Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may 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.


Please tell us if you know of any pubs here ready to reopen when outdoors service is permitted.

Groton comprises several small hamlets gathered around the source of the River Box. It was recorded in Domesday as "Grotena".

The church contains memorials to the Winthrop family - John Winthrop was a 17th century Puritan who lead emigration to New England, was a founder of Boston and the first Governor of Massachusetts. Today the parish is home to Castlings Heath a small local cider company, and ancient woodlands managed by Suffolk Wildlife trust.

Author Ruth Rendell was a Groton resident for about 10 years, having moved here from nearby Polstead but then departing in 2013.

The war memorial (see the gallery) is very unusual.

The White Hart sometimes listed as being in Groton is the Boxford White Hart. This stands in an area that was a detached part of Groton parish until 25th March 1885, when it was incorporated into Boxford. This is probably the beerhouse recorded in 1844 by A Survey of Suffolk Parish History.




According to A Survey of Suffolk Parish History, three inn holders were recorded in the parish between 1650 and 1699.

In the 1865 Kelly's Directory Charles Cook is listed as a beer retailer.

In the 1869 Kelly's Directory Arthur Cook is listed as a beer retailer.