Aldringham

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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.

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You can now buy beer from many pubs and breweries via CAMRA's new Brew2You app. Click on the logo to download the app.

Introduction

Aldringham is set amongst coastal sandlings (some of which survive as North Warren nature reserve) The parish's most striking building is a medieval church set in the valley of the river Hundred.

Aldringham was recorded in Domesday as "Alrincham". It is also known as Aldringham cum Thorpe, but we have listed the coastal hamlet of Thorpeness separately. So far we have not been able to find a map showing the boundary between Aldringham and Thorpeness, so only the parish boundary appears on our map.

Sometimes the Kelsale Eight Bells may inadvertently be listed as part of this parish. Due to historically being in the same parish, the Thorpeness Crown may often be listed as being located in Aldringham.

The pub is reputedly the oldest building in the village.It's also rumoured locally that an old smugglers' tunnel still runs from the pub to the church.

Hamo de Masey obtained a charter for a market and fair from Edward II in roughly 1296. Two fairs remained popular until Victorian times and were held on October 11th and December 11th.

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History

William Thomas Smith was recorded as having been granted a new beerhouse (on-sales) license in 1878/1879. [This probably relates to the Crown, Thorpeness].

The 1891 Census also lists Louisa Forsdike (Beerhouse Keeper, Crown Street, Aldringham, Leiston, pub not named, Head/Widow/71y/born Kelsale) with Clare Forsdike (Scholar, Crown Stret, Aldringham, Leiston, pub not named, Granddaughter/Single/10y/born Leiston).…

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