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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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Contact Details

This booking system is not entirely automated so should a suitable time slot not be offered or a table to seat more than 6 people then feel free to call one of our friendly team direct on 01473 780764 and we will endeavor to accommodate your requests or offer alternative options

OPENING HOURS

Monday-Saturday 09.00am until 11.00pm Sunday 09.00am till 10.30pm.

FOOD SERVED ALL DAY, EVERYDAY

Job Opportunities

At Deben Inns we pride ourselves in the quality of food, drink and above all, service we deliver to our customers.

Our venues enjoy high accolade from our patrons and are appreciated as some of the best public houses and restaurants in Suffolk. With six venues within the Deben Inns group, there are always opportunities for hard-working, ambitious and motivated staff in all areas including:

Waiting, Bar & Kitchen Staff, Chefs and many more …

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Pin Mill Barge Match

Saturday 16th July 2016 There will be plenty going on and the Butt and Oyster and it is the perfect place to experience this wonderful gathering of classic Thames Barges in full racing livery. The [...]

Dog walks around the Butt and Oyster

. 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.

Breakfast

Early Start? Having a day out with the family? Why not start your day at probably the most iconic pubs in Suffolk? With wonderful and unspoilt views across the river Orwell its the perfect spot for a relaxed breakfast. Served daily from 10am till 11.45am Monday-Friday and 9am till 11.45 Saturday and Sunday

THE BUTT AND OYSTER

Pin Mill, Ipswich, Suffolk IP9 1JW

Phone us on 01473 780764

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Our suppliers

At Deben Inns we pride ourselves in using the highest quality products.
The Majority of our suppliers are all based in and around Suffolk as we believe in sourcing the finest local produce and using the freshest ingredients possible in all of our dishes.

  • The Cake Shop, Woodbridge
  • Foskers Fresh, Bucklesham
  • Fresh Pac, Halesworth
  • Lowestoft Shellfish, Lowestoft
  • Adnams, Southwold
  • Hollingworth, Ipswich
  • Procters, Ipswich
  • Steele Fine Foods, Diss
  • Thomas Ridley, Bury St. Edmunds
  • Lacons, Lowestoft

We can cater for all types of different dietary requirements and food intolerances.
All of our inns have gluten free options available on our menus and as we cook to order we can always try adapting dishes and specials to suit your needs.
Our staff will always be happy to help so please ask.