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Walton Half Moon

previously known as Tap & Spile

Real Ale

303 High St, IP11 9QL

01394 285 586

grid reference TM 292 357

opened 18th cent

owner Adnams

traditional bar

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opening hours:

  • Mon: 17:00 - 23:00
  • Tue - Thur: 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - 23:00
  • Fri: 12:00 - 15:00, 17:00 - Midnight
  • Sat: 12:00 - 23:00
  • Sun: 12:00 - 15:00, 19:00 - 23:00
(Times last updated 16/09/2015)

regular real ales

Adnams Bitter, Broadside + 2 guest beers

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Walton is part of the Felixstowe parish

Local licensing authority for Walton is Suffolk Coastal

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.

last updated 16/09/2015

An excellent traditional, two bar community pub with quiz nights, darts, a selection of books for customers to read. It is a meeting place for local groups of all kinds. There are no gaming machines or music.

Recently improvements to the garden have included demolishing the long disused outside toilets and store to provide space for a new pagoda. Food now available lunchtimes with four Adnams beers plus a guest ale.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Traditional separate public bar Traditional separate public bar

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

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 0.8 mile away Railway station about 0.8 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

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)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)


Tap & Spile was created as a national chain of themed and heavily branded pubs - created from existing selected pubs usually owned by the former Pubmaster pub group. Initially these pubs were very popular and able to offer a very wide range of real ales though in later years the beer range was increasingly restricted. In Suffolk there were just 3 pubs - in Ipswich, Felixstowe (Walton) and Woodbridge.