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Bildeston King's Head



Real Ale

132 High St, IP7 7ED

01449 741434

grid reference TL 992 495

opened 16th Cent

owner Nigel & Sue Fell

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opening hours:

  • Mon: closed (except bank holidays)
  • Bank holidays: 1200-2230
  • Tue: closed
  • Wed-Thu: 1800-2300
  • Fri: 1600-0000
  • Sat: 1200-0000
  • Sun: 1200-2230

food times:

  • Fri: 1800-2100
  • Sat: 1200-1400, 1800-2100
  • Sun: 1200-1500, 1800-2000
  • Bank holidays: 1200-1400
(Times last updated 14/07/2014)

regular real ales

GK IPA+ Kings Head Bitter [H]


listed building grade II


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Local licensing authority for Bildeston is Babergh
last updated 07/02/2015

Single Bar Free House with its own brewery. One or two house beers are usually available. Also offers a varied food menu (12-3 + 6-9) and a selection of reasonably priced bar meals.

It also has a long established reputation for live music. Every Wednesday is buskin night and there is live music performed most weekends.

Small patio and enclosed garden to rear. Annual beer festival in late May. Disabled toilet.

Built in the 14th century as a wool warehouse, the building was converted into a pub in the 16th century.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

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

Evening meals Evening meals

Traditional separate public bar Traditional separate public bar

Pub sells beer from local brewers Pub sells beer from local brewers

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)

Regular live music Regular live music

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 Bob Mitchell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(**** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)