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.
Slaughden Three Mariners
Slaughden Three Mariners
also traded as Mariners Inn, Anchor
grid reference TM 463 554
The Three Mariners was a coastal pub on a narrow shingle spit just south of Aldeburgh town centre, which has since been lost to the sea. The Three Mariners was the last building left as the sea destroyed this once-prosperous town.
According to the 1912 Woodbridge licensing records, the Three Mariners' license was granted in 1790. Whether this is when it was first licensed or when it got a full (ie not just beer) license isn't known. No request for license renewal was lodged in 1918, giving us a good clue as to when it finally fell into the sea.
The pub originally faced a salt marsh on the bank of the Alde river with its back to the sea. The pub's sign (now in Aldeburgh Museum) was a whale's shoulder bone.…
A report in the Ipswich Journal, September 6th 1879***, contained a Reference to John Henry BARLEY, at the Three Mariners, Slaughden.
January 1895 would be memorable in East Anglia for the remarkable series of storms that visited our coast. It reported that at Slaughden, fences, sheds, boats and everything near the sea were smashed. The Three Mariners Inn, depicted many years ago by Crabbe, the poet, is a complete wreck. A gang of men were employed on the Thursday morning removing an immense quantity of shingle and sand that had half filled the house. The water had rushed into the house, and the furniture, books, etc., were left in confusion…
(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 book information from Bob Mitchell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.