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.

The village, recorded in Domesday as "Bohtuna", overlooks the coastal marshes. In the 18th century it had strong seafaring connections and a small jetty can still be seen on the Butley river. Grazing marshes below Dock farm are run as a nature reserve by the RSPB.

A fine block of Alms houses (dating from 1736) were funded by Mary Warner's Charity for 6 poor men and 6 poor women - and whose book of rules included (penalties?) "for strolling to the Bawdsey Star and tippling" - the book is now kept in the church.

Clay quarried at Boyton was of very high quality; large quantities were shipped from Boyton Dock to the Netherlands where it was highly-prized for making Delft pottery.


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