In the light of the latest government instructions, all pubs are now closed until at least December 2nd.
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.
After the end of Lockdown, Suffolk will remain in Tier Two, which means that drinks on the premises can only be sold with 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.
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.
Please note that due to government regulations, all takeaway drinks must be pre-booked by telephone, text or other means.
Bury St Edmunds Castle
Bury St Edmunds Castle
grid reference TL 852 643
Now a shop (Superdrug).
It's shown (though not named) on this old 1890s OS map. interactive map
The inn dates back to before 1780, when it was advertised to let in the Norfolk Chronicle**** on 23rd September 1780 as follows:
Bury St Edmund's, Sept. 20 To be Lett, and entered upon directly, or at any Time before Christmas next, that well accustomed Inn known by the Name of The Castle, eligibly situated for both Markets, and late in the occupation of JOHN APPLETON, deceased. The Stock, Household Furniture, Fixtures, etc to be disposed of at the same Time. For Particulars, enquire of HENRY LEECH.
Next door to Moyses Hall which is an old Norman building, dating from about 1180. It was probably built by a Jewish moneylender, and is constructed principally from stone. Later, until 1610 it was an inn. In the eighteenth century a workhouse, gaol, in the nineteenth century a police station…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(1861 census information from Malcolm Fairley)
(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
(**** report reproduced with kind permission from Foxearth & District Local History Society)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.