Freston

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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the lockdown. 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.

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You can now buy beer from many pubs and breweries via CAMRA's new Brew2You app. Click on the logo to download the app.

Introduction

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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