskirts of town. The emphasis is on food with a carvery speciality. Changing beers are from the Marston's owned brewery stable.
- Kings Head Hotel
42 Norwich Street
Close to the town centre, this hotel has a cosy carpeted bar open to non-residents plus a small function room. There is also an adjoining dining area. Extensive garden for relaxed summer drinking. The hotel supports many activities including quizzes, themed nights and Dereham Arts Festival activities in May.
- Railway Tavern
23 Yaxham Road
The bar and the fish and chip shop occupy the same room. There is a small partition separating the two sets of tables. The pub supports a number of sports and social teams, and has a kids play area and sandpit.
- Red Lion
Basic town centre pub which offers Karaoke once a month
- Romany Rye
This is now a JD Wetherspoon's pub and comprises 2 large open plan lounges on 2 levels. The upper level has the bar counter the length of the room. The lower level overlooks Church Street.
- Royal Standard
86 Baxter Row
A lively, cosy two-roomed pub that has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Two of the guest beers are usually from Bateman's guest beer range from around the country with the third sourced from local micros.
Traditional pub games feature strongly with pool, darts and cribbage teams operating. Live football and other sporting events are shown on the TVs, and live music is provided on a regular basis.
The pub is ten minutes walk from the Mid Norfolk heritage railway station the longest heritage railway in Norfolk. The larger room is available for private hire.
- Saity's Bar
14-16 Market Place
Bar catering for all, with sports TV, karaoke, quiz, bingo, cocktail and game nights, with a function room which can be used for children's parties, stag and hen nights etc.
- Toftwood Social Club
The Old School, Shipdham Road
Members and guests of this popular club have the choice of two bars, a comfortable and compact front bar complete with dart board, pool table and flat screened TV, and a significantly larger function/concert room with dance floor and stage. Additionally, there is a separate room available for meetings that is regularly used by a variety of local organisations.
Live music at weekends, occasional bingo sessions and a well-supported traditional pub games scene, especially darts, make this a vibrant community asset. Two real ales are always available, one stronger beer from Greene King or Brainsm and one session beer, which could be from anywhere, Settle Brewery’s Mainline was on offer at the time of visiting (Feb 2020).
- Bull ku.oc.gnikeneerg@5141(01362) 697771 25 High Street Dereham NR19 1DZ
- Coach & Horses
77 Manor Road
Although the good value home-cooked food is very popular, this is at heart a village local rather than a gastro pub. A former winner of the Norfolk Pub of the Year, it offers cider alongside the beers on the bar. There is a pool table in the games room and a large garden with a play area. Live music and quiz nights are regular features.There are three letting rooms for those wishing to visit nearby attractions such as Sandringham or stay for the the annual beer festival.
- Feathers Hotel
71 Manor Road
An old carr-stone coaching inn on the perimeter of Sandringham House. Nice country-style panelled bars and seperate dining room, a large safe garden for families and excellent food and beer. Sports TV for special matches in adjacent function room and sometimes live music events. Changed licensee Dec 2014.
- Coach & Horses moc.buphcaoceht@ofni(01485) 540391 77 Manor Road Dersingham PE31 6LN
- Crown Inn
Re-opened May 2017 - Luxury annexe units. Good basic pub dishes, excellent chips/fried items. Bands play every other weekend. Beer festival in August.
- Crown Inn moc.liamg@nworchgrubelkcid(01379) 741475 The Street Dickleburgh IP21 4NQ
- Cowper Arms
31 Station Road
Situated close to Welwyn North railway station in Digswell village. The colossal railway viaduct over the river Mimram valley is commemorated in the house beer "Forty Arches", which is re-badged McMullen's Cask Ale. A friendly community and destination pub with a strong food offer with Steak Nights on Mondays and Fish & Chips Fridays. Have fun with the Useless Quiz night on Sundays or come and listen to the Open-Mic nights held on Tuesdays.
- Cowper Arms (01438) 714080 31 Station Road Digswell AL6 0EA
- Cross Keys
This traditional local in the centre of the village has a public bar and a games room overlooking the the south facing terrace. There's also a restaurant area at the rear of the public bar, and in summer, food and drinks may be enjoyed on the terrace or in the large beer garden. In the winter there are log fires in the games room and bar.
