All contact details and links to relevant websites can be found on our local services page, where you can also find details on emergency services, local government contacts and other local businesses and facilities in Ersiwell.
Eriswell village church
Eriswell village church is St Laurence and the service times can be found on the church noticeboard. Our vicar is the Reverend Rosemary Rycraft and our head churchwarden is Mr Michael Brunning. It has a 13th century south aisle and a 14th century tower and we have regular sunday servcies and seasonal festivities. In 1958 US Air Force personnel donated two of the five church bells, and they're rung on special occasions.
The Chequers Inn Public House
The Chequers Inn public house sits in the heart of the village and is an independantly owned English country pub. It's run by David and Cath Gwillim who provide an excellent service and a very warm welcome. It has an extensive menu and serves food all day from 11am. It can take private bookings and parties and has nights such a karaoke and live music. The pub has a good selection of wines, ciders and beers and always has a local guest beer on offer.
Eriswell Reading rooms
The Reading room (village hall) was originally built as the village school. It hosts various public and private meetings and events and is available for hire at modest rates. It has a main hall which can house around 50 people, toilets and a well stocked kitchen. For local elections the hall is used as the Eriswell polling station. We invite you to join our social coffee morning on the first Thursday of each month her from 10.30am - 12 noon.
Outside the Reading rooms, it contains a number of recycling bins for mixed glass, newspapers and food and drink cans.
Eriswell playing fields and play area
Eriswell playing fields is open to all and contains a children's play area with a fun variety of climbing frames and playing fields with football goals. There's also a small orchard and wildflower meadow and it offers access to some great walks along the nearby cut-off drainage channel and access across the channel and into nearby Mildenhall woods. The playing field has football goals and small changing rooms available for use.
Local provisions & Services
We have a small local farm shop from the small holding run by Rob and Sandra Brunning, they sell a variety of provisions grown and produced by them from their stall at 36 The Street in Eriswell. Dairy Crest Ltd also deliver milk, bread and much more besides on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The local mobile library visits Eriswell on Wednesdays and sits outside the Reading rooms from 11.30am - 11.50am. There's also a small local library in the neighbouring village of Lakenheath which is open most days.
In the Reading room we hold a monthly coffee morning, you're invited to join us here on the first Thursday of every month from 10.30am - 12 noon.
Eriswell has a regular bus service and the latest timetables can be found online, at the bus stops at Sparkes Farm Corner or the bus stop near the round-about in Little Eriswell. The regular bus service must be caught from Sparkes Farm Corner as it does not go into the main Eriswell village centre. There's a local dial-a-ride and Brecks bus which can be booked in adance. See our local services page for contact details.
Waste & recycling collection happens on Fridays (except following a bank holiday), with alternate weeks for rubbish and recycling/garden waste.
Eriswell is in the heart of Breckland, a beautiful and unique area in East Anglia. Forming the western boundry of the parish is the main cut-off channel (pictured to the left) which was built in the early sixties as a fenland flood relief measure. There are 8 Sites of Special Scientific Interest in Ersiwell alone (Lordswell Field, Eriswell Low Warren, Foxhole Heath, How Hill Track, Horn Heath, Lakenheath Warren and Breckland farmland extending east from the A1065), which form a variety of wonderful walks. If you visit the Natural England SSSI site you can learn more about each area and plan a route for your walk. You can also walk across the bridge in Eriswell and head to Mildenhall woods following the ancient walking route to our neighbouring village. There's a map of local footpaths opposite the painted Eriswell village sign (just next to the entrance for the farm shop).
Both Eriswell and Little Eriswell have a hair and beauty salon, benefitting from the custom provided by the local USAF air base personnel. They take appointmens for both men and women and you can book a whole variety of treatments, tanning and hair dressing from both.