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Cratfield Poacher

Real Ale

Bell Green, IP19 0BL

01986 798206

grid reference TM 312 751

opened 1979

(details under review)

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opening hours:

  • Closed Mondays.
  • Bank Holiday Mondays: open but then closed Tuesday.
  • Tue - Thur: 18:00 - 00:00
  • Fri: 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 00:00
  • Sat - Sun: 12:00 - 00:00

food times:

  • The same as the opening hours but finishes at 21:00.
(Times last updated 29/04/2014)

regular real ales

Adnams Southwold

guest beers

Up to 5 regularly changing guest ales.

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Local licensing authority for Cratfield is Suffolk Coastal

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 10/12/2016

This wonderful pub is under threat. In mid-November 2015, the EADT reported that a planning application to convert it to residential use has been lodged. This has since been granted. Another wonderful pub under threat but will remain open for time being - now a case of use it or lose it!

An absolute gem! This has only been a pub since 1979, having been a shop previously. The internal timbering creates a timeless atmosphere.

The pub can be difficult to find; entertainer Doc Cox (AKA Ivor Biggun) told BBC Radio Suffolk's Lesley Dolphin that he gets within two miles and the lady on his sat-nav bursts into tears.

There is occasional live music.

Real draught cider available Real draught cider available

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

Evening meals Evening meals

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real fire Real fire

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

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)