Wherstead Oyster Reach summary from Suffolk Camra
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Wherstead Oyster Reach

  • previously known as Ostrich
  • Bourne Hill
  • IP2 8ND
  • 01473 692372ring now
  • grid reference TM 161 418
  • opened 1612
real ale available
  • motel
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)Evening mealsRestaurant or separate dining areaTraditional separate public barPub is accessible to disabled customersstation within five milesCar parkBeer garden or other outside drinking area

(details under review)

Historical info
Public transport

(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 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.