Bildeston Kings Head
Bildeston Kings Head

Welcome to the Bildeston Kings Head!

Please note that this website is currently undergoing reconstruction. For all inquiries telephone  01449 741434 01449 741434

We are now open inside again adding another 4 ‘dry’ tables to the 5 ‘undercover’ tables in the beer garden - please come round to the back of the pub, use the hand sanitiser provided and scan the QR code if possible. As we are still table service only, please wait to be seated inside or find a table in the beer garden.

Inside, the rules are still a maximum of six people or two households sharing a table. Whilst inside, you should be seated at your table unless you are visiting the toilet, where you will need to wear a facemask. Unfortunately, you are not allowed to ‘prop up’ the bar just yet. Outside, larger groups of up to 30 are now permitted, but larger groups should book in advance and will need to respect other customers space.

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 Sue to reserve a table on 01449 741434 01449 741434

Inside ventilation will be increased for safety, so dress accordingly! Outside our sheltered beer garden has plenty of cover with two marques, a covered pergola and we have fresh blankets to loan…


We will do our very best to provide everyone with a safe environment to socialise, enjoy our great home-made food and be entertained with a program of free live music in the beer garden. This will include acts at 8pm two Saturdays/month and weekly ‘open mic’ sessions from 3pm on Sundays (the play-where-you-sit buskin’ format made for a lot of fun and safe Sunday afternoons last Summer/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, Sue & the Kings Head team x

The Bildeston Kings Head pub is an award winning traditional Grade II listed freehold, freehouse, 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 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.

Please follow us @BildestonKingsHead

Please telephone 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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