St James South Elmham


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.

One of a group of settlements to the south of Bungay known collectively as "the Saints", which were recorded in Domesday variously as "Almeham", "Almaham", "Elmeham" and "Halmeham. Mill Lane marks the location of a post mill which was moved here in 1864. It was mostly demolished in 1923, but the remains can still be seen.

At 51m above sea level, St James is reportedly the highest village in the east of the county.

Also see All Saints and St. Nicholas, St Cross, St. Michael and St. Peter.


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In 1865 John Godfrey is listed as a beer retailer & shopkeeper


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