The Unruly Pig
“Stylish Suffolk pub with an enthusiastic kitchen team” - AA Inspector
Close to the National Trust’s Sutton Hoo, Rendlesham Forest and the lovely medieval town of Woodbridge, The Unruly Pig is a 16th-century Suffolk inn. The style is a pleasing mixture of traditional and contemporary, with original oak beams, sloping ceilings, log-burners and an eclectic mix of pop and local art on the walls. In the cosy bar you’ll find Adnams and award-winning ales, while in the wood-panelled dining rooms the monthly-changing ‘Britalian’ menus offer a good choice – head chef Dave Wall cooked at a number of well-known restaurants before arriving at the Pig, and he’s keen to make the most of the great local produce. Starters from the à la carte menu might feature raviolo of quail with tarragon and beetroot; or seared octopus with spicy sausage purée, apple and fennel. Mains range from the Unruly Burger in a Pump Street brioche bun, with Roquefort mayonnaise, dripping chips and onion rings, to hand-rolled farfalle pasta with mussels, cuttlefish, garlic, tomato and parsley. There is also a daily set menu as well as kids', vegetarian, dairy-free and gluten-free menus. On Sundays you might begin with a couple of crispy oysters, or arancini with ‘nduja, chorizo and taleggio before getting stuck in to roast rack of pork or rib of beef with all the trimmings.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Parking available
- Main course from: £11
- Open all year
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About the area
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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