Boxford FleeceReal Ale
Broad St, CO10 5DX
grid reference TL 962 405email us
- Mon-Thu: 1200-1500, 1700-2300
- Fri-Sat: 1200-2400
- Sun: 1200-2300
- Tue-Fri: 1200-1400, 1800-2100
- Sat: 1200-1430, 1800-2100
- Sun: 1200-1430
listed building grade II*
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Local licensing authority for Boxford is Babergh
CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 14/01/2017
A former coaching inn, the building dates from the 16th century, with an 18th century frontage.
Now owned by Little Earth Company (formerly Mill Green) Brewery who have refurbished the building. The six cask conditioned beers are mainly from Little Earth Company (just two miles away) & local guest ales, lagers & ciders (Calvors, Aspalls & Castlings Heath) from Suffolk & a small contribution from a London brewer (Meantime Stout & Wheat beer).
For many years the Fleece was a world-famous jazz venue, but the small size of the pub finally forced a move to Kersey Mill in April 2008 (and subsequently to the Stoke by Nayland Club).
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Traditional pub games available
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)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
The fleece is a common reference to the wool trade that was very important in Suffolk, particularly in 17th & 18th cent. until cheap imports from the colonies undermined the trade.