Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. 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 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.

Kentford is a settlement on the border with Cambridgeshire, appearing on John Speed's 1610 map as "Kenforde". The A14 now by-passes it to the north, though the main road through the village is still very busy, with large numbers of HGVs using it. The ancient Icknield Way still runs through the parish. Local prehistoric finds include a Palaeolithic hand axe and two round barrows. Lilly Langtry lived in the village for a number of years. The Bell lies at the west end, over the border with Kennett in Cambridgeshire.


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According to A Survey of Suffolk Parish History, 1 innkeeper was recorded in the parish between 1650 and 1699.