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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. If you can give any of our pubs some support through these terrible 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.

Bucklesham Shannon

Bucklesham Shannon

formerly Skinners Arms, Shannon

Real Ale is sold here.
Reported on 5/4/2016 as being reopened.

Bucklesham Rd, IP10 0DR

grid reference TM 243 418

owner/operator: Patron Capital

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(01473) 659512

(01473) 659512

The pub is named after Admiral Brooke's ship, which saw action against the Americans in the early 19th century.

Dogs are welcome in the bar area.

Monday is home-made burger & beer night, Wednesday is curry night.

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

Landlords

Footnote

Rear Admiral Sir Philip Broke, of Broke Hall, Ipswich, was the commander of HMS Shannon in the War of 1812, between United States and Britain. His ship is particularly known for the boarding and capture of the US Frigate Chesapeake off Boston, on 1 June 1813. Over 80 were killed in the action and the loosing crew were taken to Halifax, Nova Scotia, where the sailors were imprisoned; the ship was repaired and taken into service by the Royal Navy and later sold at Portsmouth, England in 1819 to be broken up.

According to Alfred Hedges' book, "Inns and Inn Signs of Norfolk and Suffolk",

The squire of nearby Nacton fought in the battle and then wished to build an inn, to be called the Shannon, to commemorate the action. But the owner of all the land in Nacton refused to permit an inn in the parish, so the venture was switched to the adjacent parish of Bucklesham.

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

(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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