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In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.

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.

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.

Nacton Anchor

Nacton Anchor

Closed about 1892.

The Street

grid reference TM 219 399

The Anchor is said to have closed down during World War One, supposedly by order of a local landowner and MP, Mr Tomline.

According to local legend, his wife was accosted by a group of somewhat happy members of the soldiery while riding her horse and invited in for a drink. Being of good character, she declined, but her husband was less happy and decided the place should be closed. As a result he was on occasion greeted in parliament with the opposition cry of "Who closed the Nacton Anchor then?"

However, the "during Word War One" claim seems to be contradicted by the 1904 OS map which shows "Club House" where earlier maps showed the Anchor, suggesting it had already closed by then. By 1926 the building was shown on the map as "The Moorings"…

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

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