grid reference TM 161 418
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- Mon-Sat: 1200-2300
- Sun: 1200-2230
listed building grade II
Local licensing authority for Wherstead is Babergh
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 25/01/2019
previously known as: Ostrich, Oyster Reach
Real Ale is available here
Bourne Hill, IP2 8ND
The small pub area is these days dwarfed by the steak-grill and motel. In 2017 all "Oyster Reach" signage was removed and the whole operation re-branded "Beefeater", thought it still retains the bar with two hand-pumps.
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Separate public bar
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 1.7 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic book information from Bob Mitchell)
Oyster beds were once quite common along the river estuary and a popular local food - whilst the earlier name could be a reference to the coat of arms of Sir Edmund Coke (1552-1633) an eminent Elizabeathan lawyer and former speaker in the House of Commons and local land-owner.