Bildeston Kings Head
Bildeston Kings Head

Welcome to the Bildeston Kings Head!

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 24th May through to Monday 27th May 2019. This will be my 11th but the Kings Head's 31st 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 ninth village-wide music festival "B Natural" 6th to 8th 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...

2019 Christmas Opening & Food Times...

Wed 18th Dec     Open 6pm-12am / CarolsOpen Mic & Buffet


    Thurs 19th Dec   Open 6pm-12am / Charity Quiz & Buffet


    Fri 20th Dec       Open 4pm-12am / Food Served 5-9pm


    Sat 21st  Dec      Open 12pm-12am / Food Served 12-2pm,

                 and 6-9pm


    Sun 22nd Dec      Open 12pm-11pm / Food Served 12-3pm


    Mon 23rd Dec      Closed


    Christmas Eve   Open 4pm-12am / Fish & Chip Supper 5-9pm

                        (Free live music from 9pm KarmaKats)


Christmas Day   Open 12pm-2pm / Open for Drinks


Boxing Day        Closed


Fri 27th Dec        Open 4pm-12am / Food Served 5-9pm


    Sat 28th Dec       Open 12pm-12am / Food Served 12-2pm,

                   and 6-9pm


    Sun 29th Dec      Open 12pm-11pm / Food Served 12-3pm


    Mon 30th Dec      Closed


     New Years Eve   Open 6pm-2am / Open for Drinks

                        (Free live music from 9pm Don't Meddle

                                                                 with the Wife)


New Years Day   Closed


Then open as usual...



Our 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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