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Rickinghall Inferior Bell



Real Ale

The Street, IP22 1BN

01379 898445

grid reference TM 046 757

opened 17th cent

owner Independent

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opening hours:

  • Sun - Thurs 11 - 11 Fri & Sat 11 - 12

food times:

  • 12 - 9 every day
(Times last updated 25/03/2013)

regular real ales

Adnams Southwold & Broadside


guest beers

Constantly changing guest beers including selection from Grain and other local breweries


listed building grade II


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Local licensing authority for Rickinghall Inferior is Mid Suffolk
last updated 17/03/2015

The beamed lounge bar includes a pool table whilst a separate restaurant offers a selection of home cooked meals. Accommodation available. Disabled toilet.

This 17th Cent. former coaching inn once had extensive stabling to provide fresh draught horses for travellers. Whites Directory of Suffolk (1844) states "Coaches pass eight times a day to Norwich, Bury St Edmunds and London".

The building dates from the early to mid 17th century.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

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

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Newspapers available Newspapers available

Function room available to hire Function room available to hire

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Oversized, lined glasses in regular use Oversized, lined glasses in regular use

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

free WiFi Free WiFi

Car park Car park

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area


Recent pub details by Dave Wilkins (Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)