The pub is the most northerly on the Broads, and is just a short walk from quiet moorings on the River Ant.
- Cross Keys ku.oc.mahlidsyekssorc@sgnikoob(01692) 536398 The Street Dilham NR28 9PS
- Cock Inn
63 Lower Denmark Street
Grade II listed pub dating from 1520 which faces a large green on the outskirts of this market town. The bar serves four distinct drinking areas furnished with a range of sofas and wooden tables and chairs. On cold nights a large log fire welcomes customers. Normally serves three ales all direct from barrels stored in the air-conditioned cask room behind the bar.
- Corn Hall
10 St Nicholas Street
Bar in the Corn Hall, open from 6.30 on event days, four or ve nights per week including live performance, film showings and relays of live performances. The Corn Hall reopened in 2018 after a major refurbishment with Grain Brewery running the bar. Best to check if the bar is open before venturing to this venue.
9 St. Nicholas Street
The building dates back to the 17th century, although there has been a pub on this site since the 15th century. It was an ex Bullards and then Watney house. It is a comfortable town centre pub with a separate dining area.
- No. 11
11 St. Nicholas Street
A white building with black beams it was once a Lacons pub then taken over by Whitbread. Light, airy and comfortable refurbishment of the former Two Brewers. Aiming to be a community hub. Locally sourced home cooked food with weekly changing menu Veg and Gluten free options & Sunday roast Beer garden is being refurbished - party bookings taken
- Park Hotel
29 Upper Denmark Street
This is a large Georgian building with an impressive semi circular porch at the entrance. Inside there is a small quient hotel bar which is open to non-residents. There is a separate restaurant. Within walking distance of the town centre. Burger and Rib offers on Sundays
- Saracens Head Hotel
75 Mount Street
Fine old hotel in the centre of this market town. Well kept beers and very good, home cooked food. This pub was originally the hall of The Weavers Guild and is a legacy that reminiscent of the prosperous past of Diss, when in medieval times it was an important commercial woollen centre. The interior comprise of lots of original beams and mullioned windows in this two-roomed hostelry.
- Thatcher's Needle
33 Park Road
New Marstons pub opened October 2013 with outdoor and indoor play area. Very food and family orientated
- Waterfront Inn
43 Mere Street
17th century beamed Greene King pub in the centre of Diss. Large single bar with seating areas and doors at the far end which lead to a decked area overlooking the ancient 6 acre Diss Mere (lake). Cosy and comfortable after an extensive but sensitive refurbishment in 2015. A well kept range of GK seasonal and guest beers is available. All ales are now dispensed from an air-conditioned cask room just a few feet away and opposite the bar. May close earlier at weekends
- White Elephant
3 Stuston Road
Roadside locals pub on edge of town. Pool table. Selection of bottled beers also available. Hoping to start offering food in new year.
- Cock Inn moc.liamg@ssidnnikcoc(01379) 643633 63 Lower Denmark Street Diss IP22 4BE
- Railway Inn
Traditional locals pub close to the old railway house & disused railway line. The railway theme is continued in the bar with pictures and a high level working model railway. The main bar boasts three hand pumps which include two for guest beers, usually Woodforde's Wherry and Sharps Doom Bar. Another smaller bar has lounge seating and a small dining area.The main restaurant is in a large conservatory where locally produced food is served. Dogs are welcome in the bar.
- Railway Inn (01485) 518620 Station Road Docking PE31 8LY
Two-bar village pub with restaurant.
- Willow ku.oc.tnaruatserwolliweht@sgnikoob(01277) 824342 Church Lane Doddinghurst CM15 0NG
2 New Street
Early 18th century former coaching inn with long bar and separate wood-panelled lounge. Pool and darts played. Re-opened Nov 2017 after 18 months closure. Third handpump usually has something interesting.
- Three Tuns
8 New Street
Very active charity fundraisers and many social events. Pub dates from 1840's. Closed September 2012 and reopened 7th November 2014 after a major refurbishment. Separate games room with pool and darts. Plans to open beer garden and add a new kitchen and home made food in March. Children welcome.
