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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.

Introduction

Please tell us if you know of any pubs here ready to reopen when outdoors service is permitted.

Lawshall is one of the most dispersed villages in Suffolk, listed in Domesday as "Lawessela". It appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Lawſhill".

A Bronze age sword was once excavated locally and is now on display in Bury Museum. Elizabeth I visited the Hall in 1578. A neighbouring Catholic family, the Rockwoods, also invited the monarch to visit. The crown's reply was to imprison one of the family in Bury Gaol, where he subsequently died. A later member of the family was executed for involvement in the Gunpowder Plot.

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History

The 1844 White's Directory lists ?? James, Robert ?? and Thos. ?? (wheelwright) as beer house keepers.

The 1851 census lists:

Maurie Adams, shoemaker, not shown as publican, Beer House, Head/Married/31/born Bricet.

Barzilla Armstrong, watchmaker and beerhouse keeper, Head. Married/30/born Lawshall.

The 1855 White's Directory lists Mrs Adams, John Martin, Samuel Morley, George Smith and Charles Talbott as beer house keepers.

The 1861 census lists Charles Double, Beerhouse, Head/Married/45/born Horningsheath.…

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