Who wants to run a pub? Well, to be honest, we do. We like being busy serving fabulous ale over a bit of banter. We are fortunate to live in a place where we can help bring a true sense of community spirit to the village of Tattingstone. We think we’ve got it right because our customers tell us so.
Our ethos and philosophy is simple; to serve an ever-changing range of real ales which are kept in a temperature-controlled cold room and served straight from the cask. To complement the ales there’s always a nice selection of real ciders, great wine, lager, and quality spirits.
We have a desire to be traditional and avoid following trend. We locally source as many of our products as possible; they don’t grow coffee in Suffolk or Essex, however, they do roast it (Coffee Link, Ipswich). Most of our vegetables are grown in the village, not even a mile away. Our meat comes from a local butcher at East End, his pork is Blythburgh Free range, and the chickens are also free-range. The carbon footprint on our eggs is approximately 30 metres. We have a low wastage policy: we may only put three potatoes on your plate, but don’t worry, we will be back to check that you don’t need a fourth; a reason for our rustic quiches, we don’t trim our pastry . . . what a waste, the leftovers go to our hens.
We have a large, colourful Beer Garden, with two Petanque (Boules) courts. We are very child friendly. Our chickens and ducks are always a popular attraction for the youngsters. There is also a field that can be used by campers by prior arrangement.
A great, traditional country pub is more than just a building that serves food and drink. For us, it’s a place where everyone feels welcome and gets involved in the charity fundraising we do every year. Our pub is for everyone – you may even have to step over a four-legged friend or two on your way to the bar. So what makes us different from the rest, we hear you say. It really is quite simple: if we can, we will! All you have to do is just ask.