grid reference TM 024 542
opened 16th century?
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- Mon-Tue: 1800-2230
- Wed-Thu: 1200-1430, 1800-2230
- Fri-Sat: 1200-1430, 1800-2330
- Sun: 1200-1600, 1800-2230
- Wed-Sat: 1800-2030
- Sun: 1200-1430
regular real ales
Local licensing authority for Battisford is Mid Suffolk
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 08/01/2017
Battisford Punch Bowl
Real Ale is available here
Straight Rd, Battisford Tye, IP14 2LQ
The pub is run by a community-interest company on behalf of the village.
The pub is at the far-western edge of the village, almost in Little Finborough. It was historically listed as being in Upper Town, ie Combs (the parish boundary is so complex here that the pub is almost surrounded by Combs).
The pub's name shows it to have been a haunt of Whigs during the 17th century, as punch was their preferred drink. Their rival Tories preferred old-fashioned wines.
Traditional pub games available
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Railway station about 4.1 miles away (see public transport tab for details)
WiFi available (a charge may apply)
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)