Margaret and Richard purchased Alby Horse Shoes Inn in 2000 as a retirement project. They have endeavoured to retain and enhance the character of a traditional roadside public house, or as it was in the 19th century, a turnpike inn, taking its trade from passing carriages, watering the horses and refreshing the travellers.
Today, the bar is normally open Tuesday to Saturday evenings from 6.30 pm. There are five real ale hand pumps with Adnams Broadside and Woodforde's Wherry as regular features, plus local ales from Humpty Dumpty, Norfolk Brewhouse, Winters Ales and St Peter's Ales from Suffolk. Adnams Dry Hopped Larger and Ghost Ship Ale are also available. A good selection of non-alcholic ales and soft drinks are also offered.
The Dining Room is open on Sundays 12 noon - 2.30 pm. There is a selection of Sunday Roasts on offer, locally farmed Beef, Pork and Turkey with Lamb a seasonal special. Homemade desserts make a fine end to a Sunday Lunch experience. Vegetarian are not forgotten! Margaret's homemade Nut Roast and Broccoli and Stilton pies are also popular with non-vegetarians. PLEASE BOOK AS SPACE IS LIMITED.
There is a large car park and classic car clubs often meet at the pub. Richard and Margaret are classic car enthusiasts and MG owners.
Customers are welcome to bring their dogs into the bars where a bowl of water is always offered. Please keep them safely on leads.
Folk Night is the last Thursday of each month and everyone is welcome to come along and join in around 8 pm