Kings Head

Ancient, unspoilt thatched inn behind the church in a charming rural village; bedrooms

The good pub guide review

Known locally as the Low House, this time-capsule of a pub has been little altered during the 400 years of its existence and still serves its ales direct from the cask. There's no bar counter: the helpful staff potter in and out of a cellar tap bar to pour your pints of Adnams, Earl Soham Victoria, Green Jack Golden Best and whatever other ales they choose to stock. (This is a free house, owned for the community by a small group of residents.) You can get other drinks too, including eight or so wines by the glass and a good few malt whiskies and gins. The interesting little chequer-tiled front room is dominated by a booth of high-backed settles next to an open fire topped by an old-fashioned stove, two other rooms have pews, old seats and scrubbed deal tables, and decorations consist of old prints and photographs. Outside, a neatly kept garden has colourful herbaceous borders, an immaculately mown lawn with picnic-sets, and a charming pavilion for cooler summer evenings (you can book to eat in here). Three attractive, comfortable and well appointed bedrooms are in the converted stables. They hold regular events such as morris and molly dancing, classic car days, speciality food nights, beer festivals, plays in the garden and music and art shows.

The good pub guide food review

Good, popular food includes sandwiches, pâté, home-made beef burger with monterey jack cheese and fries, butterflied piri-piri chicken with sautéed potatoes, smoked haddock kedgeree, lamb tagine with tabbouleh, a quiche of the day with salad and new potatoes, and puddings.

2021 Awards

Contact Details

Kings Head, Gorams Mill Lane, Laxfield, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP13 8DW

(01986) 798395

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 12-11

Saturday: 12-11

Sunday: 12-7