The Brewers | Pub in Suffolk | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Brewers - Pub in Suffolk

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Lower Road, Rattlesden, Bury St Edmunds, IP30 0RJ, Suffolk
England, United Kingdom

Daniel Russell-Poole
+44 (0)1449 736377(landline)

Sitting pretty on the village green, a friendly pub rescued by locals, with imaginative menus, local beers and a warm welcome

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Wind your way down country lanes and across hump-backed bridges to find this pretty village and its 300-year-old pub rescued by locals and run with passion by a friendly team. Duck under old beams to where muted colours and fresh furniture set the scene for fine dining or a quick lunch. Parties can eat upstairs in the dramatically painted private dining room. Settle by the open fire in the snug with a pint of Woodforde's Wherry, or wander into the big garden. Manager Daniel trained as a pastry chef at the Ritz and still takes his turn in the kitchen. Menus change often and include pub classics as well as seasonal dishes like pigeon breast with leg croustillant and pickled blackberries. There's a separate menu for cheese, a taster menu, and many delicious puddings on offer. Bury St Edmunds is a 20 minute drive, Stowmarket 10 minutes. 

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Handpumped ales
Pub serves four or more handpumped ales.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Local points of interest from Daniel Russell-Poole:

Local points of interest from
Daniel Russell-Poole:

  • The pub contains two of the old Bakery ovens from years gone by when the car park used to be a Bakery
  • Located close to the market town of Lavenham
  • We are surrounded by some stunning dog walks. Dogs are welcome in the bar area at The Brewers
  • 5 minuite drive from the A14
Points of interest

Guest feedback
"Main attractions of the Brewers are the building itself, all ancient exposed beams, the genuine and warm welcome from Daniel and his team, and of course the menu. It really is worthwhile eating a la carte and enjoying with your meal a choice from a particularly thoughtful wine list. All of the food is local and from treasured local suppliers, who are spoken of as part of the team."

Peter - Sawday's inspector, United Kingdom

October 2019

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Starters from £7. Mains from £18. 5 course tasting menu £45. 8 courses £60.


Mondays and Tuesdays all day.


Lower Road, Rattlesden, Bury St Edmunds, IP30 0RJ, Suffolk