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The pub has now reopened for drinks in the beer garden at weekends from 1200.

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King's Head

132 High St

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Opening Times

Wednesday6.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Thursday6.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Friday4.00 pm - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 10.30 pm

Meal Times

Closed Mon - Thu
5 - 9 Fri
12 - 2, 6 - 9 Sat
12 - 3 Sun



About the Pub

Home of the King's Head brewery since 1996. A single bar with large cosy inglenook fireplace. The large carved timbers indicate its history as part of a larger complex dating from around 1530. A friendly drinking house atmosphere has evolved with food available at the weekend only. A fully enclosed rear garden with a covered patio area, lawns and play equipment. Late May bank holiday beer festival is established and popular.

Historic Interest

A report in the Ipswich Journal*** in Dec 1860 states that : The marriage took place on the 27th November 1860 by the Rev. J Gedge, Mr Jabez Osborn, grocer & draper, to Emily daughter of Mr W Squirr A report in the Bury & Norfolk Post & Suffolk Herald** on 19 Dec in 1885 makes reference to :Charles RALPH, of the King's Head Inn, Bildeston whose bar window had been smashed. Originally a three bar inn with a number of letting rooms. In 2007 many of the larger public spaces were closed - i.e. lounge bar & pool room - to retain just a single public bar with all the other rooms now converted into separate private accommodation. The adjacent space which was also used as both a shop & a restaurant in recent years has also since been converted for private usage. Brew-pub since 1996

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 2 regular beers.

  • Kings Head Bildeston Best
  • Kings Head Brettvale Gold

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Changing beers typically include:

  • Mauldons --varies--
  • Nethergate --varies--

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King's Head, Bildeston


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  • Cider Real Cider Available

    Castlings Heath.

  • LocAle LocAle Accredited
  • BeerFestival Beer Festivals


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  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Garden Pub Garden
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • WiFi Wifi

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King's Head

132 High St

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52.108238, 0.907992

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