Haverhill Drabbet Smock
05-06 Peas Hill, Market Square, CB9 8BB
grid reference TL 671 455
regular real ales
4 changing ales
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Local licensing authority for Haverhill is St Edmundsbury
CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 22/05/2016
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
Real draught cider available
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(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.