The Punch Bowl Inn, Battisford was the first public house in Suffolk to be managed by the community, for the Community, with the aim of providing quality hospitality to both residents and visitors alike. The Punch Bowl Community Inn re opened in April 2011.
The pub is now run by a combination of paid and volunteer staff, with many people contributing in different ways. The Battisford and District Garden Club looks after the garden and hanging baskets for example. Without the hard work and dedication of the people involved and support from the local community, the pub would once more have to close.
The community now benefits from a pub that serves a fine selection of beers and wines, and also a restaurant that serves great food. Monthly events include a quiz night, an acoustic evening and a jazz band. The pub also holds themed dining evenings, has live music once a month and is also supported by regular darts matches. As a social centre the Punchbowl provides a warm and welcoming location for all residents and their families.