- George (01354) 740111 2 New Street Doddington PE15 0SP
- Bottle Kiln
A 1920s building which for many years was a Co-Operative Society store, was empty for a number of years before being bought in 2016 by J D Wetherspoon to convert into a pub which opened on 28 March 2017.
Brewers Fayre pub with adjacent Premier Inn near Harwich International port.
- Royal Oak
226 Main Road
Beer garden, Outside Decking, One function room available. Karaoke every other week. Open mic night every other week. Check website for other events - regular live bands
616 Main Road
A two room pub that can trace its history back to the 14th century. Became an asset of community value on 3rd February 2015. New management August 2019.
- Bottle Kiln moc.noopsrehtewdj@6833p(01255) 245400 60 Kingsway Dovercourt CO12 3JR
- Downham Market
- Castle Hotel
9 High Street
Over 300 years old, this hotel offers very good choice of food. Small single bar and restaurant.
- Cock Tavern
43-45 Lynn Road
20 mins stroll from Downham Market Railway Station and 10 from Bus Station The decor is an interesting visit to the styles of 20 years ago. When I visited in April 2017 Batemans and two others on handpump. Also four real ciders, two national and two from local Downham Cider Co. Dogs live in the pub but please don't feed them junk food. Fun Quiz night on last Sunday of month and Poetry Night on 2nd Monday, both start 8:30 pm.
- Crown Hotel
12 Bridge Street
An unspoilt 17th Century coaching inn at the heart of the town. After entering through a room with a lovely staircase, a good selection of ales is served in a bar with a beamed ceiling and panelled walls with large fireplaces. There is a restaurant and separate function room that caters for parties and weddings and plenty of outside seating. Accommodation is provided with 18 rooms of which some are family suites, and one has a four-poster bed.
- Live & Let Live
22 London Road
Friendly town pub, front bar and go down split level to pool and darts room. Has active, pool, darts, dominoes and Cribbage teams. Offers B&B accommodation in 3 en-suite rooms. Business is leased from property owner and operated independently, cellar serviced by Coors. Stays open late on extended license when popular sports on Sky TV. Live music. Not a food centric pub but serves Sat lunch bar food and summer time evening bar food. No dogs.
58 Bridge Street
This listed building, formerly the White Hart, has been extensively modified but retains the original facade. A large bar area leads to the gardens at the rear and side. On the walls heritage displays feature whaling and drainage of the Fens, Horatio Nelson and Downham's Formula One driver. Look out for the unique carpet. There are regular beer and cider festivals plus occasional East Anglian tap takeovers. Wheelchair access throughout
- Castle Hotel (01366) 384311 9 High Street Downham Market PE38 9HF
- Bob Carter Centre
Sports and Social Club selling several real ales, near the centre of Drayton. Home-cooked food is also available in the air-conditioned restaurant.
The club is the Norwich & District Branch Club of the Year 2019.
- Cock Inn
1 Drayton High Road
Large family pub with enclosed gardens. One of Marston's managed "Our Pubs" outlets. Busy with families and food. Additional guest ales on a monthly rotation sometimes available. Meal deals are good and include real ale. Lots of regular customers and ideal for larger parties. Extra seating outside makes it a good summer time pub.
- Red Lion
2 Fakenham Road
Traditional old pub from 1768, beers are local with occasional guest ales and promotional events for beers from further afield. Known for excellent carvery, but serves bar meals too. Refurbished in November 2014 with a new bar and the addition of bottled craft beers. Nice low-ceilinged bar area and two separate eating areas. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Large garden and car park to the side.
- Bob Carter Centre ku.oc.ertnecretracbob@liam(01603) 867102 School Road Drayton NR8 6DW
- Dry Drayton
- Black Horse
35 Park Street
Originally a row of cottages dating from the 1760s now Grade II listed. What must once have been a warren of small rooms has been merged though it retains three distinct drinking areas and a dining at the far end. The decor gives it a modern rustic feel. The attractive rear garden backs onto meadow and woodland. After being closed for over 18 months the Black Horse reopened on 19th May 2018. Its range of ales includes those brewed in the village by the Lord Conrad Brewery. One of its other beers is often from Adnams. A selection of home baked cakes (including one gluten-free) & coffee at all times, light lunches and all day Saturday bunches. Traditional pub food is available in the evenings. Buffets packages available for gatherings. Cambridge Crematorium is a mile away. Cambridge & District CAMRA New/Most Improved (Rural) Pub of the Year 2019.
