The Live and Let Live, The best Real Ale Pub

The Live and let Live Garden
Opening Times May 2023

We, at The Live and Let Live provide quality ales, great home cooked food and a relaxed environment where you can wind down from your busy day.

At the live we have all sorts of entertainment such as the good old football , a pool table, free darts, and a great jukebox with music from the old to the new.

Mark Watson Says:

‘It’s a good old-fashioned pub not tarted up, gastro-ized or anything like that. Its got two large rooms , the traditional bar and lounge, with wooden floors, and is clearly dog and family-friendly.’


The Live and Let Live
Based on 104 reviews
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Angie ClarkeAngie Clarke
21:48 20 Jun 24
Fantastic food at the quiz night tonight & there were 2 chefs in our group of 4 that were very impressed - we will definitely be back - great night 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Charlotte BlackmoreCharlotte Blackmore
09:03 03 Jun 24
A lovely, traditional pub with great drink and food choices, a pool table and darts. The staff are very friendly. There is also a cute garden with beach hut style table areas.
Rebecca WoolfRebecca Woolf
21:01 04 Mar 24
🙂We recently celebrated my husband's birthday with a Sunday roast at this local pub, surrounded by 12 family members. The staff outdid themselves, accommodating our large group with efficiency and kindness, ensuring that our celebration was nothing short of perfect.
The roast dinner, served with all the traditional trimmings, was perfect. It was clear that a great deal of care went into preparing our meals, which all of us greatly appreciated.
The staff were attentive without being intrusive, and their willingness to go above and beyond made us feel truly special. They managed our large and occasionally boisterous group brilliantly, making sure everyone's needs were met.
I cannot recommend this pub highly enough for anyone looking for delicious food and 5* service in a cosy, welcoming setting. Whether for a family birthday celebration or a casual meal out, this pub is sure to impress.
David M BeatonDavid M Beaton
19:51 13 Aug 23
Friendly, helpful and most of all a family pud with a great beer garden.
Derek TomsDerek Toms
19:23 02 Jun 23
Sadly now living in Suffolk don’t visit the Live & Let Live that often. However being a Lexden fella used it for many years previously . Still today had a warm welcome from Pete & if anything the pub is the best I’ve seen it. Great beers, great food & friendly as always .

