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.
Pub(s) known to have reopened after lockdown (or close to reopening)
Please tell us if you know of any pubs which have reopened after lockdown that we don't list here.
Also historically listed as "Lydgate", this small and well spread settlement was recorded in Domesday as "Ligata" or "Litgata". Earthworks relating to a motte and bailey castle (probably built in about 1143) can be found just to the north of the village. John Lygate, the famous medieval poet, was born here in 1375.
The 1844 White's Directory lists Simon Park (also listed as a farmer) as a beer house keeper.
The 1855 White's Directory also lists Wm. Bell (also listed as a shopkeeper) as a beer house keeper.
The 1861 census lists The Bell, Cowlinge Road, but it is not shown as a pub and its resident, George Peacock (Head/Married/49/born Lidgate) is recorded as an agricultural labourer. Also Robert Grinley is listed as a wheelwright & beer seller in Village Street. (Head/Married/40/born Flempton)
In 1865 Roger G Deacon and Frederick Smith are also listed as a beer retailers.…
Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.