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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.

Woodbridge Cross

Woodbridge Cross

also traded as Cross Quays, Red Cross, Cross Quay

closed 2013

opened 17th century or earlier

2 Church St, IP12 1DH

grid reference TM 272 489

A two bar pub which was adjacent to the Town Cross, where it would have been the custom in ancient days for locals to meet in order to obtain news from the travellers who descended from their coach, or to hearken to the words of a local preacher.

It is now an "American-style diner".

NB Not to be confused with another Cross in the town, called Roger's Cross, located where the King's Arms once stood.

Although 1652 is marked on the building, it is thought to be considerably older than this. The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the Cross's license was issued in 1652.

The Cross is listed at Stone Street in 1830.…

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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(extracts from a town pub booklet written by David Hague which also includes extracts from Booth's Almanac of 1899)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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