Thurston Fox & HoundsReal Ale
Barton Rd, IP31 3QT
grid reference TL 917 650
opened early 1840semail us
regular real ales
Adnams Bitter, Greene King IPA
4 changing guest beers from many different breweries.
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Local licensing authority for Thurston is Mid Suffolk
CAMRA West Suffolk & Borders branch.
last updated 28/12/2016
A listed building, this busy local pub sits in the middle of the village and is the centre of local life. The restaurant, serving good home cooked food, is within the public bar area but separated by up-lights from an original wall. There is a separate bar for pool and darts. On bank holidays and special occasions live music is performed. The conker competition is a feature in the autumn. B&B accommodation is available.
Although the pub can appear food-oriented, people just there for drinks are welcomed.
It's deservedly a many-times winner of West Suffolk CAMRA's pub of the year and overall Suffolk pub of the year as well.
The pub was originally built to provide drinks for labourers building the railway line and station.
Beer served through handpulls
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Separate public bar
Camping or carvan site within about a mile
Traditional pub games available
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Railway station about 0.1 mile away (see public transport tab for details)
Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
WiFi available (a charge may apply)
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)