In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
However, a number of pubs are providing takeaway food and/or drinks during the lockdown. 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.
Closed between 1975 and 1978?
grid reference TL 709 743
The Ship is also reported as being in Bridge Street.
The pub is shown on OS maps at least as late as 1970, but can't be seen on the 1975 or subsequent sheets.
I was stationed with the USAF at RAF Mildenhall twice (1966-1969 & 1987-1991). I played darts for the Ship's team in 1966. Mrs Williams was the operator and had a little guy named Cyril who worked for her. Cyril knocked her stone wall over once with her car. It just fell over all in one piece and was stood right back up, amazing. She was a great lady. She used to loan us ten shillings each on the nights before payday and we would drink beer and play darts in the room in the back just off the bar, with a coal burning fireplace. Beer was only 2 bob in those days (Steward & Pattison)…
The Ship Inn, Mildenhall - Sale of Mr FINHAM's Valuable Plant of Brewing Utensils, as he is retiring from the business.Ipswich Journal, April 13th 1814**
The death of Henry Clarke, landlord of the Ship Inn, Mildenhall was announced on the 4th March 1860, he was aged 57 years.Ipswich Journal, March 1860***
(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)
(*** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
Old OS map reproduced with the permission of the National Library of Scotland.