Eyke Elephant & Castle
The Street, IP12 2QG
grid reference TM 317 518
(details under review)
- 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 31/08/2015
Originally a house (built circa 1650) which was converted into a pub in 1715. Today it still retains two separate bar areas and remains popular with locals.
In September 2014, it was bought by a London couple, Ian & Sandra, who have relocated here, renovated the pub and reopened it in late October.
Now offering four beers on hand pump.
Beer served through handpulls
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Traditional separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Real coal or log fire
Dogs are welcome
Children are welcome
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.