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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%
Travellers talk about
“welsh rarebit” (10 reviews)
“ham” (11 reviews)
“scampi” (7 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Street | Eastbridge, Eastbridge IP16 4SN, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, his Sister and our Brother in Law and myself, together with our dogs, went to the Eels Foot today for Sunday lunch. We had parked the cars at Dunwich and walked for about an hour before we arrived at the pub. We had...More

Thank jackiegSuffolk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very dog friendly pub, in fact I think there were more dogs than people! I had the Eelsfoot special which was a Welsh rarebit that you could have with ham, haddock or mushrooms. It was stunning and served with lovely hand cut chips and salad....More

Thank Rural-traveller
Reviewed 11 December 2017

We sometimes come here for lunch when walking at the RSPB reserve Minsmere as it's very near. Their crayfish and avocado sandwiches are good and come with coleslaw and a small salad, for a small extra charge we share a portion of chips. This week...More

Thank Sue S
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Made the 20 mile trip to the Eels foot again this Sunday as they offer such a lovely menu for people who like both a light meal or something more substantial. Our party of three had an excellent ploughmans lunch with local cheese or freshly...More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 27 October 2017

we visited for lunch having read reviews about the food and it didnt disappoint,we both ordered the main meal whitebait,it was delish not greasy and the chips with skins on great,could have eaten again they were that good,staff very friendly,lovely atmosphere,great for kids too,not that...More

Thank Carolynn H
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Grand "School Dinner" type lunch, when the ladies abandon us to go for their charity lunch to raise money for St Elizabeths Hospice. Try the bread & butter pud with custard.

Thank Alan E
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We visited for lunch with our black Lab after a long trek round the outside of Minsmere RSPB Reserve. We ere very glad we did. We were made very welcome and enjoyed our lunch - chicken burger with excellent homemade chips and Brie ploughman's (not...More

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This was our 2nd visit to this great pub. It has a lovely atmosphere and very friendly, attentive staff. The food is very good with lots of choice, with changing blackboard specials. Food is well cooked and presented and fairly priced. We had a very...More

Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Fantastic find. All meals are freshly made. Being vegetarian overjoyed to find the main menu had 2 choices plus a portobello halloumi burger. Then there were 2 vegetarian specials. Then talked with the wonderful publican and he told me they would make any special request...More

Thank 765larry
Reviewed 10 September 2017

My wife and I enjoyed the circular, 5m walk from the pub, then returned to have a well-deserved drink and lunch. It was our first time visiting Eels Foot and were happy to find they have a pizza-oven. We found the staff to be very...More

Thank Chris B
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Tom N
9 October 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, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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