All about us
Ian & Suzanne Ballantine have been at the pub since 19th May 2014, so are now into our fourth year of tenancy. We remain very keen to integrate into the local community and continue to support the local cricket team as well as providing donations and prizes for various other village events and charitable causes including the Orfordness Lighthouse Trust, whose supporters and volunteers are doing their utmost to save at least part of this iconic building from the devastating coastal erosion it is currently being subjected to.
Another charity we support is EACH and any funds we raise from events we hold ourselves goes towards the cost of providing care and support for children and young people with life threatening illnesses, and their families.
The pub continues to play a few friendly cricket matches throughout the summer and belongs to the local winter darts league. We have a full itinerary of events throughout the year including our popular food theme nights which take place over the winter months, games & vinyl nights as well as live music from an array of artists. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook to keep up to date with events as they are posted.
We have now refurbished all of the letting rooms and bar and redecorated most other areas but have tried not to change the character and charm of the pub, but enhance what was already there. The majority of our staff are from the village and have been with us some time now which is so important to not only the locals but our regular visitors as they see a familiar, friendly face behind the bar or waiting at tables and we are keen to keep this consistency.