Pin Mill Butt & OysterReal Ale
Pin Mill Rd, IP9 1JW
grid reference TM 206 379
opened circa 1500
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- 10.00 to 23.00;
- 09.00 to 23.00 (Sat & Sun)
- 10.00 to 21.00
- 09.00 to 21.00 (Sat & Sun)
regular real ales
Adnams Southwold Bitter, Ghostship & Broadside [G]
listed building grade II
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Pin Mill is part of the Chelmondiston parish
Local licensing authority for Pin Mill is Babergh
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 23/12/2016
A traditional pub in a tiny hamlet on the bank of River Orwell, with three separate rooms and a connecting corridor with flag-stoned floors (in part). This famous pub retains some high backed settles and a large open fire in main bar area making it very cosy on cold winter days.
The pub has a toilet for disabled customers.
It was first recorded as public house in 1553, though it may be older. (The Listed Buildings Register says the building's 17th century so presumably there was an earlier building?)
Often very busy in Summer and at weekends, it has long been renowned for a traditional food menu with a number of fish dishes.
The pub has featured in films and once in TV's Lovejoy (as 'The Three Ducks'!)
Beer served through handpulls
Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Separate public bar
Traditional pub games available
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
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 book information from Bob Mitchell)
(**** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)
A butt was a large wine cask. Oysters could often be packed in wooden casks for transportation and were extensively harvested along the river Orwell in bygone times.