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Moon & Mushroom Inn

Tranquil escape in deepest Suffolk

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

The delightful sight of several firkins of East Anglian beer stillaged enticingly behind the bar welcomes drinkers to this 400-year-old free house in the Suffolk countryside. Diners, too, relish the prospect of indulging in home-cooked specials such as steamed venison suet pudding with buttered new potatoes and red cabbage; or wild garlic and herb sausages, creamy mash and onion gravy. In times gone by the pub was reputedly a staging post for the dispatch of convicts to Australia, and the records at Ipswich Assizes do indeed show that a previous landlord was deported for stealing two ducks and a pig. Today’s guests are able to linger longer in the colourful, cottagey interior or the fragrant rose garden here.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Sunday evening and Monday
  • Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday and Sunday lunch
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday 12–2, Sunday 12–2.30
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Saturday 6.30–9

Price guide

  • Main course from10.95
  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

Take B1077 (Westerfield road) from Ipswich. Approximately 6 miles, right to Swilland.

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