The Kings Head (The Low House)

“Authentic pub with no bar but two names”



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The locals may know it as The Low House but this unspoilt, thatched ,16th-century alehouse behind All Saints Church is a rare Suffolk gem that oozes charm and character. Previously owned by the Adnams brewery, it became a free house under new owners in May 2018. Tip-top ales such as Earl Soham Victoria and Green Jack Golden Best are served straight from the barrel in the original taproom – this is one of the few UK pubs not to have a bar. Typical dishes are creamy garlic and Stilton chestnut mushrooms on toasted sourdough, followed by beef bourguignon with celeriac mash and vegetables. The pub holds seasonal beer festivals in the large garden.

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The Kings Head (The Low House)
Gorams Mill Lane,LAXFIELD,IP13 8DW
Phone : 01986 798395


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
  • Sports TV
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wide selection of Ales
  • Wide selection of ciders
  • Micro Brewery Ale

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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