due to the county being in tier 2 of current restrictions - sorry folks

THE SWEFFLING WHITE MULE's not quite The Sweffling White Horse - but it's kicking!!

Having been closed now for 38 weeks,  and been unable to re-open due to the pub's size and layout, we are finally very excited to announce the launch of our 'new' pub!

So what is The Sweffling White Mule? It's a festival beer tent & shed combo in the campsite. It's situated next to the campfire area - so you'll have the choice of sitting out by the fire, or inside the mule itself. The tent area is warmed by a lovely big woodburner, and has indoor seating for up to 26 people, plus plenty of seating outdoors too. The space is well ventilated to allow our drinkers to relax in a safe environment, but also nice and cosy with its new woodburning stove alight.

We'll serve draught ales & ciders, wines, lager and soft drinks, plus some exciting wintery treats such as the landlady's own recipe home made mulled wine - or MULED wine!

We want to make the space as relaxed as possible, but also as safe as possible. So don't forget your mask (for while you're not seated), and make use of our many hand sanitising options. Because of our free ranging ducks & chickens - no dogs please.

The Mule will be open on Sundays from 12 - 5pm

mule bar stools
mule table lanterns

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.

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!

** 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.