The Sorrel Horse, Shottisham
The Sorrel Horse, Shottisham

Reputedly a Smugglers Inn dating back to the 15th century, The Sorrel Horse is the quintessential English country pub with tap drawn cask ales, a thatched roof, tiled floors and an original bar billiards table, nestled in a picturesque rural Suffolk village.

Given our fantastic location on the Bawdsey Peninsula in glorious countryside, the pub is especially attractive to walkers, cyclists and the horse fraternity. Superb walks, open rolling countryside and the quiet and genteel nature of the area make the village a popular destination for visitors.

With two bars you've a choice of both a restaurant or traditional bar for your food and drinks. The restaurant has a large wood burner, with the bar having a lovely open fire and bar billiards table. If you feel you need to catch up with emails or the internet then please feel free to use our Wifi connection in either bar.

We are dog-friendly and are very happy for you to bring your canine chums into the pub but we do not allow dogs into the restaurant area. Likewise if you are planning a hack, then please do use the horse corral behind the pub if you're in need of a rest from the saddle. If you have any questions or requests then please call The Sorrel Horse on 01394 411617.

We are recognised by CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) as a True Heritage Pub and will continue to maintain the strong traditions that have served the pub so well for such a long time.

We have a policy of supporting East Anglian breweries where possible. Our roster of beer, lager and cider includes; Adnams, Aspalls, Calvors, Cliff Quay, Earl Soham and Woodfordes. We tend to have 2 different cask ales on offer but rotate the ales so you've always got a different choice. We have Calvors Premium (5%) lager, as well as Carlsberg and Aspalls Cider, all on draught. Added to this we have an extensive wine list, catering for as many tastes as possible. If you've a favourite which we don't stock then do let us know, we're always keen to hear from you.

We are especially proud of our pub since it was purchased in August 2011 as a result of a community led project with the aim of ensuring the pub's long-term viability for the local and wider community. The pub purchase has been characterised by the tremendous warmth and support of a very large group of individuals who all recognised that the future success, longevity and development of the village and pub were inextricably linked. To find out more about purchasing shares please click on the Company News link or email

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The Sorrel Horse Shottisham Ltd, The Street, Shottisham, IP12 3HD

01394 411617 /

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