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The Pakenham Fox is a traditional country pub set in the heart of Suffolk. A Suffolk flint building dating back to the late 1700s or early 1800s,

the pub has been sympathetically restored in recent years and takes pride of place in the center of the village next to Pakenham Stream - which eventually feeds the river Blackbourne.

The Fox is a privately owned Free House, it offers a range of local real ales, spirits and ciders, alongside recognisable global and national brands, with a selection of over 35 gins, an extensive wine list from new and old world producers, six hand pulls, and 5 other taps, coupled with both traditional pub food and occasionally something a little different. 

We run quiz nights, open mic and acoustic nights, live music and plenty of other events on an ad hoc basis.

With a cosy bar area, two restaurant areas and a snug, inside the pub offers plenty of comfortable areas to enjoy our drinks and food, and our amazing garden creates a stunning space to enjoy drinks in the

warmer months.   

Front of The Pakenham Fox


Our kitchen team create home cooked pub food, so you can expect to see dishes such as fish and chips, home made lasagnes, burgers, curries,  various vegan and vegetarian options and a changing weekly menu with both light bites and

main courses.

We are well known for our traditional Sunday roasts, which we serve from October through to Easter.

We recommend booking in advance.

We use a number of local suppliers and source local ingredients where possible.


We have 6 hand pulls, and 5 bar taps, we rotate a range of real ales and ciders from a number of local and national brewers. We work closely with Earl Soham, Mighty Oak, Shortts Farm, Greenjack and a number of other local micro brewers, and take products from Marstons as well with some of the bigger brands. We post our weekly beers on our social media channels, so if you would like to know what we are serving, jump on and have a look.

We have a good range of wines, white, sparkling, rose and red, which change as availability changes, expect to see wines from central and south America, Europe and the southern hemisphere, with some of the more unusual grape varieties and wine makers getting a moment in the spot light when something interesting comes available.

We have a gin bar which has over 35 gins, we stock a number of the big brands, and supplement this with some fantastic locally produced gins from distilleries in Suffolk. We urge you to try them all, but maybe over the course of a few visits!

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As well as our beautiful pub, we have a fantastic outside space, throughout the course of the year we will run quiz nights, music nights, themed food nights, beer festivals, food festivals and all manner of other social gatherings.  We will publish information about indoor and outdoor events we are running on our  social media, which you can find here.

If you would like to book an event with us, it could be a private lunch, a wake or celebration of life, a dinner, or maybe something a bit bigger outside, please don’t hesitate to get in touch, we are always happy to help where we can. 

Indoor seating of The Pakenham Fox


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Tuesday - 5pm til 9pm  

Wednesday - Midday til 9pm

Thursday - Midday til 9pm

Friday - Midday til 10pm

Saturday - Midday til 10pm 

Sunday - Midday - 8pm

Bank Holiday Monday's - Midday til 8pm



Tuesday - Kitchen Closed

Wednesday - Midday til 8pm

Thursday - Midday til 8pm

Friday - Midday til 8pm 

Saturday - Midday til 8pm 

Sunday Roast - Midday until we run out

Bank Holiday Monday's - Midday til 6pm



The Street, Pakenham,

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk,

IP31 2JU 



Need to get in touch?

Give us a call or email us.

Telephone: 01359 230194




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