Harkstead

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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

Harkstead is a quiet village close to the north bank of the River Stour, with good walks to Holbrook Bay. It was recorded in Domesday as "Herchesteda". An inscription on the post of the village sign (erected in 2014) reads "In memory of those who have passed this way". Perhaps an interesting story behind it?

It's said that there was a red-light district in Harkstead in the latter years of the Second World War, presumably to keep the military busy...

Arthur Ransome was a one-time resident of Harkstead Hall.

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History

The 1879 Kelly's Directory lists Benj. Granger as a shopkeeper & beer retailer.

The 1881 census lists Benjamin Granger as Wheelwright Shopkeeper, Head/Married/56y/born Great Clacton, Essex, and Emma Granger, Wife/Married/43y/born Holbrook. (the Bakers Arms)?

The 1888 Kelly's Directory lists Mrs Emma Granger as a beer retailer (also listed as a shopkeeper).

The 1891-92 White's Directory lists William Daniels as a beer house keeper (also listed as a grocer & draper).

The 1900 Kelly's Directory lists William Daniels as a beer retailer (also listed as a shopkeeper).…

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