This picturesque, thatched, two bar pub is worth seeking out. The dispense of beer is still by gravity, direct from casks. Bar billiards can be played. Accompanied dogs and horse riders are welcome (there is a paddock for latter nearby). Folk Night on alternate Wednesdays, the quiz nights are popular and still remain.
Our roving photographer reckons the Sorrel Horse is the prettiest pub in Suffolk.
Shottisham villagers raised funds to buy the pub by selling shares in the pub in 2011 & 2012.
Traditional food, mostly home made including vegetarian options are available. But behave yourself, otherwise you may find yourself in the pillory that's situated in the garden.
We now hold music nights on the second Monday of the month with a guest folk performer or group, and occasionally on the fourth Monday with an act from another genre, such as jazz, blues, etc.
The building dates from the 16th or 17th century.
Adnams Bitter, Woodfordes + guest beers (summer) [G]
ask at bar for details
listed building grade II
Local licensing authority for Shottisham is Suffolk Coastal
last updated 16/01/2015
(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 Bob Mitchell)