CORONAVIRUS

Due to Covid-19 the pub is currently closed.


August 2020 UPDATE: We can’t wait to get back to a busy pub full of happy people, but whilst some pubs have been able to re-open safely, unfortunately ours can't.
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To open safely, a pub would need a spacious interior (to allow for social distancing), a large outdoor space (outdoors is the safest place to be at the moment), and well ventilated toilets. Sadly we have none of these.
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Our little
courtyard beer garden is available for use by small groups (max 6 at a time - to comply with government guidance on socialising) by prior arrangement. We are happy to serve take-outs to folks who wish to sit in the beer garden or outside the front of the pub. Please email to book the beer garden.
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Our off licence hours remain the same: 1-2pm & 6-8pm
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We're also working on a plan to create a 'pop-up pub' sometime soon - sign up to our newsletter to be kept up to date with news on this.

We'd like to thank all our lovely regulars for their support and patience during this difficult time

EAST  ANGLIA  CAMRA  PUB  OF  THE  YEAR  2015
IPSWICH & EAST SUFFOLK CAMRA PUB OF THE YEAR 2015, 2016 & 2017

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!

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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!

self catering accommodation at the pub
camping accommodation at the pub
self catering accommodation at the pub

** 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.