Set in the valley of Belstead brook, this village retains a peaceful air despite being close to both the A12 and A14 trunk routes. Also see Copdock.
In 1874 White's Directory lists George Draper as a wholesale grocer & ale & porter merchant (& draper).
In 1891-92 White's Directory lists Samuel Andrews as a grocer, draper, wine, ale & porter & coal merchant.
The Orwell licensing records show Leslie Boyden holding an off-sales only license between at least 1956 and 1967.