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Pin Mill Butt & Oyster



Real Ale

Pin Mill Rd, IP9 1JW

01473 780764

grid reference TM 206 379

opened 17th cent

owner Adnams

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bar / diner


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pub is on the regional inventory

opening hours:

  • 11-11;
  • 12-10.30 (Sun)
(Times last updated 24/12/2008)

regular real ales

Adnams Bitter & Broadside [H], GK IPA [G] & guest beers [H]


listed building grade II


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Pin Mill is part of the Chelmondiston parish


Local licensing authority for Pin Mill is Babergh
last updated 06/09/2014

Traditional 17th cent. pub on the bank of River Orwell in a tiny hamlet with three separate rooms and connecting corridor with flagstoned 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. Disabled toilet.

Often very busy in Summer and at weekends and has been long renowned for a traditional food menu with a number of fish dishes (food from 12-9.30). Has featured in films and once in TV's Lovejoy (as 'The Three Ducks'!)

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity

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

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

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

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

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox

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 Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic book information from Bob Mitchell)

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


Note

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.