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Important Covid information

If all goes according to plan, the first tranche of pubs (those that are able to serve drinkers outdoors) may be able to reopen on April 12th. Though of course, in a situation like this, nothing is guaranteed. The rest of our pubs may be permitted to reopen from May 17th.

Pubs providing takeaways continue to be listed on this page.

Those known to be planning to reopen as soon as permitted are listed on this page.

Boxted King's Head

Boxted King's Head

closed 22nd April 1936

opened about 1800

Fenstead End, IP29 4LH

grid reference TL 805 509

This pub was actually located in Fenstead End, which is part of the parish of Boxted, though remote from the settlement. It's now residential and known as The Black House.

The pub was closed by Greene King in 1936 after what was described as an 'agricultural riot' took place adjacent to the pub.

The pub's sign is shown on the front of the building and a car is visible outside.

(information supplied by Peter Dolton)

This property was built in approximately 1800 when it included a mill, several cottages and a parcel of land. On February 24th 1875, Mr FM King of Bury St Edmunds acquired the property. It had changed hands several times, but in 1875 it was still a fully licensed inn (with an adjoining shop)…

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

(information supplied by Peter Dolton)

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

(** report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.

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