16 glorious Suffolk pubs with beer gardens
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Is anything better than a cold pint in the sun? Yes, a cold pint in the sun sat in a beautiful beer garden. Suffolk is home to lots of lovely pubs with stunning gardens and here are 16 of our favourites
This charming village pub can be found just two miles outside of popular market town Woodbridge, in the pretty little village of Grundisburgh. The pub keeps things traditional, serving four real ales from an authentic hand pump and even lights a toasty log fire during winter months.
The highlight is the Mediterranean-themed beer garden complete with olive tree, lavender bushes and a wood-fired pizza oven. Absolutely perfect for evening drinks and food on the weekend and, as their name might suggest, the dog is welcome too!
Tucked away in the picturesque little hamlet of Henny, The Henny Swan is a quaint, independently-owned riverside pub.
The stunning views of the Suffolk valley are simply marvellous from the pub's spacious beer garden, especially with a pint of ice cold draught lager and some of their freshly prepared local fare that's served all day, every day.
The Bush Inn in Shimpling is a delightful family owned pub set in a rustic farmhouse that dates back to the 16th century. The village is surrounded by vast, open farmland and nothing is more peaceful than a cold glass of cider from the pub's beer garden during a warm summer's day.
Should you start to feel peckish, all of the food is home-cooked using the very best fresh locally soured ingredients.
Ye Olde Cross Keys is located on Aldeburgh's seafront and enjoys spectacular views of the ocean and beautiful beach.
Dating back to 1540, the pub has an incredible history that attracts people of all ages from the local community. They serve a fantastic range of local Adnams beers that taste even better when they're sipped from the pub's comfortable beachfront seating area.
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Pay a visit to the rural village of Lawshall outside Bury St Edmunds and you'll find The Swan Inn, a quintessential countryside pub and resplendent 18th century building. The menu features all of the beloved pub classics as well as a few extra surprises cooked up by head chef and owner Lawrence.
The large garden is extremely popular during the summer months and the perfect place to watch on as the kids run off their Sunday roasts on the weekend.
The Locks Inn is a vibrant, traditional gastro pub situated right on the banks of the river Waveney. The large beer garden is loved by locals and visitors alike and there's no better place to perch with the dog and enjoy a refreshing cider or one of the free house's excellent beers.
The Locks is well known for hosting amazing live music and an eclectic range of events throughout the year to keep their guests entertained.
Described by some as "Bury's best beer garden", The Greyhound can be found on Eastgate Street and is the hub of its local community.
Offering a staggering selection of real ales and lagers and a mouth-watering range of Italian stone-baked pizzas, it's the perfect destination for relaxed evenings after work. When the sun is shining, try to find a spot in the shelter of the garden's willow tree whilst the kids play on the lawn - bliss.
This traditional village pub close to Orford Quay oozes charm with a relaxed and casual atmosphere. With log burners and cosy spaces in winter months and spacious gardens and orchards overlooking the marshes for the summer, it'll be a go-to destination year-round.
Serving up a fantastic range of Adnams ales and tasty seasonal fare it's a perfect stop off after a boat trip or bike ride.
The Kings Head in Woodbridge is a bustling 15th century town pub serving real beer and real food to the masses day in, day out.
Dogs are more than welcome and even get their own "Mutt Menu" featuring a variety of tasty dog treats all just a £1 each. The outdoor seating is the perfect little sun-trap for a warm evening of drinks and light bites.
Sitting pretty on the Suffolk-Norfolk border just four miles from Beccles, The Wherry Inn A traditional English pub that offers a warm and friendly welcome to all who pay it a visit.
Serving fresh, locally sourced food and a large range of local Adnams beers, it's the perfect place to while away an afternoon, especially if you can find a seat in their beautiful courtyard and beer garden.