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10 real ale pubs in Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 February 2016 | UPDATED: 09:25 25 February 2016

There's nothing better than a cold glass of real ale

There's nothing better than a cold glass of real ale


For all you real ale aficionados, you won’t want to miss this guide to excellent real ale pubs near you

The Cherry Tree Inn

With eight cask ales to choose from and the opportunity to enjoy them in this traditional 17th century pub complete with wooden beams and open fires, beer lovers will not be disappointed in the Cherry Tree Inn in Woodbridge. They even host a very popular beer festival.

The Crown Inn

With stylish interiors that are a mixture of traditional with flairs of modern colour, you can enjoy a real ale in the Crown Inn in Newmarket which has over 300 years of history.

Beer House

The Beer House in Bury St. Edmunds certainly lives up to its name, serving eight ever-changing cask ales, having served over 1,500 varieties in total.

The White Lion Inn

This quintessentially British country pub, the White Lion Inn in Ufford, is known for its warm and welcoming atmosphere as well as its selection of real ales. It even has its own microbrewery on site and hosts a wide range of entertainment all year round.

The New Wellington

The traditional feeling to the New Wellington in Newmarket will draw in lovers of a classic pub atmosphere and beer aficionados alike.


With a very cosy and classic pub interior to Compasses in Stansfield, you will feel a warm welcome while sipping on a glass of delightful real ale.

The Angel

Offering six real ales in one of the oldest pubs that has been on this site for over 1,000 years, the Angel in Woodbridge is truly a charming pub steeped in history.

The Fat Cat

Serving up to 20 real ales, the Fat Cat in Ipswich is a favourite for beer lovers. Being featured in the Good Beer Guide, the Good Pub Guide and more, this pub focuses on community and avoids televisions and fruit machines.

The Sweffling White Horse

Supporting local and independent companies including with the real ales they have on offer, the Sweffling White Horse in Sweffling is a very community-focused pub with strong ethics on top of being dog friendly.

The Red Lion

The beautiful country pub the Red Lion in Otten serves a fine selection of real cask ales many of which are locally sourced. Have a cold glass of one of these delicious ales alongside some delicious food for a perfect evening at the pub.

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