A pretty fabulous pub. Great locally–brewed beers, cool music, beer gardens with lovely views and amazing food mostly made from scratch on the premises. Check out our Orwell Reserve airdried ham, homemade pasta & icecream amongst other beauties.... We have some wonderful rooms which can be booked out for meetings, parties, dinners or whatever....also, cool chickens, ducks, guineafowl & quail for your avian viewing pleasure....
Tolly Roger and Cliff Quay are brewed just behind The Tap. See the menu for more beers →
Seriously good food and beer from Ipswich & Suffolk
We're a freehouse — which means we can buy our beers from whoever we want, most come from behind the pub where Jeremy brews the Cliff Quay range - others include Earl Soham, Harwich Town Brewery, Elgoods, Dark Star, Greenjacks & Humpty Dumpty. Sorry, no massive brewery products here at the mo....
Jeremy Moss brews Cliff Quay ales directly behind the pub and we're proud to serve them over our bar. Alec brews Calvors lagers in Coddenham, just down the road. We've got a lovely piggy back leg in salt at the moment which will be airdrying in our beer cellar for the next few months, homesmoked pastrami is also on the go now we've got our backyard smoker up and working. We have several different types of pickled egg ready to be eaten - from the classic Tolly Pickled Egg, a Calvors & Curry, an Aspall & Chilli and Garlic Ale, Smoked Egg & Smoked Vinegar to our special Marmite & London Stout pickled eggs. ****STOP PRESS**** Our Marmite & Aspall Cyder Pickled Egg won Best Egg in the World Pickled Egg Championship on Saturday. Woooo wooo!!! Our sausage rolls are fast becoming legendary and regularly sell out, scotch eggs make frequent but short appearances.
Our chickens, ducks, quail & guineafowl supply most of our eggs, our raised pork pie won second prize at the Aldeburgh Food Festival, our beer pickled eggs were awarded Most Inspired Bar Product by Olive Magazine this year as well!
We only have 1 Marans hen plus Foghorn the cockerel (thanks to Monsieur Le Fox). We've got 2 gorgeous Indian Runner Ducks in the back garden & we're hoping for the patter of tiny webbed feet Easter onwards... new additions are our lovely Guineafowl out in the front & the quail out back.
We use Hillfarm Oil from Heveningham in most of our dressings, dishes & mayos. It's fab!
Monday 6-11pm (food 6-930pm)
Tuesday to Friday 12-3pm, 6-11pm
(food 12-230pm, 6-930pm)
Saturday midday - 11pm
(food 12-3pm, 6-930pm)
Sunday 1030am to 1030pm
(food 1030-midday for brunch, midday-8pm)
We're pretty chuffed with the breadth & quailty of lovely food products that Suffolk grows & produces and try to show that in our menus. Just ask if you'd like to see something particular on our menu or would like something for a special occasion.