Looking for the best place for a beer in Suffolk?

We asked our followers on Facebook about the best places to go for a pint while out and about in the county. 

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1. The Lord Nelson

Where: 42 East Street, Southwold, IP18 6EJ

The Lord Nelson pub - known as The Nellie to friends - is referred to as the drinking pub and social hub for the town of Southwold. 

It serves award-winning Adnams beers which are brewed locally as well as other ales, wines and spirits. 

On Friday and Saturday punters can enjoy pizza from Black Dog Deli Pizzas.

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2. The Crown Inn

Where: Chapel Lane, Great Glemham, IP17 2DA

A family-friendly pub offering a selection of wines, local ales and a vast gin shelf. 

The Crown Inn has three relaxed dining areas with wood burners creating a cosy atmosphere in autumn and winter.

One reader said it was a "cosy warm traditional pub to enjoy a pint and a chat".

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3. The Dove

Where: 68 Hospital Road, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 3JU

A traditional alehouse located just outside Bury St Edmunds town centre. 

The servers are knowledgeable about the beers sold with many of them sourced from local East Anglian brewers. 

There a six handpumps which serve the beers directly from the cooled cellar. 

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4. The King's Head

Where: 17 Market Hill, Woodbridge, IP12 4LP

Owned by the Deben Inns, The King's Head is said to be at the heart of Woodbridge's social scene. 

Four-legged friends are welcome to join as all of the Deben Inns are dog friendly and stock dog treats as well. 

The pub also serves food from 9am until 9pm every day of the week. 

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5. Swan Inn

Where: The Street, Alderton, IP12 3BL

A cosy bar that focuses on serving local ales and brews. 

The Swan Inn reopened after plans submitted to East Suffolk Council to turn it into a home were dropped.

Unlike other pubs on this list, The Swan does not serve food. 

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6. The Mariners Freehouse

Where: 193 High Road, Trimley St Mary, Felixstowe

The Mariners Freehouse is one of the pubs that features in the 2024 Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) beer guide. 

It is a warm local pub that has original features including a fireplace and large bay windows and underwent an extensive refurbishment. 

The food menu offers classic pub dishes cooked with locally sourced ingredients. 

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7. The Station

Where: Station Road, Framlingham, IP13 9EE

The Station is a busy pub and is only a short distance from Framlingham town centre. 

Many celebrities including Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift have been spotted enjoying a drink at this bub. 

In November last year it was featured in The Good Food Guide.