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Reopened pubs

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.

Introduction

Pub(s) known to have reopened after lockdown (or close to reopening)

Please tell us if you know of any pubs which have reopened after lockdown that we don't list here.

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.

Gallery

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.

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