Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. 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 be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.


Please tell us if you know of any pubs here ready to reopen when outdoors service is permitted.

Charsfield is a small village on the River Deben, recorded in Domesday variously as "Ceresfella", "Caresfelda", "Cerfella", "Keresfelda" and "Carsfelda". John Speed's 1610 map shows the village as "Charsfelde".

Ronald Blyth's book "Akenfield, portrait of an English village" is based upon this village. It was later made into a film, which brought Peggy Cole to fame.


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The 1844 White's Suffolk Trade Directory lists a beer house run by Wm. Leech (bricklayer).

The 1851 Census lists John Read (Ag. Lab. & Beerhouse, Hoo Road, pub not named, Head/Married/44/born Charsfield) [Listed at schedule no. 69, Dav[e]y Lane is at at 71.]