In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
A number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the Covid-19 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.
closed 26th July 1928.
grid reference TM 099 382
The Tankard was virtually on the border with Capel St Mary, on the junction of the road to Ipswich with the Bentley Road.
It existed as early as 1838 and closed in 1928, when its license was transferred to the newly-built Rushmere St Andrew Golf.
The pub is shown on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
The pub was demolished soon after closure and was replaced by a garage that was itself subsequently demolished in the 1990s, when the current junction and underpass were built.
On 24.07.1883, William Henry WOOD, Landlord of The Tankard, Bentley, was charged with keeping his house open during prohibited hours. After hearing the evidence, the Bench were suspicious but dismissed the charge.Ipswich Journal, October 20th 1883**
(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 Bob Mitchell)