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 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
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)