St Michael South Elmham

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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.


One of a group of settlements to south of Bungay known collectively as "the Saints", which were recorded in Domesday variously as "Almeham", "Almaham", "Elmeham" and "Halmeham. A large post mill stood in the village from 1799. It stopped working in 1929 and was demolished in 1956.

Also see All Saints and St. Nicholas, St Cross, St James and St. Peter.

A Q Type bombing decoy was built in 1942 in the south (at TM 356 825) of St Michael South Elmham (but designated as Rumburgh) to deflect enemy bombers from RAF Bungay. See Pastscape for more details.

St Michael South Elmham is one of only two "Thankful Villages" in Suffolk; not losing a single man in the Great War. (the other being Culpho). Remarkably, every man from the village who served in WWII also returned.



Some historical information from English Heritage's National Monuments Record.