In the light of the government announcement of March 20th, all pubs are now closed until further notice.
Some of them may well still be offering a takeaway beer service and some others will also be selling food takeaways, perhaps even with delivery. 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.
Nayland Queen's Head
Nayland Queen's Head
1-3 High St
grid reference TL 975 343
The pub building mainly dates from the 16th and 17th centuries but may have some parts dating back to the 15th.
In 1823 coaches left here for Colchester & London on Monday, Wednesday & Friday afternoons at 4pm and coaches left here for Sudbury on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at 11am. By 1839 no coaches were listed as stopping at the inn.
The Queen's Head is reported in Court Street from 1841 to 1891 and in 1911. Premises at 41 Court Street (the 1871 address) are not shown as a pub in the 1881 census.
It's shown (though not named) on this old OS map from about the end of the 19th century. larger map
To be sold, the Queen's Head, Nayland, late in the Occupation of Henry Brunwin, deceased, together with the Household Goods, out-door Stock, and Stock in Trade.Ipswich Journal, August 18th 1764***
The yearly meeting of the commissioners of the navigation [the Stour] is held at the Queen's Head here [Nayland], the last Monday in September, by direction of the act of parliament.1791 Universal British Directory
To be sold by auction by virtue of an order of the Commissioners, under a commission of bankrupt against Isaac Brightwen, Robert Brightwen and Isaac Brightwen the Younger for the benefit of Jeffery Grimwood and John Cunnington.
Lot 11. A very valuable freehold Inn known as the Queen's Head, situated in Nayland, Suffolk, in the occupation of Jacob Stow…
(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)