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.
Halesworth Three Tuns
Halesworth Three Tuns
also traded as Tuns
closed 18th October 1910
12 Market Place
grid reference TM 385 774
The building dates from the 1520s. It was for many years the home to the Halesworth Social Club, but in 2015 was converted into an antiques market.
The pub was licensed in 1874 as just "The Tuns"; the name appears to have changed in 1887. According to the Listed Buildings Register, "The Inn was a centre for the wool merchants of the district."
it closed on October 18th 1910, as part of a scheme to reduce the number of alcohol licenses.
It's 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, March 16th 1751***, to the Sign of the Tuns in Halesworth.
To be lett, the Three Tuns, at Halesworth, commonly called the Upper Tavern, a well-accustomed House, situated in the Market, with all good Conveniences and a fine Bowling Green.Ipswich Journal, July 23rd 1757***
To be lett, the Three Tuns Tavern, in Halesworth, late in the Occupation of James Barnham, being an ancient and good-accustom'd Publick-House, with a Bowling-Green, Yards, Stables, Outhouses, and Lands to the same belonging...Enquire of Mr…
(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 Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)
Closure date from Blything licensing records.
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.