CURRENTLY OPEN OUTSIDE* ONLY

last updated 12 June 2021

We have redesigned our beer garden so it can now seat more people and have more space for social distancing (and shelter from the rain!) and this is open for drinks and snacks one evening & one day a week

Outside of these times, you pick up some lovely locally brewed fresh draught ale - see the 'drinks' page for more info

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT - From Saturday 19th June we will also be open Saturday evenings from 6pm - 10pm. No need to book - just turn up. Drinks and snack only. So the pub's full opening hours will be:

SATURDAYS    6pm - 10pm
SUNDAYS    12 noon - 5pm

* why is the indoors not open yet? - government guidance and EHO stipulations are still demanding social distancing, more ventilation and one way systems. Our pub is too tiny to achieve this. We very much want to open the building (it's been closed since 21 March 2020) and we will do so as soon as we can

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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 snacks.

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!

** 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.