About us

The Sorrel Horse

Reputedly a Smugglers Inn dating back to the 15th century, the Sorrel Horse is a quintessential English country pub with tap drawn cask ales, a thatched roof, tiled floors and an original bar billiards table, nestled in Shottisham, a picturesque rural Suffolk village.

Given our fantastic location on the Bawdsey Peninsula in glorious countryside, the pub is especially attractive to walkers, cyclists, dog walkers and riders. Superb walks, open rolling countryside and the quiet and genteel nature of the area make the village a popular destination for visitors.

With two bars there’s a choice of both a dining area or traditional bar for your food and drinks. The dining area has a large wood burner, and the bar has a lovely open fire and traditional bar billiards table (plus free WIFI).

We are dog-friendly and are very happy for you to bring your canine chums into the pub, but not the dining area. Likewise if you are planning a hack, then please do use the horse corral behind the pub if you’re in need of a rest from the saddle. If you have any questions or requests then please call The Sorrel Horse on 01394 411617.

We are recognised by CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) as a True Heritage Pub and will continue to maintain the strong traditions that have served the pub so well for such a long time and we have a policy of supporting East Anglian breweries where possible.