As pubs across the county are starting to reopen, we're trying to collate a comprehensive list of those that have reopened or are close to it. Our list can be found on this page.
Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
If you can give any of our pubs some support through these difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Many of Suffolk's country pubs can be hard to find unless you know where they are. For example, according to entertainer Doc Cox, the Cratfield Poacher (sadly now closed) was "so hard to find that when I get within a couple of miles, the lady on my sat-nav starts crying". Even town pubs can be hidden away in back-streets where you may not easily find them. So local member Tony Green has created this Android app to easily help you find any pub within Suffolk.
Our Real Ale Pub Finder plots on a map all the pubs near you that sell Real Ale. Tapping on any map icon provides more information, including the pub's name and address, and more information about the pub, including a photograph. You can also get GPS directions to get you to the pub.
You can also tag pubs you've visited (they then appear on the map with a tick), as well as rating them and adding your own notes about them.
Unfortunately, Apple's policies make it impossible to create iPhone apps without buying over-priced Apple computers, so Tony will not be able to create similar IOS apps.
The Lost Pubs of Suffolk works in the same way as the pub finder, except that it shows every former Suffolk pub which we've managed to positively locate - at the time of writing, nearly 2100 of the 2500-odd known former pubs. This app is ideal if you have an interest in Suffolk's rich pub history.