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Reopened pubs

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.

A well known beauty spot and popular sailing centre, clustered around a narrow lane leading from Chelmondiston village to the shore of the river Orwell. Famed for being a haunt of Arthur Ransome, author of "Swallows and Amazons", who lived at Alma Cottage (formerly the Alma Inn).

Sadly (for Pin Mill) the last fatal outbreak of Bubonic plague occurred near here in 1918.



The 1861 Census also lists Albert King (Publican, Beer House Pin Mill, pub not named, Head/Married/33/born Chelmondiston) [Listed in Chelmondiston]

The Orwell licensing records show an off-sales only license held by Patrick Arthur Watts from 1962 to (at least) 1969).