- Black Horse (01954) 488150 35 Park Street Dry Drayton CB23 8DA
- Royal Oak Hotel
Restored in a contemporary style.
- Royal Oak Hotel moc.liamg@notgniddudkaolayoreht(01780) 444267 High Street Duddington PE9 3QE
18 Brinkley Road
Traditional village inn that Greene King tried to close as non-viable in 2000. Rescued by a villager, it's now a welcoming community local where something is always going on. It supports four darts teams as well crib and petanque teams and is the home pub of the village cricket team and a veterans football team. The Boot has live music nights and an annual beer festival. Simple, good value grub served lunchtimes (not Sunday), and fish and chips available on Wednesday evenings. Children welcome until 8pm. Around a mile from Dulllingham railway station, but note one section of the route lacks streetlights.
- Boot (01638) 507327 18 Brinkley Road Dullingham CB8 9UW
- Conservative Club
49 High Street North
A friendly non-political Social Club with a selection of real ales at reasonable prices. Three snooker tables, one pool table, pub games, regular quizzes, bingo and entertainment on Saturday night. CAMRA members are welcome for a limited number of visits on production of their membership card.
- Ewe & Lamb
140 Luton Road
Greene King pub/restaurant located on the Luton Road. A community pub with good value food. The public bar has large screen TVs, pool table, darts, jukebox with a strong sports following. Occasional karaoke or live bands, plus quiz on Tuesday night.
- Froth 'N' Elbow
183 High Street South
Friendly pub with large wooden boarded 'L' shaped bar on A5 South with an often interesting guest ale. Froth & Elbow are two ale loving characters from Shakespeare's Measure for Measure. At the rear is a section with pool, darts and table football. THe main bar has large screen TVs and the mixed clientele enjoy watching football, rugby etc. Wednesday night quiz and Monday Race night. Monthly live bands usually folk music or rockabilly.
- Gary Cooper
Grove Park, Court Drive
A large airy modern Wetherspoon bar serving a selection of up to seven guest ales, often local. The usual range of JDW craft beer is also well stocked. Situated in Grove Park leisure area, its patio overlooks the Grove House gardens with many bus routes stopping outside. Named after the famous Hollywood star, Gary Cooper, who attended the local grammar school between 1910-13. The pub is very busy on Friday and Saturday nights.
65 Lowther Road
Large one bar pub in a housing estate with large screen TVs, pool table and darts. The pub can cater for private functions and parties and provide a DJ. Monthly quiz on last Sunday. There is a mixed age range among the friendly customers.
43 Winfield Street
Popular beer destination and community local where the hand pumps boast a good range of seven ever changing micro brewery beers, a real cider and perry. Over twenty Belgian beers also available. Bare boards, barstools, breweriana and a famous plank at the end of the bar create a traditional town pub atmosphere buzzing with conversation. Regular Beer Festivals. Dog (and people) friendly. Former Bedfordshire and South Bedfordshire Pub of the Year.
- Halfway House
350 Luton Road, Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Ex-Beefeater restaurant, re-opened as a Table Table family dining restaurant in November 2007. New contemporary decor with wooden beams, exposed brickwork and comfy seating. Restaurant and bar snacks menus. Accomodation provided in adjoined Premier Inn with 42 rooms. They cater for weddings and other parties and can provide a buffet.
Re-opened in late Spring 2011 after a Greene King "Hungry Horse" makeover. It is a family friendly dining pub with 76 covers. 51 en-suite rooms available. An extensive menu from snacks to oversize main meals, various deals are available, see website for details and early opening for breakfast service. There is still a public bar area with pool table, darts and the regular quiz on Thursday nights.
- Market Cross
14 Luton Road
Marston's carvery restaurant with a bar newly built and opened in 2014. You do not necessarily need to order food to get a drink but space is limited at busy times, there is space outside. There are up to four real ales available.
- Old Sugar Loaf
46 High Street North
Real ales from the Tring brewery are usually available in this very large old coaching inn.
