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 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.
grid reference TL 643 634
The Woolpack has also been listed at Market Place and Wellington Lane.
Harry Barker was found not guilty of maliciously wounding Samuel Lancaster whom he had stabbed in the temple with a knife, Barker had pleaded self defence. W J Hawkes, landlord of the Woolpack, described Lancaster when he was worse for drink as a "quarrelsome, ill conditioned man who would quarrel with his own shadow". Another witness described how Lancaster was standing on Barkers leg showing "how they did it in France" and giving him a "French kick", then later holding by the throat on the floor.Bury & Norwich Post, January 18th 1898** (when W J Hawkes was the landlord)
(Most pub, location & historic details collated by Nigel, Tony or Keith - original sources are credited)
(** historic newspaper information from Stuart Ansell)
(1830 Pigots Directory supplied by Sandra Easom)