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British cuisine and breathtaking views

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Open all year
Kids play area
Dog friendly

This Grade II listed 18th-century free house enjoys beautiful views from its position at the top of the Roman River Valley. Its name comes from the bones of a locally beached whale, which were once fastened above the door of the pub. Wooden floors, exposed beams, bespoke furniture, a roaring fire and unique artwork all combine to create a feeling of warmth and character. Hearty British fare is prepared from local ingredients, along with Adnams and Woodforde's ales. A lunchtime snack can be enjoyed in one of the garden pavilions. The menu options smoked haddock, red gurnard and leek chowder; twice-cooked crispy Suffolk pork belly; and four-hour-cooked rich cottage pie.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Opening times: 12-3 5.30-11 (Saturday 12-11 Sunday 12-10.30 Winter Sunday 12-6)
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12-2.30, Sunday 12-5
  • Dinner: Monday to Thursday 6.30-9, Friday to Saturday 6.30-9.30

Food and drink

  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales available: Adnams Southwold Bitter, Woodforde's Wherry, 2 guest ales
  • Real ciders: Aspall

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available
  • Play area available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in restaurant
  • Allowed in garden

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