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 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.
grid reference TL 974 622
This was a distinctive small single bar pub with no cellar; beers were sold from a gravity stillage until they stopped selling real ale. The building is now residential.
It's shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
Sarah Davis and Ann Smith were convicted of uttering counterfeit coin to Hester Fenton, of the Plough Inn, Woolpit. Constable John Rednall found Smith in a tent in bed with a man named Joseph Mead. Under their bed he found, on removing a piece of turf which had recently been cut, a parcel of coin, (which, on being examined by a Mr Gudgeon, silversmith, was pronounced bad.) Smith and Davis were sentenced to 12 months imprisonment.Bury & Norwich Post, August 20th 1828** (when Heston Fenton was the landlord)
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1891 census information from Dudley Diaper)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)