In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. 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.
grid reference TL 906 341
Built in the 17th or 18th century, the Angel dates back at least to 1783, when the Ipswich Journal reported an auction on the premises of a nearby house.
The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
To be sold, a compleat sett of Brewing Utensils, little the worse for Use, they being almost new. The size of the Mash-Tub is thirty Bushels, the Underback, Copper and Coolers, answerable to each other...Enquire at the Angel in Bures St Mary.Ipswich Journal, April 4th 1772***
To be sold – Lot 1 – that complete well accustomed inn now in full trade called the Angel in Bures…late in occupation of Mrs Martha Duffield (dec’d). Consisting of a roomy dwelling house, exceedingly dry cellars, large brewing office, diary, granary, stables, and other offices, large yard leading to river Stower….Ipswich Journal, 25 Oct 1783
The Angel - Bures is to be let - Apply to Mr William RAYNER at Bures…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)