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Haverhill Drabbet Smock

Real Ale

05-06 Peas Hill, Market Square, CB9 8BB

01440 713070

grid reference TL 671 455

opened 2000

owner Wetherspoon

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opening hours:

  • 0900-2300
  • 0900-2300 (Sun)

food times:

  • 0700-2200
(Times last updated 28/09/2010)

regular real ales

GK Abbot, Ruddles & guest beers

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Local licensing authority for Haverhill is St Edmundsbury
last updated 06/04/2015

Large friendly town centre bar in former shopping arcade and butchers. Food available (from 9am - 9.45pm). Disabled toilet.

The name refers to drabbet smocks, which were manufactured locally by the Gurteen company, who still produce menswear in the town today.

We understand that they give 20p a pint off guest beers on presentation of a CAMRA membership card.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Real draught cider available Real draught cider available

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

Evening meals Evening meals

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)

Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox

free WiFi Free WiFi

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)


During the 19th century, Haverhill developed into a significant textile centre, known for making "drabbet smocks" for agricultural workers.