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The Eels Foot Inn

Main Street | Eastbridge, Eastbridge IP16 4SN, England
+44 1728 830154
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street | Eastbridge, Eastbridge IP16 4SN, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for lunch whilst on a ‘ramble’ from Dunwich Heath, lovely pub, friendly staff, great atmosphere and superb food and ale. Will be back.....Thank you

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 79robster
Reviewed November 3, 2018 via mobile

Great evening at the pub with hearty food and excellent beer. Very good service too. No one batted an eyelid at our board games before dinner - we felt relaxed and welcome.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Camelliacott
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Busy busy bar and food. Positive welcome , bar a bit noisy from a few people but could move about. Great service and first class . Looking forward to going back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank gordonl463
Reviewed October 29, 2018

Early Sunday evening meal, made very welcome by all staff. Decent choice of Adnams. Great sharing nachos to start followed by very generous chicken breasts in bun / chips / side salad. Good portions. Super service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank J1mJ1mJ1m
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Not sure how this place gets such good reviews. There are 2 seating areas and despite the claim that reservations can't be made, when we arrived all 5 tables in the most atmospheric area were reserved, leaving the rather over lit upper level our only...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank j0br0
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Atmosphere to die for, amazing food and beer , impeccable service could not have been better ...check this place out !

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank C C
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Been visiting this pub for years. Wonderful food, great atmosphere and friendly staff. Just love this place and so do our two Beagles!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank fionah816
Reviewed October 2, 2018

This pub was very busy on bank holiday Monday. We were there a little early at 11.50 in the morning and there was already a large queue of people waiting for the pub to open. The selection of food on the menu was incredible plus...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ferg17
Reviewed September 19, 2018

If your anywhere in the area call in, warm, dog friendly pub, lovely staff, and fantastic food. The portions are so generous to say the least.our food, pork belly, lasagna, calves liver, were faultless, one of the best lasagnas I’ve had. Forget the Ship at...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ailsa S
Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

In the midst of a 5 mile hike through a birdwatchers area of Suffolk, England, called Minismere and an Area of Natural Beauty called Dunwich Heaths, we happened upon an classic countryside pub called the Eel's Foot. A neat, clean dining room with a tiny...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank LenLibrizzi
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Jo C
May 11, 2018|
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Response from Z8984OMchriss | Reviewed this property |
I can see the times are published under food and drink on their website?
October 9, 2017|
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Response from KathB581 | Reviewed this property |
HI I am unsure, I agree with Annettes reply - the team at the Eels foot are very hospitable and I am sure they would arrange something delicious if there is not a vegan selection.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Eastbridge, Eastbridge IP16 4SN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Eastbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1728 830154
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Landlord Julian Wallis and his team welcome you to this traditional inn . The Eel's Foot nestles in the pretty hamlet of Eastbridge in the heart of the Heritage Coast and on the doorstep of RSPB Minsmere Reserve. We are fortunate to be part of the Adnams 'Golden Triangle' in close proximity to Aldeburgh, Dunwich and Southwold. For lovers of Music and the Arts, The Eel's Foot Inn is just a short hop from Snape Maltings home to the world famous Concert Hall operated by Aldeburgh Music. Also Henham Park, the venue for 'Latitude.' A spectacular festival for the performing arts featuring incredible talent in music, theatre, comedy, literature, poetry and cabaret. Very much a family friendly event! Our location is popular with walkers, cyclists, bird watchers and holidaymakers. We have recently incorporated at the pub 'Eastbridge Cycle Hire Company' with a good supply of mountain bikes available to hire at competitive daily and weekly rates. The freshwater marshes bordering the Inn afford plenty of opportunity for watching an abundance of birds and butterflies. A bridleway leads you through scenic countryside directly to the sea, a comfortable walk of less than an hour, linking to the Suffolk Coastal Path and Dunwich to the north. Footpaths lead you along the riverside and through woodlands where large numbers of red deer gather for the annual 'rut' in October. A wonderful opportunity to witness the stags posturing, bellowing and if you are lucky clashing their antlers! Back at the Eel's Foot you can enjoy Adnams Cask Ales and wines or sample a glass of Suffolk Aspalls Cyder and while away an afternoon counting the resident chickens (not an easy task after a pint or two of Adnams!) Our play equipment in the shape of a 'Traction Engine' should keep your little and bigger ones entertained. We serve full meals and lighter options, and try to source as much as we can locally with: fresh fish from Lowestoft, fresh fruit and vegetables from Suffolk farms, meat from Peasenhall and bread from Saxmundham. Even our delicious ice-cream is locally made! As a pub we have made a conscious decision not to take table bookings mainly due to the flow of walkers and birders who don't like to be tied to a set time for food. We will however always feed you even of you may have to wait a short time for a table. For those wishing to stay a while we have six, large comfortable ensuite bedrooms all with flat screen televisions and contemporary, stylish, country style decor. One of the rooms has wheelchair access and we can accommodate families in our two family rooms. We can also arrange bed and breakfast for dogs at nearby kennels or, for well behaved animals we will be happy to accommodate them for a minimal fee. Our extensive gardens and patio areas are the ideal spot for a little lazyman's bird watching. If your lucky you can see barn owls quartering the surrounding marshes,otters playing in the dyke along side the caravan park and marsh harriers sky-dancing over the reed-beds! The Eel's Foot has a long tradition of Folk Music and musicians still gather on a Thursday evening for a jam session. The locals call it 'Squit Night' and it attracts musicians from near and far. Guitars, banjos, concertinas and even the bagpipes can sometimes be heard and enjoyed as they play together in harmony! For a more Traditional Folk experience come along on the last Sunday of the month when a local folk club meet, and join in the chorus of an old sea shanty or two.Nd walks due to being on the edge of R.S.P.B. Minsmere and only a mile and a half walk to the sea. We are surrounded by beautiful countryside, marshland and woods. Our letting accommodation is of a very high standard, six large letting rooms, all en suite at highly competitive prices.
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