EST 1902 and determined to continue....

The Ingate Freehouse is a long serving public house to the residents and communities of Beccles, Worlingham and Ellough.

Clink link above for latest press news. We have been regularly featured in Eastern Daily Press, Beccles and Bungay local press and BBC Radio Suffolk.




One of the very rare traditional pubs in the UK today, there are two bars (lounge and sports), a pool room, darts area, smoking garden and car parking area.

A pull up and pick up area to the left of the pub near the New Beer garden area and the pub itself stands proudly at the top of two hills, Ingate and Grove Road.

The pub currently is involved and participates in two darts leagues, and a pool league.

The pub proudly sponsors many sports for Beccles including Rugby, Football and Cricket.


The pub holds a CAMRA award 2018 for most improved

Carnival awards for our float in Beccles Parades.

BT sports manager award for womens football 2018

Finalist in the Chamber of commerce 2019

Previously - Pub of the week BBC Radio Suffolk

Finalist for National Pub Awards UK


The Ingate Freehouse has raised thousands of pounds for localised and national charities.

Samaritans, East Anglian Ambulance, Meadow Green Dog Rescue, Prostate Cancer, Macmillan Nurses, Sandra Chapman Unit, Asthma UK and more community fundraisers in schools and sports for the area.

FUNDRAISING for a community Defibrillator

A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high energy shock is called defibrillation, and it's an essential part in trying to save the life of someone who’s in cardiac arrest.

We have currently raised ALL funding and have contacted the heart foundation to have an installation, to service our communities of Beccles, Worlingham and Ellough.



The government have announced we can open as a takeaway for food, and by text and web orders for alcohol, so take a look at our food and drink menu. Its very easy to order and we WILL have protective measures in place, and are governed by law, strict guidelines will keep our customers safe, and anyone who disregards our policies will be asked to remove themselves.

We want the best for all of you, and for our loyal staff too!

Robbie savage show
Robbie savage show

Pre Covid, packed pub
Pre Covid, packed pub

What a lovely day! #winners #becclescarn
What a lovely day! #winners #becclescarn

Pre covid, winners Beccles Carnival

Robbie savage show
Robbie savage show


New for 2021

We are now bringing something a little extra as we are on many Cycling Routes throughout Suffolk and on the Norfolk border.

We offer a Hydration stop, with gels, nutritional flapjacks, Fresh tea and coffee to go, a nice place to pitstop, and free WIFI, plus toilet access.

Stop, recoup and Go!



Ingate landlady. Make your own comments.
Meet Corey the bar manager, when the lan

Michelle Payne

Trevor Payne

Corey Payne



Michelle previously ran an Award Winning arts gallery and is an award winning artist herself.

Transitioning to the position of Landlady in 2016, she loves both the challenges and the people.

Michelle has introduced many changes to the pub, Disco Bingo, Piano bar evenings, Live Music and creativity is Michelles flair! 



Trevor Payne previously was in charge of up to 150 offshore workers as an OIM for many years.

Due to the changes around the family he thought Mrs Payne was crazy to even think about purchasing a pub.

However, his responsibilty towards the darts teams and maintenance has proven absolutely a necessity!



Corey Payne previously worked as a salesman in a well known outlet, not wanting management, he left to pursue University and then returned due to family commitments, residing at the pub, he has since proved invaluable to work behind the bar, staff and in cellar management and cocktails.

Michelle Payne
Trevor Payne
Corey Payne
Dave Johnson
Jane Burcham
Ali Pritchard
Meet our Cheryl
Bethany Hoffman

Our fantastic 

bartenders, cleaners and patient staff.