Bildeston Kings Head
Bildeston Kings Head

Welcome to the Bildeston Kings Head!

Covid 19 preparation: we have decided to take a cautious interpretation of the government guidelines. So, to ensure everyone stays safe and to stop the spread of the virus, whilst still providing a relaxing and enjoyable pub experience, we have opened inside with four tables and the beer garden (both table service only) from 4pm Fridays and from 12 lunchtime at weekends. Please come round to the back of the pub, use the hand sanitiser provided and find a table in the garden or wait to be seated inside...


The Kings Head kitchen has also opened with a reduced menu, daily specials and a roast on Sundays. Food is served (including takeaways) on Friday 5 - 9pm, Saturday 12 - 2pm & 6 - 9pm and on Sunday 12 - 3pm. 


Baby steps, but by maintaining social distancing, with extra cleanliness and by staying alert we will protect the NHS and save lives. Additionally, if you are feeling unwell, please stay at home and seek NHS advice.

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" 4th to 6th September. 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 note we are currently open from 4pm Fridays and from 12 lunchtime at weekends only.

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...

Call Nigel or Sue for reservations

Telephone: 01449 741434 01449 741434


Bildeston Kings Head

132 High Street

Bildeston, Ipswich


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