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Mill Rd
IP19 0NT

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - 3.00 pm
5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
TuesdayMidday - 3.00 pm
5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
WednesdayMidday - 3.00 pm
5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
ThursdayMidday - 3.00 pm
5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
FridayMidday - 3.00 pm
5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
SaturdayMidday - 3.00 pm
5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
SundayMidday - 3.00 pm
5.00 pm - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 2, 6 - 8.30 Mon - Fri
12 - 2.30, 6 - 8.30 Sat
12 - 8.30 Sun

About the Pub

A popular local at the heart of village life. A new licensee took over the pub on 01/10/2019. This historic inn was extended some years ago to create a number of interlinked areas including dining & games rooms. Guest beers are usually from local breweries. CAMRA Suffolk pub of the year 2007 & 2012. Opens 12-11 Sat&Sun in summer months.

Historic Interest

The inn & the parish church were formerly part of a Benedictine priory. This former 16th cent. monastery guesthouse. Jock & Laura Canham became landlords of The Buck on September 26th 1926 after previous landlord Ernest Warren was asked to leave after he got his housekeeper pregnant. Jock & Laura ran the pub until Jock passed away during the 1950's but Laura continued to run the pub with the help of her son Nelson (so named because he was born in Holton Lord Nelson). The Buck was owned by the village church until they sold to Adnams during the 1950's. Laura decided to retire in November 1981 & Adnams also decided to sell with the pub in poor condition & needing countless repairs. Initially Adnams marketed the pub for sale as a private house, but David Thomas offered to buy the pub with the licence. Initially Adnams said no, but after no more offers they decided to take David up on his offer & The Buck was saved. David renovated the pub & during his time in Rumburgh also did a lot of work to keep the village church open. He sold the pub in 1987 to Tony & Bea McDonagh who did yet more renovation & this is how the pub remains today. Tony & Bea were here until 1997 when they sold to Richard & Denise Oanes who ran the pub until December 1999 when Roger & Jane Davis moved in. They ran the pub until local pub operator David Maskery bought the pub on September 12th 2002 and Kate & Gary Cornthwaite were landlords until Oct 2016 (details from Kate & Gary). In Apr/May 1982 edition of Last Orders it was reported that Laura Canham had retired from the Buck which was then owned by Adnams. The pub had since closed. In the Jun/Jul 1982 edition of Last Orders it was reported that Laura was here for 55 years & that the pub had since been sold by Adnams. In Sep/Oct 1982 edition of Last Orders it was reported that Mr David Thomas had bought the pub & planned to reopen it after some modifications. Photographs of this pub and more historical information about it can be found at

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Adnams Southwold Bitter

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

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Buck, Rumburgh


  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Cider Real Cider Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • RealHeritagePub Heritage Pub

    Regionally Important Historic Interior

  • Quiet Quiet Pub


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • Parking Parking
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly

    Public bar and garden.

  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Camping Camping Nearby on-site
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar
  • WiFi Wifi

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Mill Rd
IP19 0NT

Sat Nav Reference

52.380564, 1.444541

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