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Butley Oyster Inn



Real Ale

temporarily closed

Woodbridge Rd, IP12 3NZ

01394 450790

grid reference TM 368 509

owner Adnams

bar / diner


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Local licensing authority for Butley is Suffolk Coastal
last updated 01/10/2014

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 to reconfigure the pub to provide holiay let accommodation and a working public house has been lodged. No timescale for reopening is known.

Update: it appears that the plans mentioned above may have fallen through as the pub is now on the market again to let, free of tie.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

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

Evening meals Evening meals

Traditional separate public bar Traditional separate public bar

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)

Regular live music Regular live music

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

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)

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

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)


Note

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.