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 is situated in the valley of the river Blythe, which runs through the village green. The attractive parish church, St Mary, was largely rebuilt in 1878 as a flint faced building. More significantly the extraordinary Old Chapel was adapted from a 16th century farmhouse in 1689 by local puritans and still contains various 18th century pine box pews and is now recognised as a unique religious building though it closed to worshippers in 1970.
The existence of Marlinspike Hall (see gallery) suggests that at least one Walpole resident is a fan of Hergé's famous boy reporter Tintin. (The hall was evidently given this name fairly recently; the 1977 OS map shows it as "The Gables").
The village was recorded in Domesday as "Walpola" or "Walepola".
The 1844 White's Directory also lists a beer house run by James White (& gardener).
The 1855 White's Directory also lists a beer house run by James White (& gardener).
The 1865 Kelly's Directory also lists George Davy and Philip Stanford (& cabinet maker) as beer retailers.