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.
Update: pubs which are known to have reopened are now also listed. Please let Tony know if you know of pubs not listed that have reopened.
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.
also traded as Black Birds, Three Blackbirds
Closed about WW1
opened 1734 or earlier
1 Market Ln
grid reference TL 915 492
The Listed Buildings Register confirms this as the correct building, as do signs on the building itself.
To Publicans, to be let, with immediate possession, The Blackbirds Inn, Lavenham - brews their own beer, for further particulars apply at the Westgate Street Brewery, Bury St Edmunds.Ipswich Journal, October 16th 1847**
The Blackbirds Inn (Lavenham) to be let : apply to Mr Edward Green, Westgate Brewery, Bury St Edmunds.Ipswich Journal, March 18th 1848**
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)