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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.

Introduction

Please tell us if you know of any pubs here which have reopened after lockdown.

Recorded in Domesday as "Suttuna" and famous for the Sutton Hoo ship burial which was excavated by Basil Brown and Charles Philips in 1939. This early Anglian ship burial (with space for 38 oars) contained no organic remains but still plenty of evidence was subsequently gathered to prove the the importance of the site. The most striking artifacts recovered were the remains of burial treasure from one of the earliest English Kings, R'dwald, King of East Anglia. Further excavations (1992) proved the site to be a complex collection of burials, some royal, others possibly the victims of judicial execution. The mainly modern village is two miles south of the burial site.

A striking feature of Sutton Heath is the wide expanses of well-manicured lawns. These are not part of the garden from a hidden stately home, rather turf farms, providing instant lawns to gardeners without the patience to seed their own.

Nearby RAF Woodbridge was completed in Nov 1943 and it opened as a "prang dome" i.e. an Emergency Landing Ground for aircraft in distress. Often referred to as RAF Sutton Heath, it was soon very busy…

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Acknowledgements

Some details from "Suffolk Airfields in WW2" by Graham Smith.

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