Traditional rural pub with lots of character. Lots of local photos & articles adorn the walls. An established menu offering home cooked food and regular folk sessions on Wed eves.
Closed in Dec 2012. Activity has been observed (July 2013) in the building; whether this is working towards reopening or something else, we don't yet know.
A planning application for "Reconfiguration of existing pub building and creation of four new holiday-let units" was lodged, but this appears to have been withdrawn.
(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 Bob Mitchell)
Oyster beds in Butley Creek, where oysters were cultivated for centuries, once enjoyed a fine reputation until the trade died out in the late 19th century. Since 1950s the beds have been gradually restored by Richard Pinney, so that today the Butley Orford Oysterage is again an established local industry offering not just oysters but also cod, bass, sole, skate, lobster, crabs and various smoked foods.