Herringswell

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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.

Update: pubs which are known to have reopened are now also listed. Please let Tony know if you know of pubs not listed that have reopened.

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

Herringswell was recorded in Domesday as "Herningawella" or "Hyrningwella". It appears on John Speed's 1610 map as "Heringeſwell".

Sir William Gilstrap hadthe Red House built with the intention of it being a pub, but his head gamekeeper persuaded him against opening it on the grounds that it would encourage poaching. An adjacent cottage was an offlicense called the Live & Let Live. More recently the Live & Let Live social & drinking club ran for a few years at the village hall, though that has since folded.

Herringswell Hall is a mock-Tudor house dating from 1901, which was built on the site of the original manor. In the early 1980s it attained some notoriety as the headquarters of the Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh sect. When they left, they were replaced by a Japanese Buddhist school, which lasted until 2001. The hall is now subdivided into flats.

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