Bentley Case is AlteredReal Ale
Capel Rd, IP9 2DW
grid reference TM 108 369
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- Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
- On bank holiday Mondays this should be open 12:00 - 4pm but as it is community run it may be worth phoning to check first.
- Wednesday - Friday: 12:00 noon -2:30 pm and 6:00-11:30 pm
- Saturday 1200 - 1500, 1800 - 2330
- Sunday 1200 - 1600, 1900 - 2230
regular real ales
Adnams Southwold , with 3 guest beers
Normally sourced from Adnams, Mauldons, Mighty Oak, Calvors and Woodforde's breweries.
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Local licensing authority for Bentley is Babergh
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 06/12/2016
An attractive two bar pub in an idyllic village location, owned since 2014 by the community. One bar serving three drinking areas, including a snug, garden room, and with plenty of seating in the pretty beer garden. No TV; traditional pub games available. Local artists' work on display.
Local legend gives this explanation for the unusual name:
In the days when the pub was just called "the Case", it was run by a woman who let her customers pay when they wanted to, or even not at all. But when she married, the house policy was tightened up, so it was said that, "The Case is altered".
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Traditional pub games available
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 3.60 miles away (see public transport tab for details)
Village shop or similar facillity on-site
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)
The phrase "Case is Altered" was first used by an Elizabethan lawyer, Edmund Plowden and referred to new evidence in a legal case. Later Ben Johnson - an Elizabethan playright - also used it as a name for a comedy (written before 1599).