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.
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.
Closed about 1982
opened 16th century, possibly earlier
grid reference TL 748 547
The Cloak was a brew house in 1937.
(details from Roger Waters)
In the December 1982 edition of Last Orders*** it was reported that the Cloak (Greene King) had closed.
Jean Bellis tells us:
I lived at The Cloak Inn during WW2 with my mother who served behind the bar. My father was stationed at RAF Stradishall & we used to walk to see him almost every evening at his RAF Camp. The landlord of The Cloak had a hook where his hand should have been. WW1 injury I was told. Despite the war they were happy days. Thought you might be interested in a piece of history from long ago.
It's shown as an un-named beerhouse on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(*** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.