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.
Woodbridge Cherry Tree
Woodbridge Cherry Tree
Extra services available here during the Covid-19 lockdown:
Takeaway beer available Friday 1700-1900, Saturday 1200-1500ish.
Bitter & Broadside £3 a pint - bring your own bottle.
Real Ale is sold here.
73 Cumberland St, IP12 4AG
grid reference TM 268 486
Although the tree no longer remains, it is still shown in the famous Suffolk painter, Thomas Churchyard's picture inside this inn. Informal card sessions and quiz nights are held and family games are available to play. Child and dog friendly, this pub also offers traditional food which is served all day from breakfast onwards. Accommodation is provided in a converted outdoor barn. Mild is a permanent feature amongst the eight beers usually on offer. Regular beer festivals are held.
There's a toilet accessible to disabled customers.
The Cherry Tree was named Community Pub of the Year in Adnams' 2008 Pub Awards.
The building dates from the 17th century.
- Accommodation available
- Beer festivals
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Dogs welcome
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Real fire
- Separate bar
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available: free
Railway station about 0.4 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1902 (interactive map)
To be Sold, a well accustomed Inn call'd the Cherry Tree, in Woodbridge with more than an Acre of good Land, well planted and water'd. Inquire of Mrs Broome in Woodbridge aforesaid.Ipswich Journal, April 27th 1734***
An announcement of the death on the 24th February 1890, after a long affliction, Rosa, third daughter of Mr John Franklin, Cherry Tree Inn, Woodbridge, aged 9 years.Ipswich Journal, March 1890**
The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the Cherry Tree's license was issued in 1863. Whether this was when it was first licensed or when it got a full (ie not just beer) license isn't clear, though the latter seems more probable.
John Mills, 21, a labourer, was charged with stealing 9s 6d from George Thompson…
(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)