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Sweffling White Horse



Real Ale

Low Rd (B1119), IP17 2BB

01728 664178

grid reference TM 344 642

opened 18th cent

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opening hours:

  • Fri-Mon: 7-11
  • and Sun: 12-3 & 7-11
(Times last updated 31/01/2015)
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Local licensing authority for Sweffling is Suffolk Coastal
last updated 10/04/2015

Officially reopened from December 2011 on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday evenings and now open every Sunday lunchtime (12-3).

A worthy winner of Ipswich & East Suffolk CAMRA's rural pub of the year award in 2015.

Current owners have refurbished this pub building using their green and environmentally friendly values. A cosy, traditional style 2-room pub with wood burner and wood fired range. Gravity dispensed beers from local brewers served through a tap-room door with no bar counter (the previous one was long removed some time ago). They also offer a range of Fair Trade, organic & local (Adnams) spirits. Bar snacks. Occasional live music (monthly), 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 Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity

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

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Accommodation available Accommodation available

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

station 3.2 miles away Railway station about 3.2 miles away (see public transport tab for details)

Car park Car park


(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)