Bildeston King's HeadReal Ale
132 High St, IP7 7ED
grid reference TL 992 495
opened 16th Cent
owner Nigel & Sue Fellemail us
- Mon: closed (except bank holidays)
- Bank holidays: 1200-2230
- Tue: closed
- Wed-Thu: 1800-2300
- Fri: 1600-0000
- Sat: 1200-0000
- Sun: 1200-2230
- Fri: 1800-2100
- Sat: 1200-1400, 1800-2100
- Sun: 1200-1500, 1800-2000
- Bank holidays: 1200-1400
regular real ales
GK IPA+ Kings Head Bitter [H]
listed building grade II
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Local licensing authority for Bildeston is Babergh
CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 23/12/2016
A single Bar Free House with its own brewery. One or two house beers are usually available. It also offers a varied food menu (12-3 + 6-9) and a selection of reasonably priced bar meals.
It has a long established reputation for live music. Every Wednesday is busking night and there is live music most weekends.
There is a small patio and enclosed garden to rear. Annual beer festival in late May. The pub has a toilet for disabled customers.
Built in the 14th century as a wool warehouse, the building was converted into a pub in the 16th century.
It's been a brew-pub since 1996.
Beer served through handpulls
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Separate public bar
Pub sells beer from local brewers
Traditional pub games available
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (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)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(**** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)