Kelsale

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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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Introduction

Kelsale is a large village just to the north of Saxmundham which also contains the hamlets of East Green, North Green, Cullar Green and part of Carlton Green. It's been dry since the Eight Bells closed in 1986.

The Guildhall in the village centre dates from 1495 and was used as the village school for about a century. Kelsale was recorded in Domesday variously as "Cheresala", "Kereshalla", "Chylesheala" and "Carahalla".

Harvey's Mill was a post mill which worked until 1900 and was mostly demolished in 1924 It stood about 300m north-north-east from the old Rising Sun.

Kelsale forms a twin parish with the adjacent Carlton, where the Poacher's Pocket can be drunk in. There's no clear delineation between the two settlements.

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History

The 1844 White's Directory lists a beer house run by William Bedwell.

The 1855 White's Directory lists a beer house run by Thomas Brady (Carlton Green).

The 1869 Kelly's Directory lists a beer house run by Mrs Betsey Brady.

The 1888 Kelly's Directory lists Mrs Martha Mills as a beer retailer.

The 1916 Kelly's Directory lists Andrew James (Beer retailer, pub not named).

Acknowledgements

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

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