Freston

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Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now reopened. The rest of our pubs will be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Introduction

Establishment(s) understood to have reopened.

Please tell us if you know of any pubs ready to reopen when outdoors service is permitted that we don't list here.

Freston is a small, scattered village on the bank of the Orwell estuary. Freston tower is an Elizabethan red brick tower possibly once used by a merchant to watch the river trade. It is conjectured that the tower was built by Edmund Latymer, about the year 1549, "as a quiet retreat, or 'pleasaunce tower,' for the better enjoyment of the extensive and charming views which are to obtained from it."

The village's name means "farm of the Frisian"; it was apparently originally settled by people from the Dutch province of Fryslân (sometimes known as Friesland). It was recorded in Domesday as "Fresetuna" or "Frisetuna" and appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Freſton".

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History

In 1874 White's Directory Nathaniel Catchpole is listed as a brewer in Ipswich (also listed as a farmer).

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