Eyke Elephant & CastleReal Ale
The Street, IP12 2QG
grid reference TM 317 518
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- 12-11; 12-6 Sun
- 6-9.30 Fri & Sat; 12-3 Sun
listed building grade II
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Local licensing authority for Eyke is Suffolk Coastal
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 03/03/2017
The Elephant and Castle was originally a private house (built about 1650) which was converted into a pub in 1715.
The pub still retains two separate bar areas and is popular with locals. Both bars have a wood-burner fitted and have exposed beams. The pub has wooden floors, and local photographs adorn the walls. There are three beers on hand pump and proper pub food. The pub holds occasional quiz nights. There's no food lunchtimes except Sunday. There are themed food evenings and a meat raffle every Friday. Sky sport TV can be watched in the main bar.
Beer served through handpulls
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 2.5 miles away (see public transport tab for details)
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
An elephant & castle has appeared in the crest of the Cutlers Company since 1622. Ivory was then used to create knife handles. Some claim that the name derives from "Infanta of Castile" a reference to Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I.