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Important Covid information

Although the latest lockdown has now ended, Suffolk remains in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with "substantial" 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.

Many pubs which are unable to reopen yet (and some that have reopened) are selling food and drink to take away. These are listed on this page.

Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.

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.

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.

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

pub on old OS map

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(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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