Sibton White Horse

Saxmundham, Suffolk
Pub with rooms

Wonky walls and blackened beams give this village pub great character, with seasonal food, summer concerts and comfy bedrooms


5 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


The heart of this thriving village local is 16th-century and the bar is steeped in charm: old pews, a huge inglenook, horse brasses and a roaring fire. Peek through the window panel into the cellar to see the reclaimed Roman floor. Ale drinkers will note the gleaming brass beer engines of Adnams and Woodfordes, and there are guest beers, a long wine list and 26 gins. Food is seasonal, local and very good: meat from the next village and veg from the kitchen garden.

On sunny days you can spill onto the lawns for Friday barbecues or Shakespeare plays, festivals of music or beer. Return to thoroughly modern annexe bedrooms furnished in old and new pine with views to open countryside, and wake to generous breakfasts of fresh fruit, homemade muesli, full English (even veggie) or Lowestoft smoked kippers.

You’re 20 minutes from Aldeburgh and charming Southwold for pints of prawns and chilly dips in the North Sea.

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We think you'll love

  • The classic menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Exploring the spacious grounds
  • Bedding down in comfy rooms with spotless en suites
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Home truths

  • No dogs in the rooms, no children under 12
  • There are five caravan pitches to the rear, partially screened by trees


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Lunch from £7.50. Dinner from £13.25. Sunday lunch £14.25.


Nightly price
from £80
5 Twin/doubles
From £80


Winter or summer, The Sibton White Horse has much to offer: winter - a roaring log burner, locally sourced fish, meat and vegetables cooked to perfection, or take advantage of the Great British Game week in November- the menus are innovative and very tasty. In Summer, there are barbecue evenings, live music and beer festivals or even Shakespeare in the Garden plays. Local ales on tap as well as a huge selection of gins and single malts ensure all tastes are catered for. The accommodation is comfortable and spotlessly clean, set amidst spacious grounds. Lovely.

Mandy, Sawday's inspector

Brilliant food with pheasant and soufflé on offer alongside black cherry frangipan and kirsch with amaretto ice cream! Very reasonable prices, local Adnams ale, log fire, beams and very friendly service. Well worth a visit!

Mark, London

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The neighbourhood

You’re in prime Suffolk country, right in the centre of three lovely villages (Sibton, Yoxford, Peasenhall) and close to Aldeburgh (14 miles), Southwold (12 miles) and Minsmere (8 miles). Twitchers descend on the RSPB reserve at Minsmere to view the lagoon avocets and bitterns, but it’s also lovely for walks and bike rides – nightingales can be heard in the spring. There’s a thriving art and music scene nearby which the pub enthusiastically embraces, with live music often on a Sunday afternoon. The coast is a short drive away at Walberswick or Dunwich.


Neil & Gill Mason

Neil had a graphic design business but always yearned to take on a pub from scratch. After shopping around he and wife Gill found the White Horse – the perfect fit – and snapped it up in 2005. They’re warm and welcoming and enjoy being a central part of the village community.