About The Wheatsheaf
The building originates from the 1600-1700s … and the 21st century (depending where you are sitting). Prior to becoming a pub in the 1800s, it was a dwelling and then a school.
We are a free-house, family run pub and pride ourselves on good beer, good food, a great selection of gin and a genuine warm welcome . We average about 100 different ales each year. We generally have three ales on at any time (gravity fed), as this ensures that they are served to you in perfect condition. We also usually have one or two 'real' ciders and there is a selection of lagers for non-ale imbibers.
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… and then 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. We welcome well-behaved dogs. There is also a field which can be used by campers by prior arrangement.
The Wheatsheaf prides itself on being a community pub, drawing together support from many of the surrounding areas as well as Tattingstone. We are proud of our charitable fund raising activities. In 2018 The Wheatsheaf raised over £10,000 for Livability Icanho. In 2019 we raised an incredible £12,835 for the Ipswich Hospital Blossom Appeal. This year's was to have been in aid of Prostate Cancer, but we have had to postpone fund-raising activities until 2021.
The Wheatsheaf has won the Ipswich and East Suffolk CAMRA Rural Pub of the Year for three years running. Two of these years we went on to win the overall Best Pub of the Year for Ipswich and East Suffolk.