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Have you read The Unbearable Nonsense of Craft Beer - A Rant in Nine Acts by Alan and Max yet? It's out on Kindle as well as Lulu.

Maureen Ogle said this about the book: "... immensely readable, sometimes slightly surreal rumination on beer in general and craft beer in particular. Funny, witty, but most important: Smart. The beer geeks will likely get all cranky about it, but Alan and Max are the masters of cranky..."

Ron Pattinson said: "I'm in a rather odd situation. Because I appear in the book. A fictional version of me. It's a weird feeling."


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Ruth -

Its a gorgeous pub and I'm pleased to see its still unchanged after the sad death of the landlord a while ago.

The Low House is a bit of an institution - very cozy and great music sessions if you turn up on the right night. Look out for the locals' horses tied up outside - who says you need to drive there?

Haven't been there since I started a beer blog myself so glad to see it featuring elsewhere.

Stonch -

This place looks fantastic - love the tap room.

kirstie macleod -

wow! this is sure a blast from the past!!
i used to live in the low house, along with my mum and dad eddie and anna macleod and my sister connie...oh and billie the dog of course.
i am so pleased that nothing has changed and that the old ways still rule, this village was wonderful growing up, i miss the place hugely.

Barry Cullingford -

Many fond memories of 'The Low'. I lived on Bickers Hill from 1955-1975 and remember listening from my bebroom to the activities on the bowling green behind the pub. The landlord at that time was Steven Felgate. My favourite brew ,if I recall ,was Adnams Broadside which was rather potent.

Jenny Ashpole -

Hospitality excellent. Superb Food and Ale. Cannot fault it. Its like living back in time. Congratulations to Bob Linda and family not forgetting Rocky for their first aniversary. You must try Linda's Steak and Ale Pie, Its to die for.

Scot Hughes -

I used to live in Laxfield as a kid back in 1980-1982, played outside while my parents and their friends hung out inside - I came back years later and realized why everyone liked 'The Low' - fantastic beer, food & atmosphere

les house -

I lived in the house next door to the pub in 1984,my son was born in Laxfield.I am trying to contact Mike,Josie,Adrian and Paul Wink.I hope you can help.It is a surprise for my son.
Thank you
Lester House

Julia waggett -

My husband and I had a wonderful evening last Friday (9 October 2009). All the customers said hello to us as we came into the pub.Friendly landlord and staff.

Anastasia -

Laxfield Low House is a jem with good food and beer, a welcoming and friendly atmosphere steeped in history. Landlords Bob and Linda make a visit to the Low House a treat. Linda is Laxfield born and bred, her grandparents once having owned the inn themselves. Bob is local too and has a history of being a andlord around the immediate area. The summer gardens are a treat and just the place for a celebration, a party, an event - there's tables in the arbour for lunchtimes and suppers too. If you wish to stay, comfortable accomodation is available in the converted stables.