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Our Story

OUR STORY

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.

 
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The Wheatsheaf Beer House 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.