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.
Ipswich Royal Oak
Ipswich Royal Oak
also traded as Oak Inn
Closed late 1882
opened before 1830, possibly before 1735
7 Northgate St
grid reference TM 164 447
A timber-framed building at the junction of Northgate Street and Oak Lane, which is now used for offices.
There is some uncertainty about when this particular inn opened, as it isn't clear which historical records relate to this and which to the Tavern Street inn. However, we do have this document:…
On Monday night last, a Publick-House of this Town (Ipswich), called the Royal Oak, and kept by Mr. Joseph Colman, was broke open and robbed of a Box containing Money, and Writings belonging to a Society-Club held there.Ipswich Journal, December 8th 1770***
To be let and entered upon immediately, the Royal Oak Inn, situated in Upper Brook Street, in the parish of St Mary Tower, Ipswich. For particulars apply to Messrs…
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)