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Reopened pubs

As pubs across the county are starting to reopen, we're trying to collate a comprehensive list of those that have reopened or are close to it. Our list can be found on this page.


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.

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

Please tell us if you know of any pubs here which have reopened after lockdown.

Now a dry parish. Recorded in Domesday as "Wilebi" and on John Speed's 1610 map as "Wilbye".

London City Road is apparently so named because it was a stop on an ancient drovers' route between Norwich and London. North of it, on the border with Stradbroke, stood Wilby Station, which was on the Mid-Suffolk Line. It opened in 1904 and closed in 1952.

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History

The1844 White's Directory also lists William Chase (Butchers Arms) as a beer house keeper.

The 1851 Census also shows James Lockwood (Innkeeper & Taylor, Cole St., pub not named, Head/Married/22/born Laxfield) [Swan?]

The1855 White's Directory also lists William Chase (Butchers Arms) as a beer house keeper.

The 1865 Kelly's Directory also lists Mrs Mary Chaise as a beer retailer (Butchers Arms)

In 1874 White's Directory also lists William Everitt as a beer house keeper (& cattle dealer) Butcher's Arms

In 1888 Kelly's Directory also lists William Everitt as a beer retailer (& cattle dealer) …

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