Bildeston Kings Head
Bildeston Kings Head

Welcome to the Bildeston Kings Head!

Yippee! The King's Head is now back open again, as of Friday 16th April. It’s the  usual drill, please come round to the back of the pub, use the hand sanitiser provided, find  a table in the garden, scan the QR code, sit down and wait to be served (outside and table  service only).

Please adhere to the current rules that state that a maximum of six people or  two households may share a table and that a face covering must be worn inside when accessing  the bathrooms.

Opening/Food/Takeaway Times (from 16th April):         Friday      4 - 11:30pm (food 5-9pm)                           Saturday 12 - 11:30pm (food 12-2pm & 6-9pm)         Sunday    12 - 10:30pm (food 12-3pm)

Please telephone Nigel or Sue to reserve a table: 01449 741434 01449 741434

Yes, it's outside only for a few weeks but our walled beer garden has plenty of cover with 2 marques and a covered pergola plus we have fresh blankets to loan to keep the cold out..


We will do our very best to provide everyone with a safe environment to socialise, enjoy great home-made food and be entertained with a program of 'incidental' free live music on alternate Saturdays and weekly ‘open mic’ sessions from 3pm on Sundays (the play-where-you-sit buskin’ format made for a lot of fun and safe afternoons last Summer and Autumn).


Small steps, but by following the rules, maintaining social distancing, with extra cleanliness and by staying alert we will protect the NHS and save lives. Obviously, if you 

feel unwell please stay at home and seek medical advice.


Stay safe and keep well, Nigel & Sue

The Bildeston Kings Head pub is an award winning traditional Grade II listed freehold, freehouse, run by Nigel & Sue, dating from around 1500 and heavily timbered inside with an inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove.

We serve the picturesque village of Bildeston a former "wool town" in the heart of the lovely Suffolk countryside. We pride ourselves on our warm atmosphere and welcome families, walkers, cyclists, and of course our friendly locals. When it's cold outside, keep warm by the fire while in summer you and the kids will enjoy our outdoor family seating and enclosed play area.

Quench your thirst with one of our own real ales, brewed on site in the old cart lodge at the rear. Otherwise we always have a local guest ale, cider, plus draft and bottled lagers or ciders and our selection of fine wines and soft drinks.

If you are hungry try our varied menu of starters, mains and deserts all freshly homemade with quality ingredients, locally sourced where possible. We are well known for tasty beer-battered fish & chips, delicious boozy beef pie (Suffolk Red Poll beef) and our freshly prepared traditional Sunday roasts. Meals are cooked to order and available to eat-in or take-away. To reserve a table please phone Sue or Nigel on 01449 741434 01449 741434 .

The Kings Head, Bildeston is ideally placed for walking and cycling, there are plenty of footpaths and quiet country lanes to explore and get lost on. Suffolk's many visitor attractions are close by, with the tourist hotspot villages of Lavenham and Kersey only a few miles away.

This year's Beer & Music Festival starts on Friday 22th May through to Monday 25th May 2020. This will be my 12th but the Kings Head's 32nd annual festival - over 30 locally brewed real ales, 7 local real ciders plus decent food, see the Festival Menu, and live music every day.  See the Program for details of opening & music times plus the real ale and cider list...

We are proud to be participating in Bildeston's 10th village-wide music festival "B Natural" 3rd to 5th September 2021. There's a main stage by the clock tower, musical open gardens and of course live music all weekend in the Kings Head Beer Garden. We will have an outside bar in the beer garden with a selection of local micro-brewery Real Ales and Ciders, including our own Brettvale Honey beer "B Natural" brewed for the festival. We will be serving a Festival Menu all weekend till 10pm Friday and Saturday, 6pm on Sunday. See the Music Festival Poster and Program for more details...

Please follow us @BildestonKingsHead

Please telephone Nigel or Sue to reserve a table:

01449 741434 01449 741434


YES!! We are now open again! Opening, food and takeaway times as below:

Friday               4-11:30pm       (food 5-9pm)    Saturday         12-11:30pm       (food 12-2pm      &      6-9pm) Sunday           12-10:30pm       (food 12-3pm)

Our pre-Covid business hours:

Wednesday, Thursday18:00 - 23:30
Friday16:00 - 23:30
Saturday12:00 - 23:30
Sunday12:00 - 22:30
Outside business hours we can be contacted by telephone...


Bildeston Kings Head

132 High Street

Bildeston, Ipswich


​Tele: 01449 741434 01449 741434

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