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.
Westhall Racehorse Inn
Westhall Racehorse Inn
formerly Race Horse
"Stay at home curry nights" roughly once a fortnight.
Details of how to order and organise a collection slot (or delivery if necessary) can be found on the pub's website.
Real Ale is sold here.
A licence request has been made by a community group so it is hoped that this will re-open soon.
Mill Common, IP19 8RQ
grid reference TM 408 817
The pub's owner has allowed the community group to rent the pub for 12 months with an option to buy the property after that period. The pub opened for a few days both before and after Christmas 2019 serving local ales and now has regular hours Thu-Sun.
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
To be sold by auction, a substantially built and commodious public house called the Race Horse Inn, situated upon Westhall Green; comprising comfortable sitting and sleeping rooms, garden, yards, stables, and other out buildings, together with a Wheelwrights and Blacksmith's shop adjoining, and now in full trade. The above are now in occupation of Edmund Maler and Jonas Garrod, yearly tenants.Ipswich Journal, January 1840**
The Race Horse was owned by Robert Fisk a Brewer who resided at Common Quay, Ipswich. Fisk leased the pub to the Pengrifts at £15 per annum on condition that Fisk was the sole supplier. The worth of the pub was estimated at £30-40 per annum…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)