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 of possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Witnesham Barley Mow
Witnesham Barley Mow
Real Ale is sold here.
Mow Hill (B1077), IP6 9EH
grid reference TM 185 503
opened approx. 1760
owner/operator: NewRiver Retail
A comfortable pub with beams & posts preserving discrete seating areas within a large open bar. It's family friendly with a strong local community focus.
According to A Survey of Suffolk Parish History, the pub dates from about 1760.
Nearest railway station
The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the Barley Mow's license was issued in 1853. This will have been when it got a full (not just beer) license.
The Suffolk Chronicle** on April 10th in 1813 reports that a Turnpike Meeting was advertised to be held at The Barley Mow - Witnesham.
Died on the 26th at the Barley Mow, Witnesham, aged 68, Mr Robert Barber.Ipswich Journal, March 1880***
George Henry Simpson, a labourer, was charged by Mr Frederick Barker, landlord of the Barley Mow, Witnesham, with having been disorderly and refusing to quit his licensed house, found guilty he was fined 6s and £1 costs.Ipswich Journal, January 1895**
A Mow is an old term for a stack - hence "Barley stack" - as shown in the sign. Barley being the pricipal ingedient of beer.
(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 Bob Mitchell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)