- Pheasant Inn
208 West Street
A just out of town centre pub on a bus route which doubles as a hotel/B&B (with ensuite, basic & family rooms) with a large main bar/large function room selling two real ales. Traditional pub games, covered & heated front smoking area, rear garden, large umbrellas & car park.
- United Services Club
160 High Street South, The Anchorage
Very large club with three separate areas each with a bar. Three real ales are served including local Leighton Buzzard Brewing Co.
69 West Street
The Victoria is a popular town centre pub near to the Police Station on West Street that usually offers two varying ales from microbreweries plus a house beer from the local Tring brewery. Darts, dominoes and crib are popular as well as televised sports in the bar. There is a completely separate function room available next to the rear courtyard.
- White Lion ku.oc.elbatsnudnoiletihw@ofni(01582) 663366 Watling Street Dunstable LU6 1RS
- White Swan
91-93 High Street South
Lively town centre bar with all kinds of dining deals. Barbecues in the summer in the back garden/patio. Sunday live once a month from 7pm. Several live music events throughout the year. Live DJ one Saturday per month.
- Conservative Club ku.oc.kcirtapnivek@liam(01582) 662985 49 High Street North Dunstable LU6 1JE
- March Hare
34 High Street
A pub from 1840 and formerly known as the Wheatsheaf, it changed name to the March Hare in the mid 1980's under Whitbreads control. It closed in 2008, until bought and rescued by the current licensees in February 2010. After a refurbishment, it re-opened in August 2010 as a freehouse and is fast becoming the focal point of village activities. Many local clubs meet here with pub games and occasional live music proving very popular. Mini beer festivals held twice a year, plus a cider festival. East Beds branch Pub of the Year 2013.
- March Hare ku.oc.notnuderahhcrameht@yriuqne(01767) 600258 34 High Street Dunton SG18 8RN
- 12 Lost Churches
This is a bar & restaurant in the Cliff House Holiday Park, open to the public. It replaces the cliff House inn. The new bar has a number of eco-friendly features, for example it's heated by a ground heat source pump and the lighting system is almost all LED, drawing around 12 amps to cover the 8000 sq ft area.
St James St
Once a haunt of smugglers, the Ship at Dunwich isn't just a great place to eat, drink, relax & get away from it all; it's also part of a great local story. There are comfortable, traditionally furnished rooms, some with views across the sea or marshes. 16 letting rooms and a tiled bar with simple wooden furniture and wood-burner. The menu is extensive. The pub has an enormous garden, dotted with fruit trees (including a 300 year old fig tree) and the beach really is just a couple of minutes walk away. There's music each month (on last Thursday). Beers are from local brewers. Beer Festivals are held in March & September.
- 12 Lost Churches ku.oc.syadilohesuohffilc@ofni(01728) 648282 Minsmere Rd Dunwich IP17 3DQ
- Duton Hill
- Three Horseshoes
Covid-19 update (24 Mar 2020): currently closed.
Outstanding village local with a garden, wildlife pond and terrace overlooking the Chelmer Valley and farmland. The landlord often hosts a weekend of open-air theatre in July. A millennium beacon in the garden, breweriana and a remarkable collection of Butlins memorabilia are pub features. A beer festival is held on the late spring bank holiday in the Duton Hill Den. Look for the pub sign depicting a famous painting, Our Blacksmith, by a former local resident Sir George Clausen. Local and parish newspapers available.
- Three Horseshoes (01371) 870681 Duton Hill CM6 2DX
- John Barleycorn
Thatched building originally built in 1660 as a coaching house and still retaining many original features. Single bar establishment which is food led with tables set out for diners but there is a distinct area catering for customers just wanting a drink. There is a car park and garden to the rear of the pub with a drinking area with tables at the front. Accommodation block at the rear.
57 St. Peter's Street
Thatched building first recorded as a pub in the 1820s with a single bar that is divided into two distinct areas. One side is laid out for diners and the other for locals having a drink. Locally brewed beers are often available. The pub is the closest one to Duxford Airfield and the Imperial War Museum. Food is prepared on site and is available everyday. Seniors lunches on Tuesdays. Themed dining evenings are held regularly. Home pub for Duxford United football club and the local badminton players, the Plough also has three darts teams including a ladies team. Quiz and bingo night second Sunday of the month. ‘Beer and a Barnet’, a gent’s haircut and a pint for £12 first Monday of the month. Look out for the amusing notices on the table tidies like ‘Unattended children will be given coffee and a free kitten’. Cambridge & District CAMRA Cider Pub of the Year 2017.
