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At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Kids play area
Dog friendly

Snuggled beside a thicket secluded in the rich wheat-fields outside Ipswich; Jan Wise's stylish country pub continues to attract discerning diners keen to experience the many-faceted menu of vegetarian and vegan dishes. The rustic heritage and real ales here reward lovers of traditional pubs, but it's the considered selection of dishes based on local produce that draws the accolades. The animal, fish and fowl-free fare benefits from Jan's long years of dedication to promoting alternatives to the catering mainstream. Starters might see Red Lion spring rolls; crispy garlic mushrooms; or butterbean, lemon and sage soup setting a standard. Mains tempt with dishes such as roasted mushroom Wellington; spicy bean burrito; butterbean, okra and apricot tagine; or creamy squash and king oyster mushroom pie. Rich, moreish puddings such as spiced summer pudding or lemon posset complete the repast. There's a garden here and a terrace for alfresco dining. Booking ahead is recommended.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Days closed: Sun eve & Mon
  • Opening times: 12-3 6-11
  • Lunch opening: Tue-Sun 12-2
  • Dinner opening: Tue-Sat 6-9

Food and drink

  • Real ales: Greene King IPA, Morland Old Speckled Hen, rotating guest ales
  • Real ciders: Aspall

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden


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


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

4.5m from Needham Market on B1078

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