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Welcoming hostelry in venerable building

At a glance

Bar menu
Restaurant menu
Wheelchair access
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Records going back over 400 years testify to The Castle Inn’s roots as an alehouse – even if its name has changed several times. Since buying the pub in 2007, Mark and Tanya Hougham have made a great success of things due to their hard work and enthusiasm. Today The Castle Inn 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 during the winter months, while the concise list of main courses will include well-aged beef, and perhaps a twice-baked brie soufflé with a spinach and nutmeg cream and dauphinoise potatoes.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 1st 2 weeks January
  • Days closed: Monday and Sunday evening (Tuesday evening in winter)
  • Opening times: 12–10 (Wednesday to Saturday 12–10 Sunday and Tuesday 12–4 in winter)
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Thursday 12–3, Friday to Saturday 12–10, Sunday 12–4
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Thursday 6–10, Friday to Saturday 12–10

Food and drink

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

Price guide

  • Main course from10
  • Credit cards accepted


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


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


  • Ramp access available


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

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

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