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.
Otley White Horse
Otley White Horse
Closed about 1878
opened about 1726
grid reference TM 208 558
We are most grateful to Steve Podd who has sent us the following information:
As a pub it belonged to the Tollemache brewery; the land was in the ownership of the Tollemache family by 1724. The first confirmed mention of it as a pub is in the Ipswich Journal of 1st and 8th October 1726. (Thanks to Suffolk CAMRA for this reference). It was said to have closed c.1890, but it appears that the closure may have been earlier - it is not shown as a pub on the first edition OS map of 1887, and is not mentioned as a pub in the 1875 or 1879 directories, or in the 1881 census. (It was still a pub in the 1871 census). It was converted into a pair of cottages before the end of the 19th century, and the Tollemaches sold it in the early years of the 20th…
A reference appears in the Ipswich Journal, October 1st & 8th 1726***, to James Sewell at the White Horse in Otley.
To be sold by auction part of the household furniture, upon the premises of Mr James Wade, late of Otley White Horse, deceased; comprising of 2 feather beds and bedsteads, walnut tree chest with drawers, square wainscot, and oval dining, tea and dressing tables, elm, ash, and other chairs, 30 hour clock in a painted case, glass, delf, stone, earthenware, moving and fixed stoves, and kitchen requisites, wash and other keelers.Ipswich Journal, September 1810**
(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 Stuart Ansell)
(*** historic newspaper information from Bob Mitchell)