- John Barleycorn ku.oc.nrocyelrabnhoj@ofni(01223) 832699 Moorfield Road Duxford CB22 4PP
Busy village pub catering for locals and passing trade. A more basic public bar offers pub games (pool and darts). It has a separate lounge for dining. The garden offers a wonderful view of the River Ouse. Free Moorings for Customers
- Crown (01487) 843490 High Street Earith PE28 3PP
- Earl Soham
The St (A1120)
A splendid traditional pub, set back from road behind a small green, which although recently refurbished retains much character. Simple wood furnishings, candles on scrubbed tables, bare floorboards and a large fireplace (recently fitted with a wood-burner) provide an effective back-drop to the excellent beer that was once brewed behind the pub, but which is now brewed in Debenham (a couple of miles away). Home made, good value meals are available from a very varied menu at both lunchtimes & evenings (see chalkboards). The pub can get busy, especially at weekends, but is definitely worth a visit. There's occasional live music. Poker dice is played.
- Victoria (01728) 685758 The St (A1120) Earl Soham IP13 7RL
- Earls Colne
- Drapers Hotel
53 High Street
The Drapers Hotel is located in the heart of Earls Colne, offering a nine bedroom boutique hotel, restaurant and sports bar.
- Drum Inn
21 High Street
The Drum which had a recent renovation in early 2018, has a single bar with comfortable seating and a large open fireplace. Live music is held every week with lots of local bands.
There is a pool table, football table and Darts adjacent to the main bar with a large beer garden area to the rear of the pub. Seating is also available at the front of the pub on the High Street side. Screens are available for all sporting events in the main bar area and adjacent bar, as well as the garden area (weather permitting!) There are two Pool teams that play in the Summer and Winter leagues.
The pub has 3 recently renovated bed and breakfast rooms available.
11 High Street
The Lion in Earls Colne High Street is a beautiful Tudor era pub which has just undergone extensive building work. It has a large modern bar with plenty of seating.
- Drapers Hotel (01787) 224500 53 High Street Earls Colne CO6 2PB
- Ampersand Brewery & Tap
Camphill Farm, Middle Road, Earsham
The Ampersand Brewery Shop is open 10-4.00 M-F whilst the bar is open every Friday 4.30-6.30. However, every 2nd Friday of the month is extended opening 4-10.30 and in the summer months (May-Sept) this includes Flint Vinyard with a joint bar, food wagons x3, Music (bands). Ampersand beers also in cans from Sir Toby Beers Norwich, Hopsters Ipswich and 2 Brewers Colchester. Flint shop is open 10-4.00 Sat (April-Sept) There are wine tastings, tap takeovers etc see website.
- Queens Head
Situated on Norfolk-Suffolk border, near Bungay, this 17th-century busy locals brewpub has a large front garden overlooking the village green. Main bar has flagstone floor, wooden beams and a large fireplace with a roaring fire in winter. It is home to the Waveney Brewing Co. There is a separate dining area serving food at lunchtimes (not Monday and Tuesday). Landlord has owned the pub since 1998. Usually four ales and at least one real cider available. A previous local CAMRA Pub of the Year
- Ampersand Brewery & Tap Camphill Farm, Middle Road, Earsham Earsham NR35 2AH
- East Barsham
- Barsham Arms
17th century coaching in with magnificent inglenook fireplace. Separate restaurant areas offers large, varied menu. Now a freehouse and much improved (Jan 2014), although more a gastro-pub really. Closed 3-6pm in winter.
RE-OPENING EARLY SPRING 2017.
- Barsham Arms ku.oc.smramahsrabeht@ofni(01328) 820729 Fakenham Road East Barsham NR21 0LH
- East Bergholt
- Carrier's Arms
A large fireplace & beamed ceilings hint at the building's historic origins - being 14th century in one half & 15th century in the other - but it has been much altered since.
