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Castle Inn

(formerly White Lion, Castles)

35 Earsham St
NR35 1AF

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Premises Description

Primarily a restaurant.

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Opening Times

TuesdayMidday - 3.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 3.00 pm
6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 3.00 pm
6.00 pm - 9.00 pm
FridayMidday - 10.00 pm
Saturday11.00 am - 10.00 pm
Sunday11.00 am - 3.00 pm

Meal Times

No Service Mon
12 - 2.30 Tue
12 - 2.30, 6 - 8.30 Wed - Sat
12 - 2.30 Sun

About the Pub

Now primarily a restaurant. The front entrance leads to the restaurant with a central bar serving two real ales behind which is a smaller area for drinking and eating, which can also be accessed via the rear entrance from the courtyard garden.

Historic Interest

A report in the Ipswich Journal in Oct 1850 states that: Was married on the 1st, at St. Mary's Church, Bungay, Mr Stephen Wright, of the White Lion Inn, to Jane, the younger daughter of William Smith, builder all of Bungay. Also listed in 1865 with a bowling green. A report in the Ipswich Journal on 10 Jul 1802 states that: An auction (at the Kings Head Inn, Bungay) on 15 Jul 1802 included Lot 8 - All that capital freehold Inn, called The White Lion in Bungay aforesaid, consisting of 2 spacious rooms, in front of the Earsham-street, 2 parlous backward, with good cellars & wine vaults, 5 bed chambers, 4 attics, wash-house, stabling for 14 horse & all other requisite buildings, brick & tile built with a large yard & garden thereto...The estates of Mrs Ann LANE, Widow, deceased. Photographs of this pub and more historical information about it can be found at

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Earl Soham Victoria Bitter

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Normally Cliff Quay or Bull of the Woods.

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Castle Inn, Bungay


  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden

    Patio area at rear.

  • Parking Parking

    For residents.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

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Castle Inn

35 Earsham St
NR35 1AF

Sat Nav Reference

52.456374, 1.435164

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Nearby Bus Routes (200m)

80, 87, 88

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