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Restaurant menu

Records going back over 400 years testify to the Castle’s roots as an alehouse – even if its name has changed several times. Since buying the pub some 10 years ago, Mark and Tanya Hougham have made a great success of things due to their hard work and enthusiasm. Today the Castle is known for simply cooked food based on fresh locally-sourced ingredients, and Suffolk ales from Earl Soham and Cliff Quay. Mussels in one form or another are likely to appear among the starters, while the concise list of main courses will include well-aged beef, and perhaps a classic fish pie with cod, smoked haddock, capers, shallots, parsley and peas.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 1st 2wks Jan
  • Days closed: Sun eve (Sun & Tue eve, Mon in winter)
  • Opening times: 12-10 (Wed-Sat 12-10 Sun & Tue 12-4 in winter)
  • Lunch opening: all wk 12-2.30 (Tue-Sun 12-2.30 in winter)
  • Dinner opening: Mon-Fri 6-9 (Wed-Sat 6-9 in winter)

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Restaurant menu available
  • Real ales: Earl Soham Victoria, Cliff Quay Sea Dog
  • Real ciders: Aspall

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


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


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A143 into Broad St (A144) signed Bungay. At junct right (around island), last exit into Earsham St. Pub on left

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Main course from£14.50**Based on the average price of a main course *Based on the average price of a main course
*Based on the average price of a main course
*Based on the average price of a main course
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