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Blaxhall Ship

previously known as: Sheep

Real Ale is available here

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 - "all day" (closure time not advertised)
(Times last updated 31/03/2017)

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

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.



last updated 01/04/2017

Long famed as a traditional singing venue, this is a two bar pub on the edge of the "Suffolk Sandlings". It's a cosy, low ceilinged, timber framed building with simple tiled floors, benches and scrubbed tables, and offers a warm welcome with good ale and food. The food menu is varied with many options on chalkboards. Music can now be heard on virtually any night of week with several local folk groups playing here on various evenings. Letting accommodation is available for those with time to explore this pleasant rural area. The pub has a toilet for disabled customers.

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

Built early 18th century, much altered in the 20th.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

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

Evening meals Evening meals

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real fire Real fire

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

Accommodation available Accommodation available

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

station 3.0 miles away Railway station about 3.0 miles away (see public transport tab for details)

live music live music

payable WiFi WiFi available (a charge may apply)

parking parking

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)