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Real Ale

Spexhall Huntsman & Hounds

previously known as Hare & Hounds, Chequers

Stone St, IP19 0RN

01986 781341


grid reference TM 382 826

opened 1492

bar / diner

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opening hours:

  • Mon-Thu: 1100-1500, 1700-2300
  • Fri-Sun: 1100-2300

food times:

  • Mon-Fri: 1200-1400, 1800-2100
  • Sat: 1200-2100
  • Sun: 1200-1430
(Times last updated 22/05/2016)

regular real ales

Adnams Southwold, Wolf & Woodforde's ranges


listed building grade II*


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Local licensing authority for Spexhall is Waveney district

CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.



last updated 22/05/2016

This 500 year old half timbered pub offers good cuisine in the spacious interior.

Sometimes still referred to as the Chequers (see historical info tab for more information).

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

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Pub sells beer from local brewers Pub sells beer from local brewers

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real fire Real fire

children-welcome Family friendly

Accommodation available Accommodation available

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

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

station 2.90 miles away Railway station about 2.90 miles away (see public transport tab for details)

payable WiFi WiFi available (a charge may apply)

parking parking

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

Smoking area Smoking 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)

*** The book actually says Harleston, but this is obviously an error.

**** In 1891-92 Whites Directory both pub names are listed with different landlords? Possibly the directory editors got confused by the changing name.