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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
last updated 20/03/2015

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 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 coal or log fire Real coal or log fire

dogs-welcome Dogs are welcome

children-welcome Children are welcome

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)