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.

Elmsett is a compact village set on the upper reaches of Belstead Brook. The village was painted by Gainsborough in 1750 and was recorded in Domesday as "Elmeseta". Bombs killed 10 people and destroyed several houses in 1941.

Hawker Restorations, a company dedicated to restoring WW2 Hawker Hurricanes operates at Elmsett airfield.

The Tithe Memorial, reproachfully facing the church, is a reminder of one of many seizures of goods in the 1930s by Church authorities, often aided by Oswald Mosley's fascist Blackshirts.

To commerate(sic) the tithe seizure at Elmsett Hall of furniture including baby's bed & blankets herd of dairy cows eight corn & seed stacks valued at £1200 for tithe valued at £385


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(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)