The Lady Elizabeth Public House with Rooms

Set in the beautiful surroundings of the centuries-old Market Town of Sudbury, Suffolk nestled in the Stour Valley, The Lady Elizabeth is an historic, Grade II listed working pub dating back to the 15th Century right in the heart of the town.

Overlooking the market square, this characterful venue has been beautifully furnished and offers a friendly, sociable eating and drinking venue for locals and visitors alike. With high quality traditional pub food on offer as well as real ales and a fully stocked bar, the ‘Lady Liz’ is family and dog-friendly too!

The high quality and reasonably priced food menu comprises locally sourced fresh ingredients cooked on the premises with a la carte options and Specials appearing regularly.

Socialising & Food

If you enjoy a quiet drink or even more lively evening entertainment, check out the Lady Liz pub events including live music, quizzes, open mic nights and special events listed in the ‘What’s On’ section to plan your evening.

Lunchtimes are also a great time to visit the Lady Liz, with its family friendly vibe and fresh menu to suit all tastes.

For serving times and menus please check the regularly updated menus section click here or to book a meal or reserve a table call 01787 734700.


Want to hire the bar for a special occasion? Please call 01787 734700 to see what options are available for your needs. We also have an area that can be used for baby showers, wakes, parties and all manner of events – ask for details.

Staying at The Lady Elizabeth

If you stay in one of the 7 beautiful boutique en-suite rooms, you couldn’t be better positioned to explore the many local attractions as, not only is the Lady Liz within a 5-minute walk of Gainsborough’s House Museum and Gallery (recently re-opened after a £4million + gallery extension), it also has a wealth of heritage buildings, churches and destinations to explore, including the regenerated St Peter’s Cultural Venue visible from the pub (re-opening September 2023); the stunning Water Meadows complete with Highland Cattle grazing freely throughout the late Spring/Summer and the Grade II listed working Quay Theatre which attracts high-quality acts from all over the UK.

Please note that this is a fully functioning venue for socialising and as such, follows familiar licencing hours.

For all local walks and points of interest, you can visit the Tourist Information Centre in the Town Hall or browse the website in the link below;

Visit Sudbury | sudbury-council (sudbury-tc.gov.uk).

Want to head further afield? There are numerous picturesque outlying villages and towns within a half-hour drive or cycle including the oft-filmed old wool town of Lavenham and the antiques mecca that is Long Melford – both with a fine Tudor heritage.

On Thursdays and Saturdays Sudbury hosts its bustling Market on your doorstep, full of fresh produce and independent stalls, with a Farmers Market on the last Friday of every month and special events on Market Hill throughout the year.

Be sure to check Sudbury What’s On page for your visit! What’s on Sudbury – The Latest Events in Sudbury (thebestof.co.uk)

Please be aware that this is a working pub and as such, follows licencing hours as expected. If you have any concerns regarding noise or particular events before you book – please call 01787 734700 for advice.

This also applies to Market Days (Thursdays and Saturdays) which does affect early morning noise levels to the front of the building.

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