St Michael South Elmham


Important Covid information

The first tranche of pubs (those able to serve outdoors) have now been allowed to reopen. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to have reopened or to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.


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.