As pubs across the county are starting to reopen, we're trying to collate a comprehensive list of those that have reopened or are close to it. Our list can be found on this page.
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 Queen's Head
Woodbridge Queen's Head
also traded as Mariners
closed 31st November 1960
last owner/operator: Cobbold's
70 Seckford St
grid reference TM 268 491
The pub dates from the 16th or 17th century, with early 19th century façade. The building is positively identified in the Listed Buildings Register.
The 1904 Woodbridge licensing records show that the Queen's Head's license was issued in 1843. Whether this was when it was first licensed or when it got a full (ie not just beer) license isn't clear, though the latter seems more probable.
It closed in 1960 when the landlord died. Cobbold's decided that since there were four other pubs nearby, there was no point in it continuing to trade (information from the licensing records).
It's shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
To be left, the Queen's Head in Woodbridge, a Large, Convenient and well accustomed Inn. Enquire of Mr Martin Cobbald, the present tenant thereof, or at Mr John Mathew at Stokehall in IpswichIpswich Journal, January 15th & 22nd 1726***
The Queen's Head at Woodbridge, an ancient and commodious Inn, is now kept by Roger Crask, (whose Father Lived there for many Years) and where Gentlemen and Travellers may depend upon Good Accommodation and Entertainment. N.B…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
Closure date from Woodbridge licensing records.
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(**** street names from a pamphlet called "A DESCRIPTIVE ACCOUNT OF “WOODBRIDGE INNS" by V. B. REDSTONE)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.