Lunchtime & evening meals every day and on Sunday evenings. They also serve Sunday roast & bar snacks at lunchtimes.
In the garden is a large pond full of very large koi carp. There's also a large car park and a large, fully fenced garden.
- Hare & Hounds
A fine pargetted ceiling in the main bar dates from about 1590, whilst other bar is more intimate. There's a large garden.
- Royal Oak
East End Ln
A traditional drinking pub. Darts, crib and petanque are played. There's a quarry tiled "L" shaped main bar which leads to a quiet covered patio area. Local sketches are framed and displayed on the walls. An unspoilt snug bar was closed for many years. The pub is located away from main village settlement in a small hamlet close to a popular caravan & camping site. The nickname, "Dickie" is a Suffolk dialect word for a Donkey.
- Carrier's Arms (01206) 298392 Heath Rd East Bergholt CO7 6RA
- East Hanningfield
- Folly Bistro
This establishment has recently changed name and style - for all other details see their website.
- Folly Bistro ku.oc.ortsibyllofeht@ofni(01245) 400315 The Tye East Hanningfield CM3 8AA
- East Harling
- East Horndon
- Halfway House
Southend Arterial Road
Split-level roadhouse with bistro, restaurant & conservatory. Marquee available for weddings, functions and meetings. Various car clubs and groups meet here.
- Halfway House ku.oc.yaw-flah@ofni(01277) 811235 Southend Arterial Road East Horndon CM13 3LL
- East Mersea
- Dog & Pheasant
East Mersea Road
Single bar pub with separate rooms, tables and chairs and bench seating. Quiz night and occasional live music. Car park and garden area. Varied and extensive menu.
- Dog & Pheasant (01206) 383206 East Mersea Road East Mersea CO5 8TP
- East Rudham
A country pub-restaurant with traditional period features and luxury hotel accommodation. Guest beers from Adnams and Woodforde's
- Crown ku.oc.klofronnninworc@ofni(01485) 528530 The Green East Rudham PE31 8RD
- East Runton
- Fishing Boat
Friendly locals pub a few yards from the bus stop and beach, offering good food, free pool and darts, free internet (including use of a PC) and sports on TV. Four ales were available at our visit, including Nelson's Revenge and Mauldon's Bronze Adder. Food is served, but check times with the pub.
- Sammy's Bar & Grill
More of a restaurant than a pub since a refurb and name change.
- Fishing Boat (01263) 519070 High Street East Runton NR27 9NX
- East Ruston
- Butchers Arms
A quintessentially English Pub and Restaurant set in the heart of the Norfolk Broads. Dating back to the 1800's, once three cottages, then a butchers shop, then a Public House, the main structure remains as it has been for centuries with traditional flint bricks and wooden beams.
The addition of a large spacious and tastefully decorated restaurant in the early 1990's have only added to the ambiance offered in the establishment. The present landlady Mrs Julie Otham has been here for nearly 25 years and knows every nook, cranny and ghost, of which two currently occupy the building with her and her family. Note: Cash only, no cards.
- Butchers Arms (01692) 650237 Oak Lane East Ruston NR12 9JG
- East Tilbury Village
Princess Margaret Road
East Tilbury Village
Traditional two-bar pub with separate restaurant area and a real fire. The pub is located near to Coalhouse Fort. Rear garden with a decked area. Hot food available every day, 12-2.30, 6-9 Mon-Sat, 12-2.30 Sun. Regularly-changing guest beers.
- Ship (01375) 843041 Princess Margaret Road East Tilbury Village RM18 8PB
- East Winch
- Carpenters Arms
Under the same management as The Ffolkes Arms, Hillington (Apr 09). Specialises in good value food, with a large restaurant area. Spot the pub at night by the bright blue lights.
- Carpenters Arms (01553) 841228 Lynn Road East Winch PE32 1NP
- Eel's Foot
A wonderfully cosy pub with a wood-burner and many seating areas, which despite its popularity with visitors to the area, retains an old-world charm. Local musicians play on Thursday evenings and a traditional folk night is hosted on the last Sunday of the month. Excellent home-cooked, locally sourced food is available and a large multi-tiered garden and car-park is to rear.
There's a toilet which is accessible to disabled customers.
