Butt and Oyster

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    The perfect waterfront pub in Pin Mill near Ipswich

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    The Butt & Oyster has long associations with barges and sailing

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    Wonderful, scenic local surroundings

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    Idyllic waterfront location

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    Cask conditioned ales

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    Enjoy welcoming surroundings with characterful décor

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    Tasty and classic dishes

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    Time for something a little bit special

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    Traditional and contemporary food

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    Freshly prepared deserts…

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.

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Puddings, Pies and Game

Every Friday in October we will be offering a selection of suet puddings, pies and game dishes such as  Beef and Broadside, Venison, Juniper and port and Fish Pie.  


Dog walks around the Butt and Oyster

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.

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Early Start? Having a day out with the family? Why not start your day the right way with a Deben Inns Breakfast. With wonderful morning views across the river Orwell. Breakfast served daily from 10am till 11.45am Monday-Friday and 9am till 11.45 Saturday and Sunday


Butt and Oyster in Places and Faces Magazine

Places & Faces Magazine have published a glowing review of the Butt & Oyster with Lesley Rawlinson and her partner paying us a wintery visit.

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