There’s nothing quite like a sipping a cold pint of beer on a sunny afternoon. Nothing can top it. Well, unless you’re enjoying that tasty pint in one of these spectacular Suffolk beer gardens.
Everybody loves a good pub. Fortunately, in Suffolk, we are blessed with an exceeding large number of high-quality food and drink establishments that focus on fantastic service and local suppliers. Trust us when we say that nowadays it’s very difficult to find a good quality pub that doesn’t stock some firm Suffolk favourites such as Adnams or Aspalls.
So, other than the fantastic range of beers on offer, the tasty and award-winning food that is locally sourced, the smiling faces of staff who are eager to serve you, and the architecture of the beautifully aged building that we call drinking establishments, what actually takes a summer drink in Suffolk pub from good to spectacular?
Well, it has to be the beer garden!
Here is a list of 7 Suffolk pubs with spectacular beer gardens that we know you will love.
The Dog at Grundisburgh, Woodbridge
Located just outside of popular market town Woodbridge, in a quaint and pretty little village called Grundisburgh. This award-winning and charming pub loves to keep things traditional. With an ever-changing list of 13 drafts and casks, we are sure you will find something tasty to whet your whistle
The highlight, of course, is the Mediterranean-themed beer garden complete with wood-fired pizza oven. This garden is absolutely perfect for evening drinks and food on the weekend.
They are currently the UK’s most dog-friendly pub of 2018/2019 so make sure to take your four-legged friends.
The Maybush Inn, Waldringfield
Why not relax in an area of outstanding natural beauty? The Maybush Inn in Waldringfield finds itself perfectly situated right on the bank of the River Deben and offers stunning panoramic views across the water.
The Maybush has become more than just the idyllic spot on a balmy summer’s day. Popular with the sailing community, the large beer garden is a fantastic spot to enjoy a nice cool pint of Adnams on a summer’s afternoon and watch the boats go by.
Ye Olde Cross Keys, Aldeburgh
The incredible history of Ye Olde Cross Keys dates all the way back to 1540 and attracts visitors of all ages to wonder at the ancient oak beams, low ceilings and flagstone floors. Located on Aldeburgh’s seafront and enjoys spectacular views of the ocean and beautiful beach.
Ye Olde Cross Keys is an Adnams pub (are you starting to notice a theme here?). They serve a fantastic range of local Adnams beers and spirits that taste even better when they’re sipped from the pub’s sunny beachfront seating area. A stroll along the beach is the perfect way to refresh yourself after a visit.
The Jolly Sailor, Orford
The Jolly Sailor is a wonderfully traditional Suffolk village pub. Located in close proximity to Orford Quay, a popular place for boat trips over to RSPB Havergate island, the pub is full of charm with huge brick fireplaces, undersized doors and plenty of nooks and crannies often populated with sailing memorabilia.
The star of the show is the large patio and garden area complete with orchard and views across the marshes towards Orford Ness Nature Reserve an internationally important haven for birds and other wildlife. The perfect place to enjoy a pint for an avid birdwatcher.
The Ramsholt Arms, Ramsholt
The beer garden of the Ramsholt Arms is something truly special. This riverside pub and restaurant is one of the only truly south-facing pubs in the local area, and drinkers and diners alike flock to the sun-soaked terrace to enjoy a cool refreshing drink and bask in the glow of an unforgettable sunset.
During the summer months, it becomes extremely popular with holidaymakers, families and sailors who come to enjoy the river and beach, or even a spot of crabbing, before indulging in a variety of fresh locally caught seafood, sharing platters and a real American barbeque at weekends.
The Turks Head, Hasketon
Having recently been awarded the Award for Outstanding Customer Service at the Suffolk Food and Drink Awards, The Turks Head in Hasketon has been refurbished in a beautifully modern style with a mix of brightly lit rooms and deep colours. With a strong emphasis on food including the brilliant “10 Mile Meals” (all ingredients sourced within a 10 mile radius), it truly showcases what a modern venue in Suffolk can offer.
But let’s not forget the beer garden. The expansive beer garden is the perfect place to sit and enjoy the sunshine. Stare out across the fields or ponder the interesting sculptures within the garden. To take things to the next level and add a bit of fun the garden has its own designated petanque boulodrome.
The Sibton White Horse, Sibton
The Sibton White Horse is a village pub that boasts a stunning courtyard beer garden with a distinctly Mediterranean feel. The owners of The Sibton White Horse believe that a good quality beer garden is an essential part of Summer and therefore have taken great care in creating their impressive and secluded, suntrap of a beer garden.
We must say that it is the perfect place to sit and pass the time whilst enjoying a refreshing glass of fizz or cool refreshing lager and tuck into some fine alfresco dining.
There you have it. 7 spectacular Suffolk beer gardens – and the best part is they are all within a short drive from our luxury accommodation here at Mollett’ Farm. So, why not while a few hours away during your stay.
Don’t forget to check out the rest of our blog for other exciting things to during your visit to the Suffolk Coast.