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Photo of Triple Plea

grid reference TM 392 790

opened pre-1874

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opening hours:

  • Tue-Thu: 1200-1500, 1730-2300
  • Fri: 1200-2300
  • Sat: 1200-1500, 1730-2300
  • Sun: 1200-1700

food times:

  • Tue-Sat: 1200-1430, 1800-2030
  • Sun: 1200-1430 (Carvery)
(Times last updated 27/07/2017)

regular real ales

Adnams Southwold, Woodforde's Wherry


guest beers

2 changing guests


Local licensing authority for Halesworth is Waveney district

CAMRA North-East Suffolk branch.



last updated 22/11/2017

Halesworth Triple Plea

Real Ale sold

Real Ale is available here

Broadway, IP19 8QW

01986 874750

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A friendly privately owned ex-Lacons free house and restaurant on the northern outskirts of the town, which has been under new ownership since July 2015. A popular carvery is served each Sunday lunch. On the walls can be found memorabilia of Zemke's Wolfpack (a US fighter pilot apparently based at RAF Halesworth during WWII).

In the December 1984 edition of Last Orders*** it was reported that the pub name relates to a tale of a lawyer, a parson and a doctor gathered around a dying man. The lawyer pleas for the man's money, the parson for his soul and the doctor for his body. Behind the scene is the devil armed with his trident (or pitch-fork) patiently waiting for the result or the debate as he intends to collect whatever the result (and probably find a use for the fork!) This story may be found depicted in a picture inside the pub. [It also appears today on the pub sign.]

Lunchtime meals (not just snacks) Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Separate public bar Separate public bar

Real fire Real fire

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

Bus stop Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)

station 0.8 mile away Railway station about 0.8 mile away (see public transport tab for details)

live music live music

Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox

parking parking

Beer garden or other outside drinking area Beer garden or other outside drinking area


(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA memers since 1978)