Pettistree with Loudham is a small Suffolk village situated about 5 miles north of Woodbridge. It has a population of just over 200 people and is set in 1,800 acres of farmland, which is intersected by many miles of footpaths and country lanes.
Although Pettistree is a rather scattered community, the village congregates around the Church, the Green and the thirteenth century Greyhound Inn all only a short distance west of the A12 the main trunk road which intersects Suffolk north to south. At the eastern entrance to the village stands The Three Tuns, an old coaching inn situated at the crossroads of the old turnpike, now the B1438 road.
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The A12 trunk road cuts through the village dividing Pettistree from Loudham without being intrusive as for most of its length it lies in a deep cutting which shields the village from traffic noise. The proximity if the A12 make Pettistree very accessible without damaging the village's rural and peaceful setting.
Pettistree's architecture mixes Victorian country houses, contemporary houses and Tudor thatched farm cottages in such a way that they blend into the Suffolk countryside. Even the concrete water tower built in the 1950's and painted pastel green somehow manages to go relatively un-noticed.
The hub of community life in Pettistree is the Village Hall whose organising committee promote events throughout the year; parties, quiz evenings, theme nights and educational sessions. Although not a picturesque building the Village Hall is well equipped and well used for private functions.
The Village Sign situated on the Village Green was bought and erected through public subscriptions in 1987. Its design and appearance, which is much admired, depicts the rural heritage of the village and it's environs.