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- Tue-Thu: 1100-0000
- Fri-Sat: 1100-0100
- Sun: 1200-2300
- Tue-Sat: 1200-2100
- Sun: 1200-1600
regular real ales
Greene King Blue Boar Bitter, IPA, Nethergate (beer varies)
2 changing guests
listed building grade II
Local licensing authority for Walsham le Willows is Mid Suffolk
CAMRA Mid-Anglia branch.
last updated 18/12/2017
Walsham le Willows Blue Boar
previously known as: Boar
Real Ale is available here
The Street, IP33 3AA
A true free house with a fine selection of ales on hand-pump & gravity. A good supporter of local breweries.
The Blue Boar is a historic country Pub set in the beautiful village of Walsham-le-Willows in Suffolk.
It was first recorded as brewing and selling ale in 1360 and is still serving the local area to this very day. The pub boasts traditional exposed beams, open fires and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
There is an extensive beer garden, children’s play area, and bouncy castle ensuring little ones are entertained while the adults can enjoy the selection of local real ales and quality food offering.
The building dates from the 15th century, with many subsequent alterations. The pub can apparently be traced back as far as 1360.
Beer served through handpulls
Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity
Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
Restaurant or separate dining area
Traditional pub games available
Pub is accessible to disabled customers
Bus stop nearby (see public transport tab for details)
Beer garden or other outside drinking area
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
The blue boar was a heraldic sign for the Earl of Oxford a leading supporter of the Lancastrians who defeated and killed King Richard III at Bosworth in 1495 - Henry Tudor then became Henry VII - Richard's emblem was a white boar forcing some pub signs to be hastily repainted.