Serving ale for over 300 years

Packed full of character and steeped in history, The Angel Inn has been serving ale since the 17th Century. 

Today, our bar is stocked with ales, wine and spirits from local, craft and international brewers, distillers and wineries, but at heart we are still a country pub.



Cask Marque accredited with Suffolk ales on the pumps and guest ales from around the UK.

For craft ale lovers, try our selection of bottled beer from exciting new breweries around the world.


The gin & tonic has saved more
Englishmen’s lives and minds than all the doctors in the Empire
.” - Winston Churchill

An extensive gin menu to create your perfect G&T.


Neat, on the rocks or with a splash.
American Bourbon, Scotch Single Malt and French Armagnac line the shelves of our spirits bar.

Unwind, relax and enjoy your favourite tipple.


Cocktail list


Mojito- Bacardi Rum, Lime wedges, Mint, Sugar Syrup, soda water £7.50

Why not make it a strawberry, elderflower or strawberries mojito for an extra 25p

Strawberry Daiquiri- Malibu, Lime Juice, Sugar syrup, Strawberry puree, Strawberries and twist of lime £6.50

Long Island Iced Tea - Vodka, Beefeater Gin, Bacardi Rum, Tequila, Cointreau, Squeeze of Lemon, Coke. Lemon Wedge. £7.50

Aperol Spritz-Aperol, Prosecco, soda £7.50

Porn star Martini -Vodka, Passoa, Squeeze of Lime, Sugar syrup, Passionfruit Puree, Prosecco £8.50

Tequila Sunrise -Tequila, Grenadine, Orange Juice, Orange £7.50


Passionfruit Mockito -Passionfruit puree, Lime wedges, Mint, Sugar Syrup, soda water £5.00

Virgin Strawberry Daiquiri -Lime Juice, Sugar syrup, Strawberry puree, Strawberries and twist of lime £5.00

Virgin Mojito -Lime wedges, Mint, Sugar Syrup, soda water £5.00

Strawberry Lemonade -Strawberry Puree, chopped Strawberries, Strawberry garnish, lemonade £5.00

Elderflower and Passionfruit cooler - Elderflower cordial, Passionfruit puree, Lime, soda water £5.00




The coaching inn was bought by John Williams of Tendring Hall in 1722, but did not become known as The Angel Inn until 1793 when the site was let to George Simpson for £18.  At this time, the inn was surrounded by stables, two large orchards and a brewhouse.

A fine example of a 16th Century timbered coaching house, the building was refronted in the 18th Century in the red brick you see today.  Following a sensitive refurbishment by Suffolk County Inns, the Angel retains its original oak beamed character whilst offering all the comforts of modern living.

Stoke by Nayland

Stoke by Nayland

Stoke by Nayland is in the heart of Constable Country and was the inspiration for many of John Constable's Suffolk landscapes. 

A village of timbered houses built on wool wealth, it sits on top of the Stour Valley with the ajestic tower of St Mary's Church a landmark for miles around - "..when the bells of Stoke by Nayland ring, all Suffolk stops to listen."

Stoke by Nayland is the perfect base to explore the countryside and picturesque market towns and villages of Dedham Vale and Stour Valley.  From gentle escapes to active experience holidays, the Angel can help plan your perfect vacation.

Coffee Stoke by Nayland

Open daily from 10am

Freshly brewed tea & coffee served throughout the day.  Escape to sit beside the fire, meet friends, or grab a coffee to go as you pass through Stoke by Nayland.

All our tea and coffee is FairTrade and our coffee menu includes Jamie's new 'Seasonal Specials'.