Eyke Elephant & CastleReal Ale
The Street, IP12 2QG
grid reference TM 317 518
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- Mon: 1700-2300
- Tue-Thu: 1200-1400, 1700-2300
- Fri: 1200-1400, 1700-2400
- Sat: 1200-2400
- Sun: 1200-1800
listed building grade II
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Local licensing authority for Eyke is Suffolk Coastal
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 02/10/2016
Originally a house (built circa 1650) which was converted into a pub in 1715.
Still retains two separate bar areas & remains popular with locals.
In September 2012 it was bought by a London couple, Ian & Sandra, who relocated here & have renovated the pub. Now offering four beers on hand pump and proper pub food. One cider now regularly available.
Occasional quiz nights. No food lunchtimes Mon to Thu or Sunday eve.
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 2.50 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.