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.
Woodbridge Old Mariner
Woodbridge Old Mariner
formerly Mariner's Arms, Ye Olde Mariner's Arms, Tap & Spile
Real Ale is sold here.
26 New St, IP12 1DX
grid reference TM 273 491
A traditional, two roomed bar close to the town centre, which offers food alongside a range of well presented ale snow served from new gravity stillage. The front bar has scrubbed tables and a low ceiling whilst the rear bar is quieter and gives access to a separate seating area. There's a garden and a car-park (off Castle Street). The smoking area is behind the pub.
There's live music most weekends with resident bands and a DJ.
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Beer served through handpumps
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Cask Marque accredited
- Dogs welcome
- Family friendly
- Function room available to hire
- Live music
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Real fire
- Separate bar
- Smoking area
- Sport TV
- Traditional pub games available
- WiFi available
Railway station about 0.4 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, 1 May 1784, to the Mariners in Woodbridge.
Came astray, on Saturday, 17th inst. to Isaac MOORE's at the Sign of the Mariners, in Woodbridge, a pig - Whoever has lost the same, by applying to the said Isaac Moore & describing the size & marks and paying the charges thereof, may have it again, otherwise the same will be sold for payment thereof.Ipswich Journal, January 31st 1801***
Died on the 26th September 1855, in Castle Street, Woodbridge, aged 38; Mr William Pleasance, formerly of the Mariners' Arms Inn.Ipswich Journal, September 1855**
William Loom, Grundisburgh, butcher, was charged with being drunk and refusing to leave the Mariner's Arms, Woodbridge, when asked to do so by the landlord, Mr Wilmshurt…
Tap & Spile was created as a national chain of themed and heavily branded pubs - created from existing selected pubs usually owned by the former Pubmaster pub group. Initially these pubs were very popular and able to offer a very wide range of real ales though in later years the beer range was increasingly restricted. In Suffolk there were just 3 pubs - in Ipswich, Felixstowe (Walton) and Woodbridge.
(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)