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Blaxhall Ship

previously known as Sheep



Real Ale

School Rd, IP12 2DY

01728 688316

grid reference TM 367 569

opened 1740 ish?

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bar / diner


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opening hours:

  • Mon-Sun: 1200-1530, 1800-2400
(Times last updated 03/08/2010)

regular real ales

Adnams Bitter, Tim Taylor Landlord + 3 or 4 guest beers


listed building grade II


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Local licensing authority for Blaxhall is Suffolk Coastal
last updated 25/07/2015

Long famed as a traditional singing, two bar pub on the edge of the "Suffolk Sandlings". This cosy, low ceilinged, timber framed building with simple tiled floors, benches and scrubbed tables, once again offers a warm welcome with good ale and food after being run-down for some time. Food menu is varied with many options on chalkboards. Music can now be on virtually any night of week with several local folk groups playing here on various evenings. Letting accommodation available for those with time to explore this pleasant rural area. Disabled toilet.

The pub was originally called the Sheep, but a travelling sign-writer misunderstood the landlord's accent.

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

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

Accommodation available Accommodation available

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

station 3 miles away Railway station about 3 miles away (see public transport tab for details)

Regular live music Regular live music

payable WiFi WiFi available (a charge may apply)

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)