The Manger is looking forward to opening as soon as we are allowed, and welcoming back all of our lovely customers both old and new.
While we have been shut we have been working hard decorating inside and outside the pub, and actively making changes to allow us to offer as safe an environment as is possible. We are now updating the function room .......this will incorporate a new ceiling, lighting, insulation and we are dividing it into separate areas rather than just a square box. We will retain the ability to hold functions.
Being quite a large venue we are able to offer a dedicated entrance and exit, and being able to use both areas to dine enabling us to give everyone much more space than what is recommended. This applies to our very large patio and  garden area also. Luckily the kitchen lends itself to our lovely chefs working separately  and even the wash up station is now self contained.

All staff will have their temperature taken, and answer and sign a short self assessment sheet before entering. Table service only even for drinks and we will hopefully introduce a fully functioning ordering system where you can browse our food and drinks menu, order and pay from your own mobile without leaving your table either  inside or out should you wish. Hand sanitizer will be offered on arrival, exit and be available on every table.

This all sounds very draconian, but here at The Manger we believe in keeping everyone safe, customers and staff alike, this will be a small price to pay. Obviously anything the Government requests us to do over and above these measures we will fully comply. As soon as we can we will relax certain measures but fully believe much of the above will be here to stay certainly for a while.

Any suggestions anyone has please do not hesitate to contact us on 01284 386516 or via facebook or

In the meantime until we can reopen please stay safe.

Love John, Carolyn all the wonderful people who work with us and not forgetting Wilson xx

15th Century Beamed Inn Child and Dog Friendly

Serving Locally Sourced and Freshly Prepared Food 

Located Between Bury St Edmunds and Sudbury


Open Every Day

Monday to Saturday

11am to 11pm 


11am to 8pm

Lunch Served 12 to 3pm

Monday To Saturday and Sunday Lunch 12 to 4.30pm

Dinner Served 6pm to 8.45pm

Tuesday to Saturday


Curry Night Every Tuesday Evening


Steak Night Every Thursday Evening

Quiz Night the Third Thursday of the Month


We Are Now Serving A Take Away Menu All Week

Except Sunday and Monday Evenings

Dedicated Vegan and Vegetarian Dishes

The Bar 


Areas are set aside for those just wishing to have a drink without eating. Extensive gin and wine menus are available, with a great selection of well kept beers, ales and soft drinks. Tea and freshly ground coffee served all day, with delicious homemade cakes and savouries available at selected times during the day.

Four legged friends are welcome to join you and even have their own snacks available, fresh water in clean bowls will always be offered.

Serving the same menu as the bar area and used at busy times. The Stables is available for hire.

Weddings, Private Functions, Club Meetings etc.

Music events and beer festivals will be held in The Stables during the cooler months when our extensive garden area cannot be used comfortably. See Evenings and Live Music page.





Patio and



The Manger is lucky enough to have a very large garden, laid to grass with benches and parasols. We have a swing and a slide for the little ones with more activities to come. Our large patio area is partly covered with gazebos and new benches so you can dine alfresco in Bradfield Combust! All served by our experienced waitresses.


The Manger, The Street, Bradfield Combust

Bury St. Edmunds IP30 0LW

01284 386516


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