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Wingfield De La Pole Arms

previously known as: King's Head

Real Ale

Church Rd, IP21 5RA

(01379) 384545

grid reference TM 229 768

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opening hours:

  • Tue-Sat: 0900-2300
  • Sun: 1200-1600

food times:

  • Tue-Sat: 0900-1500
  • Sun: 1200-1600
(Times last updated 23/03/2017)

regular real ales

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listed building grade II

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Local licensing authority for Wingfield is Mid Suffolk

CAMRA Mid-Anglia branch.

last updated 23/03/2017

This traditional village pub is in a lovely setting opposite St Andrew's Church, on the hill above Wingfield College and Wingfield Barns (note ... follow the brown tourist signs to Wingfield Barns!)

It was extensively restored in the 1990s and has recently reopened (March 2017), incorporating a traditional bar with an open fire, a deli/cafe area (serving mainly local products), and further on a large restaurant room with a vaulted ceiling. The building is full of character with exposed oak beams.

The De La Pole is open Tuesday to Saturday for breakfasts, sandwiches and cakes at 0900, with the bar open from noon and lunches served from noon until 1500. Afternoon teas are also available.

On Sunday the opening hours are 1200-1600, with a carvery lunch being served. No evening food.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Newspapers available Newspapers available

Function room available to hire Function room available to hire

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real fire Real fire

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox

free WiFi Free WiFi

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area

Smoking area Smoking area

Updated information by Dave Wilkins(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(family details from Carol, Alan & Neil Machen)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of he londonpublichouse.com)

(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)


William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk was an important medieval English soldier and commander in the Hundred Years' War and later Lord Chamberlain of England. He was created Earl of Pembroke in 1447 and Duke of Suffolk in 1448. He became the principal power behind the throne of the weak and compliant Henry VI and Admiral of England plus several other offices. The following three years saw the near-complete loss of all English possessions in northern France, and Suffolk could not avoid taking the blame for the failures. Arrested and imprisoned in the Tower of London, he was banished for five years, but on his journey to France his ship was intercepted, and he was executed.