Although the government has now allowed pubs to reopen, many are still unable to do so safely, while most if not all are only able to accommodate limited numbers of customers. Many of them are still reliant on providing takeaway food and/or drinks. 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 difficult times by buying some takeaway food or drink, please do so. Our pubs need as much support as possible if they're going to still be there for us when the crisis is over.
Eye King's Head
Eye King's Head
3 Church St
grid reference TM 145 738
The pub is shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. interactive map
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, May 30th 1752***, to cocking at Cha. Gissing's, King's Head, Eye.
To be lett, the King's Head in Eye, now in the occupation of Mr. John Notley. Enquire of Mr. John Jacob of Eye aforesaid.Ipswich Journal, 18 Apr 1778***
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, 31 July 1779***, to Charles Allum of Eye, an Innholder and a creditor's meeting to be held at the King' s Head in Eye (but this was not his inn).
A report in the Ipswich Journal, June 3rd 1837**, stated that Robert Koipe COBBOLD of the Eye Brewery was retiring from business & was looking to sell various Inns & Public Houses including the King's Head.
(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)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.