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Lower Layham Queen's Head



Real Ale

The Street, IP7 5LZ

01473 827789

grid reference TM 029 401

opened 16th cent

owner free house


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opening hours:

  • 11-3 (Wed - Fri summer + Sat), 7-11;
  • 12-3, 7-10.30 (Sun)
(Times last updated 24/08/2012)

listed building grade II


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Lower Layham is part of the Layham parish


Local licensing authority for Lower Layham is Babergh
last updated 17/03/2015

Located in a tiny hamlet, this cosy, friendly pub is nicely furnished within the main bar and has a small open fire located close to the servery. The other bar has a pool table and is simply furnished. Parts of the building are over 700 years old and a variety of features can be found: the bay windows are particularly fine.

Usually 4 ales on which regularly change. No longer open Mon to Fri lunchtime. Food served Wed to Sun evenings and Sat, Sun lunchtimes. Hadleigh Rotary club meet Thursday evenings in rear restaurant area. To the rear of the building is a separate restaurant / function room and also an enclosed garden area. Only one or two buses pass by the pub each week.

The building is believed to have originally been a mediaeval hall house, though it has been much altered since.

Beer served through handpulls Beer served through handpulls

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

Evening meals Evening meals

Traditional separate public bar Traditional separate public bar

Function room available to hire Function room available to hire

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real coal or log fire Real coal or log fire

dogs-welcome Dogs are welcome

children-welcome Children are welcome

Pub is accessible to disabled customers Pub is accessible to disabled customers

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)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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