Accommodation is available (with en-suite facilities) to the rear of the building. There's a petanque festival each year and an early August garden festival. Everything a country pub should be!
- Eel's Foot ku.oc.liamtoh@nnitoofsleeeht(01728) 830154 Leiston Rd Eastbridge IP16 4SN
- White Horse
An attractive 18th century building with a drinking area to th front and a bar area towards the back. It looks small & quaint from the outside, but is deceptively spacious inside. The pub has a good reputation for food. It also offers a supply of magazines & books plus some board games.
- White Horse ku.oc.esrohetihwnotsae@olleh(01728) 746456 The Street Easton IP13 0ED
- Easton On The Hill
- Blue Bell
9 High Street
Easton On The Hill
Built in 1793 with a traditional Collyweston slate roof. It has always been a pub but once included a sweet shop and post office. Two roomed pub with real fires. Large garden for 100 plus people and covered area that takes thirty. Run by an Italian couple so expect to find real Italian food. Open for lunch and evening meal and a Sunday roast from 12.30. Live music, poker nights, BBQs and marquee for hire. It is leased directly from the Burghley House Preservation Trust rather than via a pub company so expect to see individual changes and improvements. Garden used for the Annual Village Gala and the Big Squeeze, a cider making festival.
- Exeter Arms
21 Stamford Road
Easton On The Hill
Recently refurbished to a high standard, this pub consists of three rooms, a restaurant/bar, snug and orangery. Outside there are lawns to the front and rear, a marquee for functions and car park on two levels. The main bar/restaurant areas has a stone floor, wooden decor, fireplace and leaded glass screens. Two handpumps dispense a couple of nationally known ales. Accommodation is available in the four bedrooms upstairs.
- Blue Bell moc.bupllebeulbeht@liam(01780) 763003 9 High Street Easton On The Hill PE9 3LR
- Nags Head
402 Eastrea Road
Locals' pub, strong on games. Rainies Restaurant opened November 2017. Quiz on Monday nights. Karaoke or live music on Saturday nights. Pool table and darts area at rear. The pub has a petanque team. Now a free house selling a wide range of nationally and regionally sourced ales.
- Nags Head (01733) 203333 402 Eastrea Road Eastrea PE7 2AR
The Lion was originally the farmhouse of the adjacent Green Man Farm which was turned into a pub over a century ago. It is a friendly village local with pub garden and car park.
- Lion ku.oc.kciwtsaenoileht@divad(01279) 434388 Eastwick Road Eastwick CM20 2QY
321 Rayleigh Road
The Bellhouse is an idyllic country restaurant and pub located in Eastwood. Set in beautiful surroundings, the recently refurbished, family run 15th century Bellhouse steeped in history and charm really is the perfect place to relax and unwind with family and friends. The fine selection of beers, traditional real ales including the house beer Hilda B from George's Brewery and extensive wine list can all be enjoyed within the grounds, dining al-fresco on our large patio or simply cosied beside the open fires. Extensive food menu with most produce coming from local producers and suppliers. The main dining area can be found on the first floor of the building and here you can expect an open fire to be lit in the colder months, wooden beams, elegant furnishings and soft lighting more suitable perhaps for those guests looking for a more formal or intimate evening. The restaurant continues on to the ground floor and nestles perfectly beside the traditional bar area. With its Parquet flooring, open fire and comfortable seating, it is the ideal setting for those diners looking for a brassiere style experience to enjoy with friends and family. The bar area encompasses all styles from traditional ale house through to classic wine bar, resulting in a sophisticated and comfortable drinking establishment, ideal for all ages. With the flag stone flooring, original features and light wooden beams, the Bellhouse stays true to its wonderful historic background of King Henry VIII's hunting lodge, without compromising on style or comfort
- Brookside Tavern
357 Rayleigh Road
The Brookside is a traditional family run bar where you can relax and have a drink with a friend/relative or two. It has a semi covered beer garden allowing you to enjoy the sun or keep in the shade (beneficial in winter and raining days too) in addition to this there is a tv in the garden so you don’t miss out on the action. One real ale is served Greene King IPA and Flowers Best Bitter on keg. No hot
- Bellhouse (01702) 524271 321 Rayleigh Road Eastwood SS9 5PX