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Important Covid information

Due to the latest lockdown regulations, pubs can no longer sell alcohol for takeaway or click & collect. Delivery is still permitted, as is the sale of takeaway food. We will update all entries on this site over the next few days to take account of the new situation.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Bucklesham Shannon

Bucklesham Shannon

formerly Skinners Arms, Shannon

Due to the government announcement of January 4th, pubs are currently not permitted to sell alcohol to take away, though they are permitted to deliver it. We hope this will change before too long, so still list Suffolk pubs intending to sell takeaway drinks. Food continues to be available for takeaway as before.

Takeaway food is available; see the pub's website for details.

Real Ale is sold here.

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

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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