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Cowlinge Three Ways

previously known as: Three Tuns, Three Tups

Real Ale

Queens St (off A143), CB8 9QD

01440 821847

grid reference TL 714 542

opened 17th Cent

owner free house

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opening hours:

  • Mon-Tue: closed
  • Wed: 1700-2300
  • Thu-Fri: 1700-0000
  • Sat: 1200-0000
  • Sun: 1200-2000
  • (bank holidays: 1200-2000)

food times:

  • Wed-Fri: 1800-2100
  • Sat: 1200-1500, 1800-2100
  • Sun: 1200-1600
  • (bank holidays: 1200-1600)
(Times last updated 24/04/2016)

regular real ales

Beer Range varies; 5 changing ales


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Local licensing authority for Cowlinge is St Edmundsbury

CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.



last updated 16/09/2016

The Three Ways is a traditional country free house dating back to 1643. Not easy to find, this historic gem is worth seeking out. Welcoming fires with inglenook fireplaces warming the beamed bar make this pub a pleasure to visit. Fine garden for summer drinking. Up to five beers, three on gravity dispense, are on tap mainly sourced from independent breweries. A beer festival is held in June, live music & quiz nights also feature along with other events.

The name changed from the Three Tuns to the Three Ways approximately 2014/2015.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

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

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real fire Real fire

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

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

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

live music live music

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

payable WiFi WiFi available (a charge may apply)

parking parking

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)

(** report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)