In the light of the latest government instructions, all pubs are now closed until at least December 2nd.
A number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the Covid-19 lockdown. Some offer deliveries, while others are selling from the premises. This page lists details of those we know about.
After the end of Lockdown, Suffolk will remain in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with meals. This of course rules out reopening for the vast majority of pubs. As and when pubs reopen, we will list them on this page and highlight them on location pages.
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.
Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.
Halesworth White Lion
Halesworth White Lion
also traded as Blue Boar, Lyon
closed 22nd November 1964
opened before 1590
grid reference TM 386 774
The pub was built some time in the 16th century. Documents from 1590 record "Ye Lyone Inne".
It's also historically listed at Pound Street (1839 - 1900) and 39 Thoroughfare (1912).
It's shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
To be lett, a newly-erected Publick-House, known by the Sign of the White Lion, with about one Acre of Garden Ground, well planted with Fruit-Trees and about 16 Acres of rich meadow and arable Land, all adjoining. Also on the same Premises, an Oatmeal-Office, to be lett, with or without the same. There is not another Oatmeal-Office within 10 Miles of the said Town (Halesworth). Enquire of Mr Thomas Knights, Common-Brewer, Halesworth.Ipswich Journal, February 17th 1759***
To be sold by auction, Lot 1, that old established and well frequented Inn, known as the White Lion, in Halesworth, situated at the west entrance of the town, containing bar, 2 parlours, kitchen, 6 bedrooms, back kitchen, washhouse, brick stable and loft, cart sheds, and a large productive walled in garden…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.