Pop out for a great walk and while you’re at it, pay us a visit. We’re dog friendly and always look forward to welcoming you. There can be few more iconic Suffolk locations than that of the Butt and Oyster at Pin Mill. Situated on the banks of the Orwell this public house was made famous as the setting for the opening chapters of two of Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons series of children’s books and is a perfect place to stop and watch the world drift by after one of the prettiest dog walks we have had the pleasure to explore.more »
Welcome to the Butt and Oyster
Great location, atmosphere, food & drink
The Butt & Oyster is one of the best known public houses in Suffolk renowned for its good beer, good food and great views, situated in the hamlet of Pin Mill on the River Orwell.
Let the sounds of the Orwell seduce you. Watch the changing tides on traditional timeless shores. Understand an artist’s inspiration with Thames barges, swans and the river, enjoying the finest Suffolk ales whilst being tempted by the wonderful aromas which welcome you.
Pin Mill, once a smugglers haven offers beautiful walks and amazing scenery, the name of the pub commemorates the oyster fisheries originally a major export from the river Orwell.
In the old days the pub would be full of bargemen and sailors enjoying a pint. Made famous as being the setting for Arthur Ransomes “we didn’t mean to go to sea” book. “It is a fantastic pub” with a welcoming and traditional atmosphere.
Places & Faces Magazine have published a glowing review of the Butt & Oyster with Lesley Rawlinson and her partner paying us a wintery visit.more »
The Butt & Oyster
Monday10.00am - 11.00pm
Tuesday10.00am - 11.00pm
Wednesday10.00am - 11.00pm
Thursday10.00am - 11.00pm
Friday10.00am - 11.00pm
Saturday9.00am - 11.00pm
Sunday9.00noon - 10.30pm