Wingfield De La Pole Arms
previously known as: King's HeadReal Ale
Church Rd, IP21 5RA
grid reference TM 229 768
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- Tue-Sat: 0900-2300
- Sun: 1200-1600
- Tue-Sat: 0900-1500
- Sun: 1200-1600
regular real ales
Adnams Ghost Ship, Southwold, St Peter's Best
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
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Separate public bar
Function room available to hire
Traditional pub games available
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
Beer garden or other outside drinking 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.