The Oyster Inn, Butley

The Landlords of the Oyster Inn

Joint Landlords Rob and Tracy Butcher have been running The Oyster Inn since March 2017. They also run Top Notch Bars, a mobile bar service for weddings and events, particularly at Wantisden Valley which is opposite the pub. Rob and Tracy used to run Isaacs on the Quay on the Ipswich Waterfront, and were originally trained by Greene King. Along with new owners Andrew and Judi Newman, Rob and Tracy helped oversee the pub’s restoration in 2016, bringing it back to life after it had sat closed for over four years. Rob looks after the bar and cellar, while Tracy manages the kitchen.

“Tracy and I have been hankering to run a pub again for some time and we are really excited to have the chance to re-open the Butley Oyster. We know how much the village has missed their pub, and we can’t wait to get the door open.” – Rob

“After many years of running pubs and bars, Rob and I have developed a real love of pub life and what is involved in managing a successful pub. We think the Butley Oyster is in a wonderful location, with a special mix of local people, campers, cyclists and walkers, so we are very confident that it has a vibrant future ahead.” – Tracy