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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

expand 5 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.

Up until the early 1960s, Haverhill was a typical small market town, but today it's better known for large modern housing estates built for "London overspill". The town is based around a former Romano-British fort and a later Saxon market. It was recorded in Domesday as "Hauerhella", "Haverhol" or "Haverhella" and appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Hauerill".

The serious town fire in 1665 caused severe damage from which few buildings survive.

From the 16th century, weaving was an important local industry which remained significant until recent times. Weavers Row (on Camps Row) is made up of 19th century weavers' cottages.

Castle Farm marks the probable location of Haverhill Castle, which appears in records of 1373 and 1403, though no physical evidence of its existence remains; it may in fact have just been a fortified manor house. Mill Hill marks the site of a former tower mill built about 1820 which worked until about 1910 and was mostly demolished in 1945. Another mill (demolished in 1942) stood near the present Alde Road.

To the east of town is an impressive brick viaduct called Sturmer Arches. Once it took Colne Valley Railway over the road…

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History

Pubs by street

Unidentified beer sellers by street

The following people are listed in various local streets as brewers, beer retailers or beerhouse keepers including (as yet) some unidentified pubs or shops:

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1823 Pigot's Directory: Joseph Boreham is listed as a brewer, maltster & miller.

1839 Pigot's Directory: Joseph Boreham is listed as a brewer.

1839 Pigot's Directory: Ellington Wright is listed as a brewer.

1844 White's Directory: William Bush.

1844 White's Directory: James Frost.

1855 White's Directory: George Avey.

1855 White's Directory: Samuel Bigmore.

1855 White's Director…

Acknowledgements

Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.

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