Well done all at the Live !! 👍
Nick GoodallNick Goodall
16:13 23 Dec 22
Enjoyed it - proper real ale pub. Not a local by any means but would recommend this pub, definitely.
Pauline LanePauline Lane
17:26 30 Oct 22
Amazing Sunday lunch n service!
Great selection of gins n beers plus doggy friendly what more do you need !
Andy KayeAndy Kaye
07:08 08 Jul 22
went here for lunch had cod and chip's with mushy peas was very nice and good service and lovely beer garden would definitely recommend 👌
Naomi Ruth HorneNaomi Ruth Horne
19:20 05 Jun 22
L.T.P Duo had a fantastic time playing here as part of the jubilee celebrations! This is a beautiful, clean, well run pub with the most adorable beach hut style seating areas! 😍
Sally BuckleSally Buckle
17:49 15 May 22
Roast dinners are amazing
Lisa HunterLisa Hunter
20:55 11 Sep 21
fantastic pub!So well organised!we were a large party and looked after fantastically from booking to leaving!great staff good value pub grub and love the beach huts!would highly recommend.
Michael PenalverMichael Penalver
13:34 31 Jul 21
Our 2nd lunch here. Great food, great portions. Friendly staff and boss, nothing is too much trouble. Great value for money
Sue BrownSue Brown
13:54 20 Jun 21
Great family lunch for Father’s Day ,
Sunday roasts are so good !
Andy MillwardAndy Millward
19:17 22 May 21
Lovely local with friendly staff and customers, dog-friendly too.
Sarah-Jane HanksSarah-Jane Hanks
17:39 24 Apr 21
Great atmosphere in the beach hut this afternoon. Staff were extremely attentive and happy - Mas was fantastic! Food was so good and great value for money. Will be a regular now thats for sure 😃
Nina Abra CrouchmanNina Abra Crouchman
21:02 13 Apr 21
Great beach huts, attentive service- nice to be back😀
Danielle LakeDanielle Lake
15:36 21 Feb 21
Absolutely delicious takeaway roast from The Live and Let Live.. week after week in lockdown!
Sonia CainesSonia Caines
18:39 15 Feb 21
Absolutely perfect Sunday roast delivered yesterday. A nut roast and a port roast, the food was amazing, loads of it and great value. We will definitely be ordering again and can see why it's sold out on a regular occurrence! Really good thank you 🙂
Naomi GroutNaomi Grout
20:35 30 Jan 21
Lovely curry night...would def recommend.
Joanna GallantJoanna Gallant
18:35 29 Jan 21
Just ordered take away. 4 different meals. Cooked perfectly, generous portions and arrived piping hot. Best of all everything was lovely.
Will definitely order again 😊👌😋👍🏼
George WebbGeorge Webb
18:29 17 Jan 21
Great food, fab staff would definitely reccomend
Jayne Aylieff-baxterJayne Aylieff-baxter
17:14 03 Jan 21
First Sunday roast had from here today and can honestly say it was beautiful. It came hot and well prepared. I would certainly recommend this place and definitely be back!
Kerry Taylor-MooresKerry Taylor-Moores
17:10 17 Dec 20
love the food and staff r so good all of them . good evening out x
Tracie BuckTracie Buck
11:02 10 Nov 20
I’ve been here so many times over the years and can’t fault it! Food is spot on and great cosy atmosphere! Love this place ❤️
Barry DunningBarry Dunning
18:25 30 Oct 20
A proper pub that welcomes all ,serves great beers and great food.
please come and enjoy
Jade SkinnerJade Skinner
09:49 05 Oct 20
I visited the live and let live pub a couple of weeks ago for a food tasting evening with a group of friends and it was fantastic. They have a great system in place for those concerned about COVID. The food was top notch and the staff were very hospitable to anything we required. Lovely evening!
Jackie HighJackie High
13:43 30 Sep 20
the curry had 7 Tiny pieces of meat in it, naan bread stodgy, one fish and chips, the fish was grey not white.
waited a long time, and the staff were not very cheerful.!!? rhubarb crumble all crumble hardly any fruit, and the fruit was nearly black ??? WOULD NOT RECOMMEND , SORRY. could do a lot better especially with the situation these days.
Anthony ScottAnthony Scott
15:23 19 Aug 20
They are a really friendly and great team and nothing is too much trouble.
The food is always good and the beer is good with a great selection of guest ales too.
Bryn LucasBryn Lucas
16:13 02 Aug 20
A lovely Sunday afternoon. Brilliant service and completely safe. Looking forward to going back.
Margaret OsbornMargaret Osborn
08:50 02 Aug 20
Great real ales, friendly & helpful staff, and a huge garden. Already looking forward to our next visit. 🍻
Dan WebbDan Webb
23:31 31 Jul 20
The service was decent 👍🏻 my new proper local 🙂
Donna RobertsDonna Roberts
14:47 13 Jul 20
We ordered a take away meal today, as we had the children and went to sit at the park with it. Very enjoyable, very tasty, I ordered chips and bits and handy to be able to order from the pub and take ways to enjoy it With kids over park. Will definitely be doing this again.
David Board-VorsterDavid Board-Vorster
19:48 10 Jul 20
Lovely lunch with my daughter, great beer and food. such a welcoming and friendly place to be. Thanks to you all.
Alan WilkinsonAlan Wilkinson
16:04 04 Jul 20
First day of pubs open, very relaxed and enjoyable experience in these strange times, well organised with no dramas, all credit to Geraldine and Pete, glad to be back and good luck guys xx
Excellent food. The black pudding scotch egg was lovely, the chips with sausage cheese and bacon had proper sausages in them. definately recommend to treat yourself with
Nicola NewtonNicola Newton
17:46 12 Jun 20
Lush!!!! The fully loaded chips were amazing!! My husband and son loved the black pudding scotch egg
Rebecca BootRebecca Boot
18:18 24 May 20
We have just had a delicious take away roast. Food was hot and well cooked. Great price, well worth it!! Yorkshires were amazing!
Sue WilkinsonSue Wilkinson
20:27 23 May 20
Covid-19 Forces Take Away. Still the same quality And value. 100% recommended
David Alexander HoughDavid Alexander Hough
13:08 10 May 20
Excellent food, and service. Plenty of food, which was properly cooked and served.
Jenny MurphyJenny Murphy
14:02 03 May 20
Just finished our sunday roasts. There was plenty of it, nicely cooked and very tasty. With the beer on the side being an excellent accompaniment. Jenny and Michael Murphy
Mark GibbonsMark Gibbons
00:50 16 Feb 20
Amazing pub with a great atmosphere and lovely staff 100% recommend
Andy SmaleAndy Smale
18:49 08 Feb 20
Great beer festival with good choice of beers
David KarbyDavid Karby
13:46 08 Feb 20
had a great selection of real ales and some very tasty sausages also the young lady singer was really good had a great night
James HughesJames Hughes
13:04 28 Jan 20
Just a great little pub. Good beers, excellent festivals.
Heidi AtkinHeidi Atkin
09:53 30 Dec 19
A great friendly little pub.Food was lovely, best Sunday roast I've had in a while. Will definitely be going back again very soon.
Chris WatersChris Waters
20:22 28 Dec 19
Friendly pub great food,and real ale.
Ingrid CoeIngrid Coe
08:45 25 Dec 19
Went down for Christmas Eve drinks, amazing atmosphere, all ages everyone so friendly, have also had Sunday lunch there cannot fault it in anyway but what makes this special is the management that put there heart & soul into this pub , likewise have brilliant happy friendly staff, so lucky that it is local for me.
Hannah Louise BrewerHannah Louise Brewer
20:17 11 Dec 19
We had the Christmas buffet and the food was amazing. It was great value for money and there was a large variety of different Gins. Would definitely recommend The Live and Let Live.
Sharon ScottSharon Scott
22:18 06 Dec 19
take away steak and chips ooh and the trimmings.. scrummy with a bottle of wine of two ! perfect thank you. keep up the good work . xx
Simon FouldsSimon Foulds
12:09 04 Oct 19
great beer, cider and company