Higham (Babergh)

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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.


Please tell us if you know of any pubs here which have reopened after lockdown.

Small pretty settlement close to confluence of river Brett with river Stour (which also forms the county boundary with Essex). Rowley Grove, a local nature reserve is an Ancient Woodland.

Tea Caddy Cottage (see gallery) is an attractive and unusual building on Hadleigh Road. It was built in the early 19th century by the Wedgewood family (probably not the pottery people) as a home for their staff gardener.

Today the village is perhaps best known for Point-To-Point horse races which are organised by various local harrier clubs and usually held between January and April each year.



The 1844 White's Directory lists George Allen as a maltster (Gamekeepers Arm's) ?

The 1855 White's Directory lists James Branford as a brewer (& shopkeeper) (Gamekeepers Arm's) ?

The 1865 Kelly's Directory lists James Bramford as a brewer (& shopkeeper) (Gamekeeper's Arms) ?

The 1874 White's Directory lists James Branford as beer retailer (Gamekeepers Arm's) ?

The 1888 Kelly's Directory lists Joseph Sealey as a beer retailer (Gamekeeper's Arms) ?