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.


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

A village straggling alongside a series of minor roads, recorded in Domesday variously as "Roburc", "Romborc" and "Ramburc". John Speed's 1610 map shows the village as "Rumboro".

The Benedictine monastery was founded before the Norman Conquest but closed by Cardinal Wolsey in 1528 to help fund the building of a college in Ipswich. It is said that through this act he had an unexpected windfall, as the Abbot of York had deposited many valuable items for "safe keeping" at the priory. Despite his protests they were never returned. Subsequently the fledgling college was closed by Henry VIII when Wolsey fell from power a short while later.

A Q Type bombing decoy was built in 1942 in the south (at TM 356 825) of St Michael South Elmham (but designated as Rumburgh) to deflect enemy bombers from RAF Bungay. See Pastscape for more details.

A hundred acre green which once stood on the border with Wissett may have been used in ancient football games.


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Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.