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Battisford Punch Bowl



Real Ale

Straight Rd, Battisford Tye, IP14 2LQ

(01449) 771646

grid reference TM 024 542

opened 16C?

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opening hours:

  • Mon-Tue: 1800-2230
  • Wed-Thu: 1200-1430, 1800-2230
  • Fri-Sat: 1200-1430, 1800-2330
  • Sun: 1200-1600, 1800-2230

food times:

  • Wed-Sat: 1800-2030
  • Sun: 1200-1430
(Times last updated 10/09/2014)

regular real ales

Adnams, Woodforde's


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Local licensing authority for Battisford is Mid Suffolk
last updated 27/10/2014

Pub is at the far-western edge of the village, almost in Little Finborough. It was historically listed as being in Upper town, i.e. Combs.

After long and protracted negotiations by a group of determined village folks, a lease was signed for the pub to re-open as the Battisford Punch Bowl Community Inn. Said to be Suffolk's first Community Inn, much refurbishment work was done, with the pub finally re-opening late June 2011. Negotiations are underway for the community to buy the pub outright, with plans to add a shop and other facilities.

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 Traditional pub games available

Real coal or log fire Real coal or log fire

dogs-welcome Dogs are welcome

children-welcome Children are welcome

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

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station within five miles Railway station within about five miles (see public transport tab for details)

payable WiFi WiFi available (a charge may apply)

Car park Car park

Beer garden or other outside drinking area 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)