Waldringfield

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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.

Introduction

Establishment(s) known to be ready to reopen when outdoors service is permitted.

Please tell us if you know of any pubs ready to reopen when outdoors service is permitted that we don't list here.

This characterful village and popular yachting centre on the south side of the river Deben is known to have been a site of settlement for over 1500 years. Iron Age finds have also been found locally. The area around the village was heavily involved in coprolite mining.

During WW2 admission to the village was by permit only due to military activities. Dummy barges were moored along the river here and illuminated at night to draw the Luftwaffe from genuine military targets nearby.

Waldringfield was recorded in Domesday as "Waldingafelda", along with another (abandoned?) settlement called "Minima Waldringafelda" (Lesser Waldringfield). John Speed's 1610 map shows the village as "Waldringfelde".

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History

In 1888 Kelly's Directory lists John Hill as a maltster & brewer.

The 1891 Census also lists John Hill (Maltster & Brewer, The Cliff, Cliff Rd., Head/Married/64/born Martlesham) [Listed next to unnamed Maybush]

The 1900 Kelly's Directory lists Walter Hill as a maltster & brewer (& coal merchant).

The 1901 Census also lists Walter Hill (Coal Merchant & Brewer, Cliff Rd., not named, Head/Married/30/born Waldringfield)

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