The Angel Inn

“In the heart of Constable country” - AA Inspector



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Serving ale since the 16th century, The Angel’s doors open to reveal oak beams, quarry-tiled floors, log fires and a high-ceilinged dining area with a 52-foot well. As a free house it can and does offer a range of ales, especially Suffolk brewed, with alternatives including a dozen wines by the glass and a fair old gin selection. On the daily-changing restaurant menus look for pan-fried calves' liver and bacon; wild mushroom risotto; pig's cheek with slow-cooked pork belly; and pan-fried cod fillet. Children get their own menu. You'll find antique furniture in the individually styled rooms. Constable painted the village church several times, although not always in the right place!

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AA Pick of the Pubs
The Angel Inn
Phone : 01206 263245


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
Opening Times
  • Open all year

About The area

Discover Suffolk

Suffolk is Constable country, where the county’s crumbling, time-ravaged coastline spreads itself under wide skies to convey a wonderful sense of remoteness and solitude. Highly evocative and atmospheric, this is where rivers wind lazily to the sea and notorious 18th-century smugglers hid from the excise men. John Constable immortalised these expansive flatlands in his paintings in the 18th century, and his artwork raises the region’s profile to this day.

Walking is one of Suffolk’s most popular recreational activities. It may be flat but the county has much to discover on foot – not least the isolated Heritage Coast, which can be accessed via the Suffolk Coast Path. Southwold, with its distinctive, white-walled lighthouse standing sentinel above the town and its colourful beach huts and attractive pier features on many a promotional brochure. Much of Suffolk’s coastal heathland is protected as a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and shelters several rare creatures including the adder, the heath butterfly and the nightjar. In addition to walking, there is a good choice of cycling routes but for something less demanding, visit some of Suffolk’s charming old towns, with streets of handsome, period buildings and picturesque, timber-framed houses.

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