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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the lockdown. 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 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.

Barnby Blind Man's Gate

Barnby Blind Man's Gate

Closed 1920-1970.

Beccles Rd

grid reference TM 487 905

An inn appears on the OS maps at this approximate location at least as late as 1946. On the 1856 map, "Blindman's Gate" is marked here.

It's listed in the 1910 Rates book as being owned by the Crown Brewery of Lowestoft.

The pub can be seen here on the 1871 OS map.

pub on old OS map

A car wash now stands on the site of the pub.

There's no consensus as to the origin of this unusual name; one suggestion is that it was originally a tollhouse looked after by a blind man.

Map

map

(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

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