Suffolk Real Ale Pub Finder

Suffolk Real Ale Pub Finder

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Find Suffolk pubs near you on Google maps.

All nearby pubs selling Real Ale are shown on the map; tap on a pub for its name, then on its name for more information and the opportunity to get directions to the pub.

New! You can now tag pubs that you've visited, rate them and add your own notes about them.

Pubs not selling Real Ale are normally not shown, but you can display them if you wish.

The app will check for updated pubs data no more than once a week, but will ask you before downloading. Optionally, you can disable automatic checks altogether or only allow them if your device is WiFi connected. You can manually check for updates at any time you wish.

** Known issues **
* Some devices running the Gingerbread version of Android don't show a menu button at the top of the app. Menu functions are still available from the device's hardware menu button. Those few devices lacking a hardware menu button will not be able to access some of the more advanced features of the app, but pubs data will be available.
* App stays blank during startup as it's generating its initial map.

If you're interested in pub history, you may also like our Lost Pubs of Suffolk app.

Explanation of permission requirements
* MAPS_RECEIVE: needed to access Google maps.
* CALL_PHONE: used so the app can provide a button to directly dial the pub's 'phone number.
* INTERNET: needed to get pub update files from the Camra server and to link to websites.
* ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: needed to check network connectivity before trying to update pub data files.
* WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE/READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: needed so the app can store photographs of the pubs locally rather than always needing a network connection (files are small and even if you collect a lot they won't take up much space).
* READ_GSERVICES: needed in order to get directions to a pub.
* ACCESS_COARSE_LOCATION/ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION: needed to locate you in order to centre the map and provide directions.

Recently changed in this version

Version 2.0.36.
* The search facility now allows you to look for a particular pub name.
* Minor tweaks ready for Android Lollipop.

Version 2.0.35
Fix (I hope!) to a strange bug which causes the app to crash on some versions of Android.

Version 2.0.34
* Small change to make it more obvious that it\'s possible to get directions to a pub, as well as telephoning it, emailing it or visiting its website.


Comments and ratings for Suffolk Real Ale Pub Finder
  • (16 stars)

    by Phill Norman on 26/10/2014

    Planning a walk or cycling trip and want to end at a pub for lunch and a pint? This is the app. Want to find that special pub you've never visited before? This is the app. Or organise a real ale pub trail? Then this is the app. The list of pubs is definitive and regularly updated. There was an issue that prevented this working on my phone but I emailed Tony and by the afternoon he had posted an up

  • (16 stars)

    by David Hindle on 28/09/2014

    This was a great app but now it has stopped working. I have uninstalled and reinstalled it but still it says sorry but the app has stopped working. I hope you can fix this and then I can give it 5 stars

  • (16 stars)

    by David Everett on 15/08/2014

    Excellent work! I use it all the time.

  • (16 stars)

    by Clare Livermore on 22/07/2014

    Real ale pubs to visit In my ho me county. Great idea you can even leave yourself notes about the experience. Well done.

  • (16 stars)

    by Filip Geerts on 27/06/2014

    A BIG applaud for Tony !!

  • (16 stars)

    by Nigel Croft on 24/12/2013

    Just need to get to Suffolk.

  • (16 stars)

    by Mark Ward on 12/12/2013

    Lots of regular improvements