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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 White Hart Inn (Old White Hart)

Ipswich White Hart Inn (Old White Hart)

closed 1863

opened 16th century

St Lawrence St

grid reference TM 164 445 (approximate location)

One authority has the pub standing "in St Lawrence Street, facing the east end of the church".

This was one of Ipswich's most ancient inns; one of only 24 listed on a town assessment of 1689. An even earlier inn called the George may have stood on this site.

Rev. C.E. White tells us it "Once had a picturesque appearance with its quaint bow windows, street posts and old gateway, the spandrels of which latter were ornamented with the wood carving of a dragon." The spandrels are preserved and can now be seen adorning the entrance of Christchurch mansion. replaced by Suffolk House. Coaches once left from here to London, Norwich or Yarmouth.

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Historical interest

Historical interest

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Landlords

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(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)

(detailed information from Old inns of Suffolk by Leonard P Thompson)

(some old PO directory information courtesy of londonpublichouse.com)

(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)

(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)

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