In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. 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.
Bungay King's Head
Bungay King's Head
Market Place, NR35 1AF
grid reference TM 336 898
Found closed with everything but the bar counter removed when visited late June 2015. In February 2016 it was announced that the building had been bought by the Bungay Castle Trust and was going to be turned into a museum and heritage centre.
A prominent town centre hotel which had 15 letting rooms and à la carte menu in the restaurant. There was live music at weekends.
The building dates from the early 18th century, though there was an inn on the site since the 16th century. The original building, along with much of the town centre, was destroyed in the Great Fire of Bungay in March 1688.
It's shown (though unnamed) on this old OS map from about 1903 (larger map)
Former Commercial inn, Family hotel and Posting House.
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal*** on July 12th 1746 to Mr Samuel Botwright at the King's Head, Bungay.
Died, 7 August 1815, Mrs DARKE, widow of the late Mr Wm. DARKE, formerly of the King's Head Inn, Bungay & of the Angel Inn, YarmouthIpswich Journal, August 9th 1815***
In 1823 the "Times" coach left daily at 7pm for Beccles and other coaches left at 1pm on Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday for Bury and at 3pm on Monday, Wednesday & Friday for Yarmouth.…
(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)
(**** Last Orders is a free local newsletter - published by Suffolk CAMRA members since 1978)