Saxmundham

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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.

Update: pubs which are known to have reopened are now also listed. Please let Tony know if you know of pubs not listed that have reopened.

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.

Introduction

This rapidly growing market town is located on the old London and Ipswich to Lowestoft turnpike. The old tollhouse, called the Carlton Gate can still be seen. The turnpike eventually became the A12 and Saxmundham became a notorious bottleneck until it was by-passed. Henry Bright (1814-1873) was a celebrated local water-colourist. The local railway station is on the east Suffolk branch line.

Legend suggests the one-time existence of a tunnel under the former Angel Inn, which supposedly ran from Framlingham to Leiston Abbey. Whether it actually existed is still a matter of speculation. Mill Road marks the location of a post mill erected about 1790, which worked until 1885 and was dismanted in 1907. Part of the roundhouse has been incorporated into a home on Rendham Road.

Saxmundham was recorded in Domesday as "Saxmondeham" or "Sasmundesham".

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History

In 1839 Pigot's Directory Jonas Blanden, Thomas Blanden and John Foulsham (& maltster) are all listed as brewers.

In 1844 White's Directory Wm. Threadkell was also listed as a beer seller and James Blanden and John Foulsham (& maltster) are also listed as brewers.

The 1851 Census also lists William Fenton (Butcher & Innkeeper, Thoroughfare, pub not named, Head/Married/43y/born Snape) with Elizabeth Fenton (Thoroughfare, pub not named, Wife/Married/39y/born Saxmundham)…

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