Sweffling White HorseReal Ale
Low Rd (B1119), IP17 2BB
grid reference TM 344 642
opened 18th cent
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- Fri-Sat: 1900-2300
- Sun: 1200-1500, 1900-2300
- Mon: 1900-2300
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Local licensing authority for Sweffling is Suffolk Coastal
CAMRA Ipswich & East Suffolk branch.
last updated 02/02/2017
A worthy winner of Ipswich & East Suffolk CAMRA's rural pub of the year award in 2015.
The owners have refurbished this pub building using their green and environmentally friendly values.
It's a cosy, traditional style 2-room pub with a wood burner and wood fired range. Gravity dispensed beers from local brewers are served through a tap-room door with no bar counter (the previous one was removed some time ago). They also offer a range of Fair Trade, organic & local (Adnams) spirits and bar snacks. There's occasional live music (monthly), a piano, and various games including bar billiards, darts, crib & board games. Horse & trap rides often available in summer.
The adjacent camp-site is also focused on green issues - renewable energy, recycling & appreciating the environment. The campsite has no electricity - just solar lighting and basic facilities. Yurts were handmade from locally sourced wood. The site is very natural - with pathways through trees and wild-flowers, secluded units, ducks & hens wandering freely and a communal area.
Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity
Pub sells beer from local brewers
Traditional pub games available
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 3.2 miles away (see public transport tab for details)
(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)
(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)