Chelsworth

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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

Chelsworth is a pretty village in the Brett valley, with many timber-framed and thatched cottages. It was recorded in Domesday as "Cerleswrda" and may also be listed historically as Chellesworth. The Saxons called the area Ceorleswyrthe.

A narrow hump-backed bridge, part of which dates from 1754, crosses the river near the pub.

According to a plaque on the village sign,

Edgar, king and ruler of all Britain, gave this village to his stepmother, Aethelflaed in the year 962 AD. Edgar's Latin charter (Suffolk's oldest) names the village as CEORLESWYRTHE, translated as "churl's home", and in Anglo-Saxon script describes its boundaries, still the same today. In later years, the name became Cheilesworth, then Chelsworth.

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