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.
Wortham Manor House
Wortham Manor House
Real Ale is sold here.
Bury Rd (A143), IP22 1PX
grid reference TM 082 770
pub & Thai restaurant
Re-opened and renamed as The Manor House. Thai menu available for eat in or take away. Also English menu - steaks, burgers etc.
The pub stands on a spur off the Bury-Diss road, opposite the large village green. It still has a nice old Lacon's plaque in the wall.
- Accessible to disabled customers
- Beer garden or other outside drinking area
- Bus stop nearby (see transport links for details)
- Dogs welcome: On leads in bar
- Evening meals
- Family friendly
- Live music
- Lunchtime meals (not just snacks)
- Newspapers available
- Quiet pub - no electronic games, piped music or jukebox
- Real fire
- Restaurant or separate dining area
- Smoking area
- Traditional pub games available: Pool
Railway station about 3.7 miles away (see transport links for details)
Nearest railway station
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about 1903 (interactive map)
Also reported in Long Green.
The Ipswich Journal, 3rd June 3rd 1837** reported that Robert Koipe COBBOLD of the Eye Brewery was retiring from business & was looking to sell various Inns & Public Houses including the Dolphin, Wortham Green.
A dolphin is seen as a friendly animal that would help ancient mariners by twining itself round the anchor cable in a storm to prevent the anchor dragging. It also features in many coats of arms including the Fishmongers Company and the Company of Watermen. In France from the 14th cent. the eldest son of the king was known as "le dauphin".
(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 Bob Mitchell)