Nacton

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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.

Update: pubs which are known to have reopened are now also listed. Please let Tony know if you know of pubs not listed that have reopened.

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

The village's name was defined by Douglas Adams and John Lloyd as the name of the letter "n" when used in place of the word "and", as in "bangers 'n' mash" or "fish 'n' chips".

The settlement was recorded in Domesday as "Nechetuna" or "Nachetuna".

The parish was once home of the Woodbridge Union Workhouse which used to house up to 810 inmates and also to two beautiful houses overlooking the river Orwell - Broke Hall (once home to Philip Broke, captain of Shannon, a frigate that distinguished itself against the US Chesapeake in 1813) - and Orwell Park (once home to Admiral Vernon and later George Tomline but today, still with its fine observatory, used as a private school).

Margaret Catchpole was born in Nacton in 1762.

In 1010 Ulfketel, Earl of East Anglia, fought a battle against the Danes at Seven Hills (today best known as an A14 interchange).

In 1839, the first ever steeplechase was run from the barracks in Ipswich to Nacton church.

Neolithic settlements have been found in a number of sites around Nacton.

Orwell Station, which served Nacton, closed in 1959…

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History

Alnesbourne Priory Barn/Clubhouse held an on-sales (members only) license from 1962 to at least 1969. Licensees were George Henry Buckingham (1962-1963) and Ada Buckingham (1963-69)

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