This Suffolk real ale pub stocks an ever-changing range of locally brewed ales and ciders, and some wonderful locally made bottled ales & spirits. We also stock a range of organic fairtrade & local wines , a selection of carefully chosen speciality spirits & soft drinks and a small selection of locally made food.
For our ales we tend to focus on small local breweries, and we like to seek out new brews all the time, so you’re likely to find something you may not have tried before. We always have at least two draught local ales to choose from, as well as one draught local cider. We like to think of it as a very slow beer festival!
The public bar has a selection of traditional pub games including bar billiards, darts and a few other treats. The Sweffling White Horse is a dog-friendly pub.
Heated entirely by wood – the lounge bar has a large woodburning stove, and the public bar is home to a lovely wood-fired range cooker which also heats the radiators.
As well as the two main rooms the pub also has a small beer garden with a rustic arbor, enchantingly lit by candles and fairylights at night. The beer garden is open from spring equinox to autumn equinox, every Sunday lunchtime and every pub night until 10pm.
The pub also has a small shop which stocks local and organic foods. On the shop shelf you will find local beans, organic pasta, organic pesto and other treats – plus we have a small freezer stock of local meats and dairy products.
Please note this is a keg-free pub, however we do stock five varieties of Suffolk bottled lagers.
The pub also has its own holiday accommodation in the form of a self-catering cottage & campsite – see the Accommodation page for more info.
Tasty ales and a warm welcome awaits you!
Our ethics column
“Our aim is to support and promote local producers. We buy direct from the manufacturer wherever possible and rotate our draught ales so each of the many small independent breweries get to showcase their wares. Where a product is available locally, we will only stock that product and won’t buy in a cheaper alternative. For example, we buy most of our spirits from the award winning distillery at Adnams (they’ve just won anonther international award – and well deserved it is too) but you won’t pay a premium rate for these superior spirits – we simply charge what you’d expect to pay for a normal spirit in a pub.
If a product isn’t available locally, we’ll try and source fairtrade and/or organic (or small independent) and buy these either from the manufacturer or from Suma – an ethical wholefood wholesaler.
You may not find the familiar brands you’re used to – but we can assure you that you will be treated to an abundance of flavour and quality.”
Marie & Mark
“step back in time & slow down the time… the most relaxed & joyous we have felt in a pub…ever! Even our girlies loved it! We had a real hoot with the games. The food was fabulous, warming & nourishing”
** why the short opening hours? Pubs need some form of diversification these days – for most pubs it’s meals. Our pub’s support comes in the form of a campsite in the garden – which is a full time job in itself. Whilst this means we can’t open the pub 7 nights a week, it does also mean the pub can retain its character as a drinking pub & drinkers are not fighting for tables pre-booked by diners. It also means we are not competing for trade with the other fantastic food pubs nearby.