Gorams Mill Lane
Mon-Sat 12-3, 6-11, Sun 12-3, 7-10.30
The King's Head is a sweet little pub with a thatched roof and has an old interior well worth seeing. The pub is also known as the "Low House" due to its position in Laxfield. It is a grade II listed building from the 16th century with parts dating form the 18th century. You enter through the front door, but you wont find a bar - you have to stand around the doorway to get served. I've seen this in Dorset at Worth Matravers, but not many other places. This means that it is a busy serving area and at times a bit of a scrum but we real ale people are nice and try to let people have their turn. The room on the entrance has high settles for seating and a fireplace for cosy winter nights. There are two other rooms - a card room to the right and further on a tap room. There are no fruit machines, pool, fried food, etc. Just good old fashioned ale and good company. There is food, just none of that quick fried stuff. The restaurant is no smoking so that's a bonus. Food is served 12-2, 7-9 but not Sundays in winter. For the summer there is a play area for the kids. This pub really is like stepping back in time with its old pictures and clocks on the walls. Well worth a visit.
Virtually unchanged since Victorian times, this charming inn is known locally as The Low House. Beer is served from the tap room. There is no bar and customers sit on original high-backed settles and enjoy traditional Suffolk music on Tuesday lunchtimes. Home-cooked fare includes game duck and steak and kidney pie. Beers on at the time were Adnams Best and Broadside plus a guest ale from Earl Soham. There is plenty of parking available and coach parties are welcome. Children are also welcome and there is a family room & child's play area. If your child is a dog then they are welcome too. For the summer there is a beer garden.
Suffolk, IP17 2LZ
From: D:Â£26-30, S:Â£31-35.