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grid reference TM 000 711

opened 1817

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opening hours:

  • Tue-Thu: 1100-0000
  • Fri-Sat: 1100-0100
  • Sun: 1200-2300

food times:

  • Tue-Sat: 1200-2100
  • Sun: 1200-1600
(Times last updated 18/12/2017)

regular real ales

Greene King Blue Boar Bitter, IPA, Nethergate (beer varies)


guest beers

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 sold

Real Ale is available here

The Street, IP33 3AA

01359 259168

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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 through handpulls

Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity Beer served direct from the barrel by gravity

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

Evening meals Evening meals

Restaurant or separate dining area Restaurant or separate dining area

Traditional pub games available Traditional pub games available

Real fire Real fire

dogs-welcome Dog friendly

children-welcome Family friendly

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

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

live music live music

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)

(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)


Note

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.