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.
Update: pubs which are known to have reopened are now also listed. Please let Tony know if you know of pubs not listed that have reopened.
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.
Ipswich Neptune Inn
Ipswich Neptune Inn
also traded as Ye Olde Neptune Inne
opened 18th century
86 Fore St
grid reference TM 168 441
This landmark building mainly dates from the 15th/16th centuries, though with several alterations and extensions since.
Originally a merchant's house but an inn from 18th century
On Wed last died suddenly aged 55 years, Mr Thomas Podd, master of the Neptune inn in Ipswich. He was a good friend and neighbour, and his death is much regretted.Ipswich Journal, Saturday January 10th 1789
to be sold by auction on Tue 3rd Feb at 6 o'clock that old established and good accustomed inn known by the name or sign of the Neptune inn in St Clements, Fore st, late in the occupation of Mr Thomas Podd (dec) with a tenement adjoining. Also a malting office adjoining, 25 Coombs steep, with extensive granaries and a convenient quay and wharf for shipping corn, in the occupation of Mr Lionel Pepper.Ipswich Journal, Saturday January 24th 1789
In 1888 Dr JE Taylor said "perhaps the most notable part is the present tap room…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(detailed information from Old inns of Suffolk by Leonard P Thompson)