In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the lockdown. 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.
You can now buy beer from many pubs and breweries via CAMRA's new Brew2You app. Click on the logo to download the app.
The village's name commemorates Offa, a warrior in the Battle of Maldon in 991; it was recorded in Domesday as "Offetuna". Nearby a castle built to command the land between the river valleys may be Saxon in origin and was refortified during the Middle Ages. The mound and traces of a moat are still visible. The lost medieval settlement of Little Bricett is believed to be sited near Tollemache Farm.
The pub is actually located just into Willisham parish. Opposite the pub are the remains of ancient chalk workings. When chalk is heated to 900 degrees it becomes quicklime. This can then either be used as a fertiliser or mixed with sand and used as mortar. A hard and unhealthy occupation, the Offton lime kilns were last used sometime in the late Victorian period when Johnathan James was listed as the owner.
The 1891-92 White's Directory also lists George Runnacles as a beerhouse keeper.