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Walsham le Willows Blue Boar

previously known as Boar



Real Ale

The St, IP33 3AA

01359 258533

grid reference TM 000 711

opened 1817

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bar / diner


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opening hours:

  • 12-2:30; 5-12 (Mon-Fri); 12-11:30 (Sat-Sun)
(Times last updated 24/12/2008)

regular real ales

Adnams Bitter [H], Earl Soham, Guest beers [H] & [G]


listed building grade II


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Local licensing authority for Walsham le Willows is Mid Suffolk
last updated 02/01/2015

A true free house with a fine selection of ales on handpump and gravity. A good supporter of local breweries. There is a May bank Holiday beer festival in a marquee in the garden. Regular live bands. Disabled toilet.

The building dates from the 15th century, with many subsequent alterations. The pub can apparently be traced back as far as 1360.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

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

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real coal or log fire Real coal or log fire

dogs-welcome Dogs are welcome

children-welcome Children are welcome

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

Regular live music Regular live music

Car park Car park

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)

(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)


Note

The blue boar was a heraldic sign for the Earl of Oxford a leading supporter of the Lancastrians who defeated and killed King Richard III at Bosworth in 1495 - Henry Tudor then became Henry VII - Richard's emblem was a white boar forcing some pub signs to be hastily repainted.