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Shottisham Sorrel Horse

Real Ale

Hollesley Rd, IP12 3HD

01394 411617

grid reference TM 320 446

opened 16th cent

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opening hours:

  • Mon-Thu: 1200-1500, 1800-2300
  • Fri: 1200-1500, 1700-0000
  • Sat: 1200-0000
  • Sun: 1100-2230

food times:

  • Mon-Fri: 1200-1430, 1800-2100
  • Sat: 1200-1500, 1800-2100
  • Sun: 0900-1100, 1200-1500
(Times last updated 11/04/2016)

regular real ales

Adnams Bitter, Woodfordes + guest beers (summer) [G]


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listed building grade II


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Local licensing authority for Shottisham is Suffolk Coastal

CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.



last updated 11/04/2016

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 the latter nearby). Folk Night on alternate Wednesdays and the quiz nights are popular.

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.

They 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.

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

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real fire Real fire

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

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

station 4.70 miles away Railway station about 4.70 miles away (see public transport tab for details)

free WiFi Free WiFi

parking parking

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 Bob Mitchell)