Cratfield PoacherReal Ale
Bell Green, IP19 0BL
grid reference TM 312 751
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- 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
- The same as the opening hours but finishes at 21:00.
regular real ales
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 16/09/2016
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. Occasional live music.
Real draught cider available
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Traditional pub games available
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)