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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.

Located close to the confluence of the Orwell river and Belstead brook and recorded in Domesday as "Wervesta" or "Wervesteda".

The village is dominated by local electricity company offices and is some distance from the pub which is located close to the Ipswich borough boundary at Bourne bridge.

Iron age and Roman settlement remains have been found in the parish; in 1803, two thousand Roman coins were ploughed up near the vicarage. Camping matches (an ancient precursor to football) were played in a field close to the pub.

Today one notable local resident in recent years is Jimmy Doherty who has attracted a certain amount of TV fame for his business, Jimmy's Farm where he raises rare breed pigs and other animals are raised. A shop, farmers market and butchery are also located on the farm.

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History

The 1874 White's Directory lists Enos Page Baxter as a brewer & victualler of Ostrich

Acknowledgements

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

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