Leavenheath

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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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You can now buy beer from many pubs and breweries via CAMRA's new Brew2You app. Click on the logo to download the app.

Introduction

Leavenheath is a relatively new parish, set in the heart of Constable country. In 1952 local people, primarily the farming community, decided they would create a civil parish of Leavenheath and establish a parish council, using the earlier established ecclesiastical boundaries. The parish was carved out from parts of the adjacent parishes of Assington, Nayland, Polstead and Stoke-by-Nayland.

The village sign was erected in 2002 to celebrate the parish's 50th anniversary.

The area appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Smatebridge".

The church (St Matthew) was erected in 1835 with a register dating from 1863.

Honey Tye is a small settlement to the south of the main village, close to Nayland.

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History

The 1851 census lists John Boutell, Farmer & Beer House, Head/Married/72/born Nayland.

The 1855 White's Directory lists Edward Eppleford and Johnathan Watts (the Plough?) as beer house keepers.

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