Pin Mill


Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. 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 have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.


Establishment(s) understood to have reopened.

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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.


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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).