The Trowel and Hammer is an attractive, part thatched pub situated in the picturesque village of Cotton approximately 6 miles north of Stowmarket. It is a listed building oozing with character and charm not to mention original oak beams and open fires.

As a traditional country pub, the Trowel and Hammer offers a cosy rural atmosphere with real ales and quality home cooked food. We have a comfortable bar with a separate restaurant and a superb beer garden - ideal for al fresco drinking and dining during the warmer months.

We welcome families and dogs so why not come along and enjoy great food and drink in relaxed surroundings with a warm welcome guaranteed from Abi and Elliott.

Whether you choose to eat in our relaxing bar or comfortable restaurant (The Cotton Club), you are guaranteed quality food freshly prepared on the premises with an emphasis on using locally sourced, seasonal produce wherever possible.

We serve sandwiches and a selected menu at lunchtimes with a full menu available in the evening which changes regularly, depending on the season and what fresh produce is available to us. In addition to the main menu we have a separate Children’s menu and a special Sunday Lunch menu featuring plated roast dinners as well as some favourites from our main menu.


  • Allow campervans
  • Beer garden
  • Car park
  • Disabled facilities
  • Dogs allowed
  • Family friendly
  • Food
  • Function room
  • Outside area
  • Real ale
  • Real fire
  • Smoking area
  • WiFi free
  • BII