Woolverstone

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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

Woolverstone was recorded in Domesday as "Uluerestuna" and appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Wuluerſton". The name is believed to derive from "Wulf's Stone", apparently named after a stone on which King Wulf (a Viking raider) sacrificed one of the inhabitants.

Woolverstone Hall, a Grade I listed country house dating from 1776, is used as a girls' school.

The Cat House (now in the grounds of the marina, see gallery) was where smuggling was directed from. When no revenue men were in the area, a stuffed cat was put in a window so smugglers on the river knew it was safe to land their booty.

In 1910, dredging work in the Orwell unearthed a 2.2m oak longboat, age unknown.

Woolverstone Marina is on the site of a WWII embarkation hard, built between 1942 and 1943 in preparation for D-Day.

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History

A working men's club is listed in the 1916 Kelly's directory, but no pubs.

Acknowledgements

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

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