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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.


Please tell us if you know of any pubs here which have reopened after lockdown.

Hollesley is a large village with a mixture of old and newer housing, recorded in Domesday as "Holeslea". The Hollesley Bay Colony was originally used to train young gentlemen farmers before they were sent out to the colonies. Later it was used to give new starts to unemployed Londoners before, in 1938, it became a borstal. More recently it has become a Young Offenders Institution and open prison and received some notoriety when Jeffrey Archer served some of his time there for perjury until he was released in July 2003. At the nearby hamlet of Shingle Street the River Ore finally enters the North Sea, after a southward diversion of about 10 miles behind the shingle spit of Orfordness. Shingle Street has a Napoleonic Martello tower and also an air of mystery as strange happenings have been reported to have taken place here, including an alleged small scale German Invasion during the Second World War.

A K and Q Type bombing decoy was built in 1940 north of the village (at TM 335 462) to deflect enemy bombing from RAF Martlesham Heath. See Pastscape for more information.

The Suffolk Punch Trust, based in Hollesley, is dedicated to the preservation of the county's own horse…



The 1916 Kellys Directory lists Mrs Charlotte Osbourne (Beer retailer, pub not named) [the Shepherd & Dog]?

The 1922 Kelly's Directory lists Mrs Charlotte Osbourne as a beer retailer.


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