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The Wilford Bridge

The Wilford Bridge is located at the head of navigation on the River Deben and only a short distance from one of Britain’s most important archeological sites, Sutton Hoo. Enjoy local history, take a river walk then come make the most of our welcoming inn.


With exceptional, well maintained walks and beautiful local surroundings, our Inn is a perfect destination for those that enjoy fine food and drink in a traditional ambiance.


The exterior features a floral and pleasant fenced patio area, ideal for al fresco dining or enjoying a glass of wine or ale in the summer. The bar area is made complete with a roaring fire and plenty of alcoves which creates a traditional relaxed atmosphere. The restaurant is spacious and is ideal for large parties and with friendly, courteous staff you’ll be served quickly and efficiently

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This booking system is not entirely automated so should a suitable time slot not be offered or a table to seat more than 20 people then feel free to call one of our friendly team direct on 01394 386141 and we will endeavour to accommodate your requests or offer alternative options

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Opening Times.

Monday-Saturday 9.00am until 11.00pm
Sunday 9.00am till 10.30pm.

Food served all day, everyday.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

The Wilford Bridge
Wilford Bridge Road
IP12 2PA

01394 386141

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“An excellent lunch”

We drove past the Wilford Bridge – very much liked the look of it so turned back and very glad we did. Had an excellent lunch that was very good value. Good service and very nice atmosphere. Will return soon for a Sunday Roast and will promote it to clubs we belong to for group meals.

TripAdvisor October 2016
“Sunday Roast.”

Fabulous, succulent and tender beef with seasonal vegetables cooked perfectly. Swift, attentive and kind service. Worth every penny. Well kept beer and a great venue.

TripAdvisor October 2016
“An excellent meal”

We are both vegetarians, and so were pleased to see a good range of vegetarian options. It being Saturday night, they were busy, but we received excellent service.

TripAdvisor October 2016
“Brilliant as always!!!”

I have been going to this pub for a few years now and whenever I am in the area I make a special stop to this lovely pub! The staff are always pleasant and the food is always on point!

TripAdvisor September 2016
“Lovely evening meal”
5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile
We called in on our way back from the coast.
The staff were very friendly and efficient even though it was quite busy.
Good choice of food on the menu and our steaks were delicious and cooked to our liking.Waitress was extremely cheerful and friendly. Would definitely make a return visit.
TripAdvisor September 2016

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We absolutely adore dogs here at the Wilford Bridge, so if you have a dog and would like to relax inside a warm and welcoming pub, then please pop in…We have some fantastic walks in [...]

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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.

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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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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.

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.  As we cook to order we can always adapt dishes and specials to suit your needs. Our staff will always be happy to help so please ask.