West Suffolk

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Pub WALKS

Page last updated 19 April 2021

Supporting rural pubs is very important and made more so by these COVID times, so what better than to combine a walk in the fresh air with a visit to the real-ale pubs featured on this page
It is hoped in time to add more walks..
We are happy to receive your suggestion for a Pub Walk please contact Webmaster
If you visit the pub mentioned in the walk please let the pub know you found them on this website and tell your friends. Thank you

Walk No. 3 BARROW 4 MILE CIRCULAR WALK. Click on the interactive map below and then you will be able to change map style and zoom in and out.

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The walk starts from the Three Horseshoes pub in Barrow village (Point B on the map).
Post Code for Sat. Nav. is CO10 8ED. Grid reference: TL 761 638 Link to the pubs facebook page here

If visiting the pub please mention you found them on this website.but please note the pub intends to reopen on 17th May 2021
17 The St, Barrow, Bury Saint Edmunds IP29 5AP. Tel. 01284 811467.

Walk directions START/FINISH is the Three Horseshoes pub in Barrow, Suffolk (IP29 5AP) - Cross the road, turn left and then take footpath to right, heading east - Walk round the edge of the playing field keeping hedge on the left - About halfway across the playing field, turn left through the hedge crossing a small footbridge, then head north on the path - Take the second path on the right heading east - Reaching a field edge, go straight on across the field then turn north-eastwards as you approach some ponds - (alternatively do not cross the field, but turn left on the track heading north then at the road turn right and follow the road until you each a turning on the right #) - walk round the ponds then continue east for a short distance reaching a road - turn left on the road reaching a T-junction # - head east on the road and after a short distance turn right onto a bridleway heading south towards Burthorpe - On reaching the road in Burthorpe, turn left and follow the narrow road south-eastwards - turn left on a more major road for a short distance before turning right onto a bridleway heading south - the bridleway bends to the right and eventually heads west towards Barrow village - passing woodland on the left go straight onto a path continuing west - At the road turn right and head north-west into Barrow. - go straight on to return to the Three Horseshoes where the walk ends - (alternatively turn right at the first junction after entering the village to visit the other pub in Barrow, the Weeping Willow)
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Route map for Barrow Walk

Walk No. 1 THURSTON-PAKENHAM 4 MILE CIRCULAR WALK. This relatively easy walk literally passes the door of three real ale village pubs.
Note whilst some of the walk is on pavements and small lanes there are some parts on unmetalled tracks and paths and can be muddy in wet weather.
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The walk starts from Thurston Community Cente (Point A on the map). Post Code for Sat. Nav. is IP31 3TG. Grid reference: TL928651, where you can park in the New Green car park.
If arriving in Thurston by train, on leaving the station forecourt turn right and walk up Station Hill. The Community Center is a 3 minute walk away signposted on the right hand side

For details of pub opening times and food offerings follow the links below.
If visiting these rural pubs please mention you found them on this website
Pakenham Fox The Street, Pakenham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP31 2JU Tel: 01359 230194 click here
Thurston Fox and Hounds Barton Road IP31 3QT Tel: 01359 232228 click here
Thurston Victoria in Norton Rd, IP31 3QH doesn't appear to have a website. Tel: 01359 230951
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INTERACTIVE MAP COURTESY OF www.plotaroute.com

Walk No. 2 HUNDON 4 ½ mile circular walk. This relatively easy walk passes is mostly on field paths and small lanes - some paths can be muddy in wet weather. Click on the interactive map below and then you will be able to change map style and zoom in and out. .

The walk starts from the Rose and Crown pub in Hundon village (Point B on the map).
Post Code for Sat. Nav. is CO10 8ED. Grid reference: TL738487, where you can park in the street.

If visiting the pub please mention you found them on this website.
Hundon Rose & Crown, 20 North Street, Hundon, Suffolk, CO10 8ED. Tel. 01440 786261. For web link click here.

Walk Directions
With the Rose and Crown pub on your right hand side walk up the hill a few steps then turn right into a lane which leads to the church. Walk through the churchyard keeping the church on your left hand side. Shortly after passing Hundon Thicks Farm on your left look for a footpath through the hedge to your the left. Cross the field aiming slightly to the right until you find a gap in the right hand hedge where the path turns eastwards on a farm track up the hill. Follow the track until you reach Folly Road. Cross the road and continue on a path alongside a field hedge. The well signed path tracks left and right until you reach a road North of Poslingford. Don't join the road. Instead turn right along the hedgerow where the path follows the field edge until Poslingford church comes into view ahead. Turn right up the hill on a track leading into the field. Where the track turns right near the brow of the hill continue straight on until you reach Folly Road again. Cross the road and continue on a path alongside the hedge which eventually bears right downhill towards Hundon Church. When you reach Hundon Thicks Farm retrace your steps to Hundon village and the Rose and Crown pub.
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Route map for Hundon 2 >